The story of Caron Paris begins with a muse. Her name was Félicie Wanpouille, and she was the eternal source of inspiration to Ernest Daltroff, the creator of the luxurious perfume house. Although Daltroff launched the house in 1904, Wanpouille joined the company two years later as the creative director in charge of packaging and bottle designs. Powerful concept fragrances N’Aimez que Moi in 1916, Tabac Blond in 1919 and Fleurs de Rocaille in 1933 were direct results of their love. Daltroff passed away in 1947, but Wanpouille continued with the company until she retired in 1962. After Daltroff’s death, his assistant Michel Morsetti created fragrances for the brand based on formulas left in Daltroff’s personal notes, and today the company is owned by Alès Group.
One of their most popular creations was Narcisse Noir from 1911, and it is also one of the earliest Daltroff collection that is still in production today. The original designed Baccarat bottle was supposedly featured in the movie Sunset Boulevard; send us a screen shot if you find actress Gloria Swanson holding the perfume bottle. What makes Narcisse Noir so special? Simple, its notes: orange blossom, bergamot, petitgrain, lemon, rose, jasmine, jonquil, Persian black narcissus, musk, vetiver, civet, and sandalwood.