Top Notes: pink pepper, frozen Morello cherry & Sicilian bergamot
Mid notes: freesia, violet & 3 types of jasmine: pink, white & yellow (homage to the Cartier Trinity ring)
Base notes: tonka beans, amber & sandalwood
Created by perfumer Christine Nagel, Délices de Cartier is their sixth women's fragrance and the first since 2003's Le Baiser du Dragon. The gorgeous bottle was designed in-house and references one of Cartier's 20s era art deco brooches. The presentation of the Parfum is visually stunning. The red and clear falcon with a red ribbon styled top adorned by a clear jewel. All incased in white satin. it truly looks like a jewel.
Those of you who fear cherry cough syrup, fret not. The cherry note is spiced up with a little pink pepper in the opening to keep it warmer and spicier and less sweet, while the bergamot keeps it fresh. There is a similarity here to Emanuel Ungaro's Apparition. If you like one, you'll probably like the other. I heard the EDT was not particularly long lasting so I opted for the parfum. Less than 2 hours after I left the store not a trace of the EDT remained. Although it was nice in the opening and its bottle is beautiful as well. Especially in the large size, very beautiful.
Now available in the US at Cartier boutiques, Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman. Available in March at Cartier boutiques internationally, and starting in April at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, Sephora & Macy's.