Definitely the most expensive perfume I have ever purchased- but I fell in love with it! I got this as a sample and used it for two days, and I couldn't stop sniffing myself where I sprayed it because it smelled soooo lovely! I was actually upset when the little spray vial ran dry! I knew being a Cartier fragrance, there was no way this would be "cheap," and when I looked it up online and saw the price... I clicked *add to basket* -but hesitated finalizing the purchase. I really can't afford Baiser Vole, but I can't bear the thought of not having anymore, either. It smelled so pretty, fresh, and classy... and every time I caught a whiff of it during the day... it made me feel happy & special. I am not a "professional" at describing perfumes and silage and top notes and such; as cosmetics are more where my expertise lies. But- I had to sacrifice BIG time for this one- and thanks to my upcoming birthday... there is a bottle being shipped to me as of this morning. :o) Can't wait to get it!!!
Baiser Vole translates as 'Stolen Kiss'. Initially this has a very strong scent of green cut flower stems which put me off a little as it was quite unusual. However, the drydown was a lot softer and fresh, and turned into a lovely creamy yet powdery floral after several hours.
According to Cartier, lily is at the heart of this fragrance, from the sharp green of freshly cut stems as a top note, the petals as a middle note and the lily leaves as a base note. I am no lily expert but this to me is just a pretty floral fragrance without being overpoweringly feminine. The strong green note at the start made me hesitate to keep trying this fragrance, but each time I wear it I appreciate the uniqueness. The creamy powder lasts quite a while and I can smell this faintly on me several hours later.
This is an intriguing fragrance and one that I feel I have grown into over time. The bottle is also quite unique, with a flip-up lid. Will definitely repurchase.
On my co worker this fragrance is really understated and the lily in it really comes through. It smelled so clean and fresh and feminine and not overly floral but on me I smelled nothing but the lilac undertones and it was awful. I absolutely hate the way it smells on me, this did not agree with my body chemistry at all, it seemed much heavier. It managed to smell like cheap powder or soap and almost bug spray-ish on me. Thankfully it died down and totally disappeared after about 2 hrs but I was highly disappointed and will not repurchase.
The spice of the lily dissipates very quickly so if you are a fan of the flower, you may want to reach for Donna Karan Gold instead. As a whole, the scent - even in its eau de parfum - formulation is very fleeting. Despite the reasonable cost of the perfume on online discounters, I would invest my $50 elsewhere. That said, the old Hollywood charm of the cigar lighter style bottle is irresistible.
This is a lovely, sheer, unpretentious floral. I get lily, but others swear to lilac, rose, and clean jasmine. Later I actually smell violets, like the violet/rose vibe from old-fashioned cosmetics. So...green notes, flower of choice, cosmetics. Then a soft, sweet, powdery drydown. It's very sheer and inobtrusive. I see this as the perfect office scent. It's beautiful, but will offend no one. I give it 3 stars only because I like my florals a little more quirky. But I predict that this will be very popular for a long time, and it does smell beautiful.
I love it at first but it's not a really "special" scent. It smell great but nothing really complex. I also think that it doesnt really stay on me. I would be happy to get it as a gift, but I would not purchase it for myself.
I would like to start of with saying that the composition of this perfume seems to be quite simple, but it smells totally different on me from what seems to be in it. I for example get absolutely no green notes from this on my skin - they're present only half a minute after, but I don't actually smell perfumes in that period. My skin does have a tendency of turning perfumes less green and sweeter in general.
I think this smells beautifully! When I first spritz it, it's pretty sharp and spicy, with some oriental notes. Then it turns into a sweet honey smell mixed with a balmy smell. At last, I'm left with (not overly) sweet vanilla, just a little bit of orientals, balmy lipstick smell and just a tiny tiny bit of lily - it's almost not present on me. I don't think it smells like old people, but rather grown up, comforting, intimate and classy. I'm only 22, but I think it's age appropriate even for me. This can be compared to Organza by Givenchy in terms of what age group can wear it. The smell stays close to the skin and settles quickly, so I don't have to wait for long before exposing myself to people . I don't get a head ache from this, and I don't think it should bother other people either. This smell reminds me of my childhood - it smells a lot like my grandmas lipstick (I'veen hunting down a perfume that smells like it for YEARS!). She always kissed me on my cheeks when she had her lipstick on :) This was also that one of my friend house smelt like - her parents were Chinese and wad the house decorated with beautiful Chinese items! Lasting power isn't the best, but it's OK with me.
If you want a "special" scent - this is not it. It's not a complex scent, it's not going to make you stand out. This is actually what I like about this perfume - I can wear this soft smell every day without annoying people - they would only be able to smell this when they're very close to me, which I also think the name describes perfectly!
UPDATE: just a warning: on some people this smells very "lily" blended together with children's glue. I would strongly recommend to try a sample (or buy a sample) and not just buy a bottle. I also think this smells much better in the winder than in the summer.
I received a few samples of this. My first reaction was WOW! Love it!!! But after spritzing it on it turns to an old lady fragrance unfortunately.The opening is very nice, but during the day it just turns completely around to a very floral granny scent. Too bad!
The florals in this concoction scream LILY, which resulted in a massive headache. If you are prone to headaches, spray on the lower body or avoid all together.
My wonderful husband got this scent for my birthday in the EDP formulation, which is a lovely floral with a predominating Lily top-note. Good lasting power, and the flip top bottle is gorgeous. I saw a pure parfum version in Nordstrom today, and I sampled it and will buy that down the road.