Royal Bain de Caron / Royal Bain de Champagne (1941)
    by Caron

    Royal Bain de Caron / Royal Bain de Champagne Fragrance notes

    Lilac, Cedar, Sandalwood

    Royal Bain de Caron / Royal Bain de Champagne information

    Now called Royal Bain de Caron after the Champagne manufacturers had a word, suffering the same fate as what was to become Yvresse by YSL.

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    Jack ze Fack's avatar
    Jack ze Fack
    France France

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    Caron is a fragrance house that can't leave you indifferent (Guerlain is, to my mind, much more consensual).

    RBdC opens in a very strong and very disturbing opening note, like the shock you have opening a bottle of champagne.

    And then, after few seconds, it softens in plain Vanilla and a floral, powdery scent, like those old violet candies...

    I wouldn't wear it outside. But for a sunday of early december, when you want to take care of yourself and have a touch of nostalgia, it is just perfect.

    29 November, 2013

    JackTwist's avatar
    United States United States

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    I first wore this in the mid-1970s and continued to use it for about twenty years, when its strength began turning me off for some reason.

    None of the descriptions here match my experience of the scent, which I can best
    describe as that of melons and vanilla.

    It was totally unique for its time (it may have been re-formulated) and always caused a stir in public. I loved it, but it's part of my scent history at this point.

    Would highly recommend the original formulation.

    27 March, 2013

    Fleurine's avatar
    United States United States

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    Two things to know about Royal Bain de Champagne by Caron:

    (1) It is not a bath oil, or bubble bath, or bath product

    (2) It does not smell like Champagne

    What it is. A lilac and vanilla Eau de Toilette. This soft oriental in the family of En Passant, Jarling, and Stila Creme Bouquet, with a touch of soap. Once I figured out what it is, I started to love it. A must-sample for lilac fans.

    20th November, 2012

    sherapop's avatar
    United States United States

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    It's always fun to review perfumes from the house of Caron, because everyone knows that everything that anyone says may well be true—about their specific formulation! In this case, my generous vial of ROYAL BAIN DE CHAMPAGNE bears the original name (before the champagne police filed another law suit, or did this one precede CHAMPAGNE/YVRESSE?) and came in a box with the reference/batch #Q6961492 GE.

    All of this means, of course, that I can blather on with impunity, with no danger of anyone charging me with anosmia, since the likelihood that anyone reading these words has a sample from this very batch is no doubt vanishingly small. With this feeling of liberation to galvanize my spirit, let me begin by saying that I really had no idea whatsoever what this fragrance was about. The original name, to begin with, was all wrong—at least as regards the contents of my vial from batch #Q6961492 GE. Far from evoking images and memories of champagne, this bain would appear to be filled with chopped up leaves of wilted tuberose. It's not really tuberose, I realize, given the notes said to be in the original perfume, but that's what the overall effect is to my nose, a sort of pseudo-tuberose: thick and tuberose-esque without however approaching the heights (and authenticity) of FRACAS or CARNAL FLOWER. Key word here: thick.

    How can I be detecting a thick pseudo-tuberose note in a fragrance devoid of tuberose? you may ask. Probably in the same way that a monkey sitting in front of a typewriter for an infinite amount of time would eventually produce all of the works of William Shakespeare. Just keep mixing the components up again and again, and forget the recipe, and let someone else throw in his two cents' worth of advice, and then start again, and fiddle some more, and eventually, when all the planets are correctly aligned, a vial drawn from batch #Q6961492 GE will find its way into the hands of a single sniffer, on a day with the right humidity, who has precisely the chemical components in her body created through the digestion of eggplant and garlic sauteed in sesame oil and served with sticky brown rice. That person, and that person alone, will smell pseudo-tuberose in ROYAL BAIN DE CHAMPAGNE, batch #Q6961492 GE.

    It's not bad, I think, but in order to fairly evaluate this scent, I'll need to try it in a bath. There's no point in complaining that an apple's not an orange, after all. If, as legend has it, ROYAL BAIN DE CHAMPAGNE was composed to be used as a surrogate solution for the champagne with which some wealthy gent scented his baths, then it really must be tested in those waters. I may have to acquire a bottle for that purpose. Do try this at home!

    05 September, 2011

    mrclmind's avatar
    United States United States

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    This is a very charming and extremely long lasting scent. Although it is meant to scent a bath, it is an EDT concentration and can be worn like any other fragrance. The top notes are a very soapy floral accord of lilac, rose, muguet and citrus. The middle notes are pure resin with a delicious accord of Oppopnax, Benzoin, Olibanum and Myrrh. The base notes lean toward the sensuous with an accord of Sandal, Cedar, ambergris, vanilla and musk (Caron often display some of the best musk accords in commercial perfumery).

    This is a quirky little scent which starts off like lilac soap and ends up purring like the oriental tiger it is. RBdC has a reputation in several communities as being a lucky charm when worn. I can't say for sure how effective it is as an ingredient in magical rituals, but I do know that it makes my bathing ritual quite sublime.

    12 January, 2011

    Francop's avatar
    Spain Spain

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    This stuff is absolutely divine, very oriental indeed; shower yourself in amber, vanilla and watch the world go by...and wait for the scent to shower you again and again and again...absolute heaven...

    16 September, 2010

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