Tangible, delicate, concrete reality, that's it! As long as you can find a way to reach it! Imagine it were possible, as a time traveller, to enter the lost hour, in which we could once again share the pleasure of a long-lost childhood treat. Ah, that tender sweetness that flows from all our childhoods, from a universal memory. Where does it come from, this hour for the senses with its creamy aroma, our familiar, our foundation? From a powdery memory of dainty HELIOTROPE, from one person’s appetite to another? Voluptuous intimacy of MUSCENONE like the scent of familiarity. Perhaps because everything is ruled by science, so clever in posing as natural when in fact it is a feat of alchemy, exploring the artificial through a precipitate of large synthetic molecules, with a predilection for VANILLIN, the aldehyde with sensual aromas whose silky IRACINE aura floats across the eleventh hour, the lost and progressive hour, demystifying the conventional idea that beauty is only worthwhile if it is NATURAL.
This collection bestows carte blanche to the creativity of our In-House Perfumer, Mathilde Laurent. It is a tribute both to the History of Perfumery and the Art of Perfume, an exploration of the Story of Scents and specially selected ingredients. La Treizième Heure has been honoured with two prestigious FIFI awards. Each Heure de Parfum is an expression of the Cartier olfactory style.