I love Caron fragrances because they tell a story. And most of the time I don’t need to know the story beforehand. I figure it out on my own.
While wearing Caron Infini EDT, I was hearing the song “In The Year 2525“, the Visage cover, of course. Something about Infini reminded me of all of the 1970’s sci-fi movies that I love and it’s very New Romantic as well. It’s difficult for me to explain. Infini EDT is very definite of 1970’s perfume. Somehow it’s optimistic but really it’s a little spooky.
Infini opens up as jasmine tea and tons of aldehydes. I get a weird metallic element from it. I like to pretend it’s space dust. In the heart I get a powdery iris mingling with the metal shavings and rose. It’s actually quite “dark” at this stage after all of the aldehydes have burned off. And then something weird happens (as if the space dust wasn’t enough). Vetiver. I didn’t expect that. I get a clean and dirty vetiver. It smells both soapy and like the debris of fireworks. It becomes a very wearable smoky green floral.
Truth is that many people will call this an “old lady” fragrance…a terrible term to describe any perfume. But, you know, they will. Just read the review on Yesterday’s Perfume. To me, Infini is very 70’s and strangely that makes it easier for me to wear than mainstream modern launches. I’ve been wearing this one frequently.
Notes listed include jasmine, aldehyde, and iris. PERFUMER – Gerard Lefortis
Give Inifini a try because I said so. I urge everyone to try Caron fragrances. You may like Infini if you like retro perfumes or if you like perfumes like Van Cleef & Arpels First, YSL Rive Gauche for Women, Tommi Sooni Jinx, and/or Hèrmes Calèche. Infini is feminine to me, womanly. However, if you can wear Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, you may be able to pull this one off.
I find that projection is above average since I bathe in the stuff. And that longevity is above average for an EDT.
I’ve reviewed the modern, what you can go out and buy now EDT. I prefer the EDT because it is so 1970’s. The EDP and the parfum are different.
Infini is available at Caron boutiques. You occasionally find it at discounters like Fragrancenet.
*Perfume was in my June 2012 Matching Game.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Beautiful smoky floral space dust. Infini is now in my collection. I’m finding out that I really dig 70’s perfume.
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