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La Panthère is the new fragrance for women from Cartier, launching in March of 2014. It draws inspiration from the heritage of the house: panther as a symbol of the brand and Panthère perfume from 1986. La Panthère was also the nickname of Cartier’s lover and muse Jeanne Toussaint. The new perfume is a symbol of freedom for 2014; it represents a woman who is independent, graceful and rebellious.

The fragrance is sensual and bold floral - chypre. It is created by perfumer Mathilde Laurent from central notes of gardenia and animalistic musk. The top of the composition exudes greenish - fruity mixture in the form of molecule styrallyl acetates, containing nuances of rhubarb, strawberries, dried fruit, apple and apricot. The heart is dominated by gardenia, selected as the main flower to avoid excessive oriental character and also as not so common ingredient amongst modern perfumes. Ketone musk and oak moss provide irrefutable chypre character.

The simple luxurious bottle of golden colors shows stylized face of panther, which gives the entire design a special signature and character. The face of the campaign is a model Erin Wasson, known for his cat-like facial features and boho style. The fragrance is available as 30, 50 and 75 ml Eau de Parfum.

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Rhubarb Strawberry Dried Fruits

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Gardenia

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Musk Oakmoss Patchouli Leather

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La Panthere Fragrance Reviews

jellybeantree
jellybeantree

I wore this for 2 months and my feelings have changed about it. I loved it at first but after a while I found the dry down boring and generic. Also not super long lasting. ...... I stopped wearing it. The bottle is also way too heavy and it was a 50ml bottle . It felt like a 100ml bottle. You have been warned.

Dec
12
2014
kimmy31
kimmy31

I really like this perfume, for some reason it reminds me of fresh baked goods. Like a small family bakery that just made their breads and cookies they are going to sell that day. Amazing!!! Must be a memory in my head from my childhood.

Dec
06
2014
Michylaka
Michylaka

I got a sample of the EDP from Nordstrom and I like it. It is soft and refined. It evokes images of Palm Beach and the ladies of leisure there wearing their expensive jewelry walking around Worth Avenue with their lap dogs. It is strong of oakmoss upon first applying but then within a minute the Gardenia kicks in with the not so sweet fruits close behind. There is nothing sharp about it to my nose. It reminds me of J'adore actually but not as sweet with a little more moss and musk. As it drys down it is splendid with the leather coming out a bit more. It is a skin scent on me. It's longevity is six+ hours. The sillage is moderate. For me it would be best as a Spring/Summer scent but could be used for the day in Fall/Winter. I am a heavy oriental fragrance gal so for some it may be more of a Fall/Winter scent. It would make a great Holiday gift for a lucky lady. I do not see this as a teen fragrance however. The bottle is captivating.

Dec
04
2014
olorami
olorami

If softness had a smell, this would be it. This is a fragance that smells the same color as the bottle. I do not see the ferocity of the panther, instead I see the tender, free, beautiful, and mysterious side that felines have. That it is the way La Panthere is ;)
This is an aroma from yesterday, it is floral, sweet, warm, and creamy. It reminds me of my mother's smell, because that is how mothers smell, soft and tender, just like this perfume.

Nov
26
2014
Angela Agiannidou
Angela Agiannidou

A Panthere all right, albeit a tame one, lounging in the living room,and purring occasionally, but the talons are there, sharp and lacquered red.The notes prominent to me are musk, patchouli, gardenia and a touch of leather, I feared it would be too fruity but it is not, the oakmoss keeps the fruits in check giving it also a vintage quality, but thoroughly modern thanks to expert blending and note composition. It is among the few modern scents that old glamour and modernity go hand to hand so beautifully. It lasts a very long time, and, fades to a musky smoothness. It shows how sometimes even though some notes may seem unlikely,or out of a persons personal preferences can yet produce a wonderful result !I finished the tester and bought a bottle to properly enjoy this magnificent concoction!

Nov
24
2014
dorsa_sbhn
dorsa_sbhn

Stylish & Alluring

Nov
24
2014
piergeorgia.francesca
piergeorgia.francesca

What is going on with perfumes lately??? one disappointment after another. It's not a pantere..it's a stuffed kitty covered with some face cream..Yes it does smell like scent free face cream to me. I don't know anymore..is it my skin chemistry or my expectation are to high? or they're just dull..dull, dull, dull.

Nov
21
2014
Jasmindee
Jasmindee

It does smell expensive. I imagine a woman sliding out of some beautiful, vintage car in a little black dress and designer heels. Sunglasses on, hair sleek and up in a bun.

The bottle is very pretty, I think any woman who appreciates the finer things in life would love this.

To me, this is too spicy. It's identical to Gucci Gucci (By Gucci, y'know, the black and gold square bottle!) in that it's quite masculine, quite musky and could possibly be unisex.

I like it, but the price tag is a little hefty. Plus, being a fruity gourmand lover, this perfume would not get that much use. Although this perfume is perfect if you have a very important event coming up!

Nov
21
2014
Melaroux
Melaroux

When I sprayed this on a test strip at Sephora, I thought mmm fruity, but different. So I got a sample, sprayed it on my wrist and went about my day. The next time I sniffed (about 20 minutes later), I thought ahhhh, perm solution! There was a sharp acidity there, very chemical. Later that night, I sniffed again and thought okay, now we have fabric softener. I've been on a hunt for a new fragrance for a while, and I specifically told my fiancé, I definitely don't want this perfume.
Over the next week or so, just out of curiosity, I sprayed my sample on, and each time it seemed different to my nose. I think this is a fragrance that takes time to "get". Soon instead of perm solution, I smelled indolic gardenias in full bloom, and instead of fabric softener, I get a leathery floral musk in the dry down.
Somehow fresh and musky at the same time, this one is a lot different from a lot of other modern offerings. I spent another hour sniffing perfumes in Sephora and Nordstrom, and nothing held my attention. My mind kept going back to this one. So I went from not liking it at first sampling, to just ordering a full 2.5 ounce bottle...
Like another reviewer said, this did make me think of Narciso Rodriguez for her, so I did a side by side comparison wearing, and they are quite different. You get the moss in both perfumes, but La Panthere lasts MUCH longer. My fiancé liked the NR better, but I hate fragrances that disappear in an hour. This is a love for me. It feels glamorous, in an old world sort of way. I am 31 btw, and I do not think this is an 'old lady' smell. Very sophisticated, sexy in an understated way.

Nov
20
2014
AuraeliaBee
AuraeliaBee

Something about this, to me, is really similar with Narciso Rodriguez Narciso for her (white bottle). Their dry down are both musky, sweet, powdery. If I were to point out the difference, it would be that Narciso has a bit more spice/wood and Panthere has a tinge of fruity-ness. Both are classy and lovely, but either one should be enough.

Nov
18
2014
stefaniezou
stefaniezou

I love my DH's perfume impressions. His response to this was, musky, mind tingling, potpourri and "Morticia Addams" from The Addams Family, lol. Gotta love men. I do agree its very musky and to me, quite powdery. I probably will keep it just for the beautiful unique bottle.

update:
This lasts a very very long time. I applied this to my wrists and blouse at around 6pm Tuesday night. Wednesday night I could still smell this on my wrist (24 hours!), THURSDAY morning I could still smell it quite notably on the blouse.

Nov
18
2014
Emmayunee
Emmayunee

I love this fragrant! On paper it can be a bit sweet, but on skin its morphs into a woody, sexy, and sensual beast. Hint the name. On me its more sweet(like candied papaya)and woody(sharp and green) verses floral. Its BOLD but tamed bc it smells so regal...just a hint of rawness from the Gardenia(the animalistic part) The gardenia just kinda hovers around but not always there...if that makes sense? After 3hrs it becomes soft and powdery, very womanly. I imagine this would be the perfume a wife would wear for her husband for those special evening...she's a wife, she's a mother, but tonight she's just WOMEN

Nov
13
2014
Akarui_hana
Akarui_hana

Well this is weird in all the right ways! This is the type of patchouli I have been searching for, it's strong, sexy, sharp, maybe even a little aggressive to some people but to me it is addictive. I love scents like Coco Mademoiselle, Miss Dior, So Elixir but La Panthere is miles away from them from one point of view - originality. This has such a distinct personality that I can hardly cope with the idea of it being new on the market. I find it bold and inspiring that Cartier launched this amazing chypre in an era where most people like to smell like candies, cookies and vanilla. I see La Panthere being targeted for strong women and this also reflects in matters of sillage, lasting power, bottle design, even add campaign. Needless to say I simply adore wearing this beautiful strange beast ;)

Nov
09
2014
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

The composition of gardenia and oakmoss with some fruits makes it interesting and kind of luxurious but I think I would prefer gardenia to be more creamy and sweet.
A little soapy, but I enjoy soapiness in perfumes.
It's elegant, sophisticated and expensive-smelling. I think it's more suitable for grown up woman than a teenage girl.
I also like this pretty pink/orange bottle and the cat's face on it.
A nice one!

