Years ago, I was a Caron person. Caron was my perfume house. Then something happened and honestly, I haven’t been in a strong enough mental state to even process it. But, Caron the house, started to crumble. They reformulated everything. They started to launch uninspired new launches. In a competitive market, the house seemed to take some bad advice to heart. They wanted to modernize but lost all their character. The boutique in NYC shuttered and now the perfumes are… Continue reading | 3 Comments
Who hasn’t launched an oud at this stage? I guess Caron felt the pressure to do something to keep up with new luxury and niche perfumes brands, so they decided to launch some ouds too.
Caron Secret Oud opens as a spicy rose with a camphoric patchouli. The saffron adds both a “chewiness” and a metallic coolness. It almost has a “new leather jacket” aspect to it. The best comes later with Secret Oud. After 45 minutes to an hour, I get this savory saffron rose… Continue reading
I’ve always thought of Caron Pour Un Homme de Caron as a “Bauhaus” Guerlain Jicky – modern with a touch of Mies van der Rohe. It’s something that will never go out of style.
This predominately lavender/vanilla scent is a contrast of cool/warm. Pour Un Homme de Caron reminds me of a simplified Guerlain Jicky (or Shalimar, depends on which Guerlain you’re familiar with) in the opening. It’s a sharp lemon with a sweet “coolness” that reminds me of both dried peppermint leaves and fresh… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Purple Flowers Week 2014
It should come to you as no surprise that I’m a “Caron gal” if you read EauMG. There’s something about this house that I’m attracted to. Could it be the glamour? The powder puffs? Perhaps. My absolute favorite from Caron is Aimez-Moi. I’ve went through so many bottles of this “cute” violet. My relationship with the perfume is complex. It represents a shift in my perfume preferences that happened when I ventured down the perfume rabbit hole and learned a lot about… Continue reading | 5 Comments
Perfumes themselves should give us emotions. These emotions are why I think many of us enjoy this olfactory “hobby”. We really get hooked when we smell a perfume that puts us at a loss of words. Now some perfumes give us emotions…negative emotions but I don’t see this as a bad thing. It gives us something to talk about. And today I’m talking about sad perfume names.