FRAGRANCE | Vial Trial: L'Envol de Cartier EDT

halfwhiteboy - L'Envol de Cartier EDT

A follow-up release to the original L'Envol de Cartier EDP, this iteration is supposedly a fresher take on that fragrance. L'Envol de Cartier EDT opens with a delectable mix of sweet citruses that can instantly brighten one's mood. An herby note tempers the zing, keeping it from becoming sharp while retaining its innate freshness. Honey further rounds everything up, covering up whatever sharp edges remain.

The citrus lingers, even when the fragrance's musky and woody base is slowly uncovered. It never gets too animalic or woody, though, so L'Envol EDT is still overall light and fresh - even as the citrus fades eventually. As with the original EDP, this one projects moderately for around two hours, slowly easing into a skin scent that can last for several more. I usually respray to jolt it back to life, however.

L'Envol de Cartier EDT is indeed a freshie. But a fresh version of the original? Not so much, in my opinion, as I find that it diverges from the original's scent profile. Regardless, it's still a good fragrance. I can't say that I prefer one over the other because they're fairly different, each with his own character.

And yes, it's full bottle-worthy.


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