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Friday, May 17, 2013

Farnesiana by Caron c1947

Farnesiana by Caron: launched in 1947. The man who created Farnesiana was Michel Morsetti who started recreating the perfume in 1941, based on Ernest Daltroff's notes.


The name is taken from the Latin name for cassie, Acacia Farnesiana, as well as the garden in the Roman palace of Farnese which is the inspiration for Farnesiana.

Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: cassie, mimosa, bergamot, bitter almond
  • Middle notes: jasmine, hay, lily of the valley, violet, lilac, iris, lavender
  • Base notes: cassie, opoponax, vanilla, sandalwood, musk, heliotrope

 I have a very vintage bottle of this and the parfum has turned into a thick, syrupy, rich brown color, even though the top notes have soured in my sample, I can describe this as a delightful honeyed cassie, mimosa and almond layered over a creamy vanilla and sandalwood base. A small dab lasts quite a long time on the skin.

Bottles:


Ernest Daltroff's wife, Félicie Bergaud, née Vanpouille, designed the bottle, a flat, square crystal flacon with rounded shoulders and a flat, oval stopper, molded with "Caron", and made by Baccarat. This well known bottle was used for other perfumes, N'Aimez Que Moi (1916) and Tabac Blond (1919).




Farnesiana was available in the following forms:
  • Parfum
  • Eau de Parfum





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