Pour Un Homme de Caron Sport By Belinda Morris
Hard to imagine it now, but there was a time when your manly man would not have contemplated the notion of a fragrance. A quick dab of lavender water was enough – and probably then just to cleanse and soothe a just-shaved face. Then, in 1934, a daring perfumer in the house of Caron, Ernest Daltroff, created the first ever fragrance formulated exclusively for men. Pour Un Homme de Caron was a combination of deep and refreshing, with a heart of lavender, combined with vanilla, musk and amber.
Now, William Fraysse, the son of Caron’s in-house nose Richard Fraysee and the 4th generation perfumer in the Fraysse family ( his grandfather created ‘Arpege’ in 1927 and his great grandfather ‘Yardley’s English Lavender ‘in 1913) has launched his first fragrance. The essence of the original has been taken and given an ‘athletic’ twist for the 21st century.
The sensual base – full, woody and warmed by tonka bean, ambergris and musk – derives from a spicy heart (ginger, nutmeg and cedar) and an initial fresh burst of grapefruit, mandarin and verbena… with a twist of lavender for uplift.
£75 for 75ml Eau de Toilette www.roullierwhite.com