I have just recently been introduced to Caron Fragrances and from what I have smelled so far, they are really great. I haven't experienced the entire line yet, but I especially liked Violette Precieuse, $85. This is actually a relaunch of an original and extremely popular violet scent, which I found to be elegant, strong, feminine and romantic all at the same time.
The story behind the fragrance is that violets are known in Greek Mythology as a token of love. Zeus believed they were the finest flower known to mankind, thus should be presented to special women. His love was named Io, hence the name of the purple flower “v-IO-let."
Originally, the owner of the company Ernest Daltroff launched this fragrance in 1913 in honor of his longtime love Felice. The perfume is made from an exotic blend of: violet flowers, violet leaves, iris, orange blossoms, jasmine, lily of the valley, musk, sandalwood, raspberry and vetiver.
The bottle is made from classic cut crystal and includes a spray pump and oval cap. The name of the fragrance is engraved on the front and the neck is adorned with flowing Caron ribbons. You can purchase Violette Precieuse by calling 1-877-88CARON (22766) for the time being until it hits stores any day now. Enjoy!