Les Épures de Parfum - Pur Kinkan 2020

Les Épures de Parfum - Pur Kinkan by Cartier
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Les Épures de Parfum - Pur Kinkan is a new perfume by Cartier for women and was released in 2020. The scent is citrusy-fruity. Pronunciation
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Fragrance Notes

Kumquat, Citrus fruits

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Scent

7.6 (6 Ratings)

Longevity

5.5 (6 Ratings)

Sillage

5.5 (6 Ratings)

Bottle

9.0 (8 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 26.10.2020.
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Longevity
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Sillage
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Bottle
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They've got guts!
Just two ingredients - citric notes and kumquat - for 263,- Euro is an announcement. It's not even a 100 ml bottle with which we could generously spray the supposedly light-footed summer freshness, but the fine bottle in the style of L'heure fragrances only holds 75 ml. With its wrapped light yellow ribbon and finely etched citrus fruits, it underlines the summery appeal and noble style of the Cartier house.

Les épures de Parfum stands for purity of perfume and perfectly meets this requirement in the flacon design, with the minimalist number of ingredients and in the selection of purely citrus notes that stand for clarity, purity and freshness. I like purism, so I like the concept, without even having a whiff of the bottle. Let's go ...

Imagine you are sitting in a lemon grove in bright sunshine, cutting up fresh lemons, limes, yuzu and kumquats, the juice is running over your hands, the smell of summer is in the air, right next to you someone is pulling off very fine strips of peel with a ripper. Very carefully, so that it doesn't touch the bitter white undercoat. I called it lemon grove to evoke an image, and because I don't know whether there are lime, yuzu or kumquat groves, but actually it's these three that make up the fragrance. Pur Kinkan smells highly aromatic, intense, bright, fresh and tart, but not at all sour or even pungent after all kinds of citrus fruits and maybe two or three orange blossom leaves (nothing more really) have floated down to the table.

This has nothing at all to do with classic fresh fragrances, where neroli is often used. No trace of it here - fortunately for me. Also no flushing lemon, no WC freshness and no lemon cream balls. There is no accessory in the form of musk, cedar, herbs, moss or whatever you know from other fresh scents that is perceptible to my nose. Pure Kinkan smells as if you were rubbing the juice and peel of the fresh fruit directly onto your skin. Completely natural, not synthetic at all, totally unscented, full of vitality, sympathetic, sunny, modern, pure, unique. At hot temperatures this is a pure relief, for other weather conditions Pur Kinkan is not suitable in my opinion. Unfortunately, this joy of life lasts only half an hour and then flattens out quickly.

Pur Kinkan smells of nothing other than the most beautiful citrus fruits, but at the highest level. The name and the ingredients reflect the fragrance exactly. I don't want to judge whether it has to cost 263,- Euro and it's certainly not everybody's cup of tea to smell like rubbed with limes, yuzu and kumquats - I find it wonderful on hot summer days.
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