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.
It’s the weekend, and we’re celebrating with our usual open thread poll. Talk about anything you like — the fragrance you’re wearing today, your idea of the perfect back-to-school fragrance, whatever.
Or, ask a question about fragrance, then see if anyone else has asked a question that you can answer…
A spot for Floral Street + Van Gogh Museum Sunflower Pop.