My Caron samples arrived yesterday, and I'm feeling like a freak. Really disliked them. En Avion's clove note scarred me like a branding iron inside my nostrils. The desired leather note was fleeting.
Of course I'm going to give each of them time to audition for me singly over time, but I'm pessimistic (En Avion, Or et Noir, Narcisse Blanc, Pour Une Femme de Caron). Acaciosa at least wasn't injurious, but my impression was it was bland. Damn chemistry and olfactory limitations !
My bottle of Narcisse Noir taught me there is another note to which I'm "blind": daffodil (narcissis). That joins the list of violet, iris, some lilies, moss, most powdery notes, and maybe honeysuckle.
Thanks for letting me on your shoulders, dearies.