Caron • Fleurs de Rocaille • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||61%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This review is for the EDT .
This is a soapy aldehydic perfume - one the Caron classics. In my opinion it fails somewhat in the EDT version -I bet the extrait is miles better.
This really smells like kids' playtime soap bubbles at first - the kind you blow from a bottle . And then it goes to the typical modern Caron base which thankfully is quite lovely still. It is the same base I smell in Narcisse Noir.
The EDT is not worth spending money on I believe.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Not to be confused with the more recent Fleur de Rocaille, Fleurs de Rocaille is a graceful, ladylike floral bouquet. I can't pick out all of the notes, but I do get gardenia, lilac, and lily of the valley. I find that it has a sweet, creamy quality, as if the flowers have been soaked in a nice dessert wine. If this perfume had a color, it would be light buttery yellow. Fleurs de Rocaille was created in 1933, and to me, it's very much a perfume of its time, perfectly matched with a bias-cut chiffon afternoon dress. I don't wear it (or chiffon afternoon dresses!) very often, but when I do, I enjoy its lovely nostalgic aura.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Young and fresh, tenacious, lovely top-notes, rather unconfortable drydown - where could this come from, I ask myself. I used to love this in my twenties, but can't identify myself with the scent anymore. Gives me a headache.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
A lovely MUA'er sent me this sample as an extra. It opened with such promise. On first sniff.....beautiful. Lots of roses and white flowers, very crisp and beautiful. Unfortunately, on the drydown, this turns into a very, very green, headache-inducing nightmare on me.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Fleurs de Rocaille (i.e. the vintage) is a soft wonderfully composed
floral, reminiscent of Bellodgia in its feeling but with different flowers.
I'd swear there were rose and iris in the Fleurs as well. Fabulous.
Old-fashioned. Love it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
-----This is for the modern incarnation, Fleur (not Fleurs) de Rocaille. For those of you with as little knowledge of French as I have, the dictionary reveals that the last word could be transcribed as "roe-KEYE" or "roh-KAI" (both of these are meant to be pronounced the same way--I'm just not sure which one is clearer).
-----The notes of this fragrance have been summed up in most of these reviews. To reiterate, the opening is quite crisply green, with a touch of aldehydes. I haven't seen anyone else mention it, but the drydown reminds me strongly of the sweet, grassy smell of fresh dandelions and clover flowers. The heart is a well-blended bouquet of flowers that includes rose, violet, jasmine, and tuberose. Generally, I don't care overly much for those last two flowers, but nothing is strident or heady in this. The base is sandalwood and amber. Although there are plenty of fragrances out there that try to recreate the bouquet effect, this is notable for the blending and proportions of its components.
-----Overall, the fragrance is sweet, smooth (with the exception of the opening), and more dry than not. It's not cloying, but pretty and very much in the spirit of springtime. It's like rolling down a hill in a meadow of blooming flowers. It's early afternoon, when birds are singing and a soft breeze is blowing. I'm definitely on the young side, and while I hate run-of-the-mill fruity florals, I worry that more-sophisticated fragrances could come off as more sophisticated than I am! Fortunately, this has a nice freshness and innocence about it that is by no means immature. I think it's appropriate for casual wear. I find that the EDT is surprisingly tenacious, lasting 12 hours or more! Like other Carons, the various concentrations smell quite different, so make sure you're aware of what you're buying. (This one is not available as an EDP, unfortunately.)
-----There are also three different styles of bottle for this fragrance, and each style changes a bit for each size. The white box with gold dots contains the standard Caron bottle: a ribbed, upright oval on a bit of a pedestal, with a ribbed gold cap. The bottle in the orange box is an upright half-oval with highly stylized roses in low relief at the top. The vaporizer is gold, and the cap is clear with another rose in relief. (Miss Rocaille comes in a pink-tinted version of this bottle.) The last style is a squatter half-oval with "Fleur de Rocaille de Caron" printed along the top edge of the front, black on white. A black ribbon is tied in a bow around its short neck, and a miniature of a stylized nosegay is embedded in the cap. I'm pretty sure that only the EDT comes in the standard Caron bottle, and that only the parfum comes in the ribbon bottle. Both come in the rose bottle, but that's partly dependent on the size. And certain sizes are only available in certain bottles! And, of course, there may be other bottle designs that I haven't happened upon. If you have any preferences, you'll have to look around.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Sorry, wanted to try it so I ordered some Caron samples, this smells to me exactly like that cheap shampoo Outrageous by Revlon I think. Couldn't get past that. :(
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is such a beautiful fragrance. The opening notes of Fleurs de Rocaille are strong, dry and grassy and persevere for about 10 minutes, leading into an exquisite, delicate floral heart. This is a clean and fresh floral, but not stridently so and not at all perfumey; it is refined and gentle with a hint of green that is evident throughout all its stages. There are hints of tuberose, rose, jasmine, violet and lilac, beautifully blended on my skin. It lasts well, becoming slightly more powdery as it dries down but is certainly not a sweet or powdery scent per se on me - it is, however, a very happy and charming Springtime scent. Thank you, Lisa, for letting me try it!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I hated this at first sniff. The first day, I wore it I wanted to shower it off. I tried it the next day, and for some reason I started to love it. To me, it'sa classic, sweet, but clean and cheerful scent. I'm not good at identifying separate notes, so all I can say is it reminds me of a bouquet of fresh spring flowers in a sunny country cottage window. It gives me a "just-came-out-of-a-showe" feeling. I'll probaby re-purchase. BTW, this review is for the new release, not the vintage scent.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
