The Caron website states that Pour Une Femme de Caron “created a new love story between men and a fragrance for women“. What is that supposed to mean? Sounds like the Mrs. was left with a bottle of perfume while Mr. ran off to Provincetown.
Caron Pour Une Femme opens with a fruity rose and spiced neroli. It has a “bronzed” citrus/aldehyde. And something that reminds me of cherry incense. Pour Une Femme has an unexpected head shop vibe put that’s why I like it. It’s like cherry bubblegum-rose-incense. There’s a brightness to Pour Une Femme from neroli and that “bronzed” citrus that was present in the top. Pour Une Femme de Caron is a Caron but it’s a little more “upbeat” than the other feminines in the collection. It’s borderline playful…like the campy feminine form bottle. The dry-down is a musky vetiver that is very Caron-y. The dry-down is more serious; the weekend is over but we know she knows how to have a good time.
I’ve always thought of Pour Une Femme as a “bubble goth” fragrance. It’s fruity/sweet and fun but you can tell its deep/emotional. But, it’s a Caron. It’s sophisticated. I doubt it has many fans under 35. So it’s like a mature bubble goth heiress or something, maybe she has Daphne Guinness over for Christmas or for birthday bashes. (Actually, I see the CdG Daphne incense-tuberose fragrance as Caron pour Une Femme’s bestie).
I know that this one has been reformulated (as have most of the Caron feminines), but I like the version that you can go buy now (not the stuff from the 30’s or from the early 00s). It’s not as lush as the stuff that was once available, but it’s still lusher than other things available to us now.
Notes listed include rose, mandarin, orange blossom, musk, amber, vetiver, and sandalwood. Launch date 2001. PERFUMER – Richard Fraysee
Give Caron Pour Une Femme a try if you like incense roses. Try it if you like the other Caron feminines, Calvin Klein Obsession for Her, L’Artisan Parfumeur Seville a l’Aube, Guerlain Shalimar EDT and/or Etat Libre d’Orange Encens et Bubblegum. I see Pour Une Femme working on the Mrs. and that boyfriend in Provincetown. Hell, the husband too. I know this is a feminine fragrance but it’s unisex to me. It’s that Caron base.
^I put this Kerli video here because I can. In 2010-11 this was my weekend club jam. And it’s bubble goth-y.
Projection and longevity are average for an EDP.
The 1.7 bottle retails for $100 at Amazon.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Cherry bubblegum-rose-incense on the weekend and a Caron employee during the week. Yo, I’m a Caron fangirl, so I like it. A lot.
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