Hey Posse! Infini! Getting my bottle of the latest Caron creation Aimez-Moi Comme Je Suis has rekindled my interest in the older fragrances from the brand. I also talked about Bellodgia on Perfume Posse. This is really beautiful perfume perfume, floral extravagance, animal backdraft and mainly about the sensational hearts and bases. With Caron being taken over a couple of years ago and new adventures happening i thought it might be nice to reminisce.
Infini PdT by Caron 1970
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Jasmine, narcissus, lily of the valley, aldehydes
Heart: Rose, tuberose, lilac, iris
Base: Vetiver, musk, sandalwood, tonka bean, amber
Caron Infini is so easy to wear. Though it’s a big, sensational, powerhouse I never feel like I’m skunking a room in it. The PdT has a bit more throw, a lot more sparkle and feels like a light hearted version of the parfum. Less burnished, less intense but with a more gregarious personality. Also, being an older version the notes have skewed slightly, not to the point of real change but as if our fragrance has had a couple of boozy drinks and is slurring slightly.
Lightly feral narcissus lifted by sparkling and fizzy aldehydes, tempered by cool lily of the valley opens. Then Infini becomes a mid 20th century bouquet that is impossible for me to pick out the individual notes. A non-gourmand, sweet, yellow/white floral with oodles of supporting ingredients creating a lavish tapestry.
The heart stays around for ages and its all gorgeous creamy flowers till you realise that underneath the bouquet the amber and sandalwood have been creeping in and unbeknownst to you the are taking over the whole fragrance as we head towards dry down. Much less animal than the parfum, Infini PdT is a friendly and engaging younger sister. I love to wear them together so the deep burnished depths float under the scintillating fun. The aldehydes stick around with their lilting, slightly oily zing right to the dry down.
Though marketed towards women I think you’ll find nowadays vintage Infini leans a little masculine. Not manly but less effusively girly than most of todays offerings.
Surrender To Chance has an excellent selection of vintage Caron but no Infini currently. Yes, I’m totally affiliated, my friends own and run it.
Have you tried Infini?