A 10 second view of Cartier's Le Nuage Parfumé at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
The vision of Cartier’s in-house fragrance nose Mathilde Laurent, Le Nuage Parfumé - aka the Unidentified Scented Object - is located at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. The scented object is in fact a cloud, a puff of perfume if you will. Inside a glass cube sits a suspended spiral staircase with a floating cloud that hovers elegantly just below the ceiling. It looks abstract on first impression, almost an illusion until closer inspection when the texture of the cloud is clear to see.
— Read more about Cartier's new art installation in Paris at What Is Cartier's Le Nuage Perfume Experience All About? at Vogue UK. The scent in the "cloud", by the way, is L'Envol de Cartier, and Le Nuage Parfumé is open to visitors from today through Monday.
I don't love La Panthère, but I would like to have that bottle: "Cartier La Panthère Etincelante, a luxurious black and gold purse spray containing La Panthère Eau de Parfum with a shimmering effect added. This sophisticated product can be slipped into your handbag for a festive night out. A feline-floral scent which is born from the fusion between a radiant and delicate gardenia with sensual musky notes." £57 for 25 ml Eau de Parfum at House of Fraser. (Update: it's also at Neiman Marcus for $70.)
Where I live, it is the first day of autumn, and this year, September is the new August: after a wet and confusingly mild vacation season1, we look likely to celebrate a glorious Indian Summer. I have always loved the early fall, so I’m tempted, each time I select the autumnal Top 10 at Now Smell This, to stack it with all my favorite chypres, floral ambers and woody orientals. This time, to avoid boring you with repetition, I’ve chosen fragrances released in the last two to three years. I can’t promise there will be any less oakmoss than usual, but I do think I’m fruitier and more craft distilled today…