Caron • Pour Une Femme de Caron • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Pour Une Femme is syrupy, spiced peaches, on a bed of lush roses, and resinous incense. It has a darker feel to it, sort of a vintage feel, you would not guess it is a newer Caron release. Not one of the Caron's I reach for often, but when the mood strikes it's just perfect. The closest scent to it would be Fendi Asja.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Candied orange blossom with rose to temper. Lovely, simple, probably too simple, but still very pretty. There are no real base notes on my skin. Ends as a pretty, candied rose. Very nice, but a bit linear. Still lovely, feminine, fresh.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm generally a fan of Caron's deep, complex scents, but try as I might, this one just leaves me wanting. It is not a bad scent, and I suspect that it would be truly lovely on many people- unfortunately, just not me. For the most part, I have no trouble wearing fragrance. I'm the go-to-gal if your perfume doesn't work with your chemistry- just hand it over to me and it will smell like a dream. With Pour Une Femme de Caron, I'm left smelling like old bottles at an estate sale.
There's something in here that reminds me of Agent Provocateur, which is another fragrance people seem to have trouble carrying off. However, AP's initial musty topnote quickly burned off and left me with some musky, floral goodness. I get hints of that with this Caron, but am mostly left with a dusky scent I can best describe as stolen sprays from an antique store's collection. In saying that, I don't mean to suggest that Pour Une Femme de Caron smells like something a woman from the 30s/40s/50s would wear, or that it smells old-fashioned, but rather that it smells like a bottle gone bad. And after trying multiple sprays from various bottles, I have to accept that this fragrance will never work for me. Sad, but true.
On the bright side, I'm going to stick with blaming my chemistry for this problem. Caron's fragrances are no joke, and when they work on you, they are almost magical. Just because this genie hides in the bottle for me doesn't mean he won't pop out for you. Try it for yourself before buying. At the very least, you won't regret the introduction to Caron's truly amazing house of fragrance.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I voted that I would not buy this again because I can't see me ever finishing the bottle I have. This fragrance is inoffensive, but that's not enough to keep me wearing it!
It starts off very sweet, a fruity sweetness which is not really my thing. The dry-down is more enjoyable, as it melds into a more spicy richness on my skin, but the initial sweet blast puts me off it a bit. Maybe I just need to persevere...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I agree with several of the reviewers that there is an odd note here, but it quickly dissipates into a smooth blend of flowers and spices that I find very comforting. It reminds me of Kenzo's Amour, in that there is a foody quality underlying it. The new book on perfume says it smells like stewed fruit with spices, and in a way it does, which might acount for the sharp tanginess of the opening notes (like cooked dried apricots). It certainly doesn't have the dramatic qualities of some other Carons, like Parfum Sacre or Tabac Blonde (both of which I love), but I really like it for its homely qualities and nice scent.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this in a swap. Why would someone get rid of this. It is delightful smelling. The bottle is cute - a class figure of a woman on a pedistal with no head! When I opened it, I thought my bottle had been decapitated. Then I figured out that the sprayer is in the pedistal. You turn the bottle [what seems to be] upside down to spray it. It smells delightful - sweet and cheery and very French sophisticate. Check this out -- this is what it says on the box: "My four sweet bursts of tenderness are your afresh if you just flip me over. I'll garland you with fragrant rose, the mysteries of frankincense and sensual benjamin and amber." I have no idea what benjamin is - benjoin? Whatever, it smells magnificent, and right now it's way cheap.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
On me this had a very pungent sour vegetable odor that at the same time was bitter. Perhaps it's that many fruity sweet florals usually do not work with my chemistry. Pour une Femme de Caron is downright putrid on my skin & just gets stronger as time goes on. This would best be worn if you want a role of one of the freaky witches in Macbeth.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I was surprised by my attraction to this scent-- I generally gravitate toward the woodsy, green, often unisex fragrances. But I tried on a sample, and realized after a few minutes that I wanted it.
