The History of Caron Perfumes
The Caron perfume house celebrated a century of
fragrance last year and have continued to represent luxury and tradition throughout a competitive history.
This is brief history of Caron Paris and some of their popular perfumes is
sourced directly from Caron public relations department and may be of interest to
The Legend of Caron
The legend of Caron, in typical
French fashion, is simply about men, women and that elusive thing called love.
Internationally recognized for its
unique blends of pure essences encased in the most luxurious flacons, Parfums
Caron offers 34 perfumes (including 13 exclusive Boutique fragrances) reaching
both men and women alike.
The picture below is of the New York
boutique perfumery salon devoted to the olfactory experience of Caron perfumes.
At the salon you can select one of 13 boutique perfumes which are sold and
dispensed exclusively at the fragrance boutique from the fountain flacons shown in the
Founded in 1904 by Ernest Daltroff,
Parfums Caron has a rich heritage in perfumery and is still considered a true
fragrance house, a distinction very few companies hold. Caron is one of
the great Paris houses to still remain entirely devoted to fragrance and one of
the last perfume houses to still have an in-house 'nose' (Monsieur Fraysse) -
also called a master perfumer. It is the only perfume house that is
perfume led, not fashion led.
In 1906, Mr Daltroff was joined by
Felicie Vanpouille, a former dressmaker, who would mark her imprint on the
company with her whimsical and original bottle design dressed with detailed
attention, such as grosgrain and gold braiding.
Joined professionally and personally,
their collaboration would create scents including Narcisse Noir (1911),
Bellodgia (1927) and for men Pour Un Homme (1934).
The Original Caron
Narcisse Noir (1911)
is a romantic blend of carnation, rose, jasmine,
and lily of the valley.
In 1939, Mr Daltroff fled to America
to escape persecution and Felicie officially took over the management of the
company until her retirement at the age of 92 in 1962!
World famous Caron perfumes include
Fleurs de Rocaille created in 1933 and Fleur de Rocaille recreated
The Feminine Essentials
Caron Perfume Collection
One famous Caron
fragrance is Fleur de Rocaille left, a romantic scent
with tuberose, carnation, jasmine and notes of honey, vanilla and
iris. Pour Une Femme De Caron for Women right
has notes of lavender, jasmine, rose, Lily of the valley,
carnation, cedar, sandalwood, Tonka and musk.
Aimez Moi (1996) has notes of bergamot, cardamom,
anise, vanilla, mint. With jasmine, violet, magnolia, rose, Orris,
heliotrope, tonka bean it is a modern perfume.
Caron introduced Nocturnes de Caron in 1981. On a fragrance
base of vanilla, amber and vetiver, it has bergamot, mandarin and
lily of the valley top notes, with rose, orris and jasmine as middle
Parfum Sacre. Ultra feminine, this fragrance is a floriental
blend of spice and florals with jasmine, vanilla coriander and
clove. The oriental quality makes it very suitable for evening wear.
1933 brought Lady Caron, a floral fragrance of modern style,
with a heart of rose and fruits. It has top notes of absolute
jasmine, neroli + magnolia. The base is of sandalwood and oak moss.
In 1998, Mr. Patrick Alès, chairman
and owner of Alès Groupe (formerly known as Phyto-Lierac), purchased the
venerable house, fulfilling a lifelong dream. His unwavering commitment
to providing the highest quality cosmetics, ranging from hair care to skincare
transcends today to fine fragrances.
Two of the most popular Caron
fragrances are Royal Bain De Caron Perfume and
Muguet Du Bonheur Perfume.
Phyto-Lierac, created in 1969, is
publicly traded on the French secondary market and is considered amongst the
pioneers and leaders in botanical cosmetics.
Parfums Caron joins the group in the
fragrance category and is distributed by Alès Group USA, a fully owned
subsidiary. Alès Group, opened in 1989, has distributed hair care for the
You can read more
about the Caron perfumes sold today and especially more about the 13 boutique
fountain perfumes and fragrance for men at
My thanks to Stacy
Gulisano of marketing and promotions at Caron, Alès Group USA for the use of
some of the text and all of the images.
Page added 10 Sept
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