Nov
09
2014
Odelia
Odelia

Smells sweet spicy to me. Perfect autumn fragrance. I don't get any strawberry, just oak moss, patchouli, some dried fruits and pepper. Almost gives me the sneeze:))) yet I really love it. Makes me feel very powerful and determined every time I wear it.

Nov
02
2014
Ithri
Ithri

Got a sample today, result....dissapointed! I don't get the beauty nor the originality in this perfume quite generic and déjà vu!...it's a pitty, the bottle is a piece of art! PS: My mum just smelled it ans she really likes it, it reminds her of old perfumes, I'll offer her a bottle as soon as possible!

Oct
30
2014
Antares811
Antares811

Beautiful and original, very longlasting and sexy. After the initial blast of gardenia, I find this scent a bit masculine due to the drydown.

Oct
27
2014
awesomecaprico
awesomecaprico

One the best perfumes. But i think it can be worn by a male too. Really a gorgeous perfume.

Oct
27
2014
Inventress
Inventress

Cartier La Panthere EdP opens with a burst of oakmoss. When I was little, I didn't understand why people liked perfume so much - all of it stunk to me as a child. Chypre fragrances were popular during that time and almost every bottle my mother owned had oakmoss. Now that I've learned to appreciate different ingredients for their personality, Cartier's new chypre takes me home upon first spritz.

After a couple of seconds of strong oakmoss, I can smell slightly sweet, fruity-woody topnotes. These make way for strawberry and rhubarb. Don't worry, La Panthere never smells like a trail mix, although the topnotes are my least favourite part of the composition. Once the fruits air out, you can see a fragile gardenia flower sitting on a bed of oakmoss and incredibly sophisticated musk. This is the kind of musk I appreciate and this is where the composition becomes interesting. After the gardenia becomes less clear, La Panthere becomes feline, finally. It is not as majestic as a panther, as the name would suggest, but it does capture a Siamese cat. Have you ever smelled the fur of a healthy, clean cat? It doesn't smell bad at all. The musk, oakmoss, and other basenotes + the gardenia hint, call to mind soft, feline fur. I have to wonder if this image would have been conjured in my mind had I not seen the bottle...

Despite the mostly favourable reviews, I wouldn't use a lot of the juice when going out, and would put it on at least a couple of hours in advance, if possible, so that it has time to soften. Although I think that La Panthere is unique and comfortable, it was described to me by another as "a freshly washed baby" and "pajama-perfume".

Oct
26
2014
freakypirate
freakypirate

Review from a sample (dabber):

Opens very sweet with fruits and white florals. The scent develops into strawberry and gardenia notes. The gardenia becomes a bit indolic on my skin. The base is a creamy oakmoss. The drydown has a hint of musk as well and some iso-e-super. I don't get any leathery notes and only a tiny bit of patchouli.

performance is good: sillage is moderate, longevity is great and long lasting.

All in all, this is a very classic scent. Although fruity florals aren't really my thing, I do like the gardenia notes combined with the oakmoss, very delicate. The bottle design is an absolute winner! I am curious about the extrait and will sample it soon.

Oct
24
2014
alchimia72
alchimia72

Absolutely and anxiously waiting for getting my hands on it and adding to my collection. A rare beauty and the bottle a piece of art. A masterpiece. Maybe a bit different from Panthere of the 80's. But weirdly Cartier succeded in formulating a worhy heir.

Oct
18
2014
varykino
varykino

La Panthère is scrumptious! The overall impression is warm, sleek and elegant, but the strawberry note keeps everything more smiling and light. There's a really graceful balance of notes here, a brush of austere oakmoss with that fresh 'ping' of strawberry, joined by tart-sweet fruit (like stewed sultanas and apricots to me) and velvety, caressing gardenia and musk. Of all the modern so-called chypres I've tried, this is one that actually feels like it earns the name, and no doubt its use of moss is to thank for that.

I've never tried the original, but this new version of La Panthère feels sophisticated yet light and easy to wear – wry, charming and pretty. Sillage and tenacity are great too; it lingers and it wafts around you, but it's not going to knock anyone out. I absolutely need a full bottle of this, and it's only the second fragrance I've sampled so far this year to merit such intense hankerings, so that is my enthusiastic thumbs up.

Oct
18
2014
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

This fragrance is perfect, it should win a award! I am so happy I gave this another chance. You have to wear in on your skin and let it's beauty unravel! :) So happy !

Oct
15
2014
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

I was jazzed to hear that Cartier released a new perfume, but then I tried it on and the jazz was gone. I have longed for a gardenia perfume that smells like the real thing, and I was so sure this was the ticket. It did smell floral, but like synthetic florals. I smelled fruit, but that, too, smelled synthetic. Strawberry or dried fruit, I don't know....

As I walked around, its monsterous sillage assaulted my nose, but amen to that! I love ungodly sillage. I enjoyed the musky base, but I did not smell any moss. I would have loved to smell moss.

I kept thinking the scent was somehow familiar. After some time it hit me. It smells like hairspray. I don't know what brand, but it definitely was the kind of scent I would expect to smell at a hair salon when the hairdresser finishes my hair with a fine mist. The perfume is just too chemical.

The bottle is indeed a piece of eye candy. Looks delicious in person.

Oct
12
2014
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

This is a beauty , wow, try on your skin , you will feel like a wild animal. Smooth sleek and purring ! PRRRRRRRRRRR! Here kitty kitty.....catch me if you can.

Oct
10
2014
curvealert
curvealert

When I smelled this I immediately heard the theme tune from Dynasty in my head. After checking my fillings hadn't come loose, I realised that this scent was the culprit. It's frequency changing, restaurant clearing loud. I kind of admire it, and I really appreciate the gardenia note, but since I don't have a gold lamé dress with shoulder pads, or a lifelong enemy with a Princess Di hairdo, I'm going to give this one a miss.

Oct
08
2014
miracleborgtech
miracleborgtech

Why do the scents that don't work with my skin chemistry have such awesome silage and longevity? La Panthere lasted more than a day on my skin, and lingered in my nose to the point it affected the taste of food. Sadly for me, I got the too sweet, plastic, nail polish remover effect - it was very strong, and weirdly "feral floral" vinyl. No gardenia - which I love, no strawberry - just a strange accord that was cloying and intrusive.

Then, today my mother tried it, and on her it was heavenly. I sat by her and the scent coming off her wrist was a beautiful dense floral. Recognizable as the same fragrance, but it was as if the notes came alive on her skin where they mutated on mine. So I dislike the perfume on me, but enjoy smelling it on someone else. If you are a person like myself that sometimes has problems with skin chemistry altering a perfume, I would suggest to try it before blind buying.

Oct
08
2014
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

I have changed my mind about this one ! My earlier review was not a positive one but I must say this scent is beautiful and different from the rest. It is long lasting and gets better as time goes on! A rare beauty! What changed my mind? I got to know it more and learned to appreciate it! Would I wear it , YES!

Oct
06
2014
Zingiber
Zingiber

My bottle of La Panthere has just been delivered. I'm like a child in sweet shop (candy store). I opened the box very carefully with scissors and drew the tape back slowly, savouring every second of my anticipation.

Then, I opened the lid and nestled in the bubble wrap was the rose gold box, face side up. Tempting me, luring me, begging me. I couldn't open the cellophane fast enough. I am now drenched in it from the top of my head to my elbows. My room is a giant gardenia and I'm floating along in the softest petals of its scent and headiness, the rhubarb is dancing in my nostrils each time I incline my head slightly and I know I'm going to continue experiencing this ultimate, soft creamy-fruity olfactory pleasure until my shower before bedtime.

Then, I'm going to lovingly and indulgently spritz some more La Panthere, drape myself over my silk chaise longue and dream of being swept away to paradise with the beautiful gardenia cloud shrouding me in loveliness.... Can you tell this perfume has gone to my head already hahaha?

