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Friday, August 27, 2010

Coup de Fouet by Caron

Caron released this EDT version of Poivre extrait in ( I believe) 1957. For lovers of clove...especially clove openings....this is a must try fragrance.

Naturally, this was marketed as a feminine, but from what I am smelling, this would be "shared niche" in today's market. After wearing this only a few minutes, I can almost see where Diptyque could have derived some inspiration for their spicier renditions. This is the first I have come across this Caron and have never noticed it on another person to the best of my recollection.

Caron is a very reputable house that I have, for the most part, never gotten around to really exploring. Sure, I have worn a few of their classic masculines, but that about sums it up. Coup de Fouet is an impressionable scent and more than likely it was incendiary for its time. Clove roars out of the bottle with pepper hot on its tail. Giroflore and a spicy carnation give Coup de Fouet its jazzed up signature.

 This peppery clove is the main theme on my skin and the accord lasts a substantial amount of time. The "spice" aspect is well done and smells superior to more modern pepper offerings I have recently sampled. Only well into the life of the scent do I notice a very subtle incense and wood accord and am further convinced that this fragrance would suit the masculine persuasion with no problems.

There are a few other listed notes that have escaped me during the wearing. I believe this may be the result of olfactory fatigue from the spicy opening. The clove, red and black pepper have taken a toll on my ability to discern the other players clearly. The structure of Coup de Fouet is a spicy, floral and balsamic-woody conglomerate.....but you better believe the spice wins this battle.

I like this Caron offering and can see it perform well in cool and cold weather....especially during the winter holidays. Thumbs up from Aromi for Caron's spice-fest.


  1. It does sound like it would be great in the winter! I generally don't like clove, but pepper and wood I love, so maybe I'll give it a shot.

  2. may want to put this on your " try later" list. lol....It's clove dominant to me....but still good.