Carat by Cartier: The Essence of Light

Carat, the new fragrance by Cartier, brings together the seven colours of the rainbow in a single, clear and pure white scent akin to the fire of a diamond. A floral rainbow with an olfactory spectrum that infinitely diffuses.

The Scent

Violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red are represented here by violet, iris, hyacinth, ylang, daf fodil, honeysuckle and tulip. Floral tones create a rainbow of colours in a layering of olfactory hues.
Cartier inverts the fractal order in dazzling colour with Cartier Perfumer, Mathilde Laurent ’s original, unusual and imaginative interpretation. From excess to refinement, from the multitude to the unique, Cartier Carat Eau de Parfum is diamond fire transposed to the olfactory realm.

“I wanted to create a fragrance that sparkles, alive with all the fire of a diamond. It occurred to me to apply to the fragrance the principle of diffraction: the dispersed light that appears as colourful flashes of the rainbow in a diamond. And so, I chose seven beautiful fresh flowers that come together to form a new flower, abstract but alive, like the light of a diamond.” – Mathilde Laurent.

The Bottle

An Art Deco faceted bottle updated by Cartier gives the new fragrance a modern, clean-cut square look.
In a structure as pure and simple as the scent itself, it  evolves from clear white to rainbow hues, a holographic projection of colourful vibrations. Pared down to the essentials: the fire of diamond and the surprise of a crystalline cap that clicks open with one hand.