Muguet du Bonheur by Caron is a very traditional fragrance. The scent instantly reminded me of something my grandmother would have worn proudly — and no wonder, since the fragrance has been around since 1952. It's perfect for right now, though, because Muguet du Bonheur was created for springtime, in keeping with a French tradition wherein lovers offer each other Lilys of the Valley on May 1.
The scent was created in just one month's time — a major feat — and has been a huge hit for the company ever since. In addition to Lily of the Valley, the fragrance includes jasmine, pear, magnolia, heliotrope, and musk. The bottle is really beautiful, too, with a swan neck and crystal bubbles blown into the glass to create a delicate pattern. The top of the bottle is crowned in gold for a classic feel.
It is available in a 50-milliliter eau de parfum Spray for $75 or a 27-milliliter perfume extract for $230. You can purchase Muget Du Bonheur in the U.S. at Phyto Universe in New York, or find a retailer by calling 1-877-88-CARON. To check out another Caron fragrance, click here.