Saturday, April 30, 2016

Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire


If you haven’t seen it on Pinterest, I have a rather large board dedicated to aftershaves that I really want to try. You can see the board here. For the last month or so, Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire has been sat there and it wasn’t until yesterday that I had the opportunity to get my hands on a bottle, have a good sniff and really put it though its paces. Is this an aftershave that deserves a luxury label because of its lovely fragrance or does it need to be consigned to history for it’s value for money. Read on, read on…..

Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire

This isn’t cheap but it also isn’t in the Creed category of "holy mother of god" that’s expensive – it’s £97 for 150ml of the EDT which suggests that you get a lot for your money.

So, what’s in it?

The key notes within Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire are: Fougère accord, cedar, citrus, sea mist

After just a few sprays you are met with a beautiful light fragrance – the citrus and cedar weirdly blend to give off a slightly floral scent with hints of lavender. That I hadn't expected at first. The fragrance however changes almost immediately getting lghter and lighter to the point that within thirty minutes I couldn’t smell it on myself. Normally when this happens with other aftershaves I don’t worry as people around me either comment that they can still smell it. With Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire I had to keep asking people if they could smell it and the response for a short period of time (around two hours) was overwhelmingly yes, but after three people really struggled to pick out anything and that is a massive let down.


Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire
Pasha de Cartier Edition Noire

This has one of the loveliest fragrances that I have smelt in a long time and I’m glad I had the chance to give it a try, but sadly I can’t bring myself to recommend this as even after applying large amounts it simply does not last. I applied around five or six squirts from the bottle last night and it wasn’t noticeable after just three and a half hours. This morning I applied even more after a heavy routine of exfoliation and moisturising and yet after just an hour it had faded into oblivion. It had completely faded – not good.

In terms of value for money therefore this doesn’t represent a good investment and I would suggest that you look at more harder wearing aftershaves out there with a citrus base like L’eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake or Bvgari Pour Homme.

Yes it is a great smell, but you can only realistically wear this if you only want wafts of the aroma for short bursts, anything longer and you will be disappointed. In my view it needs a bit of a look at the formula to give it a bit more depth on dry down.

NOT RECOMMENDED

This has been moved from the aftershave wishlist board on Pinterest to the aftershave loathes board where I keep details of those aftershaves that have really let me down.

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21 comments:

  1. Such a shame it doesn't last as it sounds really nice! x

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  2. Such a shame it doesn't last very long! It's got a nice bottle and sounds nice :)

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  3. Very honest review! Sounds lovely & I'm glad you removed it from your list, I constantly say I'll do things and completely forget haha!

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  4. Such a shame it didn't live up to expectations - that's a lot of money for an aftershave

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  5. The bottle looks lovely. I have not herd much about this so may have to take a peak the next time I come across it. xx

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  6. Such a shame it wasn't as good as you hoped.

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  7. Oh no what a shame, I hate it when something so expensive is a right let down.

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  8. What an interesting review, first one I have ever read for an aftershave. I do agree the smell needs to linger during the day, and what a shame this let you down. I love your description of the scent and the breakdown of the ingredients you detected, reminds me of Jill the Nose who use to analyse wine on the tv. Have to say as somebody with little sense of smell these sorts of things are wasted on me.

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  9. Ah what a shame! I guess it's because it's an eau de toilette? I'd be miffed though if I'd paid that much for a fragrance to only last a couple of hours!!

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  10. The aftershave looks really impressive, its a shame that it let you down, I do respect a truthful review though.Well done.

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  11. The packaging looks really manly and reminds me of something you'd pick up in Dubai, I'd like it for my man. The description of the smell sounds great it's just a shame it doesn't last. My man buys the parfum of something or another and it reeks something rotten to begin with and after a few hours it becomes subtle. I quite like the subtle scent but if yours wore away too much then that's not ideal but perhaps your review may help them alter to a scent that lasts longer

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  12. That's a lot of money for EDT especially if it doesn't last. I wear EDP during the day now as I don't think EDT lasts very well.

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  13. Wow. I thought my husband had a hard time buying Chanel for me - £97?! Wow! Sad that it doesn't last, I loved the bottle, it reminds me slightly of a fire hydrant [we're on a Fireman Sam binge here].

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  14. I think that it looks rather dated in the bottle and packaging and it is rather pricey too!

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  15. Crazy price! Pity there isn't a scratch and sniff app for blogs so we could smell it too.

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  16. i do love the packaging of it! no surprise its cartier!

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  17. My husband would be saying, 'holy mother of god, that's expensive' if I ever bought him an aftershave that cost £97!

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  18. Its always such a shame when you pine for something and once you get it you are disappointed. I certainly wouldn't be spending that much money on perfume etc...

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  19. Its a shame it doesn't last. Like the look of it though

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  20. Oh wow that is pretty pricey! I couldn't justify spending that much on a scent for myself or anyone x

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  21. Haven't heard of this or smelt it. But the box packaging looks cheap even though the bottle is attractive so I would be put off.

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