L’Heure Folle X by Cartier. Full 180 Degree Turn

Hi there Crew, L’Heure Folle X by Cartier was originally a hard no for me. There was something in its make up that used to give me the heebee geebees. It may even have been March’s Perfume Posse review that sent me down the dark path of dislike. Anyway, her canned fruit analogy had me smelling ptomaine poisoning when I tried it too. Let’s skitch forward to the relatively near now. I was in at Cartier buying a bottle of another one of the L’Heure series and the lovely gent serving me said his favourite was X. Not remembering my previous distaste for it I gave myself a couple of decent blasts and walked out the door. Thinking what an absolute doll he’d been and loving this weird assed fragrance, which I now indelibly think of as his scent. So while doing some shopping a few months ago on FragranceNet I saw a tester bottle for under 1/3 of what a full presentation costs me here in Oz I jumped on it SO FAST! I just looked and they still have a few. SHH!

L’Heure Folle X by Cartier 2009

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Blueberry, Grenadine, Ivy, Red Currant, Black Currant, Boxwood, Violet, Pink Pepper

While this will not resonate with our Northern Hemisphere readers it’s currently 37C (98.6F) and incredibly humid here in Sydney. We’ve had a gloriously rainy summer so far and the sunshine is sucking the water out of the ground and it’s like walking through a fish tank.

That has me reaching for the cooling, sweet beauty of L’Heure Folle X. It’s funny, now that I love it my nose can’t even remember how much I hated it.

The opening is a chill fruity gelato. So sweet it’s sharp. Vibrant and fun but so beautifully blended. I can’t really taste the exact fruits but L’Heure Folle X has that crystalline effect of really good gelato. Cleansing and refreshing.

Through the heart the fruits are joined by greenery. It’s a broken twig and leaf scent. Very green. Do you ever trim your hedge with electric clippers? That scent, even with the very faint zing of metal. The fragrance maintains this stasis for the rest of it’s life till fade.

Unisex but leaning traditional modern femme. I think the ivy keeps the whole fragrance smack bang on for both sexes. Average longevity and not very large projection but it is noticeable.

Sound like something you’d wear?
Portia xx

 

 

 

12 thoughts on “L’Heure Folle X by Cartier. Full 180 Degree Turn

  1. Sounds right up my strasse? Currently up to my neck in one of my favourite greens as a bath gel, Eau de Campagne. I live me some weird snapped leaf/twig notes.
    The Cartier must wear beautifully in the humidity currently besetting Sydney

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  2. Love your description-I’d wear this!

    And it’s funny-another snowstorm forecast here. There was a wild rain storm this weekend. Every breach and leaf covered in a prison of ice. Trees bent double by the weight of it. Had to let the truck run for 45 min to even begin to try and remove the ice. There’s a sound ice makes as it shatters-sounds like breaking glass. I envy your heat :)

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  3. Berries and pink pepper are notes I like, and green too, so I’d try it! “So sweet it’s sharp” sounds like a description for Maison Crivelli Hibiscus Mahajád, too, with its syrupy hibiscus tang.

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  4. Just from your description, I would say “No,” I don’t think I would want to wear something like that. But in reality, one never knows – I might like it. But I’m glad that you found anothe winner for you.

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