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Blue Carnation Roger & Gallet for women

Blue Carnation Roger & Gallet for women
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Blue Carnation, launched in 1937, is a scent of carnation spiced with aniseed, clove, vanilla and pepper.

Perfume rating: 4.72 out of 5 with 34 votes.

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Carnation Anise Clove Vanilla Pepper

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Blue Carnation Fragrance Reviews


One of my all time favorites. Wore it all the time in the 70's and 80's. I bought a couple of vintage bottles and found that the dry perfume seemed to hold the vintage fragrance better. Rumor has it that the Queen loves this so much that Roger and Gallet now only make it for her. I did find a Russian carnation cologne that is close. It does not last as long but has the same vanilla base notes and reminds me more of it than anything else I have tried. I have tried several. The nice thing about the Russian one, it is only about 12.00 including the shipping, and the base notes linger. Worth a try for sure!! Hope some day it returns!

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Oiellet Bleu is a fragrance I wore extensively in my youth, and I have been searching for it at a decent price for years. Last night a dear Fragrantican friend presented me with a bottle! It is just as beautiful as my memories. Carnation, but not clove-y, haunting and long lasting - I could still smell it this morning from my test application last night. I do not smell anise, but the note pyramid says it is there. Just a gorgeous, spicy, sweet carnation - but what a fragrance! I'm in perfume heaven. Well worth seeking out just a smidge, if you have never tried it. PS The Roger & Gallet Carnation soap is a good substitute!


My review is for the representation go Blue Carnation made by

This perfume, is discontinued and so I tried, and failed, at buying any vintage bottles of this on eBay. (I am a last-second bidder and NEVER enter a bidding war until it is too late for anybody else to bid.)

So I decided to buy a representation by The 3.5 oz eau de Perfume, with the additional 1oz travel spray and big bottle of lotion took about two weeks.

Their representation smells similar to the reformulation of Soir de Paris (Evening in Paris).

It smells like Pink bubblegum and cloves and the scent doesn't seem to change with time, but it sure has good longevity!

I hope they do better with their representation of Spring Rain by Crabtree & Evelyn, which I impulsively purchased before realized that I do NOT like their version of Blue Carnation.


I wish this wasn't discontinued and so dang expensive to get a bottle. My great aunt told me this is what she wore back in the day. She is a very energetic and outspoken lady so I would love to see if this scent matches her loud personality plus it sounds interesting.


I just received the "dry perfume" version of Oeillet Bleu from an Ebay purveyor. I know it's the wrong flower, but it smells to me like Choward's Violet Mints (which, by the way, I adore). Not bad, and I'll wear it, but chalky and candyish, which is to say sweet, powdery, and distinctly old-fashioned.


Not only did I love it, people (mostly males, yay!) would sidle up to me and sniff, sigh and roll their eyes. Without exception, men responded very well to me when I wore it. I was devastated when I could no longer find it. :/ I wore carnation oil for a couple of years after that, but it's just not the same as Blue Carnation.


Blue Carnation by Roger et Gallet (premier 1937; discontinued 1976)
carnation spiced with clove, bay, aniseed, vanilla, and pepper

The story: So I walked into the Alpha Psi Omega meeting, ready to talk about candidates for future membership in our fraternal-but-mixed-gender chapter of drama deviants, rogues, and radicals (so regarded by most of the “Greek” communities on university campuses)… And WHAM!!! I was knocked out by the insane sillage of something that I recognized as **completely** carnation. No no no no, not your pale hot-house variety of carnation, but vivid red miniature blossoms known as “Red Hots”, also known as cinnamon imperials. However, this particular carnation was ferociously charged with clove and spicy bay. It was a perfume being worn by a rather formidable woman, who was also the President of our Frat. And just to assure me that I wasn’t about to be eaten alive while being held in olfactory rapture, the slightest hint… almost a smirk… of vanilla bean laid a gentle hand on my head and brought me back with “Holy sh*t, Robbie! What the f**k are you wearing????” Iron Woman transformed from austere to glowing with the sweetest smile I have ever seen her emit, reached into her bag, brought out a small travel-bottle of Oeillet Bleu (Blue Carnation), and gave it to me. In that moment, a perfume had melted away any icy barriers that may have existed. And I have loved Blue Carnation and the memory of a friend that it carries with each and every wearing. It is perhaps because of the means of discovery and its associations that, for me, there can be no alternative to Oeillet Bleu, though many perfumers have tried.


This is by far the best Carnation perfume. There is a very brief blast of alcohol when first applied ( this is most likely from age) & then it settled down to a rich,spicy,delight. It's the closest to a true Carnation scent that I have found with just the right amount of spices added. I saved up to get a full (albeit small)bottle & it's worth every penny.


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