L'Envol (2017) Eau de Toilette

L'Envol (Eau de Toilette) by Cartier
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L'Envol (Eau de Toilette) is a perfume by Cartier for men and was released in 2017. The scent is spicy-woody. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Citric notes, Gaiac wood, Honey

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Scent

7.3 (54 Ratings)

Longevity

7.3 (44 Ratings)

Sillage

6.8 (43 Ratings)

Bottle

7.8 (53 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 05.12.2019.
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Leporello

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Leporello
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Felt 120 years too late ...
or why Cartier seems to have a deep longing for the Belle Époque. At the beginning I would like to make it clear that I am a fan of Cartier fragrances. According to my nose, Cartier hasn't made a mistake in the men's segment yet. For me, Pasha, Santos and Déclaration are fragrances that are "safe" more than just to say "New German". In my opinion, L'Envol also joins the ranks of Cartier's great fragrances. I would also like to say in advance that I do not know the Eau de Parfum variant and so I cannot make a comparison between the two concentrations.

Admittedly, at the beginning of my tests (and yes L'Envol needed several tests to understand it) I was a little sceptical, I was told that I couldn't classify the fragrance at all and I wasn't sure what Cartier wanted to tell me with L'Envol. Even now that I am writing the commentary, I cannot say with any certainty that I have fully understood the fragrance. The problem of the most accurate classification of L'Envol begins immediately after spraying. My first, second and also felt tenth thought is still "that smells somehow extremely dignified and fallen out of time" closely followed by an incredulous look at the year of publication. People please don't want to crucify me, but thoughts like "that could also be a Guerlain around 1900" or "that's how the courtiers at Potsdam smelled" came to my mind. Now we have to explain how I came up with these thoughts and impressions.

Immediately after spraying I am struck by a rather strong hint of all kinds of citric notes, but far away from today's cleaning agents and cheap chemistry attitude, but rather in the manner of a fine eau de cologne from Italy or Spain paired with a good portion of powdery musk and fine hedge wood. Admittedly, that didn't impress me very much at first, you really don't reinvent the wheel and you don't need the "nimbus" of a luxury brand like Cartier. In short, the disappointment was great and I was not sure if it was a men's fragrance (which the fragrance simply is not, it is unisex par excellence). But what I smelled just ten minutes later has left me speechless and cannot be understood, measured by the scents mentioned above. I noticed and still perceive a wonderful oakmoss note on application, which reminds me (may I not be crucified) of the one in Mitsouko (Eau de Toilette). Immediately L'Envol put a broad smile on my face, a fragrance from 2017 with such a great oakmoss note, actually a thing of impossibility. Fortunately, this oakmoss note remains subliminal on my skin over the entire course of the fragrance and is alternately accompanied by shining citrus notes, fine woody notes and a light beeswax note similar to that of high-quality beeswax candles.

Immediately thoughts and pictures from the time of the Belle Époque come to my mind again. I smell and see large old building villas with wood panelled rooms in the ottoman, heavy curtains and candlesticks standing. The war still seems to be far away and yet the first bad signs are glowing on the horizon, while the hautevolee of the aristocracy and the upper middle classes devote themselves to the pleasure of big evening parties and kill time by parrying about the latest fashions and fragrances from Paris and Milan. Nevertheless L'Envol is for me less a scent for the big appearance, but rather a "quiet scent" for my own pleasure,
preferably in the fresh season of the year. Personally, I like to wear L'Envol on days that are not filled with appointments or work, but rather with peace and quiet, on days when you once again have time to play two or three hours of Bach at the piano, take an extensive walk through the city park, visit a good cafe or simply spend the day with a good book. However, one should not expect L'Envol to have a great fragrance, because after about twenty to thirty minutes the fragrance has settled on an aroma of citrus notes with fresh woody notes, beeswax candles and oak moss. However, the durability and Sillage is astonishing. L'Envol lasts on my skin more than eight hours and this with a pleasant immediately present Sillage.

Cartier and Madame Laurent deserve my respect for the courage with L'Envol to create a fragrance that is completely out of time with a clear retrospective attitude. Chapeau
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Marquise27

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Fine water for our best piece, whoever it is
At first tangy and fresh, it quickly becomes heavier, sweeter and more oriental. The honey has such a wonderfully pompous and sticky adherence, holds mega well. But do not misunderstand it is never unpleasant but always fine. It becomes body-hugging after an hour and no longer occupies such a large space. I like it well, it has something noble and fine, like a young as well as a mature man picture. I'm just saying, we girls like him. Wood and honey is a wonderful combination, each emphasizing the other which is the depth and good durability. It suits the best friend as a birthday present, the loveliest as a sexy cuddly scent, the mature gentleman as an underscore of a well-groomed and experienced personality or the brother who goes to a rock concert. For me a successful, warm scent which gives me the feeling of security, closeness and security. Cartier just makes beautiful scents
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Tuzzifruzzi

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So woman can be wrong
I had a vial of Cartier L'envol with me when I bought it. Just the vial. I tried it today. It smells a bit sour fresh but somehow I have to sniff it again and again. Tempting! Now I thought I'd take a look at what the little scent costs, I see that it's actually a men's scent! Actually not bad, but my innermost ego then struggles with me to wear a men's scent. Now I will "bathe" my Menne in it if he smells so well with him, then I have the smell but somehow ;-)
It is an edt. and now still smells really intense.
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Itchynose 9 months ago
Bitter artemisia and sweet honey just don't get along in my book. To my nose this one is a "try before you buy" kind of scent.+2
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