Fleus de Rocaille is very, very sweet, but lovely in my IMO. Ironically, however, I do not know that I would personally wear it. However, it is such a finely constructed fragrance, so I must give it it's just deserves. The tuberose is very prominent, but the other floral notes are not completely upstaged and are recognizeable, as well. Sharp floral, but nice. Advertised notes: tuberose, carnation and jasmine blended with notes of honey, vanilla and iris.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a me perfume. Gorgeous beginning which dries down to a snuggle skin scent which enriches as it melds into the skin and ultimately becomes a powdery oriental along the lines of my faves MPG Or des Indes, Guerlain Mitsouko and Shalimar. An absolute masterpiece.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have loved trying many perfumes from the much venerated, grand House of Caron. As a novice in the fascinating world of fragrance, I still can not distinguish many notes (but I did recognize jasmine in something recently and was quite proud when I found I was correct!), nor write lyrical reviews (wow some of you are poets!), and though I still am most captivated by perfume that is beautiful to me from beginning to end, I have learned to wait through all the stages that a scent goes through, particularly with these classic perfumes. All I could think of after I first tried this is soap. After waiting it out, I do smell a soft, classic floral scent. Not one of my favorites, but so glad to have sniffed it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Fleurs de Rocaille, introduced in 1933 and in the white box, was formulated to an aesthetic which is quite different from today's. In other words, this fragrance will probably not appeal to a teeny-bopper. It begins with a pretty good wallop of aldehydes and a good shot of clover, greens and bergamot. Hints of rose, jasmine, carnation and lily of the valley are evident, but everything is so well blended, it's like being in a wild meadow in full bloom. The smells become rather seamless and combine in an altogether pleasant way. The parfum has a darker base to it, as you'd expect from a Caron, and the oakmoss is more evident while the aldehydes are more muted. Over all, though, the EdT is a good representation of the parfum, if the parfum is not in your budget. Ernest Daltroff made Fleurs de Rocaille for the woman on the go. Remember when you were a child and would draw the sun as a big yellow ball with rays in the sky, and then you'd put a smiley face on it? That's what Fleurs de Rocaille smells like to me. It's pure, cheery sunshine.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I wore this perfume for years and received many compliments when I wore it. There's something distinctly feminine an sexy about it. I found it was quite the man magnet; for some reason men love this perfume. It's certainly unique in its composition with striking, unique floral mix with a strong tuberose note. My dear college roommate wore it too and it smelled completely different on her than it did on me. She only wore it on special occasions, claiming it wasn't an "everyday" perfume. I disagreed, finding it a scent that's perfectly fine to wear anytime.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I was given a bottle of the original Fleurs de Rocaille by my MIL.To me it is a major headache in a bottle.Too green,too strong,just too much.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a review for the vintage Fleurs de Rocaille. When I first sampled this I thought I had mistakenly received the modern version, Fleur de Rocaille. This is a quite soft, aldehydic floral, mostly rose, jasmine and light gardenia on my skin with soft sandalwood and musk grounding it, keeping it at a low pitch. My fascination with Carons, particularly those created by Ernest Daltroff, has to do with the dark, rather sultry edge most of them have. Consequently, I was rather surprised that instead of flashing to visions of late nights in Paris as I was sniffing this, I was flashing to childhood memories of vacations at the beach. And a suntan lotion I used. The beach, childhood and suntan lotion for a classic Daltroff 1933 urn perfume? Clearly, my nose needed to go in for repairs I thought. However, I subsequently read that Daltroff, a very progressive man, had felt in 1933 that women were going to be needing lighter, more modern fragrances for lives that were rapidly speeding up. Consequently, he chose to use aldehydes for the first time at Caron to create just such a fragrance, FdR. As far as I'm concerned, he certainly succeeded since over 70 years later this still strikes me as being modern. I also don't think I'm wrong about my associations with the beach. It is one of the few Carons I would easily wear to the beach and although I can't be certain about the memories of the suntan lotion I used (probably not an American brand), FdR would not be wildly out of sync with that sort of scent - and I mean that in the most positive way.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Tried yesterday and like very much! Soapy at first, then flowery with a smell of leek and then fresh oakmoss. Quite persistant, feminine, elegant, never harsh.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This review is for the parfum of the 1933 version. According to the Caron SA, this fragrance was mentioned by Al Pacino in the movie Scent of a Woman, and has legions of fans. At first it was heavy on the aldehydes, giving it a strong vintage feel. Despite the aldehydes, though, it showcased a gentle femininity which reminded me of soft bare skin. Like Araindrop5 said, it's "cozy." Its serenity is reminiscent of a Japanese rock garden (hence the name). Oh, and please wait through the aldehydes to get to the exquisite, shimmery oakmoss drydown. This is not quite "me," but I can see why it has such devoted fans. It's a nostalgic fragrance, but not heavy, overwhelming, or "perfumey" like many vintage fragrances are.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
The vintage Fleurs de Rocaille wins out over the newer version in my estimation. This is because it remains a fairly light floral through out and doesn't have the lush, white flowers notes of the newer version.
At first the dry and green notes of violet and lily of the valley are quite apparent then it just dries down to a light floral with a bit of an earthy undertone. As another reviewer mentioned, you really could imagine a rock garden with this scent. I have many florals I love more so I won't purchase again but its still a very nice, classic floral.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
On me, extraordinarily old-fashioned. So much so that the "old-fashioned accord" overwhelmes all other notes of the fragrance, making it impossible for me to identify them. Could I have tried a bad bottle at Nordstrom? Truly not something I would wear, as I smell it, at any rate. But at least I don't feel sick. Hence the 2 lippies.