Sunday, July 11, 2010

SOTD: Caron Alpona

After the unexpected hot-weather success of Parfumerie Generale Aomassai, and of Issey Miyake A Scent, I thought I'd try another scent that strikes me as inappropriate for hot weather - Caron Alpona, a rich spicy bitter-orange perfume.

Nope. Failure. It didn't fail for the reason that I expected. I thought that it would drown me in essence of sticky orange liqueur, but it turns out that the problem is that the heat burns it off in less than an hour. For that hour, it was just fine, though it didn't undergo any special hot-weather transformation, like the other two did.

Review Roundup: Is here.

Image: By Joshua Hammond. Wikimedia Commons.


  1. I hate that. But you don't know until you try. Thanks for the heads up!

  2. Yes! Very annoying. I may try it again with a lot more sprays, though that could lead to frightening consequences.