Rose Week 2013
I understand that Caron wants to attract a younger audience. All of these classic perfume houses want to for some reason. I wish they’d realize that today’s young generation doesn’t care about loyalty. Kids today have choices. Why should they stick to the same perfume house for the rest of their lives? If they want to smell like a fruity-floral, let them. Caron, they’ll come around to you when/if they’re ready.
Délire de Roses opens with sour green apples, lychee martini and dewy roses. Delire de Roses is crisp, light and sheer. Then it becomes a nondescript floral with lots of white musk.
I don’t fine Delire de Roses bad, but I don’t find it as a welcome addition to the Caron house. It seems very “fad-ish” to me. Marketing team: “What do 21 year old girls like? Oh, they like Gossip Girl, lychee martinis, having fun and being pretty!” BUT as a perfume for younger people, it’s pretty nice… if you don’t look at the price.
I don’t mind wearing Delire de Roses. However, I don’t love it. And sometimes I wonder if I even like it. I really wish instead of spending the dough to create a new perfumes that Caron would have put that money towards making better reformulations of their classics.
Notes listed include rose petals, lotus flower, lily of the valley, rose bush leaves, jasmine and lychee. Launch date 2011. PERFUMER – Richard Fraysee
Give it a try if you like fruity roses. Or perfumes like YSL Babydoll, Mistral Lychee Rose, Diptyque Eau Rose, Agent Provocateur Maitresse Eau Provocateur, and/or Burberry Summer. Delire de Roses is feminine, sheer, light. You could wear it in summer.
Délire de Roses comes in 2 sizes with prices ranging from $165-$240 at Nordstrom.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Green apple martini rose. Not really a stand out. Especially at its price. I can get green apple/rose or lychee/rose much, much cheaper.
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