L'Envol (2016) Eau de Parfum

L'Envol (Eau de Parfum) by Cartier
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L'Envol (Eau de Parfum) (Cartier)
L'Envol (Eau de Parfum) (Cartier)
L'Envol (Eau de Parfum) (Cartier)
L'Envol (Eau de Parfum) (Cartier)
L'Envol (Eau de Parfum) (Cartier)
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L'Envol (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Cartier for men and was released in 2016. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Honey, Gaiac wood, Patchouli, Musk, Iris

Ratings

Scent

7.5 (201 Ratings)

Longevity

7.6 (167 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (172 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (179 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 09.02.2019
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Bottle 9.0/10 Sillage 8.0/10 Longevity 8.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Crazy Fragrance
The other day I got a sample of this scent as a gift and couldn't even begin to like it, so I googled to get smart and was surprised: A scent that smells like honey? It's crazy! Immediately I sprayed him on my hand, waited, smelled him and could hardly believe it: he smells really crass like honey!

But from the beginning:
Applied to the skin, the scent smells sweetish/powdery and softly of honey, flowers and wood, whereby the smell of honey is most intensely perceptible. After spraying it on, I first thought it was a women's fragrance, as it smells quite feminine at first because of the sweet, honey and flowers, but after a few hours something totally crazy happens, something I have never experienced before... After a few hours, the fragrance suddenly changes its smell from sweet flowery to herb masculine, whereby the honey is still easily perceived and musk is very present.

I've really smelled a few fragrances in my life, both modern and old school, but so far not a single one has smelled anything like this. I also don't know of any other fragrance that smells first feminine and then suddenly masculine. If I were Beethoven, I would say: "Excellent composition, well done, Mrs. Laurent!".

However, this fragrance is unfortunately not really something for me. Not because it's bad, disgusting or something like that, not at all, but because I personally don't really like honey and the smell of it.

Last but not least: I also had the ladies test the scent once and the first question was actually always: "that's a woman's scent, though, isn't it?" followed by the statement: "it smells good, I like the scent a lot".

The fragrance is therefore well received by both men and women.
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L'ENVOL
It is possible to notice that from the bottle to the advertisement the jewerly brand Cartier spared no cost in what seems to be its new pillar within the male universe of fragrances - L'Envol de Cartier. It is rare to see a brand investing in this way for a public other than the female, but perhaps for the way the perfume seems to position the brand is targeting the users of the great sales success of its competitor Hermès. But the main difference is that while Terre d'Hermes was constructed as an iteration of the Declaration with a very clear woody mineral direction, L'envol is ambivalent from the target audience to the perfume itself.

The mental image that came to me as I reflected on L'Envol was that of an optical illusion figure that has several figures hidden within it, waiting to be revealed according to the perception of each one. L'Envol is both a fragrance of transparent honey and a perfume of sweet and iris or a violet scent with a light touch of leather a la Fahrenheit. Everything is within its aroma and it is curious how you can perceive each of these facets every time you apply L'Envol on the skin. They lead to a base that is also multifaceted and although harmonic is ambivalent in its nuances. Sometimes the mineral materials dominate and seem to produce a similar base between the Terre d'Hermes and the Marc Jacobs Bang. Other times, there is a slightly musky and foul musky that produces a ghostly touch of oud. Or was it perhaps a well-built use of Gaiac wood?
L'Envol just seems to want to be inconclusive, familiar enough that it is easy for its nuances to be grasped but distinct and complex enough to stand by itself. Its ambivalence certainly makes me think of perfume that has great potential to please the female audience and be a shared creation. It is a fragrance that at the very least requires a little more time to appreciate the beauty of its identity - which is both positive and negative points, depending on the expectations of each one to it.
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Iris miel
Honeyed iris on a bare untreated wooden table.
Unisex but not girly, iris is big right now in the men's fragrance world yet this keeps itself grounded with musk/patchouli?

Good for various activities year 'round.

If you're into honey then step up and give this a try.

Statements

Carlitos01 81 days ago
Beautiful flask and amber color juice.
Honey sweetened! Its earthy and a bit animalic due to musk and patchouli. Very commendable perfume.+3
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 9.5
Hermesh 2 years ago
Starts green (violets?) and beautifully versatile. Then an old-fashioned musk-patchouli-combo comes and spoils the impression a little bit.+1
Bottle 8.0
Sillage 7.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 7.0
Rmf1112 2 years ago
The iris and musk combo with honey-patchouli is like an old lady in a headshop... But nice.+2
Bottle 10.0
Sillage 8.0
Longevity 8.0
Scent 6.0

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