The entire world envies us… French allure, so sensual yet refined, is a gem of equilibrium. Montaigne is too! On a superb essence of Indian sandalwood – a precious wood we love at CARON – mimosa absolute embroiders its honeyed floral notes. The first is exotic and imbued with mystery; the second is French and emits a deliciously solar fragrance. Together, they weave a trail like a ribbon between unapologetic seduction and restrained elegance.
Haute Couture and Haute Parfumerie share many common traits, including a love for beautiful materials and the unexpected harmonies that can arise amongst them. Montaigne will surprise you with the fascinating play on textures that emanate from its ingredients. Mimosa, tinged with the honeyed accents of orange blossom, reveals a softness you can almost feel, thanks to cassie absolute. This powdery, downy floral heart is contrasted by the incomparably velvety feel of sandalwood, which vanilla and the balsams – benzoin and labdanum – melt down into a warm, unctuous trail. Powerful but tactful, this fragrance echoes a seductive figure that is never too showy. Inspired by fashion and yet... beyond trends. In a word? Timeless!
This Montaigne is a couture fragrance, a shot of French elegance!
The third time’s a charm! After opening shops first on Rue de la Paix and then at Place Vendôme, CARON opened a new door at 34 Avenue Montaigne in the early 1980s. An exclusive fragrance was released to mark the occasion. It was a bespoke creation crafted for our new address in the heart of Paris, and since the legendary avenue symbolises elegance, we quite simply decided to put Haute Couture in a bottle! The distinctive scent of Montaigne is a tribute to French women and their legendary high class. Sublime materials, an impeccable cut, and ideal proportions make this intangible garment a classic in the CARON wardrobe. Once you try it, there’s no going back!
DID YOU KNOW?
The shop on Avenue Montaigne was the first to house our perfume fountains. In 1984, our House became the first to give its customers the ability to come fill up their bottles. It was an ecologically responsible undertaking before its time, which we carry on today in several of our shops.
Around SANDALWOOD: Indian Santalum Album Wood Essence | Siamese Benzoin Resinoid | Labdanum Resinoid | Vanilla
Around MIMOSA: Egyptian Cassie Absolute | Heliotrope | Moroccan Jasmine Absolute | French Mimosa Absolute | Tunisian Orange Blossom Absolute | Ylang-Ylang Essence
Our ingredients lists are regularly updated. Before using a CARON product we invite you to carefully read the ingredients list printed on the packaging to be sure that this product is suitable for your personal use.
INGREDIENTS (COCTAB): ALCOHOL DENAT.. FRAGRANCE/PARFUM. WATER/AQUA. LINALOOL. COUMARIN. LIMONENE. BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE. ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE. EUGENOL. ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE. CITRONELLOL. GERANIOL. HYDROXYCITRONELLAL. METHYL ANTHRANILATE. ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE. BENZYL BENZOATE. CINNAMYL ALCOHOL. CITRAL. BENZYL SALICYLATE. BHT. BENZYL CINNAMATE. FARNESOL. TRIS(TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDINOL) CITRATE. ISOEUGENOL. BENZYL ALCOHOL. CI 15985. CI 14700. 82% Vol.