Summary: When I received the bottle, I noticed the plastic wrapper had been tampered with, as if someone had opened the top of the wrapper. The top flaps were very cleverly sealed again. I opened the top of the paper board box and the inner flaps had serial/lot numbers that had been cut carefully from the box. Upon further inspection of the bottle, the lot numbers on the bottle itself had been ground off the glass.
Minty Fresh Opening Cedes to Tedious Cedarish (Iso E Super?) Drydown
6 June 2012
Summary: Cartier ROADSTER seems every bit as unisex to me as the Hermès Jardin series, and also very similar in spirit. The opening mint herbaceousness is really nice, and if I had tried this fragrance at a counter, I might have acquired a bottle on the spot. After a few minutes, however, the minty herbs clear out, ceding to an Ellena-esque cedarish-vetiver drydown. This stage lasts forever--or so it seems, phenomenologically speaking.
Summary: Zuerst einmal danke an Aquila, der mir freundlicherweise die Probe zukommen ließ. Und günstigerweise auch gleich zum direkten Vergleich das Original Roadster in weiß. Und ich muss ihm Recht geben: Sie riechen fast gleich. Fast... Wo wir dann gleich mal folgende weltbewegende Fragen klären können: wie riecht eigentlich Ozon? Wo ist der große Unterschied zwischen Minze, grüner Minze und Pfefferminze? Und zu guter Letzt auch: wonach riecht Cashmere?