Or et Noir 1949

Version from 1949
Or et Noir (1949) by Caron
Bottle Design Félicie Wanpouille Bergaud
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Or et Noir (1949) is a popular perfume by Caron for women and was released in 1949. The scent is floral-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

Michel Morsetti

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBulgarian roseBulgarian rose
Rosa centifoliaRosa centifolia
GeraniumGeranium
Heart Notes Heart NotesLilacLilac
CarnationCarnation
Turkish roseTurkish rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmberAmber
OakmossOakmoss

Ratings

Scent

8.719 Ratings

Longevity

7.914 Ratings

Sillage

7.414 Ratings

Bottle

8.028 Ratings
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Scent
10
Longevity
7.5
Sillage
5
Bottle
Briarthorn

91 Reviews
Briarthorn
Briarthorn
   2  
An amazing journey
This is for the Parfum:

It opens with a lovely Taif rose. It's not as creamy as N' Aimez Que Moi and a little sharper. It's has a very classic feel to it. After a little while the geranium comes out with a hint of carnation. The Taif rose is still dominant though. It has really great sillage and projection. The longer it warms up on my skin the more I adore it. As it continues to warm up the amber becomes divine. Then in the drydown I get oakmoss. Oh my, I love this oakmoss. The rose also gets a bit creamier in the drydown too. The sillage isn't too loud and the longevity is amazing.

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03
2014
10
Scent
ScentFan

330 Reviews
ScentFan
ScentFan
   3  
Lost & Found Opulence
For the longest, I've had a 2ml sample with a missing label and wondered what it was. It became an obsession. Every time I sniffed it, I fell in love again. What was it? Today, I made up my mind to figure it out, slathered it on and sniffed. "It's a Caron!" said my nose. But which one? I'd already searched my emails on the name of every sample shop--repeatedly, in fact--looking for a 2 ml purchase. Those I found were here and properly labelled. This time I searched on "Caron sample" and, sure enough, I'd bought 2 ml of Or & Noir from an ebay shop last year! Mystery solved. Unfortunate that it's too late for my rose sniff fest, because this sophisticated lady would have made the finals. There's more to her than creamy and luxurious multiple roses. Subtle whiffs of perfectly blended Carnation, Geranium and Lilac are there. The simple base is fabulous, like putting the florals in a crystal vase tied with a posh velvet ribbon. Une Rose is my favorite rose perfume, but opulent Or & Noir, created in 1949, has risen from oblivion, shoved younger rivals aside, and taken second place. Actually, it should be in a tie for first place--rose in unmatched realism and heady refinement.
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8
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Pipette

63 Reviews
Pipette
Pipette
Helpful Review    4  
Her Majesty - the Rose
Roses, roses and a little marigold or geranium blend in a full opening. My nose perceives this full scent as old-fashioned but in a good sense. That is how perfumes used to be made. There is the typical thickness of a CARON creation which lends this fragrance depth and continuity.

I was gifted a roll-on of "Or et Noir" at my visit at the CARON Boutique in New York City. The place is full of urns. "Or et Noir" is one of the urn perfumes. Modern is not ... when I wear it, I am not completely in tune with it. It is so full and dramatic. Stunning in its impact.

Notes? Roses in all their glory with a touch of carnation. Soon a big powdery feel emanates and mixes with the florals. Some spice, but very little. Just that peppery spice that roses have when you bury your nose into the flower.

Oakmoss is listed as a base note. I suppose it is there, although not overwhelming.

Where to wear this scent? At a theater performance, at a gala. It is not a sparkling scent, but rather a quiet, very dignified scent. Most suited for the Winter, in the same vein as "Nuit de Noel". Thick, full, blooming, powdery drama. Not for the young, too heavy and "old fashioned". Top quality.
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