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Caron Pour Un Homme Parfum ~ new fragrance

Caron Pour un Homme Parfum

French perfume house Caron has launched Pour un Homme Parfum, a new variation on 1934’s Pour Un Homme. Pour un Homme Parfum follows 2015’s Pour un Homme Sport

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Chanel, Caron and Guerlain in Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita

“The first time I encountered a perfume that beguiled me was in the pages of a book. The sultry red-haired witch in Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita enticed women with the promise of “Guerlain, Chanel No 5, Mitsouko, Narcisse Noir, evening gowns, cocktail dresses…” It would be some years before I smelled these perfumes, yet their names left a “baffling […]

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A Few of My Favorite Holiday-Season Scents

Christmas baubles

‘Tis the season! — and I’m trying not to get Grinch-y, as I often do at this time of year, when accumulated stresses and obligations (and NYC crowds) finally get to me. One way to stay calm, I find, is to turn to several scents that I associate specifically with the holiday season. I’ve worn them before, through holidays merry and not-quite-so-merry, and they remind me to stop and savor small, familiar pleasures at this all-too-often overstuffed time of year.

On one hand, Christmas is a time for tradition, and every year I reach for my treasured bottle of Caron Nuit de Noel Parfum on Christmas Eve. I find this fragrance wonderfully difficult to parse: it certainly includes oakmoss and some very dark rose, but I could also be convinced that it smells a bit like church incense, or roasted chestnuts, or a pine forest at night. In other words, it’s just abstract enough to lend itself to various fanciful interpretations…

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Caron Pour Un Homme Sport ~ new fragrance

Caron Pour Un Homme Sport

French perfume house Caron has launched Pour un Homme Sport, a new variation on 1934’s Pour Un Homme

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Scent a Celebrity Series: The Studio Ghibli Edition

“The Scent a Celebrity Series is my vain attempt at picking perfumes for those who don’t know any better, yes I mean celebrities. Let’s face it, most celebrities are incapable of choosing decent clothing, boyfriends, girlfriends, movies, (insert-celebrity-mistake-here) let alone … Continue reading Continue reading

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New Escentual Post: Caron Parfum Sacré

I am in full-on winter mode, and just as well really, seeing as the temperature dials have been twisted firmly towards the blue and the season of frost has started. As you may have noticed from Monday’s post, I’m rocking … Continue reading Continue reading

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Caron En Avion : Perfume Review

I’m not sure why exactly I decided to revisit Caron En Avion after so many years, but it might have been inspired by my reading of Miklós Bánffy’s The Transylvanian Trilogy. An epic novel set in the Austro-Hungarian Empire just before the First World War, it paints the vanished world of the Hungarian aristocracy, the era that was quickly […]

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Caron L’Eau Cologne & L’Eau Pure ~ new fragrances

Caron L'Eau Cologne & L'Eau Pure

French perfume house Caron has launched Les Eaux de Caron, comprising two fragrances: L’Eau Cologne and an updated version of the 1996 scent L’Eau Pure…

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Caron Piu Bellodgia : Perfume Review

After reformulating its 1927 classic Bellodgia to death, Caron added a new version called Più Bellodgia. Più in Italian means more, but Caron fibs when promising more of anything with this take on Bellodgia. It’s a pale floral that I imagine more as a shampoo than a fine fragrance. Now that I’ve told you how I […]

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Caron Pour Homme Cologne by Caron, 16.9 oz Eau De Toilette for Men

Caron Pour Homme Cologne by Caron, 16.9 oz Eau De Toilette for Men Manufacturer: Caron Description: Caron Pour Homme Cologne by Caron 16.9 oz Eau De Toilette for MenLaunched By The Design House Of Caron In 1934, Caron Pour Homme … Continue reading

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