Bellodgia by Caron

Hey there Posse! I’m not sure if Bellodgia is still available, Parfumo says it’s been DCd. Caron has been going through some tough times and the last couple of years in Paris I’ve looked for their stand alone store but not found it. This could be more about my complete lack of orienteering ability than anything else. Going through some of my boxes this month I came across this beautiful pimple bottle and have brought it back into rotation. I wondered if there were any other Posse Perfumistas that still love it, and wear it?

Bellodgia by Ernest Daltroff 1927

Bellodgia by Caron

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Carnation, rose
Heart: Jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, violet
Base: Musk, clove, vanilla, sandalwood.

Bellodgia’s opening is a crisp minty crackle of carnation cutting through a vanilla laced floral bouquet. Not too far behind is a hefty clove and zingy cinnamon like effervescence. There is a beautiful rose note that is hugs the spiciness and adds a hint of jammy sweetness.

The bouquet makes a lifelike but still cryptic, showbiz version of carnation/rose.

Through the heart carnation and rose hold court flamboyantly on my skin and the cool violet, earthy green and fresh, serves as a counterbalance.

After all the fireworks subside it is in the warm and deep dry down I think Bellodgia really comes into its own. Musks, vanilla and woods all seem to lay a deep downbeat while this fantastical spicy carnation/rose maintains its fluting hold over the top for hours and hours.

Do you want to feel like a fabulous flapper, a naughty, nascent beauty ready to pounce upon an unsuspecting world? Bellodgia will definitely put you in the mood, no matter how unlikely we are ever to fit into that category. Dreaming is free.

Surrender To Chance has samples

Do you have, or remember, Bellodgia?
Portia xx

  • Peg says:

    Yes, I do remember it! My mother wore it constantly when she wasn’t wearing Shalimar. I loved it. It’s heady. Not cloying and certainly not for the faint of heart as it delivers memories ??My love for vanilla came from this gem ?

  • Pam says:

    I have Bellodgia and love it. Carons are hard to find so the few I have are precious.

    • Portia says:

      Hey pam,
      Yeah, I’ve been looking for more but they seem to have disappeared from the internet.
      Lucky that you already have some.
      Portia xx

  • Sonomavelvet says:

    I always wanted to try Bellodgia because I really love a clovey carnation scent. I have SL’s Vitriol d’ouillet but it doesn’t seem spicy enough to me. I’ve enjoyed Ouillet Bengale down to the last 4 or 5 mls but it seems still a bit too polite for me, it’s spicier but somehow fainter than I crave, kind of like a Jean Claude Ellena Carnation to me. In my head when I read about Bellodgia it sounds like the Carnation of my dreams, strong and sweet and spicy but I’ve never managed to find it to try it. And I’ve heard that the newest one isn’t the glory that the old one once was. I guess it will remain the beautiful perfume in my head.

    • Portia says:

      Hey there Sonomavelvet,
      Try the Surrender To Chance sample. it may not be a very old vintage but it will still smell fabulous.
      Portia x

  • gwenyth2 says:

    Caron became a favorite of mine many, many years ago when I was a child and used to enjoy sniffing around the perfume counter of a now-defunct department store. That old store was a wonder of beauty and, to my fascinated childhood self, it was a world of mystery and magic. There were some gorgeous bottles of Caron out on display and I was drawn to them like a moth to a flame. I became a Perfumista in those early days. I fell hard for Bellodgia, for the wonderful name, the fantastic bottle and the beauty of the scent! I’ve been a fan for more than 40 years. I’m lucky to have two vintage bottles and I wear Bellodgia happily from time to time. I adore every Caron perfume I’ve ever sniffed – but the vintages are a wonder!

  • Sarah B. Patton says:

    I LOVE Bellodgia. I went through a couple bottles of it and experimented with all the Carons early on in my perfume journey. Weirdly, it used to be available as a nostalgia perfume at someplace like The Vermont Country. Sadly, I don’t have any left.

    • Portia says:

      I love that Bellodgia was a nostalgia perfume. It certainly wears that way to me Sarah. I can only find it on eBay nowadays.
      Portia xx

  • Dina C. says:

    Caron is one of those houses with which I am sadly inexperienced. Just tried Parfum Sacre for the first time in the last few months. I need to add Bellodgia to the Try list. Sounds beautiful! Thanks Portia!

  • rosarita says:

    This is – was – such a great scent. I had a decant that I finished long ago. The perfume Fiore di Bellagio from En Voyage perfumes has the same vintage feel, highly recommend! Thanks as always Portia for bringing back memories of beloved perfumes.

  • Gina T. says:

    I have many many versions of this. One of my fave frags. The modern is a pale cousin to the vintage.

    • Portia says:

      Hey GinaT,
      Yeah, me too. On both counts. I forget it though, so am happy to have it back out and on rotation.
      Yes, it was cut in reformulations because so much of the mousse de saxe was banned.
      Portia xx

  • ElizaC says:

    I was wondering if they have discontinued the Nuit de Noel parfum. Can’t see it for sale anywhere. We all have our ideal perfume and this is mine. Hope I can get another bottle when mine is empty!

    • Portia says:

      I’m not sure what’s going on with Caron at all ElizaC,
      LuckyScent has a few of the line but not Nuit de Noel or Bellodgia.
      Portia xx