Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SOTD: Caron Narcisse Noir extrait

The scent of the day, in my current recalcitrant mood, is the expansive, sweetly terrifying Narcisse Noir in extrait. I don't think my bottle is vintage, because it has that soapy rose heart with which many recent Carons have been marred. But I don't care. It's the big, sloppy, honeyed orange blossom opening that drew me. Maybe the story about Gloria Swanson having the movie set of Sunset Boulevard sprayed down with this narcotic hot mess matches my own sulky mood today, as I drag myself off to my own, much less glamorous workplace.

Luckily for my coworkers, Narcisse Noir pulls itself together as the rose gives the emotional orange blossom a talking to, and by the time I actually get to work it'll have dried down to the somewhat incensey and synthetic sandalwood base.

4 comments:

kjanicki said...

MMM I gotta try that.

Indie.Tea said...

I had a tiny vintage bottle...it smelled of orange blossom with a very animalistic heart. At least on me.

ChickenFreak said...

Hmmm. Rose, soap, orange blossom, and Caron are all things that I'm trying to be reconciled to. Sounds like a four-for-one thing to try.

ScentScelf said...

I really, really, really want to meet the vintage on this one.

I, too, have the modern extrait. It's all oranges for me. I get mad at it every time I pull out the bottle--which is, I must say, still pretty darn cool, and probably the main reason I don't just swap the thing over to somebody who will love it.

The current iteration seems like it would be at home in a Creative Scentualization lineup. Which is to say...I can see where this sweet hot mess could have its applications. And I'm glad you've found one.

It's just kind of cruel that it comes in that promise of sultry poison bottle.