Right now, I am the happiest woman on the planet! Oh the power of perfume.

Sep
29
2014
vos
vos

Since i was youg i felt drawn to the scents classified as mature: chyphre and oriental. now i notice a hankering for fragrances that in the past did not spark my interest. La panthere to me is the first succesfully purchased flowery perfume. flowery scents overwhelm my nose and i cannot for the life of me identify one floral note(they never smell exactly as the flowers in my garden). Thank goodness this scent has only one: the gardenia. On me the fruit is non existent and the oakmoss and musk transform it in something i can truely enjoy.

Sep
26
2014
lalludo
lalludo

EDP 1 fl oz
sweet floral.
Gardenia plays the main role, to me a very true to life gardenia. On me the first spray is a slightly fresh floral but then it immediately turns into a creamy, round, embracing fragrance (maybe because of the oakmoss and dried fruits?), very feminine. I don't smell any strawberries. Very linear scent, it doesn't evolve during the day. I feel very comfortable with it, like wearing a warm cachemire sweater ( don't know why I have this association!!)
lasting power: 4 hrs
sillage: moderate (more than arm)
repurchase: absolutely yes.

Sep
25
2014
drugstore classics
drugstore classics

GORGEOUS bottle, which sadly does not suit the notes.... Quelle Dommage!

Sep
15
2014
deborahmorais
deborahmorais

Oh Lord I don't like this at all. It smells like powdery flower soap or something, with a hint of strawberry.

Sep
15
2014
justaname
justaname

Reminds me so much of CLEA YVES ROCHER!! Only this one is a bit sharper, more flowery...

Sep
15
2014
bananas
bananas

I tried this today for the first time & on my skin it really has the same scent sense of Agent Provocateur.

That is what I was reminded of soon after the dry-down began.
Does anyone else get this too?
Or maybe it is just my skin chemistry. So I feel no need to acquire this whilst I have the other. Beautiful though it is.

Sep
11
2014
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

Smooth, inky, dark, and furry is what La Panthere translates to on my skin. I've never smelled anything like it, and it is quite addictive. I really, really like it.

Sep
09
2014
Germany
Germany

Also adding,
This is a mild cat, It is for young as it is for the old , I would think the mature ladies would find this sweet and young and modern and the younger girls would find it mature and elegant, as it's not your very typical fruity scent out there. It gets a little mature smelling due to the moss. The moss is faint but it's there , but no more than in Hugo Nuit or Bottega V, actually in Bottega it may be more dominant in my opinion. Old school? Yes maybe for some, but a young old school if you know what I mean. Much younger than chanel 22 or # 5 .
There are no chypre fragrances without moss, its part of it and many fragrances out there.
I can smell the fruits in Panther , not which ones in particular but certainly a sweetness that makes this extremely lovable and young and feminine along with the gardenia and musk it's such a pleasant perfume , elegant yet young , and yes since its Cartier I assume its likely not geared to teenagers.

Wow the review above me by lyciumchid is perfect, what a smart way to put this ,inky dark and fury , very well said!!!

Sep
02
2014
moniote
moniote

Old school but on a Very positive Way ! Classy ..sultry ...And sensual
A Kind of nocturne fragrance !
A future classique !

Sep
01
2014
Germany
Germany

La Panthere, is in one word , Beautiful!!!
The flacon is a real jewel, designed by Cartier , I love the carved Panther that holds the juice in the heavy glass that surrounds it. Just beautiful. My husband even approved if this one, the bottle and the smell sold him completely that he actually bought it for me. This doesn't happen often, or never I should say. His usual comment is, you have enough!

Panther all in all is not a wild animal like Shalimar or Musk Ravanger, no skank, no loud roaring animal here, but rather a quiet tamed , domestic cat , that smells, sweet velvety and musky and has just came in from the outdoors leaving a small trace of earthy moss and extraordinary gardenias. Or wait , is that just how her fur smells all the time ?

I love the powdery sweet , slightly musky , velvety soft Panther. This is an every day and every night , all year around type of elegant but cozy , soft light fragrance by the house of Cartier.
For the young and old, it's ageless , beautiful and luxurious.

Now I want the extract as well. It will be even smoother and more powdery, they added iris to the extract. I really hope the extrait lasts longer and is more intense as I find this lacks a little in staying power and intensity.

Sep
01
2014
suhaesa
suhaesa

i love the old one.. when heard about this one.. i was so excited.. i sampled it in a duty free while i was travelling.. i don't usually use alot of perfumes when travelling so i don't get nauseous..i sprayed it on my clothes along 2 other perfumes i initially thought i liked it..
i bought it 2 month later impulsively ..i usually test and retest almost 6 times before deciding on purchasing anything(these days..for the past 5 years) i am not as impulsive as i used to be ..and honestly there isn't much in the market that makes me go wow..
back to cartier ..i believe a prestigious company like this should not make a fruit jumble basket of mass production ..weirdness..sorry to say this ..i just don't know how to put it any nicer..its a fruitechulie basket.. with rotting peach and some weird syntheticness.. sticness.. modern.. ..young.. old.. weird.. composition that doesn't hold the name of cartier..maybe its made for the younger generations trying to be classic..
now for the nice part.. that fooled me initially ..i do like the juice colour the apricotnise but not the synthetics..maybe its a skin scent that is just not reacting good with my skin maybe others will enjoy it ..
it has a hint of sophistication.. a hint of classicness in a modern ..young ..fruity.. sickly sweet stickiness.. its just has an annoying back ground accord.. its a hidden jumble bumble of weird accords ..that don't accentuate one another.. its like a burning candle.. the cheap smell of burning fruity candles..its not deep or opulent its not velvety.. and its not light.. its lost somewhere in-between trying to please a new generation that is also lost in-between not knowing what real perfumery is and wanting something classy.. hip ..modern ..yet classic and want to have a Cartier.. the bottle is beautiful.. and the name is what made me buy it.. although i never rely on names when buying perfumes ..my nose is always the judge..i think i bought it due to the name and the fact that i loved the old cartiers and the bottle...
maybe the white florals a bit of indolic jasmine is showing up and annoying me as in the elie saab
anyway its a perfume perfect as a Christmas gift for its packegeing and comes in impressive gift sets...

Aug
30
2014
HanamiTsukimi
HanamiTsukimi

This is lush and heady, a fragrance for a woman who feels womanly and isn't afraid of letting the world around her know it - because they will know it. I hate to use the word "mature" but "mature" is the most descriptively efficient adjective I can think of.

I think gardenia is gorgeous but in small doses. This is over the top for me. Both times I've tested it I've sprayed it on my ankle to be safe but the heaviness somehow defies gravity and relentlessly assaults my nose.

Aug
30
2014
PerfumeEmpress
PerfumeEmpress

My husband gave me this for our anniversary and I am over the moon. This is such an elegant, femenine scent. It's luxury in a bottle. I do admit that I'm a spicy/oriental/heady scent sort of person. But this is truly a quality scent. I never wore this w/o getting tons of compliments. I was in France in July and a gentleman asked me what was the "divine" scent I was wearing. Still, even if those who don't like it certainly must admit it is a fine creation.

Aug
30
2014
violetta1975
violetta1975

I work in a hotel at the reception. There was a woman in the lobby the other day, she just passed the reception and the whole lobby was blooming in this amazing scent what she left. I had to know what she was wearing. I knew her room number so I went up to her room and in the bathroom there it was. Cartier La Panthere. This was 2 days ago. Today I bought it. I am addicted to it. I cannot say what it smells like but it is a fantastic scent. Creamy, warm and sexy. I dont know how i never tried this treasure before in the perfume shops. Probably from the bottle it smells different than on skin. I am in love!!

Aug
29
2014
weegee
weegee

I happily, even joyously concur with reviewer auroramaria saying La Panthere reminds her of my beloved and discontinued Must II, also by Cartier.

A few weeks ago I was sent a sample of LP by a kind & most generous member and loved it immediately but knew it reminded me of another fragrance I loved but couldn't put my finger (nose?) on which one -- and it's been been a nagging mystery until I read auroramaria's review today.

The natural, not sugary, sweetness of dried fruits, the tang of rhubarb and the summery, red juice of fresh strawberries burst forth right from the top as if La Panthere will be a fruity gourmand. BUT this fruity blend is almost immediately transformed into a complex & even slightly woody chypre by the smooth infusion of oakmoss. This is no fruity gourmand, this is an extraordinarily sophisticated (and very, very French) floral fruity chypre... and I didn't think such a creature existed!

