French Cancan French Can-Can 1936 Parfum

Version from 1936
French Cancan (1936) / French Can-Can (Parfum) by Caron
Bottle Design Félicie Wanpouille Bergaud
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French Cancan (1936) is a popular perfume by Caron for women and was released in 1936. The scent is floral-spicy. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Ernest Daltroff

Fragrance Notes

AmberAmber
OakmossOakmoss
LilacLilac
IrisIris
JasmineJasmine
Lily of the valleyLily of the valley
Orange blossomOrange blossom
PatchouliPatchouli
RoseRose
SandalwoodSandalwood
VioletViolet

Ratings

Scent

7.938 Ratings

Longevity

7.428 Ratings

Sillage

6.830 Ratings

Bottle

7.940 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 15.02.2021.
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Uncommented Caron classic by Ernest Daltroff
There is no comment on this fragrance yet, neither for the vintage version nor for the new editions as eau de parfum and perfume in 2017.

Perhaps the Caron classics are a little out of fashion after all, and the low interest in these fragrances even on perfume proves this.

In October 2018, after twenty years of investment, the French cosmetics group Alès Groupe sold the Caron brand to the investment company of the Benjamin and Ariane de Rothschild family, also French, due to the decline in sales. With this acquisition there are hopes for the preservation of the Caron heritage. Ariane de Rothschild is considered a long-time fan of the brand and is said to wear "Or et Noir" herself, an exceptionally beautiful fragrance that smells like rose cream soap to me.

They parted company perfumer William Fraysse, who had only taken over the position from his father in 2017, and hired Jean Jacques, who had previously worked for the fragrance group Takasago for 22 years and of whom numerous fragrances are listed on Parfumo, which he developed for various brands. On Fragrantica you will find a contribution which mentions that Ariane Rothschild does not want to limit herself to the role of spectator, but wants to form a duo with the house perfumer Jean Jacques and realize her own ideas, as the tandem of Ernest Daltroff and Félicie Wanpouille has done in the history of the House of Caron. (All information found on different internet pages)

On November 1, 2019, a number of Caron fragrances were discontinued, including French Cancan. Whether this is final or one intends to reissue the classics in an improved recipe - I have not found any information about this
At the same time, the first four new fragrances by Jean Jacques were launched at the end of last year, and information about them can currently be found on Caron's Facebook page, for example, but they cannot be ordered. You can probably only get them in the Caron boutiques in Paris at the moment
Jeez, is this going to be a long commentary when the preface is already so epic.

So let's finally get to the fragrance itself, which I tested this time as a vintage version, although I don't know how old it is.

I don't really know what that means either, because it's certainly not from 1936, and a new formulation of French Cancan is documented for at least 2011, and it's likely that it underwent further changes when it was released in the Collection Privée series in 2017. Whether the scent was continuously diluted on that occasion is also not certain. Anyway, the perfume version of 2017 is on its way to me, so there will soon be a direct comparison possibility.

For me, Fench Cancan starts with a fragrance chord that remotely reminds me of the drizzly mist of "[email protected] Vuitton", only weaker, much softer and more complex - and which makes me look forward to the further development of the fragrance.

I smell above all a triad of orange blossom, patchouli and oakmoss. The latter not very strong and only a little green and bitter, which strengthens my belief that my vintage version is not ancient. And I have the impression that I perceive a part of the wonderful basis of "En Avion (perfume)" relatively early. The orange blossom appears more pleasing and discreet in the French Cancan than in the two narcissus scents of Caron. Slightly tart, but less strict and not at all Indolic.

Despite the lack of hesperides I find French Cancan to be a gentle chypre, I think I also notice the slight lemon sprinkles, which I definitely smell in "En Avion". With a touch of leather, the fragrance also evokes memories of "Tabac Blond"
Otherwise French Cancan is such a densely interwoven potpourri of different flowers that it is difficult for me to single out individual ones. I certainly smell a note of violet and rose in the beginning, but not as in the numerous rose scents of Caron, but rather in the floral series.
The fragrance becomes more and more powdery as it progresses. In contrast to "En Avion", the base lacks vanilla, making it look less warm but cooler and fresher.

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SuzanneS

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Caron Can Can Edp


Caron French Can Can is a advanced course in perfumista love. I can see the inner base of Nuit De Noel residing within Can Can. Can Can overlays ladylike florals and a whiff of animalic musks to the vibe. Its stunning, one of a kind femme formulation. It can be tempestuous much like any classic Caron can. Be careful to wear her in a upset, fear or rage as she is very chemistry dependent. She may turn on you but if you conquer the world in grand fashion retro style, she's right by your side. Sooo Aunty Mame. A huge love.
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DorothyGrace

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Lilac and Rose
French CanCan

Another truly beautiful perfume from Caron and Ernest Daltroff.

For me this is lilac and rose with a metallic twang. It is a little powdery but doesn't tip over into soapy. There is a rooty earthiness and something sweet like ambergris.

Cool and a little inky, with a lovely warm undercurrent. Linear but not annoyingly so. A wonderful perfume that lifts my spirit.

All of the Ernest Daltroff creations I have tried I have found to be full bottle worthy and I would like to have them all - I can't and don't know which to choose.

Just lovely.

Decant of Eau de Parfum January 2014
Edit May 2014 - definite similarities with En Avion
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Tar

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Source of joy for ladies since 1936
FRENCH CANCAN is really a classic perfume with every prerequisites needed for being classic. The first sniff from the sample vial was a reflection on an old lady from the neighborhood with a really nice and friendly amount of dog hair, and I liked it of coursa - as people like the lovable old ladies.

FRENCH CANCAN is a concentrated flower oil composition, with a mount of rose, a sea of jasmin and a heavy cloud of iris. It is almost resinous, not light at all, even though orange blossom is refreshening the heavy air around the wrist.

Sillage is very strong, not so vehement in the second hour, and after 4 hours it weakens gradually. Longevity is quite good.
FRENCH CANCAN is a very nice fragrance in a beautiful bottle.

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