Silence was on the prowl. You could hear it breathing, lurking like desire. The calmness felt only temporary. Drowsiness gained life, slow jasmine and heavy PATCHOULI. This was the time for listening to your heart beat at the edge of abandon, like a reverse countdown, a voyage into the intimate where everything wraps up yet unravels. Withdraw and centre your mind on your sacred inner self, reaching in to the seat of your consciousness. Did you see elemi gum, CORIANDER daytime? Or the incense, FRANKINCENSE of the night? Soon you must leave the juniper dusk, but not quite yet. First, savour the mysterious hour, for just one hour – no longer, that’s a promise – an hour plucked from deep within returning you to your roots.
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.