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)