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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Voeu de Noel by Caron c1939

Voeu de Noel by Caron: launched in 1946.




Origin:


A beautiful rose perfume named Rose de Noel (Christmas Rose) was created in 1939 by Ernest Daltroff and was presented at the 1939 World's Fair along with two more of Caron's fragrances Alpona and Adastra. Rose de Noel was later renamed Voeu de Noel (Christmas Wish) in 1946. 


Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? The wonderful incense and dusty rose laden fragrance has been described as being a marriage of Nuit de Noel and Or et Noir, both by Caron. Additional perfume notes include violet, carnation, sweet woods, spices and Mousse de Saxe.
  • Top notes: citrus
  • Middle notes: rose, lilac, carnation, violet
  • Base notes: incense, oakmoss, spices, sweet woods


A 1950's article from Australia's Sydney Morning Herald described Voeu de Noel as
"a heady fragrance with strong overtones of carnations, involving opulence and burnished colour as mental associations. Packed in opalescence for 23 and a half pounds."

Flacon:


The bottle was erroneously cited as being made by Lalique in several books, including my previous guides on ebay (which I can no longer edit). However this special double poppy flower opalescent flacon was designed by Felicie Vanpouille (Felicie Bergaud) and manufactured by Cristallerie de Romesnil.


Le Musée International de la Parfumerie

Another flacon, though just as rare, is the standard Caron flacon used for extraits such as Tabac Blonde and N'Aimez Que Moi and Farnesiana. The stopper is molded with an intaglio of Caron in cursive script. Notice the silvery foil label that has a radiating design around the name of the perfume.

photo by ebay seller luvparfum






Fate of the Fragrance:


Voeu de Noel has been discontinued for many years. In 1991, Caron released a deluxe special edition bottle made by Baccarat, exactly like the original..

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