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… Continue reading | 1 Comment
It’s the middle of The Great Depression and I imagine it’s rather difficult to sell a luxury French perfume. Or is it?
Caron French Cancan was made just for an American audience; hence, the corny name that conjures up Parisian gaiety. I can’t speak too much on the history of the fragrance but I would love to read an essay about this one. I can say that for many of us, even our mothers and grandmothers, that perfume has been a form of escapism. Many… Continue reading | 9 Comments
Caron Tubereuse is the most recent fountain perfume from the house. It was created in 2003. It is obviously made for people with pockets for a fountain creation but found all of the others too old-fashioned. And when I say old-fashioned, I mean “too complex”.
Caron Tubereuse reminds me of grape soda pop in the opening. It’s fizzy and fruity. This quickly vanishes and it becomes a tuberose with peach. And then it wears as tuberose and freesia with a dash of nutmeg. It’s a bright tuberose, not… Continue reading | 8 Comments
Caron Nocturnes does not smell the way I remember it smelling. It has been reformulated; that’s for sure. She’s still beautiful but I’d like to see a few extra pounds on her.
Nocturnes opens with aldehydes and a powdery, spicy lilac and greens. It’s as if spring florals have been mixed with tonic water and made into a refreshing cocktail. I also get something that reminds me of clean, warm laundry but in a good way. As the scent progresses, it becomes softer with more powder. It’s a warm orris floral with sandalwood that smells slightly cosmetic… Continue reading | 4 Comments
Here’s the perfumes that I found myself reaching for the most during the spring of 2013. I admit that I’m rather traditional when it comes to spring perfumes. I want to smell like flowers. If you talked to me a few years ago, I didn’t even wear florals. Now they’re sort of my “thing”.
12. Guerlain Champs-Elysées EDT – A neon mimosa. Love this stuff. Full Review. Retails for $74 at Nordstrom.
11. CdG Synthetic Series Tar – Because… Continue reading | 16 Comments