Perfect name!!! If it had any other name, it wouldn’t have suited this fragrance. So Pretty is one of those fragrances that wants you to keep sniffing your wrist every few minutes.
The listed notes for Cartier So Pretty are Top notes of blackberry, mandarin orange, peach, neroli, bergamot, Heart notes of iris, diamond orchid, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose, and Base notes of musk, sandalwood, benzoin, oakmoss, vetiver, and cedar.
My Review of So Pretty de Cartier
This starts off very aldehydic and powdery, a bit old fashioned. I do not get any fruits what so ever from this.
But within a few minutes of wearing So Pretty the heart notes of florals break through. Very beautiful rose with some iris to add the powdery touch, and a muted lily of the valley and neroli. A classic and elegant bouquet of flowers, So Pretty might be the best rose fragrance I have, or atleast the one I like the best. It is not a single rose, it is the entire rose garden, but it is not heavy, more like a dewy garden. Cartier So Pretty is a timeless scent, proper for anytime, but will not recommend it for those under 20, as it is not a playful thing, it is mature and soft.
The dry down becomes a bit soapy, with lots of sandalwood, and slightly sweet. Cedar and oakmoss do make a fleeting appearance, but the dry down is mainly rose and sandalwood. After which just a soapy note remains, which stays until you wash it off.
If I have to picture a woman wearing so pretty, she would be a classy woman in a black dress, with a string of pearls and a cartier watch on wrist, or in a silk saree, with her hair in a bun, wearing diamond studs and a bracelet. She is rich, she is classy, and understated. She knows she is beautiful, and does not need to be over the top to express it.
Longevity is good, but sillage is close. You will not make an entry with this one, but whoever comes close to you will definitely take a closer sniff to get a whiff of it. The bottle is nice, but not overtly pretty, with a cute magnetic cap. It is discontinued now, and difficult to find, but if you ever do, purchase it.
Will I recommend it: yes!!! It is blind buy worthy, as you won’t find testers in any of the shops anymore.