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Bellodgia (1927)
by Caron


Bellodgia information

Year of Launch1927
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 207 votes)

People and companies

PerfumerErnest Daltroff
PackagingFélicie Bergaud
Parent CompanyAles Group

About Bellodgia

Bellodgia is a feminine perfume by Caron. The scent was launched in 1927 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Ernest Daltroff. The bottle was designed by Félicie Bergaud

Bellodgia fragrance notes

Reviews of Bellodgia

rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
Vintage sample:
The opening blast is an intriguing mix of bergamot with clove and carnation, lots of carnation, and carnation remains he core notes of this fragrance throughout all stages. In the heart notes hints of a softish-dark patchouli combine with woodsy sandal notes, and here a delightful, quite soft mossy impression merges with ambery notes.

After about half time a top-notch natural vanilla takes the stage, beautifully balanced by the moss and still, of course, the ever-present carnation. Here a very subtle powderiness is pleasantly evident, underlined by a nigh-waxy characteristic of the now stronger amber note.

The performance is splendid with moderate sillage, very good projection and thirteen hours of longevity on my skin.

This is a composition of top-quality ingredients, superbly blended and very well structured, with nuanced texture denoting true sophistication in the design and execution of this gem of a scent. One of Caron's masterpieces. 4.25/5
14th September, 2015
I almost bought this several times back in the '80s, but it always left me with a headache. The overwhelming impression was lots of carnation and, and on me, a huge smokey trail.
22nd April, 2015
Genre: Floral

Caron’s classic carnation fragrance is softer than some of the others on the market, with the inherent cloves-and-cinnamon aspect of Dianthus smoothed and mellowed by a plush, powdery vanilla accord in the base. Where Etro’ s, Villoresi’s, and Comme des Garçons’ carnations can be prickly or even mildly astringent, Bellodgia is warm and reassuring - a big down comforter of a scent.

Once the basic vanilla and carnation accord comes together Bellodgia’s progress is linear, fading slowly to a ploowy sandalwood and vanilla drydown. The eau de toilette concentration is soft-spoken, rather than bold, and while it does leave a light veil of sillage, it will never overwhelm. In the last analysis I find Bellodgia pleasant, but I prefer more edge on my carnation and would choose the comparatively sharp, aggressive Comme des Garçons Series 2 Red: Carnation before it.
09th June, 2014
This is a dry, musky, earth, green scent (violet, muguet, oak moss?) that is quite unpleasant. The dry down is a medicinal camphor.

I can't imagine anyone wanting to put this on his/her body or anyone wanting to endure the company of someone who has.
17th April, 2013
short review of the original formulation:

you love your carnations strongly scented, and you have a whole lot of them in the conservatory where the sun pouring through the glazing just heats everything into a cocoon. you are enjoying a vanilla pudding while watching the men saw up sandalwood for the new bench. from time to time a whirl of sawdust carries the sandalwood scent more strongly around you and you feel blissful.

it reminds you of the time you went to italy with your cranky husband, to the villa serbelloni, where he opened a window to get a view of lake como and the uprushing scent of carnations and roses and other flowers nearly knocked him down.

and when you got home, and put on the perfume that reminds you so much of this charming adventure, he keeled over again. to him it smells like insecticide, clogs up his sinuses. oh well, it just leaves more for you 8)
04th April, 2013
I tried the reformulated Edt version of this floral-soapy chypre and found out a sort of soapy-rosey lily-carnation prominent fragrance characterized by a spicy approach (nutmeg and may be cloves). The dry down is musky but over all soapy-powdery with amber and benzoin patterns. An initial whiff of bergamot-orange, a light patchouli and a touch of final moss imprint a classic vintage oriental-chypre structure. As well as use to happen with many classic soapy fragrances, if you inhale it directly from your skin (i mean with the nose close to your skin) you detect the soap while smelling it by distance you realize that  is a sophisticated, changeful and fine floral-amber. I feel a deep and peaceful sense of cleanlineass and peace in the final outcome that is a bit dreamy, talky and ethereal. A classic.
27th September, 2012

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