Hello and welcome! Please understand that this website is not affiliated with Caron in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

The main objective of this website is to chronicle the history of the Caron fragrances and showcase the bottles and advertising used throughout the years.

However, one of the other goals of this website is to show the present owners of the Caron perfume company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the current Caron brand might see it.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Or et Noir by Caron c1949

Or et Noir by Caron: launched in 1949. Pronounced "OR-AY-NWAR", the name means "gold and black" in French. Created by Michel Morsetti, in homage to Ernest Daltroff and the tradition of Parfums Caron.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Fleurs de Rocaille c1933

Fleurs de Rocaille by Caron: launched in 1933 (1934 in USA). Pronounced "FLERR-DUH-ROCK-EYE", the name means  'rock garden flowers in French. It was created by Ernest Daltroff.




Monday, March 30, 2015

Caron Perfume Tester Racks

Nice looking vintage tester racks for Caron perfumes, the first example is in ivory Bakelite, the second example is made up of black and clear lucite. the perfumes shown are La Nuit de Noel, Le Narcisse Noir, Fleurs de Rocaille, Bellodgia, 



This is a store perfume tester set for Caron. There are 6 bottles in a black lucite holder with CARON in gold on both sides. To remove the bottles from the display you unscrew the gold knobs on each side and the piece lifts up, otherwise the bottles are locked down so they won't tip over or fall out. The perfumes are Le Narcisse Noir, Le Tabac Blond, Nuit de Noel, Muguet de Bonheur, Fleurs de Rocaile and Bellodgia.Photo from worthopedia.



Vintage Caron mini perfume bottle display. I believe this was a store counter display because the only way to access the bottles is to unscrew the gold knobs at each end and lift off the piece that reads "Caron." None of the 4 bottles have labels or marks of any kind. Each contains a glass dauber for testing the perfume. The bottles measure 2 1/4" tall. The base of the display measures 7" by 2 1/2". Photo from worthopedia

Saturday, September 13, 2014

French Can-Can by Caron c1936

French Can-Can by Caron: launched in 1936. Created by Ernest Daltroff, the perfume was created for the American women to conjure up glamourous and familiar images of Paris.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Farnesiana by Caron c1947

Farnesiana by Caron: launched in 1947. The man who created Farnesiana was Michel Morsetti who started recreating the perfume in 1941, based on Ernest Daltroff's notes.


Miss Rocaille by Caron c2004

Miss Rocaille by Caron: launched in 2004. Created by Richard Fraysse.



So what does it smell like? It is classified as a Floral Green fragrance for women with dominant notes of lush orange flower and aromatic basil.


  • Top notes:African orange flower, basil and tangerine
  • Middle notes: water lily, sea water and lily-of-the-valley
  • Base notes: musk and pistachio

This fragrance is currently discontinued.



My Ylang by Caron c2013

My Ylang by Caron: launched in 2013.




So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: white flowers, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and green rose
  • Middle notes: black currant buds (cassis) and mandarin orange
  • Base notes: green Madagascan vanilla











Piu Bellodgia by Caron c2013

Piu Bellodgia by Caron: launched in 2013. Created by Richard Fraysse. When I first saw this perfume's name, I thought why in the world would they call a perfume phew "pee you" Bellodgia, as in it "stinks", but then I did a little research and found that piu means "more" in Italian. Well that makes more sense as the original Bellodgia perfume was made to remind Felicie Vanpouille of her beloved Bellagio, a romantic Italian village near Lake Como flooded with carnations.



So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral oriental fragrance for women


  • Top notes: carnation, rose, jasmine and lily-of-the-valley
  • Middle notes: cinnamon and cloves 
  • Base notes: cedar, sandalwood and musk

Montaigne by Caron c2007

Montaigne by Caron: created in 1982.

Relaunched in 2007 and created by Richard Fraysse.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Perfume List