Oddly, my nose picks up neither musk nor gardenia, which are NOT favorite notes for me, so I applaud the expert blending. I suspect the "hidden" musk & gardenia are responsible for the slightly naughty animalic aspect that used to come from civet, and this "naughty floral" blend really tickles my fancy! The animalic aspect differentiates it from Must II but nonetheless, to my nose the similarity, happily, remains.

I have the original Panthere and find no similarity whatsoever, but this isn't a bad thing! Far from it! I do love original Panthere but honestly think La Panthere surpasses it. La Panthere is an absolutely gorgeous & modern-feeling STUNNER! I'm over the moon with its similarity to Must II but you need not have known Must II to fall in love with La Panthere, which has just catapulted to #1 on my "want" list.

In La Panthere I find the unquestionably high quality, marvelous longevity and sillage I've come to expect from Cartier. Love it, love it, LOVE it and simply MUST (II) have it! :)

Aug
05
2014
kay0981
kay0981

After almost three decades, Cartier brings forward a new interpretation of the classic, ‘feral’ floral, Panthere. Like many other perfume lovers, I was really excited to try this; and although I am not completely head over heels with it, I do find it quite gorgeous. The new La Panthere is elegant and sophisticated; unusual, and with a nice modern edge. The vintage spirit of this fragrance is still there - captured in the classic, slightly old-fashioned chypre heart; filled with rich, almost bitter-smelling oakmoss and soft musk. It’s a beautifully blended composition, and a lot more tame and approachable than I expected. I was prepared for a lot more spiciness, and some really strong animalic vibes, but I found none of that. In a way, you could say that this panther has lost its claws. This is worlds apart from the original viscous, dark, bold 'femme-fatale' Panthere as it was back in 1986. I’m not complaining, though – I think that Cartier did a really clever thing there by adapting, evolving this classic fragrance to suit modern consumers. It’s a balanced harmony of old and new, and it works really well!

As for the composition itself – like I said, this is a modern floral chypre with a bold, classic feel to it. Despite the official notes, I don’t pick up on much rhubarb or strawberry, and there is but a hint of dried fruits in the opening. Soft, powdery gardenia rules the heart of the composition, paired with the beautiful, fragrant, vintage-like oakmoss. The quality of this scent is really top-notch; everything is beautifully blended, and smells incredibly expensive and luxurious – truly upholding the elegant image of the Cartier label. This is the kind of scent that will smell good on any woman; it’s confident, glamorous and very lady-like. Powerful enough to make a statement and let you be noticed, but without being loud and obnoxious. Overall, a wonderful job from Cartier, worthy of a place in every perfume collection. :)
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Aug
03
2014
beavisbonce
beavisbonce

Weird. The nearest thing that I can describe this as is the eraser used on a chalk board. Not stale or dusty just kind of dense and thick. One spray has lasted on my arm three days and still going so thumbs up if it's your thing and you want it to last.

Aug
02
2014
auroramaria
auroramaria

LP has nothing in common with amazing Panthere and I don't know why Cartier decided to give it such a name.
LP reminds me of a discontinued beauty called Must II for ladies,that was an Oriental aromatic.
Anyway LPis a breath of fresh air so different from nowadays sweet offerings.
It opens fruity with rhubarb as a prominent note tehen dries down floral with gardenia and musk.
Not many notes but very well blended.
LP is a very elegant fragrance that will make you feel great wearing it and will be complimented

Aug
01
2014
MeThePerson
MeThePerson

Oh dear, I'm at a loss for words at the moment...
I looked at the notes, considered the possible effects, wondered and hoped, and set this aside as one to try at the next opportunity- looking forward to a nice long settling period on the skin to allow the development and see what occurred.
Not for me at all. The only notes I got, through initial spray to finally scrubbing through my tan after four hours of dry wretching, were an overdose of Anise and Cinnamon, the only other note I could bear to identify was the earthy Oakmoss that did not serve to benefit the other notes. It is a shame in this case that this review is affected by my reticence with heavily laden Aniseed perfumes and the fact that my only thoughts are memories of those Jawbreaker sweets that completely killed your taste buds(Fireballs?).
I'm sorry that I cannot be any more critical in a constructive sense in this case, just to say that I felt nauseous throughout the time it was on my skin. Sorry.
Striking bottle though, probably because of the panther image that I was expecting something more demure, slinky and seductive. Oh well, first impressions can be deceiving, interesting that I'm not the only one thinks the listed notes are misleading.

Jul
31
2014
nayesha
nayesha

I love cartier baiser du dragon but unfortunately this one is really nothing special except for the bottle ... I did purchase it blindly and all I love about it is the beautiful bottle :(

Jul
23
2014
tommy_girl
tommy_girl

actually what I smell is nothing like the notes listed here(except for oakmoss and chypre smelling)
I guess lunching La panthere was a good news for ladies who complain about the new fruity or fruitchouli trend in perfume world.it smells very much like classic perfumes,the ones which are mostly designed for real mature ladies and the name matches well the perfume.
strawberry?!fruity?!I don't feel any of these.I just feel an earthy chypre aroma mixed with some sweet notes and flowers and wait...no patchouli listed here?what about rose?!I'm just confused.from the notes I thought I could wear it easily,as I love the listed notes,but now I think maybe it's a better choice for my mother.
the aroma is not a monster sillage and can be worn easily during day to diffuse a romantic aura in office or other work places.

Jul
23
2014
borninamerica
borninamerica

This fragrance smells young, sweet, and very fruity on me...think cherry lifesavers. This is not a mature, sophisticated nor alluring vixen scent for me despite the fact that I generally swoon at the smell of gardenia, oakmoss, and musk. Oriental? My nose is not picking up that intent.

Sillage and longevity are moderate. The bottle is beautiful...but I'll pass on this one.

Jul
19
2014
dolcethadon
dolcethadon

A family member was interested in La Panthere and wanted my opinion on it.. Well I was able to smell it at Macy's and what do you know I was impressed, not just by the scent but by the beautiful feline bottle.. I sprayed it on my wrist and as soon as the scent hit my nostrils I knew it was some good stuff.. It goes on a bit strong and floral but it smells great.. I don't get much rhubarb, strawberry, or dried fruits right away because everything is blended so well that it is hard to detect individual notes.. The gardenia is very pronounced at first but as the scent progresses the gardenia calms down and gives way for other notes to shine.. The musk and the oakmoss is gorgeous and gives La Panthere a very classic chypre vibe.. As this fragrance starts to calm down I get some hints of strawberry and the dried fruits which is very nice along with the oakmoss.. Overall La Panthere is a very nice pink modern chypre floral with just enough sweetness from the fruit to appeal to younger generations, but it still is a bit mature.. La Panthere is a beautiful take on a classic chypre and I definitely recommend this scent to women! It is warm, sexy, unique, classy, and it will stand out from everything else on the shelves.. Great new release from the house of Cartier..

Jul
15
2014
GalInGlasses
GalInGlasses

I was hoping to like this, but I've tried it a couple times now, and there is something about it that smells kind of weird to me. Every time I've tried it, my first association has been with the smell of nail polish remover. I get some kind of rosy, acetone-y, slightly fruity smell. As it dries down, the fruitiness becomes more apparent, but I just don't think I would really want to smell like this. Would love to smell it on someone whose skin makes it smell beautiful!

Jul
14
2014
luistdc
luistdc

I am totally smitten with this fragrance from Cartier. I bought it for my wife as I found it sophisticated and extremely pleasant. really love it!

Jul
10
2014
lacana7
lacana7

I found in this perfume a soft powder,no strong notes,this is not long lasting,lineal,simply and clean .
the bottle is really amazing...
not recommended for blind purchases.

Jul
09
2014
Tovah
Tovah

Absolutely mesmerizing! A jewel of seduction.

Jul
02
2014
canadianpetite
canadianpetite

On my skin, it starts woody. In five minutes, some floral show up. WIthin an hour, flowers are replaced by leather and soft patchouli which remain until the end. From start to finish, it didn't wow me although it is different than the usual aquatic or sugary offerings of late. Although sillage stays pretty close the wearer, longevity can be as long as eight hours during which it morphs into different scents. Feral? No. If you're expecting strong, animalic r-o-w-r scent, look elsewhere. It's sophisticated and polished - more suitable to women who do lunch or brunch and tote nothing cheaper than Chanel or Prada handbags (obviously not me). Love the bottle but won't need a bottle…perhaps when I'm much older.