Yes, there is an initial faint sourness to the fragrance, but it's hardly overpowering, and I find it's gone within 15 minutes. I think it is just a brief clash of the notes. But the rose, the amber, the ylang-ylang, and the frankincense are all there, rich and feminine, and the second stage of the fragrance is perfectly balanced.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
My HG. Beautifully balanced blend of creamy roses and sweet spices, that comforts and challenges me all at once. I agree with other reviewers that it does have an initial sharpness (rather than sourness) but I find it refreshing and love the way it morphs into the next phase. The final stage is pure femininity. I have never recieved many comments on my other fragrances (Chanel No19, Ralph Lauren Blue, Chanel Christalle, Philosophy's Amazing Grace) and I wonder if that's because I have never felt they were quite 'the one'. When wearing this I have to sniff my wrists regularly, and every time I hug someone they always say I smell lovely.
Although this is a recent launch, it is actually based on an old recipe from the Caron archives. I hope people aren't dismissing it just because they think it isn't an old classic...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The copy on the box is a poem in French and English that talks about rose enveloped with frankincense, benzoin and amber. That's about right, though I didn't get any rose. On me, this is a dark rich incense with a sourness noted by other reviewers. Yet somehow, I couldn't stop smelling my wrist. Definitely a keeper.
Age: Unknown Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Pour Une Femme may not have the history of some of the more vintage Caron creations, but it's well worth trying. Its incense-floral combination of rose, sandalwood, cedar, and vanilla makes it a warm, romantic fragrance that I enjoy wearing on fall and winter evenings. I can also sense the mossy "Caron accord" in the drydown. Pour Une Femme also reminds me somewhat of Rochas Tocade, but slightly darker and stronger. My only complaint: the abstract female shape of the bottle is, in reality, extremely tacky! I might eventually decant all the fragrance into another bottle.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is not the sort of perfume I am usually drawn to. For one thing, ylang ylang does not work with my personal chemistry. For another, I don't care for most floral-woody blends. The list of notes in THIS one (rose, ylang ylang, sandalwood, cedar...) makes me think of your typical, readily-available mall perfumes. Indeed, the only reason I sought to try this frag is the fact that is a Caron and I am a Caron nut.
Generally speaking, this scent turned out to be exactly what I expected. But there were a couple of surprises- 1)Like many Carons, it took a long time to develop on my skin. It went through several phases, some of which I did not like. The ultimate drydown was very nice, though. To me, this perfume smells "dressy"--very suitable to formal occasions. 2)Didn't expect it, but it was there: tucked away in the drydown was a very small hint of that "Caron accord".
This is a nice modern Caron scent. But it is not unique and special like some other Carons.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The headless, glass feminine form makes for a strange bottle, and the Osmoz copy is stranger still: "Pour une Femme by Caron is a tribute to all the women who have contributed and continue to contribute to the success of Pour un Homme." Nevertheless, I adore Pour une Femme! The opening accord of ripe mandarin orange reminds me of Santa Maria Novella's Queen's Cologne, while the rose and incense heart of the fragrance lends a dark, almost disturbing edge to the fragrance. Pour une Femme is everything I had hoped Lutens' Rose de Nuit would be, and more. I did notice a brief sour stage as the rose and incense clashed with the opening citrus note, but somehow orange blossom unfolds at just the right moment to lift the fragrance to a more serene level. Sweet, but sour, dark and utterly enticing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I will need to try this again since it's been awhile, but I recall this being a sweet floral-chypre, reminiscent of Lady Caron in its initial fruity-floral opening. Une Femme is a rich fruity floral that dries down to a mossy chypre base which is why I haven't bought it yet--I'm not a big fan of chypres generally, with very few exceptions.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Had the same experience as kate8. A very troubling and bizarre note emerges from the heart of Pour Une Femme, making the overall olfactory effect that of walking into the dentist's office when the Dr.'s drill is hard at work. This is so horrible it makes me wonder why it was ever released into the market.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I didn't care for this scent at all. It was very strong and musty on my skin. I couldn't wait to wash it off.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
What a strange experience. The rose and frankincense were so attractive and inviting, but it had a sour undercurrent of something so repelling, like vinegar! I'd have assumed that the tester in the store had turned, if it didn't actually smell like an integral, deliberate part of the fragrance (the nice elements seemed unmuted and unharmed by whatever evil element was at work underneath them). No, thank you!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This begins with a rose top note that did not thrill me but then the middle ylang ylang note blended to take the edge off of the top note. The bottom then emerged with sensual incense and sandalwood. This fragrance became a very sexy close-to-the skin fragrance that would go well with black sheets and nothing else. My husband agreed.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is a beautiful fragrance. Warm, subtle. It really seems to blend into a woman's natural scent. I couldn't stop sniffing my wrists.