Cartier has launched La Panthère Noir Absolu, a new flanker to 2014's La Panthère fragrance for women. La Panthère Noir Absolu is currently exclusive to the Middle East.
Magnetic and bewitching, the Eau de Parfum Noir Absolu combines the sensuality of gardenia and musk with the exquisite refinement of natural Oud wood. An olfactory trap that soon becomes addictive.
La Panthère Noir Absolu was developed by perfumer Mathilde Laurent.
Cartier La Panthère Noir Absolu is available in 75 ml Eau de Parfum.
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So clichéd with the noir absolu descriptives, but if it comes to north america I would give it a sniff, being Mathilde Laurent.
As would I, although I haven’t even managed to smell Edition Soir yet.
I’ve got a small bottle of the 2014 La Panthère and I’ve been wearing it quite a bit this fall – it doesn’t hurt that my husband compliments me every time I wear it. I’ll be curious to try the flanker.
Well, you have choice — I think this is flanker #3?
It’s flanker #5
4. Edition Soir
5. Noir Absolue
I guess depends on how you count…I do not count new concentrations as flankers unless they get their own separate names (so your 1 & 3 I would not count as flankers).
Ok, I’d say 4th flanker, but 5th in the series. The extracts aren’t the same fragrance as the original either though. Perfumers that I’ve spoken to have told me to consider different concentrations, even if they have the exact same ingredients, as different scents; they tweak them to have a different emphasis on ingredients, but it’s extremely rare to come across a scent that has the same ingredients entirely in a different concentration.
It is true, new concentrations are never the same formula. But to me, that still does not make a new concentration a flanker, nor does it matter in the least to me how / if a flanker’s juice is related to the original, indeed, it could be totally different or exactly the same — “flanker” is purely a marketing construct. But of course we can agree to disagree, I do not mind at all and am only explaining how I use it here.