1904 Royal Emilia, later Royal Caron
1906 Ravissement
1906 Modernis
1906 Chantecler
1906 Bel Amour, reintroduced in 1923
1907 Rarissime
1908 Affolant
1910 Rose Precieux
1910 Isadora
1911 Narcisse Noir
1911 Jacinthe Precieuse
1911 Elegancia
1912 L'Infini, Still available for sale around 1936.
1913 Violette Precieuse
1913 Radiant
1917 N'Aimez Que Moi, Still available for sale around 1936.
1917 Violette, Still available for sale around 1936.
1917 Rose, Still available for sale around 1936.
1917 Mimosa, Still available for sale around 1936.
1917 London Paris
1919 Tabac Blond, Still available for sale around 1936.
1920 La Mode
1921 Mes Jeunes Années
1922 Nuit de Noel, Still available for sale around 1936.
1922 Narcisse Blanc 1922 Bichon Fard, reintroduced in 1928
1923 Acaciosa, Still available for sale around 1936.
1924 Bain de Champagne
1924 Pocahontas
1927 Pois de Senteur de Chez Moi, Still available for sale around 1936.
1927 Bellodgia, Still available for sale around 1936.
1927 Chez Moi
1929 En Avion, Still available for sale around 1936.
1933 Les Rocailles de Caron
1933 Nuit D'Avion
1934 Fleurs de Rocaille, Still available for sale around 1936.
1934 Caron Pour Un Homme
1935 Madame Peau Fine
1935 Les Cent Fards
1936 La Fete de Roses
1936 French Cancan
1936 Adastra
1939 Voeu de Noel
1939 Alpona
1939 Rose de Noel
1941 Royal Bain de Caron/Royal Bain de Champagne
1947 Farnesiana
1948 Tabac Noir
1949 Rose
1949 With Pleasure
1949 Or et Noir
1949 Caron Pour Une Femme (original)
1952 Muguet du Bonheur
1954 Poivre
1954 Coup de Fouet
1970 Infini
1976 Yatagan
1980 Eau de Caron
1982 Nocturnes
1985 The Third Man/Number 3
1986 Montaigne
1990 Parfum Sacre
1993 Fleur de Rocaille
1994 Caron Eau de Cologne
1996 Eau Pure
1996 Aimez-Moi
1997 Eau Fraiche
1999 Eau de Caron Forte
2000 Lady Caron
2000 L'Anarchiste
2003 Tubereuse
2004 Miss Rocaille
2006 Eau de Reglisse Liquorice by Caron
2006 Violette Précieuse (reformulation)
2007 Montaigne
2008 Les Plus Belles Lavandes de Caron
2010 Parfum Sacre Eau de Parfum Intense
2011 Delire de Roses
2011 L'Accord Code 119
2011 Yuzu Man
2011 Secret Oud
2013 Caron Aimez Moi (2013)
2013 Caron My Ylang (2013)
2013 Caron Nocturnes (2013)
2013 Caron Parfum Sacre (2013)
2013 Caron Piu Bellodgia (2013)
2014 Caron Lady Caron (2014)
2014 L'Eau Cologne
2014 L'Eau Pure



Monday, July 21, 2014

L'Anarchiste c2000

L'Anarchiste by Caron: launched in 2000, created by Richard Fraysse.


Jacinthe Precieuse c1911

Jacinthe Precieuse by Caron: launched in 1911. Created by Ernest Daltroff.

So what does it smell like? This was a hyacinth soliflore perfume.


Discontinued, date unknown.

Isadora c1910

Isadora by Caron: created in 1910. Named after Isadora Duncan.

So what does it smell like?

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1929.


Diario oficial, 1929:
"ESPECIALIDADES DE LA FERFUMERIA CARON, DE PARIS Extractos: Bellodgia. Isadora.Petit Mimosa.Pois de Senteur Lociones: Isadora. Violette Precieuse."

Infini c1970

Infini by Caron: launched in 1970 by Gerard Lefortis and as a tribute to space travel. The name is inspired by the 1912 Caron perfume L'Infini by Ernest Daltroff.

The original L'Infini was discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1957. In 1943, the perfume was changed to Infini.



Delire de Roses c2011

Delire de Roses by Caron: launched in 2011. Created by Richard Fraysse.



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Saturday, July 13, 2013

La Mode by Caron c1920

La Mode by Caron : launched in 1920. But in 1923, the name "1930 Mode" was trademarked by Caron.

The perfume was available in two sizes and also came in face powder.

So what does it smell like? I have no publshed notes on this perfume.

Still being sold in 1935.

Mode by Caron, photo by ebay seller milagritos25. The label on the bottle reads "1930 Mode Caron 1930"

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Pois de Senteur by Caron c1950

Rare amphora bottle, convex curved belly, fully coated with gold (wear) with bell shaped stopper curved, titled. Model designed by Felicie Bergaud. h: 17cm

photo by Pierre Berge

photo by ebay seller milagritos25

Friday, March 8, 2013

Pour Un Femme de Caron c1949

Pour Un Femme de Caron: launched in 1949, created by Michel Morsetti. 


