Wednesday, November 20, 2013

With Pleasure by Caron c1949

With Pleasure by Caron: launched in 1949. Created by Michel Morsetti.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a rich green floral chypre fragrance for women with a soft rose note.
  • Top notes: dried fruits note, citrus, aldehydes
  • Middle notes: rose, jasmine and hyacinth
  • Base notes: suede, vanilla, oakmoss, amber, sandalwood, musk, patchouli, galbanum

The perfume is a drier, fruitier, subtle floral bouquet with a dominant deep, dark musty rose note, a favorite accord used in Caron's fine perfumes. Other notes are herbal, and green with a light hesperdic note.


The perfume was housed inside a Baccarat crystal keg shaped bottle with a bar shaped stopper, which I call the tap. The shape of the bottle is probably an allusion to a wooden wine barrel, with its tap shaped spigot. Some perfumes are in a sense, like wine, they must be aged before set up for sale, and some perfumes do seem to get better with age.

This bottle came in two sizes, from 2.4" tall to 3.5" tall. The bottle was designed by Felicie Bergaud (nee Vanpouille),  produced by Baccarat, design #807.

Fate of the Fragrance:

With Pleasure has been discontinued for decades, the last reference I can find to it is from the 1954.

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