One spray on me
Sillage: about six inches with no trail
Longevity: eight hours or more
Rating: 2/5 but will test again in a few years

Jun
27
2014
clausa
clausa

Long time I did not like so much perfume, original, stylish and classy as you can do cartier! Make! cheers for mathilde laurent

Jun
24
2014
dsty
dsty

I'm having a hard time making up my mind about la panthère. I thought I was going to love it, because the note list is simple enough and I like the combination in theory. In practise I can't smell any of the top notes, which are the ones that made the list interesting in my food-loving eyes: no strawberry, no rhubarb, no dried fruits. Only a vague, sweet, flowery smell mixed with a general "perfume" smell, which must be the oakmoss (I'm still not very experienced). And I had to sniff my wrist several times while I wrote those lines just to come up with that much of a description, it's so vague and confusing. Not bad, maybe it's just too sophisticated for me, but I can't even decide whether I like it or not...I'll revisit this sample later.

Jun
18
2014
Neanderthal
Neanderthal

La panthere is a nocturnal animal. Unapologetic and individual. In a world of strange disappearing fragrances, she leaps forward to claim her space. While being indolic, La Panthere is by no means feral. Think of a black panther wearing diamonds on her collar. She belongs to a king and has the run of the palace. Majestic and beautiful, all others fear her.La Panthere is musk heavy with a beguiling richness of depth, created in a similiar vein of the 90s releases, it resonates as real 'perfume'. La Panthere is a regal creature. She makes an impression and will get you noticed. Wear it if you dare.

Jun
15
2014
Raquel73
Raquel73

This parfum, is the best that I have smelled the last years.The firts spray is Wow! real Ruhbarb,more later open a soft Gardenia mixed with Strawberry.Not so sweet,perhaps more acid than sweet.Very femenine,I think that in summer night work super!
Long lasting + 10 hours
Sillage moderate.

Jun
03
2014
CarrieWhite
CarrieWhite

I think it suits better a mature woman. Not bad at all, it's really elegant.

Jun
01
2014
rockegg
rockegg

I always try to give fragrance a "nose-blind" test to see what I think it smells like before I read what they wanted it to smell like. The first thing that jumped out at me was plastic. Just plain plastic. I see now that it says above the top notes contain "molecule styrallyl acetates." Have to give someone points for honesty. We all know perfumes are not made of the essence of flowers and plants which they willingly donate to us, squeezing out little drops into our waiting bottles. They're really made from chemicals (for the most part). But to tell us a chemical is the top note is fantastic, because that's exactly what it smells like.

After the dry down the gardenias and oak moss showed up to save the day. This is a combative scent, not at all comfortable or relaxing. I can see a high pressure female executive wearing this in the office. Perhaps an attorney. She would get up in the morning, drink a lot of coffee, put on her La Panthere, and then look out, world!

It's a little harder to imagine our attorney in the arms of her lover, with him saying, "My love, the smell of your molecule styrallyl acetates is so intoxicating."

Edit: this grew on me the longer I wore it. I think I'm going to have to buy this one.

Edit two: I love this. My new favorite.

May
30
2014
Whit
Whit

I had this but I've already sent it back. While I can't argue with longevity, that darned gardenia note just didn't mix with my skin. I'm slowly realizing that gardenia just doesn't agree with my body chemistry.

On my skin, La Panthere had a "baby wipe" aroma (clean, of course) and unfortunately, it was present even in the dry down. I couldn't get past it and decided it wasn't worth it to keep if I wasn't thrilled about it. I'm not saying this isn't a nice frag, it is and it does have a vintage vibe going for it. It just didn't agree with my skin, which is unfortunate because I really wanted to like it. On the flip side, I really liked my sample of Carven Le Parfum that was included, so much that I exchanged for it instead. Sorry Cartier, you're just hit or miss with me, and La Panthere was a total miss. :(

May
30
2014
waternight
waternight

Opens plastic-sweet, fruit-scented plastic doll, sharp and synthetic, cloying. Dirty, earthy oakmoss backs it up a bit and keeps it from screeching too highly, but the combination is discordant. Just a suggestion of a big white gardenia hovering in the background. The screeching candy top notes calm down after a few short minutes, and the musk and oakmoss are much more present, but the sweet fruity notes are firmly there, making this a strange, almost bipolar scent. The gardenia is hiding, but I can see how people can read roses from this scent. Takes on an almost salty note.
12 hours later – fading wisps of musk and oakmoss with the suggestion of candy on top.

Overall, not for me at all. I just can't get past the candy-plastic fruits.

May
27
2014
kati77
kati77

I agree with Samah ,on me too its smells like a fancy soap. I wish i could detect a gardenia ,but on my skin it doesnt exist.
I wish i loved La Panthere, i like a lot original Panther ,but this one is so much modern its not a young sister of first perfume.
I will try to like it another way.

May
26
2014
Jillzilla
Jillzilla

I agree it smells a bit like Diane EDP by Diane Von Furstenberg! In fact I thought I smelled violets in La Panthere (which typically smell flat and green on me), but when I looked at the notes, I saw the rhubarb and dried fruits created this greenish effect. That didn't last too far into the dry-down, though. The gardenia is easily detectable but softened and made powdery by the musk and oakmoss. Usually oakmoss smells a little sour on me, but here it is surprisingly sweet and delicate. (I didn't detect any strawberry whatsoever.)

La Panthere feels like a cross between a modern floral chypre and a vintage floral chypre. I like the style of this, but not how the gardenia smells on my skin. I prefer rose in a composition like this.

May
26
2014
schamberae
schamberae

you won't believe that la panthere is won over the coco chanel. this morning I sprayed Coco twice, but kinda boring and I layered only a dab ( I have the miniature 5ml) and La Panthere beat the Coco. WOW..!! I didn't smell a whif of Coco at all. hopefully they sale the 100ml here in Indonesia because I looooove this perfume.

May
25
2014
gritzalimaria@yahoo.gr
gritzalimaria@yahoo.gr

it is perfect, nothing more, nothing less... veeeeery feminine, strong but dreamy, i love this smell, i have already one bottle and i want to buy another one!

May
23
2014
BenBnBe
BenBnBe

This is beautiful,very feminine,a real women perfume!
Ooh,how i love love love it,it`s sooo beautiful!
At first it was fruity,but than..........magic!It turns into a realy gorgeous fruity woody,oak moss fragrance with a creamy light gardenia!It`s sooo beautiful,very enchanting fragrance,for fall is the perfect scent!
I am in love,love love!

May
20
2014
Samah
Samah

It smells like an expensive soap on me, too bad because after I read the comments here it seems like a nice perfume.

May
19
2014
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

At first I thought I would not like it, because it just was not in my style, too 'dry'. However, after an hour it started to be really nice! Mossy floral with a bit of something that smells like wood.
All in all, quite interesting fragrance.

May
19
2014
Lipglossjunkee
Lipglossjunkee

This was SO sharp on me!!

It is very very floral, I get no fruity at all with my chemistry, and I can't even detect that this is gardenia so much as a huge sharp bunch of flowers.

About 90 minutes in, I get the drydown, and the drydown was actually a lot more lovely. It became a sweetish floral instead of so sharp, and I could detect some oakmoss and a softer edge.

I can see how this has a following because it seems like a very elegant fragrance, and I love elegance. But with my body chemistry this was all sharp edges and took too long to get to the good part.

This would be one I would consider actually testing again in 6 months when the weather gets cooler, to see if the composition changes for me, but I would not purchase a full bottle.

May
18
2014
kikinha
kikinha

New version of Animale. Still smells like the 80's though...

May
18
2014
MademoiselleMaya
MademoiselleMaya

On a rainy spring day it opens surprisingly fruity on me. It's all about rhubarb and strawberry with gardenia peeking out from behind the fruity wall. It leaves a fruity-musky trail, and it's recognizably Cartier in style. Unfortunately it clings close to the skin after 3 hours.

