HIGH PERFUMERY HOUSE SINCE 1904

Born in 1867, Ernest Daltroff was a great traveller. Passionate and intuitive, he memorised the captivating, heady scents of flowers, fruits and spices. He developed an exceptional olfactory sensitivity, which led him to choose the career of perfumer.

In 1904 he founded the House of Caron and set up shop at number 10 on Paris’ prestigious rue de la Paix. The High Perfumery company quickly revolutionised society and expanded throughout France, the United States and Latin America.

In 1906, he met the young fashion stylist Félicie Wanpouille. It was the start of a love story that would have a considerable influence on Caron fragrances. Complementary and inspired, they went on to pool their talents and invent charismatic, avant-garde fragrances.

FRAGRANCES WITH A MESSAGE

Ernest and Félicie created the great women’s fragrances, such as NARCISSE NOIR in 1911, N’AIMEZ QUE MOI in 1917, TABAC BLOND in 1919, EN AVION in 1932 and FLEURS DE ROCAILLE in 1933.

In 1934, they launched the iconic POUR UN HOMME, the first men’s fragrance. It showcases a typical ingredient loved by men: Lavender. Combined with a gourmand vanilla, the contrasting accord makes for a unique trail.

The creative audacity of Ernest Daltroff is also expressed through exceptional powders scented with Bulgarian Rose. In 1906, with the POMPON POUDRE, a patented product, the House also invented a new and ingenious technique that allowed women to apply their powder sparingly, at any time of the day.

A REVOLUTION

These inventions have endured through the eras with aplomb and continue to embody Caron’s audacity to this day.

The House of Caron has always been imbued with a sense of freedom. The freedom of men and women alike. The freedom to be ahead of one’s time, to be somewhere unexpected.

Caron is the expression of savoir-faire and tradition. Its emblematic fragrances are unique creations composed of wonderful ingredients.

A revolution has been under way since 1904.