This is the third of some posts about Paris perfume boutiques. As I mentioned in my previous posts, this is done in collaboration with “Signature Scent” in London who writes and I illustrate. Here are the links to her blog and also to the posts she made about Caron and about Diptyque. As from here, the text is by ‘Signature Scent”.
“My huge thanks to Peter Olson from Peter’s Paris for contributing these lovely photos of the Caron boutique at 90 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. This is part of our ongoing Shopping for Perfume series. Peter has kindly agreed to photograph the pivotal perfume addresses in that beautiful city.
Ernest Daltroff opened the first Caron shop in 1904. Félicie Wanpouille became his artistic adviser and muse. The relationship between Daltroff and Wanpouille was the inspiration for many of Caron’s successes.
Key Caron creations include N’Aimez que Moi (1916), Tabac Blond (1919), Pour un Homme (1934) and Fleurs de Rocaille.
To escape persecution Daltroff fled to America in the 1940s. Félicie managed the perfume house until her death aged 93 in 1967.
Caron was revitalised during the 1980s when a store was founded on Avenue Montaigne. In 1998 Caron was taken over by Patrick Ales.”
“Neroli is one of my favourite ingredients in any perfume and L’Eau de Neroli is just perfect. This fragrance is almost not a fragrance at all – it’s just how people ‘should’ smell. Diptyque package this fragrance as a cologne. Not sure if this means unisex or just for men – but it’s definitely a great smell for men and women.
If, like me, you’re a fan of neroli, you could also try Neroli by Annick Goutal, Fire Island by Bond No. 9, Fleur d’Oranger by L’Artisan Parfumeur or Galatea by Strange Invisible Perfumes.”
I wish you a Happy Easter!