May
17
2014
ancaan
ancaan

After reading all the reviews and giving the fact that I'm a sucker for floral and modern chypres, I said to myself: what the heck, I'll just blind buy this one. Oh boy, I am so glad I did! My package arrived, teared up the cellophane around the box and I got a whiff of a gorgeous scent. Even my perfume box is scented. "Oh god, could this be it? Please, please DO smell like this!" So, splashed it one time on my forearm, closed my eyes and took a deep breath. I'm in heaven! This is gorgeous! Utterly feminine, sophisticated, classy and so sexy!
Now, the weird thing is that I smell rose. Where did this come from? Taking a look of the notes listed, this should not happen. But I don't know, I guess mixing gardenia with rhubarb gives this perfume a rosy scent. A vintage pink rose that is modernized. Which eventually reminded me of Chloe Chloe. To me, La Panthere is somehow similar to Chloe, not the scent in particular, but more the character of it. It is however edgier, more translucent is fizzier, if that makes sense.
I do not get tons of oakmoss which is great, because I guess I wouldn't have loved this perfume as much as I do. La Panthere has a personality of a classy grown up woman who never miss a chance to seduce her lover. I see a tall woman with long soft curly blond hair, a tight midi backless red dress and pointy stilettos.

The longevity of this perfume is amazing! After spraying it onto my arm, I could still smell it even after 24 hours. Projection is very good and the bottle, oh, the bottle is gorgeous! I love thick heavy glasses! It looks and feels luxurious.

May
17
2014
anna.glowacka
anna.glowacka

I was hoping that La Panthere would 'wow' me. I was expecting scent with kick, balancing on the edge. What i got is just tiny kitten instead of panther. It's very soft on me with medium longevity. At the beginning it smells very fruity but as the time passes by it gets more dense with hint of something powdery. Unfortunately at the end it got sour on me (rhubarb?) and because of that not wearable. For me it has a lot in common with Si Armani, the same pleasant opening but then disappointing sourness.

May
17
2014
amyewest
amyewest

Tried a sample and so wanted to like it. The bottle is just wonderful. But to me, it was an overwhelmingly acetone heavy scent. I couldn't smell anything other nail polish remover and maybe cold cream. I said that the sillage was huge, but it's more like piercing. Once it was in my nose, I couldn't get it out and it really spread throughout my bedroom. Had to toss it bc it was just too persistent. I wish I could have smelled what other reviewers did, but no spices, no fruit, nothing but acetone. Bummer.

May
16
2014
Gina Lungu
Gina Lungu

Today, I was in the supermarket, and my husband found me right away, saying: "I could have sworn it was you, you smell unique!". I was wearing "La panthere"... Incredibly longlasting and quite a masterpiece, I'd say!

May
14
2014
Henriette
Henriette

Very beautiful scent. To my nose it is similar to the vintage Halston Classic, same exceptional lasting power, same complexity.
What I love most about this La Panthére is the way it develops on the skin: too often the new scents have led us through a sleeping slope faster than light. La Panthére develops subtly: from fruits of the head to flowers in the middle and then finally to woods and spices of the drydown. The rhubarb note (one which I do not particularly love) here is used in a very lovely way adding bitterness to a symphony that would otherwise be too sweet.
I find this scent very well balanced, very well composed and with a phenomenal lasting power.
One thing I would recommend is using La Panthére very sparigly applying only one or two sprays if you are going to head to your office, a cinema, a dinner.
But on the other side the fact that you do not have to bathe in perfume makes your dosage running all day long without the need to reapply it.
Go for it!!!

May
12
2014
bashe
bashe

the chypre opening reminds me little bit of Ungaro Fever 4 Her. and the drydown is sooo sweet. this is definitely a must have for me this autumn. very edgy, grown up smell, very sophisticated. this perfume clearly spreads a message that you are woman, not girl anymore.

May
07
2014
schamberae
schamberae

I should wear this perfume on Grammy Award with my gold or red silk dress, updo my hair, red lips, small diamond earings. oooh what an amazing scent cartier.

update : I saw this is similar to Diane von Furstenberg, and one of the reviewer mentioned that Diane remind her of Lovely SJp, and SJP is so close to Narciso Rodriguez EDP. and yeessss I found that la Panthere has the same sweetness musky to Narciso. but Still La Panthere is the best.

May
06
2014
Catty
Catty

This is what I call A REAL WOMAN´S PERFUME!

What a wonderful surprise!!!!

La Panthere clearly inherited all the strong and exotic personality from Panthere launched in 1986, thanks to the dried fruits + Gardenia combination.

This scent has its roots in the 80´s School, but at the same time it develops very soft, classy and quietly; this is its 21th century side.

This is for a "power woman" who doesn´t need to prove nothing to no one anymore; she stands for, for what she really is and conquered.

For me, one of the best scents out there! really great!

May
06
2014
Kanz Oman
Kanz Oman

Soo much reminds me of lalique Fluer De Cristal. one of the unique scents ..

May
03
2014
kl99
kl99

After Coco Noir here we are with another gorgeous fragrance that actually is more than vintage and easily could be a forgotten treasure set between the middle of the 70s and the firsts 80s. Those that usually companies discontinued between the "larmes" of the "aficionados."
To me is very close to Coriandre de Jean Couturier (the original version) and Paloma Picasso. Both scream oakmoss. And both are similar to Eau de Soir de Sisley. The fans of Knowing also will appreciate it. What I am saying is that is not so original but a great return. A delicious universal classic with class very feminine. The panther face is inside the bottle in touch with the fragrance.. what a symbol! what a design! genial.

Apr
29
2014
stitchywitch
stitchywitch

Beautiful and quite well done. A modern chypre for the chypre lovers (you know who you are.) I don't always enjoy oakmoss on myself, but it isn't overdone here. Slightly floral in the initial blast, but it quickly dries down. I get just enough sweetness that it doesn't feel dry, but not enough to change the character of the scent. It's very strong and long lasting, and sillage is fantastic. Not full bottle worthy to me (I like my vintage style scents more powdery) but I appreciate it, and I'm glad scents like this are still being produced!

Apr
25
2014
sparkybish
sparkybish

This, friends, is a perfume for those who like to be perfumed. When I put this on, it is crisp and floral, but also distinct and bold. It lasts for hours, projects nicely, but not obnoxiously, and went through a nice transformation through the drydown. This perfume finishes your ensemble. It is not for the meek, because you will be asked what you are wearing, and you will have to say "It's La Panthere by Cartier". Are you down with that? Good, because I am.

Apr
24
2014
Pari88
Pari88

This is Belle d Opium! I love Belle d Opium its in my top ten list. I find Panthere to be the same smell yet opposite personality of Belle d Opium. Belle is the Moon light and Panthere is the Sun light. Belle is sensual and strong but shy, intimate, keeps secrets, serious, and holds more of an ethereal quality as the scent wafts around you, probably best attributed to the incense. Panthere is sensual and laughs loudly, dramatic, but still strong, melds in, not serious, cozy and warm. Belle is of Eastern culture, ancient, Panthere is of Western culture, a melting pot, new. I love both, but I prefer Belle for its subtle flirtiness and mystery. Panthere amps up the fruit notes and gets rid of a lot of the incense in Belle d Opium. It replaces the incense with oakmoss, which is highly noticable in the drydown. Will I purchase a full bottle of Panthere? Probably not, as I am more then content with my Belle. But, for those who enjoyed Belle but could not handle the incense, I highly suggest you try Panthere. It really is the Sun light version of it.

Apr
24
2014
Arlete AlBanna
Arlete AlBanna

This perfume is just amazing.
It makes me fell so feminine and confident.

Apr
22
2014
deda147
deda147

I have to agree with pronose. Tested this one on a blotter. At first it reminded me of a fresher, sweeter version of Agent Provocateur EdP, but he made a spot on comment on how similar this fragrance is to Declaration d'un soir. Whereas DuS is a bit more colder more woody, La Panthere dries down to roughly the same scent, although a bit more fruity that's slightly bitter. It's still a good scent though; it doesn't strike me as particularily feminine. It's a fresh, slighty apricotty floral with a bitter edge. Would recommend this one to people who find AP too suffocating and DuS a bit too flat.

Apr
18
2014
pronose
pronose

this is the clone of declaration nuit by cartier for men! a weird scent for womens!

Apr
18
2014
blackw0lfx
blackw0lfx

definitely a vintage vibe going on here. like a woman who uses a lovely vintage handbag, or wears a stunning vintage bracelet. its a sweet fragrance but its mature. i would say 30+ yr old fragrance. it is really wonderful and i want to own a bottle. i would say its green, sweet , and floral. i think its a great nighttime fragrance. sexy and mature. i think for me it may be a bit too mature. a bit too sophisticated.

i usually dont care about bottles but this bottle is amazing! i love it!

