It’s hot here… I mean, really hot. The kind of hot where the air conditioner just doesn’t want to keep up. So what to do when the heat of summer starts being oppressive? Go against the grain and start thinking about fall/winter scents I have missed. Fall and Winter are truly the times of year when perfume is at its finest, wearing the rich and opulent scents that I just never feel I can wear in summer without a really bad headache.
So I look longingly at my shelf of Carons, plotting those that I haven’t paid enough attention to and come up with… French CanCan! Notes of jasmine, lilac, violet, lily of the valley, rose, orange blossom, patchouli, iris, sandalwood, amber, oakmoss. This is one of the most changeable of the Caron parfums. It starts off bright and bubbly and then starts to settle into a jasmine, rose, orange blossom array. The drydown on this is just gorgeous. It stays feminine throughout, with peeps of frivolity, but always held up by that rich Caron base. Carons have always had my respect by how well they captured the time they were made. French Cancan was created in 1936, and while it doesn’t feel old fashioned, it just feels of that era, of a different time, and an attitude where showing bloomers was erotic, and perfumes reflected that… Never completely showing its butt, just giving peeps of it. What winter scent are you most pining for? Not your favorite and maybe one you don’t wear that much, but just that you are thinking about that needs more attention that you admire?
Update: Winners of the Tuberose Post: ering and Tmp…..I picked two…I couldn’t help it. Just contact us and I’ll get your addresses. I have a couple things to send, so I’ll randomly divide the winnings.