Luca Thurin gave 5-star rating to a few Caron perfumes for men but almost abysmal ratings to the ones for women. I think he actually liked the vintage versions, but the recent cheap reformulation made them horrible.
Interestingly, perfume review site Boise de Jasmin’s gave a few vintage Caron perfumes for women 4 or 5 stars reviews. I started looking for Caron perfumes for women and couldn’t find them anywhere in Toronto until today…that unsuspecting shop not only have Carons, but old Carons, so old that the bottles are quite ugly.
The scents of Narcisse Noire (1911) and Nuit De Noel (1922) really smell vintage with animalistic and oak moss base notes. The flower notes are almost irrelevant supporting actors. It’s definitely interesting to know what women smelled like 100 years ago.