Apr
17
2014
blueviolet
blueviolet

Love to try this perfume. However, a note to fragrantica, Haven't you miss gendered Erin? In the description you refer to her as "he".

Apr
12
2014
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

I got a sample of this one and I was intrigued at the first spray . It is different and unusual, I smell the gardenia and the deep woodsy background but after a while it just smelt odd on me. A little too strange for my tastes , could not warm up to it. I think it is definitely interesting and unique though . Not something I have smelled before.

Apr
11
2014
hollyc
hollyc

Had such high hopes for this. When I first spritzed in Sephora it opened with the most glamorous melange of gardenia and musk. Very, very elegant. A perfume for grownups. I walked around the store for about 45 minutes and it was still great. Snagged the large bottle and headed home. Two hours later I could have cried. Nothing but burnt cherry lifsavers. Cheap, toxic and nauseating. I've tried a lot of fragrances that change somewhat but this is unbelievable. It bore NO resemblance AT ALL to it's initial promise and it is only lovely for about an hour. How sad. I'm sure that perfumers are beyond frustrated with the chemical components they are left to work with since the IFRA regulations came into play. How terribly, terribly sad.

Apr
11
2014
nebbe
nebbe

Disappointment for me, on my skin I get gummy bears.

Apr
11
2014
suile
suile

Tried it today, am very sad that I didn't like it - the oakmoss is too strong for me. Am just not used to this style of chypre anymore. Didn't get the higher fruity notes for more than a few minutes. Has a vintage feel to me, but not in a good way.

Apr
11
2014
novalgen
novalgen

It reminds me of the perfume my great aunt used to wear :) I liked it but I wouldn`t wear it for 2 reasons,first my husband hates the oriental scents ,second it makes me feel old :(

Apr
11
2014
rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

This is a very vintage smelling chypre and it's quite well done, I must say, but since I hate oakmoss more than any other note, needless to say it was not for me. Panthere has great sillage in the first couple of hours and then moves down a notch to a more reasonable sillage. The gardenia is huge and indolic in the first couple of hours and then begins to blend well with the musks and moss. I smell woods in this as well, which are nice and make the drydown pleasant. If you love this on your skin, go for it, it's definitely a well crafted fragrance. Since I am a floral oriental girl, not a true vintage chypre lover, my bottle is going back from whence it came.

Apr
03
2014
Konst.
Konst.

Paraphrasing Ernest Beaux: a woman should smell like a woman and not like a caramel cup-cake drowned in vanilla sauce and raspberry syrup.
Thank you Cartier for this wonderfull modern chypre!!!

UPDATE: After a few more samplings: rickyrebarco rewiev summarizes this scent best :) I would add that I also feel a peppery edge somtimes (nice!). For me this is a rather evening scent, on hot days I smell too much strawberry :-/

Apr
02
2014
hanson26
hanson26

I finally tested this on my skin, WOW! It was pretty indolic smelling on the paper strip, so I was afraid to try it, but on my skin it's an incredible chypre. It is much more closely related to the classic chypre than then today's variation, however, it manages to still smell very modern. It smells... well, expensive. Glamorous and sophisticated at the same time. I feel like I have a lot more money than I actually do when wearing this. As far as notes go, the only single note I can really pick out is the oakmoss, the rest is too seamlessly blended, and I don't really smell dried fruits, gardenia, or strawberry, just this lovely perfume. Longevity is excellent, and the projection is great, but it's also really airy. I used three sprays, and I could smell it around me without having to sniff my wrists, but at the same time it's not dense or suffocating at all. It just gently floats around you. Perfection by Cartier, and a real surprise among modern perfumes!

Apr
01
2014
StellaXYH
StellaXYH

When I sprayed Cartier La Panthère on a blotter and waited a while, I actually detected a gentle animalic touch. But it doesn't translate on my skin as such, and I don't really mind since I'm not a die-hard fan of 'animalic' notes.

Instead, I find the fruity notes in La Panthère dominate on my skin. At first, strawberry and rhubarb, which then become more like apricot. Sometimes, berries, such as strawberry note, can be sugary or like hard candy. But in La Panthère, these fruity notes are more like jelly/gummy, and they're demure, of which I appreciate more.

The gardenia in La Panthère seems more like an abstract nuance. And the oakmoss underneath provides an earthy, leathery tone. Combined with apricot, it creates an illusion of osmanthus, which is a delightful surprise to me.

La Panthère stays close on my skin and the scent is sheer, but it still wafts. The longevity is around 10 hours. La Panthère is probably nothing extraordinary, but elegantly youthful, beautfiully done nontheless. And the structural bottle, although not as striking as in the picture, is still amazingly exquisite. I wouldn't mind grabbing one small bottle when the right opportunity presents itself.

Apr
01
2014
simbeast
simbeast

as previous reviewers have pointed out, la panthere has many qualities of a vintage perfume, but it's all pulled together in a way that is attractive to modern consumers (and i don't just mean the amazing bottle).

the notes themselves aren't terribly appealing to me personally, but i love how la panthere makes a strong statement without being overpowering. it's a perfectly balanced chypre of greenish rhubarb and dried fruit, seductive white flowers, and mitsouko-esque oakmoss. i don't get much strawberry, it seems to come and go in waves, but there's a refreshing sour quality (maybe from the rhubarb?) that makes this a very elegant perfume.

i'll admit it, i bought la panthere mainly for the bottle (and maybe just a tiny erin wasson girlcrush), but i'm really happy with it, i would say it has filled a void in my wardrobe that i never even knew existed.

Mar
29
2014
Chiquis
Chiquis

WOW no wallflower here! This is PERFUME perfume! Unapologetically bold, girl power feminine, yet slightly powdery… And that bottle… Very cool. This is a powerhouse, ready for the boardroom. I can only see powerful women wearing this: Hillary Clinton or Oprah or all the modern day Rosie the Riveter types out here that bust their butts everyday. Smart, ambitious… I could go on and on because I’m so impressed. It’s the antithesis of every girly girl, pink bowed perfume I own… AND I LOVE IT!!! I think at 27 years old this might be more mature than I am currently, but I don’t care. I really want a bottle!

The dried fruits note stands front and center, scaffolded by a mossy, earthy sexy base. Dries into a sensual powdery something. Mature and sexy.... ROAR! No kittens allowed!

Mar
27
2014
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

I tried not to have high expectations about this new one, because I didn't want to feel disappointed. I told myself: "You see, the world has changed, you cannot expect something like the old original Panthère!"
Indeed old Panthere in EdP was a blissful experience... and I was so much in love with Cartier So Pretty :-(
Sandalwood could be the reason for discontinuing such beauties.
I really don't care for Cartier de Lune and loathe Delices.
Now this Panthere comes with a "La" before and in a weird bottle. I don't like it so much. Too squared and masculin for my likes.
Anyway I tried it for a few times and I got a sample.
I didn't expect such a perfume.
It's a brave perfume for these times! Brave Cartier! While the Whole world seems to have sunk into a giant vat of synthetical syrupy candy fruit, Cartier dares to launch a perfume that smells like Lady!
It's a new one, but made of gardenia and quite an animalic edge. I smell rhubarb in the opening and I don't know if it is that note that makes a strange effect of spicy broth.
A thick white flower, a spicy Indian broth and an good-mannered animal in the end... wait! this is Belle d'Opium!
It took me 5 minutes to detect the resemblance, but this is not a copycat at all.
I like La Panthère. It's something I could wear it passed the strong animalic first impression and smell rich lady.
I would see this one on one of those highly fashionable and overjeweled tall Russian ladies that fill the expensive stylist stores in the centre of the city and come out loaded with bags.
Nothing ever close to me.
It smells like a modern version of a very ladylike elegant perfume that could be worn in the 50s or in the 70s.
Belle d'Opium is more gentle and fresher.
La Panthère has a darker and heavier side that gradually fades and becomes more mellow, but the impact is strong, not a bit of sugary sweetness, not even dried fruit sweetness, but it's not bitter either.
It's a daring launch in this market.
It comes as a relief. I think that I would have liked it less if we weren't given so many candies.

