Narcisse Noir (2017)Parfum

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Narcisse Noir (2017) (Parfum) by Caron
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Narcisse Noir (2017) (Parfum) is a perfume by Caron for women and was released in 2017. The scent is animal-floral. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Cattleya Finance.

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Scent

7.9 (7 Ratings)

Longevity

8.6 (7 Ratings)

Sillage

7.7 (7 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (11 Ratings)
Submitted by Sniffer, last update on 22.06.2020.

Interesting Facts

The fragrance was launched in 2017 as part of the "La Collection Privée" series by Caron. On the basis of the information available, it is not possible for us to clearly prove whether it is just a re-release of the fragrance or an actual adjustment of the formula by the house perfumer at the time, William Fraysse.

Variant of the fragrance concentration

This is a variant of the perfume Narcisse Noir (2017) (Eau de Parfum) by Caron, which differs in concentration.
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Longevity
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Sillage
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Bottle
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The floral-animalistic perfection: Dirty daffodil pollen with caron DNA
The House of Caron cannot be understood. Anyway, I don't understand it.

Most of his classics have been discontinued: Bellodgia, En Avion, French Cancan, Farnesiana, Or et Noir, Poivre, Fleurs de Rocaille, Nuit de Noel, Narcisse Blanc ...

Now I think it is possible that although I love these fragrances and consider them masterpieces, they sell badly. Because maybe most buyers prefer modern fragrances
If you follow this thought, it is absurd to continue offering the most bulky fragrance Caron has to offer: Narcisse Noir. Only Narcisse Blanc is similarly bulky.

I don't believe for a moment that the average perfume buyer, who usually prefers "La Vie est belle", would walk into one of the Paris Caron boutiques and choose Narcisse Noir, of all people.

Against this scent Tabac Blond is pleasing, almost sweet, friendly, a cuddly bear.

But Caron continues to use this gun for his customers. Or they cultivate their quirkiness by keeping him in the program. At the same time, however, comparatively catchy, easy-to-please Daltroff creations such as En Avion and French Cancan are no longer available. Purely commercial reasons cannot have this.

Or there are some very wacky sales tactics behind it, as Coriolon presents them in this blog post. The article was very interesting for me:

https://www.parfumo.de/Benutzer/Coriolon/Blog/Eintrag/Caron_das_etwas_andere_Parfumhaus

What can you expect now if you dare to spray Narcisse Noir? A stern, serious scent. It combines orange blossom and jasmine, opulent flowers that can also be small stinkers, with an animal depth of civet and musk that is second to none.

The result is the impression of a powdery pollen-like concentration of flowers, as described by Minigolf in the eau de toilette version. At the same time dirty animalistic, leathery, abysmal.

And yet at no point do I feel that this is too much, as it was with Salome from Papillon Artisan Perfumes, for example. At Caron, the notes are so masterfully interwoven that I am simply thrilled by both the intensity of the flowers and the animal notes and enjoy this work of art. Blossoms and animalism are interwoven with rose and real sandalwood
On the edge I perceive a slight soapiness, which however does not determine the scent impression for me. In the perfume version (I only know this one) the fragrance lasts more than 12 hours, becomes more pleasing in the course of time without ever losing its character and slowly and after many hours it changes into the enchanting caron base.

I definitely do not recommend a blind purchase.

If I've given you a taste for it anyway: I ordered a bottle from the Caron website before this comment was published, so that I wouldn't miss out. Just in case Caron still has Narcisse Noir on the website simply because they sell leftover stock and nobody wanted to have this scent until now. Because that seems the most likely thing to me.
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