This sample of the vintage wonderfully displays this grand old dame’s saucy, totally sassy, and spicy floral heart, with particular emphasis on carnation (I also detect a very subtle lilac) (Caron 1932). Actually, I could easily see 1930’s or 40’s Katherine Hepburn in perfectly tailored pants wearing this one… En Avion has a lot of personality. And, the way the notes combine to create something similar to the smell of old school cigarette smoke lingering among well-coiffed florals tells a story in one whiff. The drydown is exquisite and very typically vintage Caron. …If you like 1980’s floral powerhouses then this one is surely worth seeking out for at least a sample.
Top notes: orange, carnation, rose, and neroli. Middle notes: jasmine, orange blossom and lilac. Base notes: opoponax, sandalwood and amber
Nose: Ernest Daltroff