If you are searching for a fragrance that showcases lavender and vanilla in it’s most glorious form, look no further, Caron Pour Un Homme is the one you’re looking for. Introduced in 1934, by Caron Paris, it is a beautiful blend of the most natural smelling lavender and vanilla in the world of fragrance today. But don’t let the name fool you, it isn’t exclusively a men’s fragrance. Women can wear this one as well.
Classified as an aromatic fragrance,Caron Pour Un Homme was composed by perfumer Ernest Daltroff. The Caron Paris website lists the notes as: Lavender absolute, Vanilla, and Musk.
Caron Pour Un Homme is a soliflore, essentially a two note love affair with lots of vanilla and lavender.
Upon first application, you get a blast of sharp, astringent lavender. It is so abrasive and sharp, it pierces your senses, but soon it mellows out and what follows is a smooth and semi-sweet vanilla that stays for the rest of the day or for however long it lasts on your skin.
Caron Pour Un Homme is very delicate and easy to wear. It is uplifting, soothing and very relaxing. Whenever I wear this scent, I am surrounded in a soft veil of fragrance that stays pretty close to the skin.
Although longevity is average with CPH, lasting about 3-4 hours, the scent is not. It is simply, classic elegance perfected. Fresh lavender combined with warm vanilla is perfect any time of year. This scent is light, refreshing, and never gets cloying.
People say this scent smells like “play-doh”, and I do get that aspect briefly, immediately afterwards, for a minute or two, but only if over applied. However, that facet of the fragrance quickly disappears once it dries down. I also get the “play-doh” essense longer if I spray my clothes rather than applying directly to my skin. So my recommendation is to not spray your clothes.
Positives: Very economical fragrance to own and is widely available. Freshest smelling lavender. Unisex.
Negatives: Projection, Longevity, and Sillage is average to mediocre. This fragrance projects well for about 30 minutes to an hour then becomes an elusive skin scent. While testing this fragrance, it only lasted about 3 hours, if that, on my skin. I wish it lasted a bit longer, which is kind of disappointing. With that being said, I still stand by my statement when I say this is one of the best smelling lavender scents around.
Rating: 3 stars/ 5 stars
Caron Pour Un Homme is available at various online retailers in various sizes ranging from 1.7 fl. oz to 28 fl oz. 4.2 fl oz testers can be had for less than $28 USD.