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5.0
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10 years ago

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,...

About reviewer (517 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown



4.0
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12 years ago

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. ...

About reviewer (763 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Other, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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15 years ago

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...

About reviewer (32 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinNormal, Fair

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


1.0
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16 years ago

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...

About reviewer (45 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesGreen


5.0
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16 years ago

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...

About reviewer (161 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesHazel


5.0
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16 years ago

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...

About reviewer (418 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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17 years ago

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...

About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal

HairBrown

EyesHazel


5.0
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18 years ago

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. ...

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinVery Dry

HairBlond

EyesBlue


5.0
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19 years ago

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...

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SkinOther

HairOther

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4.0
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19 years ago

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...

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Age25-29

SkinCombination

HairBrown

EyesGreen


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19 years ago

Mystified by the hype about this one. Didnt like like the initial blast. Hmmmm-maybe the great part is the drydown. No--dont like that either! I was excited to try this one but find it too...

About reviewer (14 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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19 years ago

Ah, Alpona. Where have you been all my life? I just received a sample of this one from a wonderfully generous MUA-er in a swap, and I'm in love. This opens with a very green blast... nearly...

About reviewer (97 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Fair

HairRed

EyesBrown


3.0
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19 years ago

I tried and tried and tried to like this fragrance, but I just couldn't do it. Maybe it is the bitterness of the fruit. Maybe it is the heavy unpleasantness of the base. Or maybe I just don't like...

About reviewer (13 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinCombination

HairBrunette

EyesBrown


5.0
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19 years ago

Breathtaking! A chypre fragrance that smells like no other. My DH actually looked like a spell had been cast on him, when he first smelled this scent on me. He just kept grabbing my arm and...

About reviewer (83 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry, Fair

HairBrown

EyesBrown


4.0
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19 years ago

A fruity/woody/chypre fragrance that constantly evolves on your skin until it slowly fades into oblivion. It's deep and complex, but also fresh, modern and very wearable. It also reminds me a bit...

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Age25-29

SkinCombination, Other

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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19 years ago

I had heard this dismissively described as a fruity floral. Most fruity florals inspire me to give no more than a tired yawn as my eyes start to close from sheer boredom, so I let that person's...

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Age

SkinOther

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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19 years ago

Ahh, Alpona! This classic fragrance contains multitudes. It's a perfect stunner that starts out crisp and fruity and dries down to redefine the chypre paradigm. Created in 1939, Alpona remains very...

About reviewer (49 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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19 years ago

A smooth warm mossy fruity-floral. Wow! Like nothing I have ever experienced before! It definately has that "Caron accord". What a show stopper. This is definately full bottle worthy in my opinion....

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Age30-35

SkinNormal, Other

HairBrown

EyesBrown


5.0
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20 years ago

Would this be the one "androgyneous" classy perfume I had been looking for so long? Alpona is it. Musch easier to wear than Mitsouko (too powdery and old ladyish). I Love You Alpona! Beautiful...

About reviewer (43 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinOther

HairOther

EyesOther


5.0
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20 years ago

This fragrance is a gem! I knew nothing about it when I tried it on at a Caron boutique (the only place it's available, and only in parfum form), and after letting it warm up for about 10 minutes...

About reviewer (15 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairGrey, Wavy, Fine

EyesBrown