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Shopping for perfumes (part three)

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!

31 comments:

Carole said...

Bonjour Peter,
Ca sent bon dans ce blog, c'est agréable des le matin !
Bonne journée et à bientôt.

claude said...

Je viens de faire deux découvertes parfumées.
En ce moment je mets soit du Gloria van der Bilt ou du Gorgio de Beverly Hills, découvert au States.
Joyeuses Pâques, Peter !

ALAIN said...

L'industrie du luxe se porte bien.

Adam said...

Posts like this one help the Google ads people it would seem. I'm not sure what 'insulin pen' is doing amongst the perfume sellers though!

SusuPetal said...

I like the photos where street view is seen in the windows, two worlds melt into one, cool!

Glad Påsk, Peter!

delphinium said...

Alors tu as au moins pu essayé des parfums? La première photo me plaît beaucoup avec les reflets dans la vitrine, du grand art. Comme j'ai le nez un peu enrhumé, je ne sais malheureusement pas les bonnes odeurs qui doivent se dégager de ton blog. :-)
Je t'embrasse et te souhaite un bon long WE... Ahhhh mais non, tu es tout le temps en WE. :-))

hpy said...

Glad påsk!

Thérèse said...

A luxury first picture full of colors too!
A great way to illustrate perfumes.
Bonnes fêtes!

Marie-Noyale said...

Quelle belle coordination de tes photos et d'Histoire de parfums.

Je suis une fidele de Guerlain mais dans une N-ieme vie j'aimerais bien etre "Nez"!
J'aime les souvenirs olfactifs que les parfums engendrent.

Sur la 5eme photo,c'est un peu comme si la bougie te servait de flash!!

Je te souhaite de Joyeuses fetes de Paques, le temps a NY va etre presque estival et c'est tant mieux pour le moral!
Je t'embrasse.

Cergie said...

Ma foi il n'est pas désagréable de faire du lèche vitrine avec toi, surtout lorsqu'en regardant à l'intérieur on voit en même temps dehors. Tu as gardé tes achats de chocolats pour aujourd'hui ? En t'y prenant plus tôt tu aurais fait un message plus de circonstance, ou alors quelques confessionnaux cela aurait été pas mal non plus.
(Je suis d'accord avec le comment d'Hpy : glad påsk !)

ParisBreakfasts said...

Love the Caron shop - so oldie worldie -right out of Zola's Nana or Colette in my imagination...

Virginia said...

Ahh we're back to the parfumeries, I've been not so patiently waiting! I can see right now that I will need to put these on my list for the next trip. Annick Goutal (where I discreetly used the tester of violette parfum and left in a delicious cloud) and the sweet little one in the Marais have been the only ones I've frequented. That needs to change! And BTW, your reflection photographs are gorgeous Peter!
Bon weekend,
V

Trotter said...

Hi Peter! Great shots of the windows; amazing reflections!!

Thanks for your support to Blogtrotter Two, now departing Miami by air; my Easter egg to you... ;). Have a great weekend!!

Sandra said...

Lindas e belas imagens..
http://sandrarandrade7.blogspot.com/2010/04/coletiva-dia-da-ecologia.html

joanny said...

Joyeuses Pâques, Peter !

When I went to your blog today and the first photo came up-- it made my heart skip a beat for its Ethereal dream like quality playing off the window - it says 'City of Light' perfect backdrop with the chandler speaking volumes of opulence, luxury, light, and romance, Then the next couple of photo's showing stunning architecture you know you are in a beautiful city, you follow up picture 4 and number 5 with more of the reflective dreamy quality of the first photo.

Now you deserve a rest for the holiday celebrating with good friends, family and good chocolate
from “A l’Etoile d’Or”, owned by the charming lady, Denise Acabo.


Peter have you ever made a book with your photographs?
Joanny

Leena said...

Warm greetings to you from Finland!
Snow is melting and soon we can see first crocuses - at least after 1-2 weeks :)

Happy Easter to you and yours!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love the series about Paris perfume boutiques!
Congratulations for your contribution with beautiful photos to Caron boutique.

Happy Easter!
Feliz Páscoa!

Starman said...

Joyeuses Pâques, mon ami.

Vagabonde said...

Les parfums de Paris! Ma mère mettait Fleurs de Rocaille de Caron, moi je préférais Guerlain. Au moins dans les magasins quand on se promène à Paris, ça sent bon! ce n’est pas comme dans le Sud des Etats Unis… ils ne se mettent pas trop de parfum, malheureusement.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» is an unlikely customer for perfume, unless someone does an eau de moo. Be that as it may, he is enjoying this series.

Catherine said...

"Les photos sont de Peter Olson"....Applaudissements....
"Les textes sont de Signature Scents".....Applaudissements
"Les parfums sont de Caron"...Applaudissments
"La mise en scène est de Peter Olson".....Applaudissements....
Rappels......

Peter said...

Carole:
Pourtant, je n'ai pas mis de parfum! :-)

Claude:
Chacun(e) ses parfums! :-)

Alain:
Il semble! :-)

Peter said...

Adam:
Maybe I will cash some cents? :-)

SusuPetal:
So, I chose a good one for the top photo then! :-)

Demphinium:
Je mets de parfum que pour des occasions exceptionnelles! :-)

Peter said...

hpy:
Tack detsamma (för sent)! :-)

Thérèse:
Luxury indeed! :-)

Marie-Noyale:
Un grand plaisir de te retrouver! Je t'embrasse également! :-)

Peter said...

Cergie:
Bravo pour le "å"! :-)

ParisBreakfasts:
Did you post about it? :-)

Virginia:
... and once more your list is getting longer and longer! :-)

Peter said...

Trotter:
It's a great pleasure to support Blogtrotter 2! :-)

Sandra:
Gracias! :-)

Joanny:
Thanks for these long and kind comments! Yes, I actually made a book of some of my photos! One copy - for myself! Do you know a publisher? :-)

Peter said...

Leena:
Well... each country has its advantages ... and disadvantages! :-)

Sonia:
Thanks for you always kind words! :-)

Starman:
Merci mon ami! :-)

Peter said...

Vagabonde:
Des fois un bon savon suffit! :-)

Louis:
:-))

Catherine:
C'est trop! :-))

Virginia said...

And I 'm thinking my list is beginning to have a lovely scent! :)

Peter said...

Virginia:
So, you will also make the tour of the perfume shops? More to follow! :-)

parfum said...

Perfume is a scent that most women love to smell. It brings joy to the one using it and adds charms as well. Many choices of fragrances are available. It is up to the customer to buy a scent that suits to his/ her style. It is also consider an ideal gift for women especially this coming Valentines Day.