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Pour Un Homme L'Eau (2018)
by Caron


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Year of Launch2018
AvailabilityIn Production
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PerfumerWilliam Fraysse
Parent CompanyAles Group

About Pour Un Homme L'Eau

Pour Un Homme L'Eau is a masculine fragrance by Caron. The scent was launched in 2018 and the fragrance was created by perfumer William Fraysse

Pour Un Homme L'Eau fragrance notes

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There is one review of Pour Un Homme L'Eau.
First the bad news. Instead of striking out in a new direction for their masculine range Caron have just launched their fourth flanker of Pour un Homme.

On the other hand, the good news: 1) it's better then the last two efforts and 2) composed by a new perfumer William Fraysse (no doubt the son of the previous incumbent).

The perfume itself is the old lavender and amber classic given a contemporary makeover. The lavender now has a fresh juicy twist with lime and a peppery aquatic and the amber has been paired with ambergris which - with its salty aquatic and fatty aspects cleverly ties in with the changes in the head. There is a geranium note in the middle that hints at fougère, but the most interesting part is the addition of an all new burnt caramellic, dusty-woody vetiver and sweet powdery base. This represents a departure from the old formula that works nicely. There's also woody amber in the dry down even if it is quite discrete - for once, but technically that also makes it a spiky wood...

With hindsight the effect is a bit predictable. L'Eau is Pour un Homme for the 21st century. It targets young men, fed up with lamentable teen frags who want something mature but not Fogeyish. It's like Caron are trying to position this as a entry point to a more sophisticated style of masculine. A weaner frag, if you like.

Another thing about l'Eau is it feels a bit overstated. Perhaps this is a consequence of the strain put on the structure as it's bent out of shape, or perhaps it's more to do with the expectations placed on the newbie, but it feels like a demonstration piece designed to showcase a rookie's talent.

But credit where it's due. The new base fits the profile nicely, showing that William Fraysse has learnt the structure inside out. This is no cut and paste job with a few novelties thrown in but a fully reworked composition that (with the caveat that it's been touched up with a grab bag of different motifs) doesn't offend the spirit of the original.

In the long term l'Eau may turn out to be just another flash in the pan flanker, but if it acts as a gateway to the original (which seems to be Caron's strategy) then so much the better.

In the short term however, its significance is more positive. With a new perfumer at the controls the worst of Caron's problems may be coming to an end. It's too early to say right now but l'Eau does give grounds for cautious optimism.

06th August, 2018 (last edited: 28th October, 2018)

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