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    Default Re: Caron Acaciosa

    Interesting thread! I agree with Mims' Joy association, which must be due to the Caron jasmine. I did get the pineapple note. The drydown reveals IMO that this has not only shared the bottle and box design with the preceding Pois de Senteur, but also that it could be meant as a variation on the theme. I picture Acaciosa as the perfect escape in the big city hassle on a cold, wet winter day to a tropical island sipping a Piña Colada under a palm tree. I also wrote a review about it. In the end, I can enjoy this, but it is too sweet for me.
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    Default Re: Caron Acaciosa

    I have wanted to explore the urn fragrances and this thread has pushed me over the edge! Just ordered samples of Farnesiana and Acasiosa from TPC
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    Default Re: Caron Acaciosa

    And I just found out how to pronounce it: http://fragnameoftheday.blogspot.com.../acaciosa.html
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    Furrypine, Farnesiana is quite a journey over several hours and Acaciosa is big fun! ENJOY!

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    Default Re: Caron Acaciosa

    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    Furrypine, Farnesiana is quite a journey over several hours and Acaciosa is big fun! ENJOY!
    Thanks! I hope I get pineapple from Acaciosa, I hear some do and others don't. I was very taken with the pineapple note in Colony by Patou, so I'm hoping for something similar.
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    Ah Colony! I happened to sample most of the Ma Collection EdTs a few weeks ago (I also wrote reviews for them, because there are hardly any available, but they are still in the pipeline for approval...). Anyway, if you got the pineapple note in this, you should easily get it in Acaciosa, too. It is listed as a specific note for Acaciosa in the Caron book, too.

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    Another fan here! l have Suga to thank for giving me the opportunity to sample this gorgeous fragrance; one that l probably wouldn't have sought out otherwise. l agree with the words "candied" & "golden" in describing it. l don't find it melancholy at all, though; perhaps "daydreamy" (is that a word? lt is now! ) would describe it better for me. l get the slight mustiness in the opening, then the pineapple, & then gloriously warm, creamy, soapy jasmine & a lovely ambery base. lt lasts an extraordinary 10 hours on me. A decant of this is definitely in my future. l agree it doesn't get enough mentions around here!
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    Default Re: Acaciosa parfum- a Caron

    Thank you Artisankey, it's interesting to hear you see some similarities to Jil Sander No 4, which I really like.
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    I'm inserting my comment from the Pois de Senteur thread here...

    Interesting to hear from Suga that Acaciosa's drydown is so reminicent of a musk available in Egypt. I must say that I have wondered whether Acaciosa could refer to 'faux-acacia', a robinia (black locust)... the vintage ads look so much like the leaves and flowers on the trees here. Locally, they are called 'acacia' here, too, which is botanically incorrect, but I could also find a similar reference in French. It is one beguiling, dense and sultry smell for sure... I will cross-check for sure next May.

    I am test-driving Acaciosa once again today. It is giving me a much darker impression than last summer when I wrote my review. I can clearly detect a not too weak animalic component well incorporated into the overall structure. I am not saying this is like, but clearly it makes me think of Neil Morris' Gandhara. Acaciosa on me today is nearly as dark and dirty. However, the waxy 'candied jasmine' overtone does not go away in Acaciosa. Oh my oh my, not yet another Caron love for me....

    I would love if Mon-Petit, who was in the process of getting a vintage Acaciosa, could join in and maybe Furrypine as well how his sampling went? Please, guys!

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    Default Re: Acaciosa parfum- a Caron

    Well Larimar, I got my sample of Acaciosa and I look with horror how much of it I have used.
    It's a glorious scent, very old fashioned but there is nothing "old lady"-ish about it, it's just far beyond fragrance trends. I wonder if it was ever on trend? This is the only urn fragrances I've tried that worked from the get go, no foul top notes to work through .

    Earlier in the thread I wondered how Acaciosa would compare with Colony, and I feel Acaciosa is a better fit for me. I have a sweet tooth, and with Acaciosa I get the pineapple without the chypre edge of Colony.

