Hey Posse, Caron is owned by Cattleya Finance since 2018. It seems they have been taking stock and getting a feel for the company before launching anything new. It’s so interesting that they chose to market their first new outing to the boys. Needless to say, this is actually a unisex fragrance, it has facets from both major genders playing fields and melds them seamlessly. It could easily have been marketed to ALL genders. Interesting also that the name they chose has echoes of other Carons: N’Aimez Que Moi (1917) and Aimez-Moi (1996). The moment I read that this was coming I organised a split here in Australia and sent to Paris for two bottles. One I would keep and the other my very dear buddy Scotty would get, after we had split off the required amounts.
Aimez-Moi Comme Je Suis by Caron 2020
Parfumo gives these featured accords:
Grapefruit, Ginger, Haitian vetiver, Hazelnut
The new bottle style has a hefty weight, the cap is metal, and the name plate is a pressed metal plate. It feels like an expensive and impressive production. The dark chrome finish is very nice, a retro modernity. I can easily imagine single perfume owners displaying this one Aimez-Moi Comme Je Suis bottle proudly. Caron is also steeped in history but not one of the brands that shouts itself from the rooftops, that should appeal the the sort of clientele that lives like that. I’m thinking it will make very nice gifting, especially for someone who takes pride in themselves but in a cool, laid back kind of way.
How does it smell?
Initially I’m hit with a spicy woodsiness. It’s that fabulous fresh citrus cold water style but here it is washing over cool dark woods with a scorched nutty style backdrop. The ginger then zings into action and suddenly the fragrance warms through and becomes a happy non gourmand footy adventure. Do you know that sugared ginger that you buy by itself or chocolate encased? This ginger is like that, sweet and tangy. I know they aren’t mentioned but I smell resins, like elemi and maybe even frankincense. That vetiver is dry grassy (but not hay) and has a light salt tinge. The fragrance has hit is heart and chugs along merrily for hours. It doesn’t exactly change much after here but if you find yourself busy and forget the fragrance it will snap you to attention every now and then, reminding you how gorgeous and different it is. Seriously, I can’t think of anything else that comes even near it in my collection.
Aimez-Moi Comme Je Suis is good. Better than so much else being released right now and very competitively priced. I think we might be seeing a new era of Caron ion top. Fingers crossed eh?
Does it sound like you?