Thank you Quarry
Originally Posted by Quarry
I'm so glad everyone has taken the time to share their observations. The descriptions of Boudoir and Confetto were especially evocative, Mimi. La Prairie Platinum, Escale a Pondichery, and Ophelia caught my eye. Good to have ideas for what to test when I get to the Boston Shebang. Thanks for your insights.
,dear ! Happy Birthday again sweetie - one can never have too many birthday wishes !
__________________________________________________ ________________________________Les Heures des Cartier : La Treizieme Heure XIII
of Les Heures de Parfum range
Notes : leather, mate,lapsang suchong tea, birch, narcissus, bergamot, patchouli and vanilla.
( from internet - various sites )
"XIII: La Treizième Heure– The Thirteenth Hour seduces with notes of narcissus, leather and maté. The Treizieme Heure also references the address of Cartier’s historical flagship in Paris which is located at 13 Rue de la Paix."
Quote from www.hauteliving.comPerfumer :Mathilde Laurent
( who worked with Guerlain previously )
Spooky name for a perfume and I love that. I have been dying to try this perfume for yonks now and C Rose
*HUGGIE*was so kind to think of me and send me this sample.
This perfume starts dark, smokey and whilst you are trying to figure out " just what is that smokey note" - it gets into a strong slightly bitter dry leather - it's gorgeous !
........ Hang on, it's not done because this scent quickly morphs into the large, mouth watering lapsang suchong tea accord ( which lent some of the smokiness to this perfume to start ) . Such sweet ,dry tea smoke !
! I LOVE lapsang suchong tea !!!!!
....Hang on, I'm not done yet... after this really dramatic intense start and morphing going on, suddenly the tea becomes wispy and gradually, this perfume gets sweeter and sweeter,till you are left with amber, vanilla and patchouli. It all happens fairly quickly from start to drydown which is a bummer. I want that lapsang suchong tea note to stay till the end. All that is left is a slight nuance of smoke, leather and tea - very subtle ...mostly it's vanilla, amber and patchouli. The end is very refined ,sweet oriental ,well behaved. I like to think the narcissus is in there somewhere but I can't find it - maybe it's in the drydown .
Long lasting ,rich ,interesting, definitely a morphing perfume with personality.
I can have my lapsang suchong tea perfume for a mere $255 .....or maybe Twinings tea will be cheaper even if I get it shipped from Sainsbury's in London !
You gotta love this scent even if the oopmh goes out pretty fast and it becomes a tame sweet thing.
So...my imagery - 'Hard biker guy who drinks tea secretly and is really a puddy tat at home. '