In June 1911, Ernest withdrew to his Asnières workshop to add the final touch to his latest composition, an unsettling creation that quickly became the House’s first great success: Narcisse Noir.
In 1913, Ernest Daltroff decided to capture the fragile scent of violet, an elusive flower, symbol of secret love. The flower was the image of his muse, Félicie, who under her outwardly strong character was actually a sensitive and delicate soul.
In 1923, while working towards a major event with the opening of a branch in the United States on 389 Fifth Avenue in New York, Ernest Daltroff created a new olfactory variation on the theme of Narcissus.
In 1929, Ernest Daltroff, while creating a new composition, had the original idea of lifting the heady fragrance of jasmine – the king of this accord – with a fruity note that was as-yet unknown in perfumery: pineapple.
Created in 1936, French Cancan pays tribute to the frenzied dance for which the French cabarets across the pond were so well known, when the cabaret divas of the Moulin Rouge were stealing the limelight from the beautiful elegant women of the Champs-Elysées.
In 1947 Michel Morsetti created a unique interpretation of mimosa: Farnesiana. To recreate its duvet-like qualities, he used sweet acacia, a lesser-known variety of mimosa with astonishingly modern accents, which brings an almost gustatory sweetness to the fragrance.
OR ET NOIR
Inspired by notes passed down by Ernest Daltroff, Or et Noir was developed by Michel Morsetti in 1949. Félicie demanded that only the most precious essences of rose on the market be used, making it one of the most costly fragrances in the history of perfumery.
Rose is an eternal inspiration for the perfumers of the House of Caron. In 1949 the queen of flowers is at the heart of two major creations: after Or et Noir, Michel Morsetti, captivated by its many nuances chose to evoke the delicateness of a rosebud picked at dawn, the fragrance of wild roses.
After its beginnings on the rue de la Paix and the sumptuous salons on place Vendôme, in the early 80s the House of Caron opened a new boutique on 34 Avenue Montaigne, right in the middle of Paris’ golden triangle and dedicated a perfume to it.
POUR UNE FEMME
Created in 2001 by Richard Fraysse as an ode to femininity, Pour Une Femme is the counterpart to Pour Un Homme: a sensual and intoxicating olfactory imprint, an unforgettable seductive weapon for women.
In 2003, distancing himself from the House’s classic codes, Richard Fraysse dedicated an eponymous soliflore to the tuberose, this untamed flower with a carnal scent, that is both delicate and exuberant.
In 2011, in response to a request from an Emirati prince who wanted to give his wedding guests a sacred essence, Richard Fraysse orchestrated a composition based on Oud wood, believed in the East to be the wood of the gods.