    The others above has described Acaciosa so well, I can only concur. Now I need to save up for a bottle of it, decants will not suffice any more!
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    Oh how great, furrypine! I agree it is glorious (of bygone days) and old-fashioned, but in a timeless way. I have only half of my sample left and I am thinking I should consider a bottle of this (before going for Tubereuse). I much more love Acaciosa now in winter... I felt it was a bit over-the-top for me in summer. Thanks for joining in, furrypine!

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    Meanwhile, Acaciosa is on top of my buy list for April when I am in Paris...
    I also had the chance to sample a vintage (older) Acaciosa and I got hold of two minis of vintage extrait (newer - 1990s?)... they all - including my sample of the current smell very much alike and clearly like Acaciosa and what makes it so special for all its admirers. However, taking chances of being stoned, but I think Richard Fraysse improved Acaciosa by giving it the extraordinary longevity it has now. The vintages (both forms) last decidedly less long on my skin. I still have a feeling the smell of the black locust trees in bloom in coming May (it's this sort of overripe, almost animalic, rich smell) will be a close match to the parfum. I do need to update here when the time comes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    I still have a feeling the smell of the black locust trees in bloom in coming May (it's this sort of overripe, almost animalic, rich smell) will be a close match to the parfum. I do need to update here when the time comes...
    I meant to do it this in May, but guess what, we have never had such a poor black locust bloom in all these years, so I never really experienced the rich, sultry smell in the warm air at dusk.

    However, this is not the reason for bumping this thread. Acaciosa seemed to be in very very limited distribution (in fact, Paris only?) in the past years and now I heard from Caron that it is uncertain whether yet another batch can be produced. Caron is currently selling what they have left, so my impression from last April was correct - no longer an own fountain at Boutique Montaigne was no good sign (this was also true for Alpona). Acaciosa certainly has a small following. Sugandaraja has done a splendid review futher above. So, if you feel you need Acaciosa in your life, now is a good time to get it.

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    Resurrecting this old thread since I stopped at the Caron boutique yesterday and got some Acaciosa parfum, in whatever version is there. I thought it was discontinued, they told may still do some from time to time, but were not sure.

    In any case, the current version is an animalic bomb. I imagined a deep jasmine, but, as some reviews above say, I do not get much jasmine per se. What I get is an oily, thick cassie, with boatloads of indefinite sweetish animalics. Perhaps I am oversensitive to these animalics. Wonderful. At times, it remembers things like Ferme tes yeux (which by chance I smelled soon after). But I have not tried it on skin, just on paperstrip, so things could be very different on skin. I will do so when I go back to the US in a couple of weeks.

    Incidentally, Turin trashes whatever Acaciosa edt was around in 2007. He does not review the parfum for the Carons. The parfum is nothing like the description of the edt he did in his old guide (light orange blossom?)

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    cacio, to my knowledge and also according to the Hattemberg Caron bible there has never been any other concentration but extrait. I agree about the sweet animalicness, but I feel the main accord, if one simplified the formula, is an orange blossom - jasmine not unlike Narcisse Noir, although the latter is today one-dimensional and dull (without the civet and musks). It struck me when I had a friend sample it and I had returned to that room after one or two minutes. I felt there was definitely a Narcisse Noir vibe in the air.

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    Larimar:

    thanks for the info. LTTS usually review the lightest concentration - but if there is only parfum, that should be it. Who knows what juice was around in 2007. But perhaps, it is just me who is hypersensitive to the musks in there, because to me the main note is a wonderfully dirty one. To my nose, it doesnt smell like orange blossom jasmine - the florals are there, but not the primary note that jumps to my nose. Somebody here mentioned candied jasmine, and I can feel that. But it is very dirty.

    It does definitely feel grand, fit for a vamp ruining mens lives, and if Narcisse Noir had a similar feel, I can see all the legend about it, which is definitely not there in the current version of NN. I now regret I only bought 7ml...

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    I'm the opposite of you, cacio. I perceive 'scandalously' animalic perfumes as having just the right omph. It's decidedly smoky and musky on me and way more daring than Narcisse Noir (mine is not the old stuff with natural civet and musks, of which I only have a small decant). The low(er) sillage and the smokiness is what makes it wearable.

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