Les Nécessaires À Parfum

Les Nécessaires À Parfum

Refined for men and women alike, Cartier creates a collection of nécessaires à parfum to be kept at hand. These unique, daily use objects are reviving the grand tradition of vanity cases.


Sophisticated and portable, Les Nécessaires à Parfum Cartier introduce a simple, original and modern gesture that consists of storing the Maison’s fragrances in 30 ml glass refills that are held inside the case by a magnetic mechanism specially developed to facilitate fluidity. Ultra-thin, these chic pocket objects easily slip into your hand.


Les Nécessaires à Parfum Cartier are designed to last with their multiple refills, chosen from a fragrance library made up of - over the first year - 9 fragrances: Baiser Volé, La Panthère, Déclaration, Pasha Edition Noire, Oud & Santal, L’Heure Mystérieuse, l’Heure Diaphane, Pur Kinkan, Pur Magnolia...Destined to be enriched in the coming years with all the fragrances that have marked Cartier’s history.


In a pocket, bag or as decorative objects, everything about them cultivates refinement. Desirable in every way, these four nécessaires capture radiance and light within their gleaming décor of a thousand golden and silvery rays whilst lacquer offers an intense blue or a deep mashrabiya green. Infinite possibilities, allowing you to change fragrance at any time, from one day to the next, depending on your desires. To choose for oneself or to give as a gift. The possibility to offer it, not only with an engraved dedication but more; the case that contains it can also be personalised with hot stamping.

More than seven steps are required for their manufacture, from engraving the metal to applying the lacquer; all steps are carried out by hand, colour by colour, groove by groove, up to the final, highly precise polishing.

“We do not just offer high-end luxury jewellery. I would say, monsieur, that we are equally qualified to embellish a woman’s neckline with a dazzling necklace as we are to fill her bag with a compact, a mirror, a small comb, and even visiting cards, all distinguished by the same originality and art.” Jacques Cartier