‘Royal Bain de Champagne' was created for a billionaire who used to bathe in Champagne prior to the Wall St crash of the 1930's and was now looking for something equally indulgent but a little less extravagant!
The scent itself explodes from the bottle just like Champagne - the aldehydes at the top sparkle and take the breath away, speaking of which, the initial effect is very narcotic which I believe is the benzoin note getting a little more oxygen into the lungs and thus to the brain. Add to this incense and opoponax and you have instant euphoria(!) and this is the perfect addition to your Saturday evening bathing ritual before hitting the town - it really does make you feel like dancing! The heart is a combination of rose, lilac and violet that one would expect to create a very floral fragrance but this really isn't (although the lilacs certainly make an impression), and a soft warm vanilla/musk base which again is indulgent. Royal Bain de Caron is exciting and glamorous as a scent - it deserves a roll top bath and a glass of Champers! Oh and it still comes in its original 'Champagne' bottle just to add a little vintage decadence to our practical bathrooms.
Top: Lilac, Rose
Middle: Opoponax, Benzoin, Incence
Base: Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Vanilla, Cedar
In 1904 Russian Ernest Daltroff opened Caron at 10 Rue de La Paix in Paris. Daltroff had a startling nose for fragrance and together with former dressmaker Félicie Wanpouille, who was appointed as ‘artistic advisor’ and who had a honed eye for design and detail, they were to take on the fragrance world and establish one of the world’s greatest fragrance houses. Wanpouille and Daltroff became secret lovers and it is perhaps this hidden love that resulted in an overspill of passion into their perfumes. Powerful fragrances, full of romance and harmony but with the hint of a something untold: the suggestion of a secret. In 1939 Daltroff was forced flee to America to escape Nazi persecution. After the war Caron was to excel in the hands of Wanpouille who was to run the company until her death in 1967 aged 93. Roullier White is delighted to be able to offer a selection of these timeless, enduring and classic Caron fragrances.