Pour Un Femme de Caron was available in the following:
  • 15 ml Parfum
  • 30 ml  Eau de Parfum
  • 50 ml Eau de Parfum
  • 75 ml Eau de Parfum


So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral chypre with dominant notes of rose and incense.

  • Top notes are aldehydes, African orange flower, mandarin orange and orange
  • Middle notes are frankincense, olibanum, ylang ylang, peach and tincture of rose
  • Base notes are vetiver, musk, benzoin, cedar, sandalwood, oakmoss and amber

Reformulated by Richard Fraysse and relaunched in 2001. This was probably reformulated again around 2005-2007 to exclude the oakmoss.








Chantecler c1906

Chantecler by Caron: Created in 1906 by Ernest Daltroff.  The scent was available in three different products: parfum, lotion, and sachet.

Eaux de Caron c1995-1997

The Eaux de Caron collection was composed up of three fragrances, that were issued starting in 1995 til 1997. The line also included: body lotion, shower cream, powder, soap and deodorant. 



Eau de Reglisse Liquorice c2006

Eau de Reglisse Liquorice: Created in 2006.


Elegancia c1911

Elegancia: Created by Ernest Daltroff in 1911 and presented in a bottle designed by Felicie Vanpouille possibly in association with Julien Viard and made by Verrières de Romesnil.




Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? I have no published notes on this composition.


Bottle:

Elegancia was originally presented in an opalescent glass bottle designed by Felicie Vanpouille in association with Julien Viard and made by Touvier et Cie of Pantin and later by Verrières de Romesnil.




Elégancia - (1912) Presented in its rare cubic box made of cardboard covered with burgundy marroquin paper, satin ivory interior titled, rare bottle opalescent blue pressed molded cylindrical section, in the form of vase with chimney neck, its belly with molded decoration of 2 godron set of stalactites, collar with carnette, its cap "button floral" in opalescent glass, titled on 2 faces. Numbered. Model created by Julien Viard (1883-1938) and edited by Touvier & Cie, glass works of Pantin. H: 10cm



Fate of the Fragrance:


Still being sold in 1927. Discontinued (date unknown).

Thursday, March 7, 2013

En Avion by Caron c1929

En Avion by Caron: launched in France in 1929, in USA by 1932. Pronounced "ON-AH-VEE-ON", the name means "By Plane" in French. Created by Ernest Daltroff as a tribute to not only the vogue of air travel, but to both the aviators Jean Mermoz, Hélène Boucher and Lena Bernstein, the latter surpassed the record for time in the air by a woman.




Coup de Fouet c1954

Coup de Fouet: (Crack the Whip) Created in 1954 by Michel Morsetti. It was known as Eau de Cologne Poivree/Coup de Fouet.

Eau de Caron c1980

Eau de Caron: Created in 1980 by Michel Morsetti and Gerard Lefort.  Not to be confused with the 1994 Eaux de Cologne by Caron.



Bellodgia c1927

Bellodgia by Caron : launched in 1927, created by Ernest Daltroff. Pronounced "BELLO-JEE-AH". The perfume was inspired by the Italian town of Bellagio on Lake Como.



Bel Amour c1906

Bel Amour by Caron: launched in 1906, and created by Ernest Daltroff. The name means "Beautiful Love" in French.

Bain de Champagne c1924 and Royal Bain de Champagne c1941 and Royal Bain de Caron c2003

Bain de Champagne: (Bath of Champagne) Created in 1924 by Ernest Daltroff. Reportedly created for a Californian or Texan millionaire who liked to use champagne in his baths, albeit it got too expensive so he commissioned Caron to create a fragrance that would mimic the ritual.

Alpona c1939

Alpona by Caron: launched in 1939. Created by Ernest Daltroff. Created in memory of the French Alps. The perfume was shown at the 1939 World's Fair.




Aimez Moi c1996

Aimez-Moi: launched in 1996. The nose behind this fragrance is Dominique Ropion. It was directly inspired by the 1916 Caron fragrance N’Aimez Que Moi.

Affolant c1908

Affolant: Created in 1908. Created by Ernest Daltroff. The name means "maddening".  I believe that it was only available in parfum.


Adastra by Caron c1939

Adastra by Caron: launched in 1939. Created by Ernest Daltroff. Sold at the World's Fair in 1939. I believe the name comes from the Latin, "Ad Astra" which translates to "to the stars". The theme of the 1933 World's Fair was a "Century of Progress" and all things futuristic.



Acaciosa by Caron c1923

Acaciosa by Caron: subtitled "Parfum de la Jeunesse" launched in 1923, created by Ernest Daltroff.