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5.0
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fromAimbl

Oct/19/2014

Timeless, classic, perfection. 5 star unisex, fountain extrait only, all purpose/all weather, could be a contender for a desert island fragrance, even though i do not favor any fruit, particularly citrus, or any green chypre as a fragrance accord or category of choice. My skin chemistry turns some citrus or bergamot into candied lemon pledge and has problems with certain traditional phenolic …Read more

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About reviewer (514 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown



4.0
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fromdebrsl

Dec/27/2012

This review is for the urn parfum from Paris. It's beautiful. It is a smoothed-out green fragrance of being outdoors; it has the stunning Caron base. I would love to have a decant of this. None of the floral notes stood out, and the citrus was discernable only in the very beginning. Notes: lemon, grapefruit, bergamot, rose, orange, jasmine, orchid, thyme, patchouli, myrrh, cedar …Read more

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About reviewer (763 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Other, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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Apr/26/2009

If you love chypre then this is for you. It is one of the most well-crafted chypres perfumery has to offer. I just ordered if from the Manhattan Caron boutique and the woman told me Caron will be discontinuing it. *sniff* And with the upcoming oakmoss restrictions chypre lovers order up!

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About reviewer (32 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


1.0
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Jul/13/2008

Nice cold weather citrus opening and I was getting quite smitten for about 15 minutes but then it went into the old lady drydown, boring,!! Husband distinctly unimpressed, as was I. Definitely try the sample before purchase.

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About reviewer (45 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesGreen


5.0
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Jun/17/2008

I am not especially fond of citrus-heavy perfumes, but I do like Alpona! It was introduced in 1939 for the World's Fair in New York, and it must have been quite daring in its day. It's daring (for a "women's" perfume, though anyone could wear Alpona) even today: A glittering burst of citrus fruits, gorged on sunlight and liquor, on a mossy chypre base. I find the opening …Read more

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About reviewer (161 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


5.0
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Apr/12/2008

Taken directly from the Caron website:
THE STORY
In 1939, driven by an insatiable passion for original fragrances, CARON discovered a new universe previously unknown to the perfumer: the Hesperides Garden.
Defying the Hesperides, guardians of this fabled place, CARON stole the secret of immortality from the Greek gods: the famous “golden apples.”
That’s how Alpona was born …
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About reviewer (418 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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May/30/2007

caron's alpona extrait is currently the shelf's golden child--warm, evolutive, and masculine in that ms. earhart way (but not as angular as miss dior, for instance, its more honeyed). like most carons, its best characteristic is that it is compellllling. you want to know more, more, more, yet you never hit that wall that says 'cologne here', you just eventually meet with …Read more

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About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal

HairBrown

EyesHazel


5.0
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Jan/28/2006

This is something very different. The notes don't tell you the story at all. And, on me, it's different from the way it is on may others. This is one you have to try on skin, and let it evolve. This is, on me, very deep and smoky incensy. I don't get sharp green at all. It's very soft and elegant. The tomboy descriptions don't fit for me either. It's more …Read more

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About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinVery Dry

HairBlond

EyesBlue


5.0
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Jan/15/2006

What I learned from Alpona: If you stick too closely to your little list of favorite notes, you just might miss some of your best-ever fragrances. I never got around to trying this particular Caron because it was billed as a citrus frag--and a grapefruit one at that. I don't hate citrus, but I have about 0 interest in it as leading player in my fragrances. I only bothered to try Alpona …Read more

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Age

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


4.0
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Nov/23/2005

If Alpona was a color it would be a drab olive. I don't mean this in a negative way. It is a "dirty" green scent. Starts off very green and then starts to smell dirty, like pulling weeds from dry earth. Then it takes on a slighty orange note. It's interesting, but not my favorite Caron.

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Age25-29

SkinCombination

HairBrown

EyesGreen