Mar
26
2014
sirop de Liège
sirop de Liège

I received a sample of this and I've been wearing La Panthere since yesterday. Reading the notes I was expecting a sweet floral but to my surprise it is not sweet at all. I was pleasantly surprised to find a perfume which goes against the current trends of overly sweet and cloying fruity florals. This one is so much more a chypre to me, it is refreshing compared to the new perfumes I have sampled the past year! Very different, a breathe of fresh air, very sophisticated and adult. My compliments to the people of Cartier for doing something completely different from the rest! The gorgeous bottle is a bonus!

Mar
23
2014
vicknasty
vicknasty

Here Baiser Volé is keeping Yvresse on a tight leash, and I like it.

Mar
22
2014
BiancaDrumea
BiancaDrumea

This is one of the best fragrances I've smelled this season. I absolutely love it , it is so elegant and it is not boring at all. I did not read anything about it before and good I did not because I would have never tried it due to the fact I imagine a very girly/teen boring scent from the notes mentioned above which is not at all. I'll get a bottle as soon as I go back to one of the stores that carries it.

Mar
21
2014
melia
melia

Panthere is an air, not an attack. It has this luxurious but classy aura, something for women with confidence and with a slightly fiery character. It would suit a black dress, worn to a dinner party with friends, where the lady wearing Panthere would be wanting to be in the centre of attention; by simply getting it and not grabbing it.

Mar
18
2014
pelega
pelega

Diane von Furstenberg and La panthere both are they similar:)but I prefer La Panthere,because sillage is very good

Mar
13
2014
hanson26
hanson26

I only tested this on the paper strip. Holy indoles!! It was beautiful besides all the indoles I got, but I didn't want to try it on my skin because I had somewhere to go and didn't want to risk it being too indolic on me. The bottle is a work of art. Not only is it gorgeous, but it's so heavy and feels expensive (as it should, it is expensive!). I'll have to try it again, but I'm starting to think gardenia isn't really in the cards for me. It tends to smell very indolic to me :(

Mar
11
2014
Gina Lungu
Gina Lungu

Classy, elegant, sophisticate, very longlasting. Yes, Cartier, you are my favourite! Along with Baiser vole, this one is also my favourite now! Beware: not for the young ladies! It's powerful , mature, sexy, but for 30 plus, in my opinion.

Mar
10
2014
gamos
gamos

I just tried it today, and really liked it. I would not call it fruity though. It smells more green,a bit metallic at the beinning, with a kind of very subtle sweetness. When it dries down it gets a little warmer and with some imagination I could smell "dried fruit" but it could also be something else. The greenness stays and keeps it interesting. It lasts really long. I would call it an elegant, sophisticated and modern fragrance. And the bottle is beautiful! Worth having it!

Mar
08
2014
diana_drd
diana_drd

I finally got the chance to test it, and it's a strong like for me. It's warm and elegant, some mentioned similarities with Belle d'Opium, and I get that, but this one is better, more sensual and inviting. From the notes listed here, I expected at least some fruity vibe, but there's none of that on my skin, its really oriental-floral with a smoky feel to it. Lovely scent but it's not love for me, if I would buy a new Cartier perfume, it would still be Baiser Vole edp, as that one stands out, it's memorable, while La Panthere is just very nice


PS: After I received a sample and got to try it a couple of times I have to say I do love it. I don't know what happened, but I just want to smell like this every day :). I had to get a bottle of this

Mar
07
2014
genny17
genny17

We finally meet, Panthere and I!! This isn't fruity, nor is it sweet to my nose. it is a typical chypre floral, quite classy, I agree , vintage in a way...not sure this is my cup of tea, but it isn't a bad creation, it is warm in the drydown, reminds me a bit of Chanel 19, I do not get any strawberry or dried fruits, can't call it fruity really, not in the typical term..mostly floral, the gardenia note is nicely done...I don't smell similarity with Baiser Vole, which is more bright , and greener...and more modern in a way...
This is getting very floral on me as times goes by, with a hint of tart rhubarb, light touch. nice creation, typical Cartier. In the category of chypre, this is nicely done..it is mature , very true..with a nice warm drydown.

Mar
04
2014
Caist
Caist

vibrant fruit notes, warmth in texture, new-skin esc

I'm thinking pearly pink beige color when I smell this, so the bottle is just awesome in scheme. That panthere graphic is to die for too.

This is a cool fragrance to change to if you want to try wearing oriental florals, it's modest but has this sophisication-lure to it. Almost smells vintage, but the fruit notes keep it young. But I would imagine this being an adults fragrance, I can't quite pickup a youthfulness to it, so this is a true woman's perfume.

It smells nice on me, rockin' out the oakmoss and a balance between the dry fruit notes and the gardenia, which they used JUST ENOUGH of. Not sure how long this one will stick around regardless of the amp worked up for. It's not something I've never smelled.. but it's.. oh man it's going gardenia on me now. It smells.. mature?

Feb
25
2014
moosh22
moosh22

I specifically just made an account on here because I was trying to research perfumes to ask for for my 25th birthday and I found this community online. I wanted to share with you guys that I now OWN the Cartier La Panthere perfume and I am head over heals for the formulation. While it says online that it will not be released until March of 2014, Neiman Marcus has been selling the fragrence in their stores (do not know if it is available online). I STRONGLY urge you all to make your way to their stores ASAP and purchase this scent if you are eager to own it. Extra incentive is Neimans is giving a gift with purchase at the moment and Cartier adds in an additional gift with purchase which is weekend 'travel kid' of their Baiser Vole perfume (includes an excellent purse sized spray cylinder and lotion). This is just my opinion but I think the perfume has matched the hype built up behind their newest release. I was disappointed at first because I wanted to re-purchase their Delices perfume but I am very happy with my mom's decision!

Cheers!

Feb
25
2014
antonpan
antonpan

To me La Panthere is a reworked, noble and more classical version of Yves Saint Laurent Belle d'Opium. It seems they took the floral oriental base of Belle d'Opium and deprived it of that synthetic sweetness. As a result I smell gardenia (it really dominates here) blended with pepper and softened by fruits.

La Panthere should be loved by admirers of Baiser Vole (the direction is similar) and Belle d'Opium that is now discontinued.

Feb
24
2014
dannysmom
dannysmom

This scent is gorgeous. Sillage and longevity are both excellent. I cannot help noticing the similarities to the baiser vole series on my skin, though. Notes are different, but the drydown is definitely Cartier. I do get the gardenia and strawberry. It's fruity, floral, and a little bit powdery all at the same time.

Feb
23
2014
peppermoon
peppermoon

I got a sample from the Cartier store when I was at the mall. Opens with oakmoss, musk and a tart greenish scent (rhubarb?), then slowly gets fruity/floral as the perfume warms up. Definitely get a strawberry note and a soft gardenia note. Not sweet, kind of tart and dry, which keeps it from being to girly. I like the mid-stage where the strawberry and gardenia are present, but I'm not crazy about the opening or dry down, which are a little boring. An interesting take on strawberry, but not fb worthy for me.

Feb
21
2014
Mortazuma
Mortazuma

Oooh the anticipation. Interesting ingredients from what I see so far. Given as it is a Cartier, I can hardly wait. They usually make really interesting combinations.

Feb
14
2014
Malvina7
Malvina7

This is a MUST HAVE for me!!! It looks so elegant and sofisticated. I love love the bottle and the notes sound so good!!!

Feb
06
2014
HollyBiani
HollyBiani

Ohh strawberry and rhubarb! Nice. This should be fantastic.

Feb
05
2014
Amanda_Santana
Amanda_Santana

My birthday is in March, so I better start laying some hints. I bought a sample of the original on ebay and it smelled amazing. It had a beautiful and very unique incense note that had me dreaming of Morocco and India all day. Very excited to smell this reformulation.

Jan
24
2014
daisymargueritte
daisymargueritte

March suddenly seems so far away.....
Still, it will be difficult to make a fragrance which measures up to the original.

Jan
23
2014
kati77
kati77

I hope it will be really something ,not just another Mademoiselle or Miss Dior, as it says oriental floral there are chance an echo of Panthere will be there. I want to try it.

Jan
23
2014
panthere
panthere

I agree with Frayja. I'm curious too about the notes since it won't be like the original due to heavy restrictions and regulations. I would very much be curious to test it out.

Jan
23
2014
Mama-lola
Mama-lola

Beautiful bottle !

Jan
23
2014

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