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Fleur de Rocaille (1993)
by Caron


Fleur de Rocaille information

Year of Launch1993
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 61 votes)

People and companies

PackagingFélicie Bergaud
Parent CompanyAles Group
Parent Company at launchCora-Revillon Group

About Fleur de Rocaille

Fleur de Rocaille is a feminine perfume by Caron. The scent was launched in 1993 and the bottle was designed by Félicie Bergaud

Fleur de Rocaille fragrance notes

Reviews of Fleur de Rocaille

Why Caron should have felt the need to put out a modern style bitter syrup floral is understandable in terms of covering all the commercial bases - even if their offering mainly stands out from the rest by the way it smells so horrible and synthetic.

But why they should have named it Fleur de Rocaille when they already had a (hopelessly out of date) wholewheat cake and rose affair called Fleurs de Rocaille is deeply baffling.

10th October, 2017
Purchased a bottle of this untested on the off chance as I like most of the earlier Caron's and appreciate the quality of raw materials & essences used by this perfume house, Thankfully my intuition paid off. The floral top and heart notes are so very complex, at first I detect violets, (leaves & stems) carnations and roses then after a brief sparkle of aldehydes the blend becomes even more complex with the entrance of gardenia ? jasmine, honeyed mimosa and two of my favorite floral absolutes Lilac & Lily. The quality of the iris (orris) is exquisite giving the whole fragrance a slightly 'figgy' dry/green fruity accord finishing with just a hint of woods (santal&cedar) + golden amber. Superb staying power and incredible sillage, also this Caron doesn't assault the senses with strong synthetic musks, milky lactones & cloying vanilla esters. Certainly not everyone's cup of tea and totally different to her older sister with the 'S' *Fleurs de Rocaille* but that's OK. I "LUV" this unusual 1993 offering from one of perfumery's most exhalted houses.
*Fleur* & Fleur's de Rocaille in my opinion are completely, totally & utterly two different perfumes !
It's so confusing that the header photo at the top of the page is clearly the image for the original Fleur's circa early 1960's, is it really that difficult to disassociate these two fragrances? obviously not!
03rd April, 2016
Taken as is, this is a decent floral. It goes on with rose and violets, making way for lilies and tuberose, and ending up as rosy orange blossom. It's soapy and there's just a tiny hint of plastic in the background from the aldehydes.

If compared to the grand floral chypres by which this is inspired, it can come off as simple and loud, but it's still miles better than the strawberry candy bombs that pass for perfumes today. If you enjoy big, insistent 80's florals like Estee Lauder or Giorgio, then Fleur might just be a great fit. Neither grand nor terrible, it's just a proud, soapy mix of flowers and that's OK by me.
12th August, 2015
Fleur de Rocaille is a soapy white flower arrangement that centers on a strident rose note. It’s the kind of prim – even stuffy – composition that gets labeled as “old lady,” but in this case the construction is crude enough to evoke air freshener. Loud, linear, and abrasive, with an extended drydown that devolves into undiluted detergent and rose. I believe the technical term is “ick.”
14th June, 2014
Glaring, raucous, loud and cheap - this is a floral medley from 1993 that smells like the proverbial "old lady" perfume and a tiny bit of it gives the impression you've bathed in a tub of it.

Very sweet, overpowering and most unpleasant. If I didn't know Caron better, I'd believe it was a joke played on an unsuspecting public.
01st May, 2013
Before writing this review, I mistook Fleur de Rocaille (1993) for FleurS de Rocaille (1933) by Caron. After some research, I realized that I’ve yet to sniff the 1933 fragrance and based on the note descriptions, the two fragrances differ quite a bit. Here are is my impression of Fleur de Rocaille:

The opening is loaded with sweet floral and a touch of aldehydes. For flowers, I’m picking up lilac and maybe jasmine, but the effect is simultaneously muted and abrasive; this is a jagged, airbrushed bouquet found on greeting cards from the 1990s. The aldehydes are not very pronounced, but there is something off-putting lurking in the composition that reminds me of hairspray. Development on the skin is linear, so in this case, time isn’t a problem solver. In spite of my disappointment, I still want to try FleurS de Rocaille; hopefully, I will not mistake that one for hair product.

01st January, 2013

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