I’ve been through a few bottles of Caron Royal Bain de Caron in my time. Why? Because it’s a bath fragrance. I use way too much in a bath, I use it liberally as a splash. Yes, I literally bathe in the stuff. I hear that the modern version varies greatly from the original. Don’t they all? And if you want to know what the original Royal Bain de Caron smells like, try Kenzo Flower. This is what I hear.
Royal Bain de Caron opens up as “bubbly” without being overly aldehydic like classic Chanels. I get a fresh “green” rose, bubbly citrus, and soapy lilac. The lilac is a bit low-brow but I like it. And it’s heavy on the incense. When I wear Bain de Caron on the skin, I get heavy amounts of benzoin, copal, and amber. It’s sweet. Sweet, powdery incense resins, no smoke or bitterness. A pretty and simple oriental perfume. Surprisingly for an EDT, this fragrance is long-lasting thanks to resins and Caron’s signature musk.
Notes listed include lilac, rose, opopanax, benzoin, incense, cedarwood, sandalwood, amber, musk, and vanilla. PERFUMER – Ernest Daltroff
Royal Bain de Caron is easily unisex and I recommend it for any person that likes sweet resins like amber and benzoin. Give it a try if you like Demeter Copal, Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise, Tom Ford Urban Musk, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist and/or Narciso Rodriguez Essence.
Royal Bain de Caron is available at places that sell Caron fragrances and you can find it very cheap at discounters like Fragrancenet.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A simple powdery and sweet incense fragrance. I really enjoy this fragrance. Thanks to discounters this is an affordable luxury for the bath. And yeah, I like to wear it in the summer on my skin as a splash for a “summer incense”.
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