To me, the rose is almost not a Cartier flower. It’s too classic, too romantic, too mawkish, too much of a cliché or too commonplace. The flower has always been a symbol of femininity and that bores me. It makes me sad because there are countries where men wear roses, and it represents masculinity and virility. In the end, I said to myself that I could twist it to really show off its beauty.
— Perfumer Mathilde Laurent talks to Prestige about Cartier's new rose trio. Read more in Perfumer Mathilde Laurent on Cartier’s new “I Only Love Wild Roses” range of haute parfumerie.