Caron Tabac Blond was created by Ernest Daltroff created and launched in 1919 for those women of the era that smoked cigarettes - the perfume was to cover up signs of their smoking lest someone think they were not good girls. Tobacco and leather, uncompromising and yielding no ground to the floral notes beyond supporting characters, Caron Tabac Blond has been the signature scent for this genre. Dark and elegant, this isn't abrasive, it just knows what it is. This is the EDP, eau de parfum.
Caron Tabac Blond is one of fragrances from the last 100 years that Roja Dove believes to be the true classics of their decade.
From Basenotes: "What you get is dry, soft tobacco, like the paper which lines a pack of cigarettes, rather than the cigarettes themselves. Spicy carnation dominates, along with a gorgeous leather-iris combination and a hint of animalic notes. Damp cedarwood and dry, dark vanilla mixed with creamy ylang-ylang complete the base.
This is unlike anything I've tried in a very long time. When I smell this I get two images, elegant balls and women dressed in black with white gloves and cigarette holders, marble floored ball rooms and the golden aura from crystal chandeliers. The other image I get is the women of the 1920's, androgynous women (this was reportedly a favourite of Marlene Dietrich). I don't get "flapper" or "loose woman" out of this. I get "rich woman who smokes"... and yes it's a lot like the smell of makeup and tobacco but at the same time is so deep and luxurious that it really deserves a few tries to really see the elegance in it. It really gives of an aura of gold and black and luxury. I can't explain any better than that. If you can, please try and experience this. A legendary perfume."
Fragrantica: "Tabac Blond is out of this world. It's art. It's beauty. It's true fragrance perfection...The linden (lime blossom) is divine... really so very pretty. The leather is very mild. There's no sharpness or masculinity to it. Everything is in perfect balance."
Full bottles of Caron Tabac Blond can be purchased at: Caron boutique in Paris and NYC
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|Perfume Name||Caron Tabac Blond|
|Strength||EDP, eau de parfum|
|Notes||leather, carnation, linden, iris, vetiver, ylang ylang, cedar, patchouli, vanilla, amber and musk|
|Country of Origin||France|