Mathilde Laurent is a perfume designer for the House of Cartier. Mathilde Laurent is so much more than a nose. She is a brain that knows how to sort, catalogue, analyze and invent smells. She is her bare feet dancing in her office at the top of the Cartier Foundation. She’s his peroxidized hair of refined punk. Mathilde Laurent speaks the language of craftsmen. A technical and poetic language. A language of freedom and sometimes of unconsciousness, a language of demands and sometimes of intransigence, a language of visceral passion and sometimes of abnegation. Mathilde Laurent has a nose to the wind and a staircase spirit that has made me travel. And it all started with a cup of tea.