Laurent has been working in-house for Cartier since 2005 and chose to base Baiser Volé on the lily flower because when asked, eight out of ten men pick the lily as having their favorite floral scent. Surprisingly, for a scent based solely on the lily, Baiser Volé isn’t aggressively floral. It did has a hint of green on the top notes, something key in balancing the refreshing scent. It’s certainly a fragrance that requires being smelled in person because when reading about it one could easily be fooled into thinking it would only satisfy those into overly floral, feminine scents, but it’s not. In fact, it doesn’t smell like any lily scent I’ve ever smelled, most of which veer towards the very sweet, and if I didn’t know better I’d think there was certainly some musk in it.
Interesting that the bottle resembles the shape of a lighter. For a brand that is known for, among other things, its incredibly chic lighters, the bottle seems more than fitting.
Cartier Baiser Volé is available, beginning on Friday July 15, exclusively at Nordstrom stores. The fragrance, which will be distributed on a wider basis and in Cartier boutiques in the Fall, is sold in 1 fl oz for $75, 1.6 fl oz for $100, and 3.3 fl oz for $145. Shower Gel and Body Lotion are also available for $55 each.