Caron – Parfum Sacre

Perfume: Parfum Sacre
House: Caron
Perfumer: Jean Pierre Bethouart
Source: The Perfume Court
Size: 1 mL EdP

Perfume Court notes: vanilla, myrrh, civet, cedarwood, lemon, pepper, mace, cardamom, orange blossom, rose, jasmine, and rosewood

Date: 2/6/08 Weather: 65 degrees, windy

Comments: A vanilla/wood/musk with a soapy note that is more evident when wrist-sniffing than in the sillage. Some indeterminate flowers in here. The notes weave in and out – some becoming more prevalent than others – but the base vanilla/wood/musk note remains. Almost “foggy”. There really isn’t a delineation of notes. More of a scent impression – “I am wearing Parfum Sacre! Come closer to smell me.” About 2 hours later, the soapy note burns off for good. Vanilla and a carnationy flower. Very close wearing. 7 hours later – ends as white musk with strong vanilla note.

Date: 6/13/08 Weather: 75 degrees, humid

Comments: A pretty, spicy rose laced with sandalwood. Within an hour, you get a healthy lashing of vanilla and carnations. Just gorgeous – I don’t know why I don’t wear this more often.

Date: 10/23/08 Weather: 45 degrees, breezy

Comments: Roses, some black pepper, a hint of vanilla. The spices (particularly clove from the carnations) strengthens along with the vanilla and some incense. The incense note strengthens with the vanilla about 2 hours in. A musk note appears as well. The carnations linger. Not a high-sillage perfume on me, particularly after the first couple of hours. Drydown – vanilla, carnations, some incense and a hint of musk. Enjoying this from bottle sniff (where it is more dominantly peppers and roses) to late dry-down. Blends with my skin beautifully.

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~ by Wendy Wickham on February 6, 2008.

3 Responses to “Caron – Parfum Sacre”

  1. I just want to say, that this parfum is really great. My girlfriend was using it and the price is ok. Good luck with your blog – it encludes very interesting articles.

  2. Thank you so much for the nice compliment. Of all of the Caron’s I’ve tried so far, Parfum Sacre is my favorite.

  3. Parfum Sacre in EdP is nice but PARFUM is gooorgeous….I horde mine for special occasions.

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