It’s been a while since I did a perfume review. It’s crazy, I wear perfume every, single, day but somehow, for whatever reason, I’d never say I was/am big on it. I do love the idea of having a scent… that smell that rewinds people deep in nostalgia. A flashback, a memory, a unique moment, one person! Yeah, I love that. It’s that kind of reminiscent feeling that I want to leave people with when they catch my scent. But let’s be real, there are far too many options out there for me to tie myself to that one singular smell, right?
Taiwo pretty much swears by the Cartier La Panthère so I thought it would be good to pick up on my perfume blogging here. She’s been wearing it for about 3 – 4 weeks now and can’t seem to put it aside, so she recommended I wear it. After all, the scent is not just a smell, “It’s an experience”. So, I put down my current favourite, Dior’s Joy (Leah, you did this to me) and went with one spritz of La Panthère. Because from the first whiff I could tell that anything more would probably have been overpowering.
I’m going to skip the packaging because there’s nothing particularly beguiling about it. A bit of a letdown really as the bottle, although very boxy and quite masculine in appearance, harbours the mask of a well chiseled Panther. It’s like a buried secret only exposed in temperate lighting, at an undefined angle.
The scent is mature, musky, with a wood-like undertone…. It can’t be bullied…. It’s powerful! It smells like a CEO, DOMINANT. Dissecting the smell now, I can see why Taiwo likes it. It reveals everything about her argumentative side – the side I debated with at about 12:20am on White Supremacy but let’s not get into that – It’s definitely not my scent but like I said, I see why she likes it. It smells expensive… Like a lifestyle!
YouTube has been intermittently schooling me on photography over the past couple of weeks or thereabout. So, at about 1:00am, I pulled out my DSLR and thought it would be a great time to put my skills (and new-found knowledge) to the test. How did I do?
Have you tried Cartier’s La Panthère? Any thoughts?
Ps: I need to learn about photo editing next. This is really looking like a new hobby
Pps: I’m off on a trip tomorrow which I’m really excited about. Can’t wait to blog about it next week