Acaciosa fragrance notes

  • Head

    • orange blossom, pineapple
  • Heart

    • jasmine, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, rose
  • Base

    • amber, sandalwood, vanilla, musk

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I smell: Sweet jasmine and rose candied with violets. Just a pinch of bitter green chypre amplified with additional green by clary sage. Peppery, plasticky hairspray aldehydes mixing with the fecundity of civet. Caron's signature sour clove. Cassis, with its cat-pee undertone.

There's a lot going on here and the result, in total, isn't as pleasant as I'd hoped. The sourness calls to mind turned milk, while the fecal plastic overpowers everything else, and there's an underlying fishiness that reminds me of a dirty aquarium and, to put it bluntly, I keep thinking I smell farts but it's this perfume... As the civet fades, the aquarium smell mixes with the plastic and the florals finally get a little room to breathe, though they remain a bit smothered by the unpleasantness. At least the farts are gone.

In terms of notes and composition, this has a lot in common with Patou's 1000, but Acaciosa is more sour and green and MUCH less beautiful. This is disappointing. I'm a huge Caron fan and really thought I'd love this (Caron's take on jasmine?? Bring it on!) but it feels like the emphasis is on all the wrong bits.
22nd March 2023
I'm sorry, I don't like it at all. I don't smell any rose nor any pineapple here - just a very dusty ball of dirty-ish musks and stale wardrobe. Meh.
Keeping the rating neutral instead of negative because it's probably me who is meh and not the fragrance.
17th September 2022

I agree with so many things said here by the previous reviewers. First of all, I can smell the pineapple clearly as a note at times. To my perception, Acaciosa is mostly that special candied jasmine that many have described as Caron's type of jasmine (contrary to indolic... I'm more on the dirty side with my taste) with pineapple and maybe the ylang-ylang being a big helper here as well.
I agree very much with BayKAT with regard to the mood. This is bright, sweet, fruity... like an escape to a tropical island. It lifts your mood and is simply fun to wear.
I also agree with Mimi Gardenia and I can see that Joy vibe in Acaciosa as well.
In a nutshell, Acaciosa is a high quality fountain extrait from Caron, linear in progression, very fruity, bright, very sweet (too much for myself), thick ( yes, honeyed, is a good word here, too.).
The drydown, some hours into your wearing, reveals what Acaciosa was meant to be... a variation of the preceding Pois de Senteur Chez Moi. They even shared the bottle design in their original presentation.
Maybe spot-on for a grey, wet and cold winter day, where nothing seems more tempting than a tropical island and exotic drinks served under a palm tree. Order a Piña Colada and dab yourself with Acaciosa!
18th August 2011
This is a delightfully smooth, creamy, warm floral. l get a syrupy, slightly musty sweetness from the candied pineapple in the opening, then honeyed, powdery florals. There's a little lily of the valley, & a restrained jasmine that's not at all green. The rose isn't obvious to me. After about 40 minutes the white florals become very clean & soapy, which l like, & after 2 hours there's a soft, woodsy, sweet amber. lt all stays beautifully warm & creamy, the sillage is good, & it lasts an astonishing 10 hours on my skin.
My sample was sent by a generous basenoter, but unfortunately leaked in transit, so l only have a tiny amount left. l feel the need to spend more time with this fragrance, so l plan to try & get a decant at some point. l think it could be love!
13th February 2011
Acaciosa is truly a grand diva of classic French parfumerie, and, as befits a diva, it is rare, precious, and beautiful. As far as I know, it is only available in parfum or extrait from a Caron boutique, but well worth the effort of the quest for the chosen few who appreciate the extravagance of the landmark Modernist scents.The name is a bit misleading, in as much as it suggests acacia; but no cassie or mimosa is to be found here. (Caron does, however, have a fabulous acacia fragrance, Farnesiana.) Instead, this is a glorious floral melange with jasmine the most prominent note. I don't detect the pineapple specifically, but I would imagine it could be the note that makes the blend so very difficult to describe. Amber is prominent among the various base notes, which include sandalwood and vanilla, and gives Acaciosa an almost--but not quite--floral oriental quality. All and all, it smells like nothing else I have ever encountered.After the first overwhelming olfactory blast, so typical of Caron fragrances, Acaciosa dries down into a sensual bouquet with wonderful sillage. It is amazingly enduring as well. (The small amount I had on my wrist soaked into gel wrist support for my computer keyboard, which in turn imparted the fragrance back onto my wrist for nearly a week.)It is not an everyday fragrance, nor is it for the faint of heart--but neither are grand divas.
11th September 2010
A big thank you to Mysticknot, who graciously helped me in my quest to try all Carons by providing a generous sample :-) Because I don't see the notes listed, here they are: rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, orange blossom, ylang ylang, pineapple, jasmine, sandalwood, amber, vanilla, muskBlame it on just returning from Maui, but i do detect the pinapple here, and it is delightfully crisp and mouth watering. I've read that pineapple contains an ingredient that is supposed to help with depression. Indeed, whenever I am anxious i tend to crave it. How interesting that this note caught the perfumer's nose in 1924, which was firmly in the grip of the optomistic, sky is the limit, roaring 20's.This is a happy scent. It is also one of the few (the first for me, actually) Caron's that opens pleasantly from the first spritz; there is no wait time while it develops. During the dry down this does get sweeter, channeling that aspect of the twenty's where people had too much of a good thing. Like others have said, it is a bit pungent, which works here by holding the jasmine at bay. This is another star on the Caron 'how did we do this week' sheet.
3rd May 2010
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