“PERFUME USED TO BE A MAN’S WORLD – BUT THESE WOMEN ARE TURNING THE TIDE”

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Ask Mathilde Laurent, Cartier’s in-house perfumer since 2005, her favorite thing about her job and she’ll say something surprising: her office.

The bright, white penthouse suite is perched high inside the Foundation Cartier, a contemporary art museum with giant windows that frame her view of the Montparnasse neighborhood in Paris, France, where she grew up. This is where she smells, thinks, mixes, and develops new scents, like Cartier’s most recent perfume, Carat, a bright floral fragrance that launches today. She describes her office as a house in a tree way high up, alone in the clouds. It’s a place that she not only loves, but one that’s also served as a metaphor for her position in the fragrance industry for years…READ MORE AT [REFINERY29.COM]

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Gucci Bamboo is a floral scent. It features notes of bergamot, orange blossom, ylang ylang, casablanca lily, amber, vanilla and sandalwood.

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Spicebomb by Viktor and Rolf is a spicy, woodsy scent. It opens up with juicy grapefruit, bergamot and spicy pink pepper. More spices come into play at the center of the fragrance, with notes of cinnamon, paprika and saffron. A masculine base of tobacco, vetiver and leather is sexy and seductive.