Pour une femme ou… Pour Un Homme de Caron The Perfumed Dandy’s Weekend Scent


Continuing my celebration of all things Caron…

This might appear at first sight to be something of an odd selection, for The Dandy normally picks perfumes that are equally suitable for all sexes.

Well, I think Caron’s Pour Un Homme is just so for just about everybody and, remarkably, most so in the diluted, airy almost-not-there-after-an-hour-or-so “After Shave” formulation.

Here the picturesque impressionist landscape of lavender which the lotion paints so perfectly, is softened and blurred beautifully around the edges by a delicate, near diaphanous almond-edged vanilla.

Exquisite, but ephemeral… it is gone all too quickly, though to my mind this makes a fine fragrance for the morning, refreshing reapplications in the heat, or even when heading off to sleep.

Delicious almond creme brulee, devoured in the sunshine of a lavender field.

Don’t forget, you can still vote for what The Dandy will be wearing Monday over at The Hit Parade, and there’s more to come from Caron this weekend.

Yours ever

The Perfumed Dandy.

The Perfumed Dandy


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16 responses to “Pour une femme ou… Pour Un Homme de Caron The Perfumed Dandy’s Weekend Scent

  1. This sounds like a quite nice fragrance. I find the lavender note very gentlemanly and it reminds me of my grandpa. He used to wear lavender aftershave and sleep on a pillow filled with dry lavender.

    Speaking of gentlemen, have you tried Givenchy’s Gentlemen Only? What do you think of it?

    • Dearest Bound
      I am so sorry that this message of yours has remained trapped somewhere in the system for so long… WordPress seems to be playing tricks on one again!
      Your Grandpapa sounds like a gentleman after my own heart.
      I must confess to having bunches of dried (and at this time of year fresh) lavender around the house and of keeping a lavender bag at all times in the bed!
      Haven;t tried Gentlemen Only yet, mainly because I love Gentleman so much… though I will stop passing it by and give it a go soon.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  2. Lilybelle

    Lavendery almond crème brulee sounds lovely. Enjoy!

  3. I do love Pour Un Homme. Lavender is such a wonderful note.

  4. Funnyboy

    I like the Pour in Homme but it doesn’t like me.I have. Les plus Belles Lavandes which is more of the fleeting type of cologne.Some folks say it is the same but I don’t think so.
    Have you sampled it?
    P.s.I am wearing all my summer fragrances in rotation this year and today I am on with Live Jazz by YSL which is very suitable and lasting without being overpowering.

    • Dearest Funnyboy
      Oh dear!
      How strange that such a mild mannered scent should take a dislike to anyone’s skin.
      The apres resage has more vanilla and the lavender is much less peppery, it might be worth a try if it ever comes your way.
      Jazz (the original) was one of my very first fragrances, though I have yet to try Live… good to know it’s worth a whirl.
      Your wise counsel is much appreciated as always dear friend.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  5. Such a gorgeous smell that one, though I have never tried the apres rasage (I often find that certain smells, for example Pour Monsieur de Chanel and Givenchy Gentleman are at their best for some reason in that format)

    So soft and replete with soul this smell….

    • Dearest Ginza
      Yes. This is just such a quite a different perfume in the apres reasage, more of your beloved vanilla and as mentioned above less pepper in the lavender.
      It’s softness is quite simply enveloping.
      Interesting comment about after shaves generally. I have Gucci Pour Homme in this format and always thought the splash better.
      Yours ever
      The Perufmed Dandy

  6. Alice

    I do enjoy lavendar, and the after shave does sound rather good, so I must look out for this! I once had a very old, light version of Jicky, even lighter than the edt – can’t remember what it was called. maybe ‘eau de cologne’. I wish more firms did quality super-light versions, so useful for early morning, traveling etc.

    • Dearest Alice
      Yes, I do think there was a cologne version of Jicky, one sees it now and again on the internet at astronomical prices… I must admit to having had be restrained to prevent an unwise (or very wise) purchase.
      I’m afraid you may have fuelled the fire of that particular desire once again!
      It does sound heavenly (I do adore Jicky).
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  7. Ana

    What a joyful scent! I have Pour Une Homme and I do not share it with my boyfriend!!

  8. Miss Misty

    Nothing beats lavender on a hot summer day, not even citrus scents in my opinion.
    Now I want some almond creme brulee or a piece of tarte tatin with a little bit lavender on top…

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