The end of the affair… The House of Caron: A Retrospective The Perfumed Dandy’s Scented Letters


Dear Friends

It is with a heavy heart that I write to say our month as visitors in The House of Caron has come to an end.

Never one to dwell on unhappiness though, The Dandy instead prefers to concentrate on jolly memories… a clutch of reviews, a few personal picks, a visit to a beautiful NYC boutique and a flick through the back catalogue of Caron’s advertising campaigns.

So that all these Caron ‘cuttings’ are not lost into the mists of time I have compiled this ‘scrap book’, which also serves by way of a series of links to all the Caron-related material in The Dandy’s archives.

Do scroll down and peruse my delights and if any perfume or piece of writing tempts, simply click on it and you will be taken to the object of your desire.

Happy hunting!

Narcisse Noir (1911)

Tabac Blond (1919)

Nuit de Noel (1922)

Bellodgia (1927)

En Avion (1932)

Fleurs de Rocaille (1934)

Poivre (1954)

Aimez Moi (1996)

Nocturnes (1981)

Montaigne (2007)

Parfum Sacre Intense (2010)

The Advertisements of House of Caron (from 1904)

Some Scented Picks…

Pour Un Homme (1934)

Muguet du Bonheur (1952)

Le 3e Homme (1985)

L’Anarchiste (2000)

And one outing…

The Caron Boutique, New York City (2013)


The Dandy does hope that you’ve enjoyed our little soujourn at 34 Avenue Montaigne as much as I have…

And don’t forget there are a whole host of fragrances that I’ve not tried yet… get a feel for the range at the Caron website and if you feel any are deserving of my attention then Go on! Suggest a new scent or recommend an old one…

In the meantime though, charge your glasses, and raise them high as we say a toast…

“To Caron”

Yours ever

The Perfumed Dandy.

The Perfumed Dandy


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10 responses to “The end of the affair… The House of Caron: A Retrospective The Perfumed Dandy’s Scented Letters

  1. Dear Perfumed Dandy, I love your AB-FAB scrapbook of Caron clippings! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my visits to the House of Caron. The En Avion advertisement is my favorite, i do believe. The End of the Affair? Say it isn’t so! What’s next on your tour agenda? Theadora

    • Dearest Theadora
      Hurrah… I am all for En Avion too, the glamour of air travel in its golden age married with the scent’s sensuous luxury is impossible to resist.
      Though this brief tryst may be over… the love continues and I am sure The Dandy will be back once again to call on Madame Caron.
      Thank you for reading.
      Yours ever
      The Perfumed Dandy

  2. Dear Mr Dandy
    That last photograph of the Caron Boutique makes me swoon. Literally. *thud*


  3. Has it really been a month? I so enjoyed looking back and over those I have read and those I have not. I broke out into song clutching my bottle of Yatagan…”The night they invented Caron! It was very plain to see, they thought of you and me…..”

  4. I will have to spend more time with those Caron samples that I’ve got and then get some more. Somehow until now this brand completely escaped me. But I keep reading how much others like it… Let’s talk in a year 🙂

  5. I plan on spending afternoon tea with this post and all it’s treasures.

  6. I love CARON Dandy. I have quite a few but my all time fave is the 1oz Bellodgia Parfum in its crystal dab bottle and all Bellodgias. Followed closely by Parfum Sacre and Nuit de Noel
    That store looks too good and now In really want to hit a CARON boutique.
    Portia xx

  7. Cheryl

    Utterly beautiful post. Parfum Sacre is my Holy Grail, followed by Nuit de Noel. Many, many, many thanks!

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