Farnesiana (1947)

Version from 1947
Farnesiana (1947) by Caron
Bottle Design: Félicie Bergaud
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Farnesiana (1947) is a popular perfume by Caron for women and was released in 1947. The scent is floral-sweet. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Perfumer

Michel Morsetti

Fragrance Notes

Hay, Mimosa, Sandalwood, Blackcurrant

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (47 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (29 Ratings)

Sillage

6.6 (28 Ratings)

Bottle

7.7 (38 Ratings)
Submitted by Joe, last update on 10.02.2019
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6.0/10
Rickbr

190 Reviews
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Farnesiana EDP
This is pleasant, but is less gourmand than the parfum concentration. The opening is more powdery and floral, with a more noticeable retro thing. Then the powdery part goes, the mimosa shows it's almond nuances and is joined by a pleasant vanilla and opoponax base. It's lovely, but i still favor the marzipan wonderfullness which is the parfum.
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DutchSniffer

12 Reviews
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And the winner is... (nope, not this one)
As I am testing 12 urn samples of Caron one by one and being quite disappointed by the 3 earliest samples (N'Aimez que moi (1916), Tabac Blond (1919), Narcisse Blanc (1923)), I was relieved to find the first agreeable one: Acaciosa (1924) and was told to just wait until testing Farnesiana (1947).

So expectations were quite high when today was 'the day' .
Too bad the scent proves to be just a so-so one. It is quite OK, but it is hard to discern between the flower notes as I had expected them to be. The flowers don't smell fresh, but as if they are wilted. It is as if the juice has aged too much, notes that blend together into something I can't discern anymore, which was typical of the first few scents that were tested.

A confusing factor was having at least 20 samples lying around on my desk, creating a mixture of scents. For a moment I thought to smell a perennial favourite fragrance Zwitsal (baby soap/oil, but now also edc) but no. Looking up accords clears up it is supposedly a powdery scent too.
Anyhow, sofar Acaciosa is the clear winner when it comes to which of the urns I prefer with Alpona coming close as a 2nd.

Still 4 Carons to go! (3 urns + Yatagan)
5.0 7.5 9.0/10
Icekat

97 Reviews
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Helpful Review    4
Sensual Mimosa
In my search for a perfect mimosa scent I came across this gem of a perfume. I have tried it first in the pure parfum version and I was instantly captured by its beauty. The mimosa scent in the pure parfum concentration is purely divine. It is sweet, creamy and very close to the heady mimosa flowers I used to buy in early spring.

After my experience with the pure parfum, I had a wonderful opportunity to track down the vintage EDP concentration. And though the versions are slightly different, both of them develop into a gorgeous bouquet of mimosa. The difference between two is in the opening. The pure parfum has much stronger and almost sharp woody hay note in the opening. I thought that this is how mimosa would smell, if it had a passionate night with the sandalwood in a haystack. Beautiful, sweet and attractive but slightly disheveled. The vintage EDP, however, is more gentle and sweet in the beginning with a bit of a fruity flavor.
After the opening, the scent becomes creamier and sweeter as it transforms into a huge, fragrant bouquet of mimosa in both versions. In the dry down the scent continues to be mimosa sweet and slightly powdery. The lasting power is a bit better in the pure parfum version.

This is a lovely interpretation of mimosa flower. Sweet, creamy and voluptuous. The ingredients seem to be of a good quality and the composition smells perfectly natural to me. No annoying chemical qualities. This is a very special and beautiful scent for an early spring.
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Sophi

50 Reviews
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Sophisticated Mimosa
A mature mimosa scent with sweet ,creamy and earthy background...the hay note is companied the floral part and gives an earthy feeling to the composition(i receive a whole grain /cereal smell) ...vanilla adds creaminess and sweetness even more...
This is a grown up sophisticated and fine scent .Long lasting.
I really like it!

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