La Collection Merveilleuse wears its name well. Combining the gems of our heritage with very contemporary creations, every last detail illustrates the overwhelming creativity, daring spirit, and generosity of our House. Refillable, stackable and customizable, the O bottle is our emblem. Free to be different, La Collection Merveilleuse is the most beautiful expression of French Haute Parfumerie by CARON.
Fine petals but rich scents: the sweet pea exudes a complex, fresh and suave scent. Like an impressionist painting, it recreates the subtle aroma of its subject thanks to a multitude of small touches and an exquisite duo: a jasmine absolute from Morocco with a light floral scent and a soft, round and enveloping honey note.
Jasmine, illuminated by the sunny glow of ylang-ylang and the green accents of a daffodil absolute, imitates the fresh softness of petals. Their sweeter facets, brought by honey, are further enhanced by cassia and orange blossom absolutes. Its superb sillage exudes the emotions that guided its creator. It smells beautiful!
This Pois de Senteur offers a scent of infinite delicacy!
Our two founders were crazy about flowers! They were particularly enthralled by sweet peas. Félicie Wanpouille would plant them in her garden and decorate her drawing rooms with them, while Ernest Daltroff wondered at their delicate scent reminiscent of spring. And better yet: he dreamed of creating a sweet pea fragrance. But how could he capture the scent of a flower that produces no extractable essence? Up for the challenge, Ernest deployed is know-how to reconstitute the scent he was obsessed with, but using other ingredients. It was a sleight of hand! In this fragrance, released in 1927 under the name Les Pois de Senteur de chez Moi – Félicie’s humorous touch – Ernest's virtuosity is fully expressed. It is the excellence of his technique in the service of his vision. Smell it yourself: it’s a work of art!
DID YOU KNOW?
Lily, lily-of-the-valley, honeysuckle, peony, lilac, gardenia, violet, and hyacinth are just like sweet peas in that they resist all attempts to extract their essence. These “mute” flowers are a source of both exasperation and inspiration for perfumers, who must face the challenge of reproducing their aroma by other means. In other words, perfumers must get them to speak.
Around JASMINE: Moroccan Jasmine Absolute | Daffodil Absolute | Bulgarian Rose Essence | Comorian Ylang-Ylang Essence
Around HONEY: Italian Bergamot Essence | Honey | Vanilla | Cassie Absolute | Orange Flower Water Absolute | Peru Balsam
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. CITRONELLOL. BENZYL BENZOATE. GERANIOL. COUMARIN. BENZYL ALCOHOL. CINNAMYL ALCOHOL. HYDROXYCITRONELLAL. EUGENOL. LINALOOL. BENZYL CINNAMATE. LIMONENE. BENZYL SALICYLATE. ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE. CITRAL. EVERNIA PRUNASTRI (OAKMOSS) EXTRACT. CINNAMAL. FARNESOL. ISOEUGENOL. 74% Vol.