I love caron's fragrances. Some have survived better than others through reformulation, but I can't say that any are just as good as the vintages, especially within the past few years.
Carons have a very different composition than most perfumes. The vast majority of individuals I know find each and every one of them to be stuffy, introverted, and overly blended. Each one seems to have a single aroma rather than being composed of separate accords. I suppose LouLou is like that; Dune is perhaps a little bit as well.
The ones I think you may like:
Caron Aimez - Moi
Not vintage at all, but a beautiful composition by the masterful Dominique Ropion. Actually one of my favorites from this perfumer.
Caron Narcisse Noir
A very natural jasmine sambac and orange blossom over a very warm animalic base. It's really absolutely gorgeous. IMO, the most bang for the buck of the ones I'm recommending.
Caron Tabac Blond
One of my favorite perfumes in general, it's a very smokey clove cigarette scent over a lovely slightly leathery oriental base. Reminiscent of Shalimar in spirit. Prohibitvely expensive.
Quite the elusive one, this is a great, smooth, and spicy oriental that is very wearable. It would be dull if it wasn't executed so perfectly. Quite a bit like the scent of Garam Masala, cookies, and incense. Prohibitively expensive.
Honestly, I wouldn't recommend blind buying any of the classic Caron scents. They are definitely very vintage in style. With the exception of Narcisse Noir, each and every one is beyond Victorian!
Last edited by lovingthealien (2013-08-21 02:43:11)