Fashionable Decks with a Fragrance


Although Cartier is famous for his jewelry, "les musts" de Cartier include other fashion accessories too. Among them is a fragrance too, but this deck shows other pieces from the "les musts" collection by Cartier. 

The deck was probably made by Carta Mundi and was published by Cartier in 2010. The non-standard courts and aces show pieces of jewelry and one of the leather accessories from the "les musts" collection.

It's a bit disappointing to see that the designs on the courts are repeated in each suit, but a pleasant surprise are the 4 "musts", used as suit symbols.  There's the ladybird, the scarab, the envelope card holder in red elaphe and the tortue. These symbols are repeated on the pips too and on each card their number equals the card value. The letters and numbers that indicate the card value are printed in a very light colour and are rather small too. It's almost as if the designer wanted to take us back to the days that no indices were used on cards.
The joker is also a bit disappointing and shows Cartier's "Happy Birthday" sign in simple combination with the word joker. The back design is based on the "Happy Birthday" sign too. 

The deck consists of 52 cards, 2 jokers and a title card. The box is in the same colour as the joker and the backs and the front and back also shows the "Happy Birthday" sign, but now with the name Cartier underneath it. All four sides just say "collection les musts".


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