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

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Royal Bain de Caron / Royal Bain de Champagne information

Year of Launch1941
GenderShared / Unisex
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 139 votes)

People and companies

HouseCaron
PerfumerErnest Daltroff
PackagingFélicie Bergaud
Parent CompanyAles Group

About Royal Bain de Caron / Royal Bain de Champagne

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.

Royal Bain de Caron / Royal Bain de Champagne fragrance notes

Reviews of Royal Bain de Caron / Royal Bain de Champagne

I'm reviewing the splash version, which is dirt cheap, widely accessible, and to be honest, maybe something Caron should do more of now that it's under new management as of late 2018 because all of the above makes this scent super appealing and a quick easy buy.

A creamy, fizzy powdery bomb flirting the line between barbershop cream (or bath additive as it's often implied to be in splash form) and pseudo-oriental. There is some resinous incense here among it's frothy lilac bubble-bath persona but ultimately, combined with the plush musky vanilla, cedar, and sandalwood base of people's dreams, it's more sweet than sultry. Think marshmallows. Or Ginger Rodgers at her most screwball versus a Rita Hayworth type.

While the profile here states it debuted in the 1940s this has supposedly been around in one form or another since the 20s and I can see that in it's appeal.
I can also see the comparison to Shalimar or Habit Rouge from Guerlain, but their construction and sweetness as I know them today is more crystalline, if not haughty in comparison.

While it does seem to fade and temper I find it occasionally blossoms on and off through the day for a very long time, surprising you all over again. "Oh wait something smells good! Oh it's me!"

Simultaneously somehow a skin-scent and a sillage bomb so as others have noted; don't over apply.
30th November, 2018
Pleasant, sweet and floral experience that stirs up curiousity whenever I think of or see the bottle. Caron's Royal Bain is at once old-school but also timeless, given its common fragrance notes.

Although RB can be overapplied, it's a scent that tends to lighten up over time, like a glass of champagne losing its fizz and therefore leaving less "bite." It certainly has a wearable quality from an experiential standpoint, but its tendency to "hollow out" some make it - as least for me - a scent to wear privately just because (vs. making solid impressions to sniffers-by).
16th August, 2018
I first noticed Royal Bain de Champagne in 1985, when it was featured in a GQ Magazine photoshoot of a medicine cabinet full of products. It was photographed by Helmut Newton back in the mid 1980’s, and I had to find that bottle! Something about it was just so very cool and so different from all the others!

I located a bottle at this really old perfume shop in Wilmington, DE and the nice lady who owned the shop was equally as ancient. She had treasure beyond belief! I couldn’t really afford all that I wanted, but I did buy a large bottle of Royal Bain de Champagne and also a small bottle of Patou Pour Homme. I was hooked from then on....

Thick, rich, resinous scent full of a melange of various deep woods and crisp floral notes.
The vanilla and musk base are particularly intoxicating and the projection and longevity are outstanding. Maybe a bit too cloying if over-applied, so be careful....

I dare say that this a precursor to Faberge’s Brut and in some ways I’m reminded of a thicker/stronger Helmut Lang Cologne. More masculine than feminine, but equally draws compliments from both sexes the few times I wear this in a years time.
14th December, 2017
A rich, deep oriental. A flowery incense scent. A base of musky vanilla. Giant opoponax and benzoin intensity. Not for the timid wallflower type.
02nd June, 2017
Certain pieces of ambient music provide an oasis of muted abstraction, where the ear rests, is soothed by amorphous tones, and is fulfilled. Royal Bain de Caron is ambient for my nose. It is pastel-hued, walks in on a cloud and settles on the skin like softest of down.
Its main accord evokes a nostalgic, bygone ages mood, while being striking in its novelty. It’s a light-as-a-marshmallow floral (lilac in this instance) caressed by kitten-soft suede (an effect created mainly by the resins and sandalwood in the composition). Marshmallow, old-fashioned ‘cream’ soap, the scent of a powder compact, these are all evoked but with that gentle resins and woods base, and the infusion of a similarly restrained vanilla and the beautiful skin-like Caron musk. It has substance to it without heaviness.
Wears light and soft, so more of a ‘just for myself’ scent than something for an occasion. I was captured on my first encounter with it and wear it as a comfort scent on busy days. As it is difficult to overdo, I can spray as little or as much as I like without a second thought.
28th July, 2015
Genre: Oriental

Royal Bain de Caron is a bright, citrus-laden oriental scent built over a sweet and intensely powdery vanilla and amber base. The creamy texture of its citrus accord reminds me for some reason of Shalimar, and I suppose that if you peeled away the civet, the smoke, and the spices from Shalimar, you’d wind up with something like Royal Bain de Caron. All of which is a roundabout way of saying that Royal Bain de Caron is a stripped down version of the classical oriental fragrance structure.

In its apparent simplicity and the “tutti frutti” nature of its citrus accord, Royal Bain de Caron seems surprisingly modern for a 1920s composition. I recall reading somewhere that Royal Bain de Caron was reformulated in the 1990s, and I have to say it smells like it. I can’t deny that it’s buoyant and cheerful, rare qualities among oriental fragrances, but Royal Bain de Caron also smells thin and bare to me, like an orchestral theme played on an electric keyboard. Whether you enjoy this scent depends on what you want out of an oriental fragrance. If it’s sweet powder and good cheer you’re after, Royal Bain de Caron has plenty, but for the exotic spices, sultry atmosphere, and mysterious depths an oriental fragrance can conjure, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
01st July, 2014

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