Full of notes that make your mouth water! Casran can be difficult to find but is worth seeking out if you like that kind of thing.

Casran fragrance notes

  • Head

    • rum, bergamot, cardamom, coriander
  • Heart

    • chocolate, dry ambered cherries, dates, prune
  • Base

    • sandalwood, benzoin, amber, vanilla

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Latest Reviews of Casran

Very classy, sadly discontinued scent from Casran that is commanding some HUGE prices online.

Casran surrounds the wearer with a semi-gourmand cloud, with perceived notes of subtle spices and dark, sweet fruity tones. The result is a thick, aromatic oriental scent, echoing older scents like Caron's The Third Man and Laura Biagiotti's Roma Uomo.

This fragrance can be worn on most occasions, esp. in cooler weather (warmer temps may not suit the density of this moderately heavy scent).

I regret giving away my big bottle years back! ;-< I still have a mini edt, just for old times sake. ;->
27th January 2017
There is definite bergamot as main accord in the top notes, with a yuzu-like line note and some added cardamom. A middle note based on lavender's greenness with a touch of sage, which does not really develop well on my skin, is followed by a fairly generic base of woody spiciness. Overall with the good top notes it is not bad, but not particularly interesting. Limited silage, decent projection and about five hours of longevity on me.
21st May 2014

For originality and truth in advertising, Casran gets a thumbs down. For the aroma itself, in a vacuum, it is not bad so I settle for a neutral.

Smells like it's from the same neck of the woods as Deauville, Colonial Club and others of the era. The note recipe listed above bears scant resemblance to the very linear yet pleasant Casran. Maybe there's some bergamot, there is a sandalwood-like note and vanilla, of course, since men's fragrance developers nowadays are inspired more by Foster's Freeze than by, say, Rolls Royce.
4th May 2013
the pyramid is very misleading. short live slightly spicy/light fruity accord with no longevity or sillage. gone in 60 seconds>>
12th March 2013
The worst perfume, i have ever used or purchased, smells like a lot of amber with coconut - more for the ladies i would say, i sprayed the remainder in an area with no human movement.
22nd May 2012
This one is not a bad scent, but it is quite disappointing. I get a lot of semi-sweet licorice-like anise, chemical powder and nothing much else. The scent pyramid has a lot of notes that I just do not smell, and it is missing the anise that I definitely *do* smell... Quite linear, and somewhat classy but not distinctive. There are many better gourmands out there, but I haven't thrown out my bottle of this stuff from a blind buy purchase years ago, so I can't completely dislike the stuff... Maybe it is the fancy bottle? I would say this is 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5. Not hideous, but also not recommended.
13th April 2012
Singular horrendous foulness in a bottle! A sharp astringency pervades the entire wear and the cocoa notes are more of a burnt scent. Difficult to find cherry, fig, and vanilla traits as fragrances are muddy and not sweet enough to carry the senses in that direction. Casran just doesn't "read" as the pyramid it's purported to represent. Rather indicative of a burnt bake shop! There is no evolution, it is quite linear and projects as acrid throughout a mercifully short longevity.
3rd February 2012
Smells rather ordinary given the extraordinary pyramid. Rochas Man and Hanae Mori HM are more realized versions on this theme. Extremely hard to find but if you don't, you're not missing much.
26th December 2010
Astonishingly good, beautiful elements merged through a white spirit and made more subtle for it, I love Casran. As the fragrance warms with wear, different components emerge. I find a 'praline' which I expect is the melding of amber, vanilla and sandalwood. The chocolate, prune, and the aromatics serve to balance the gourmand components and not allow the fragrance to sweeten or cloy; despite which, it is sweet but mannered. No single component dominates although they seem to 'ripple' throughout the development and dry-down. This is like a colourless gemstone with facets that catch the light suddenly; it is transparent and magical. The more restrained the application, the more delightful the journey. Perhaps, the best way to enjoy this journey is to apply a tiny amount to the nape of the neck of one's partner.
7th August 2010
rich, it's all i can say, a great perfume!
4th April 2009
To my nose quite badly engineered modern oriental juice. It smells sharp, thin and astringent. Definitely much more feminine than most of its kinds. Actually, to me this smells a lot like some cheap mediocre female fragrance.The most annoying thing in Casran is that the whole list of wonderful notes in the pyramid doesn't fit at all in real life. I mean, I don't get rum, chocolate, cherries, prunes or dates…..It smells sharp and straightforward fruity-floral amber with light green accent and hint of caramel. I suggest you don't fall for that delicious sounding pyramid – it just doesn't give you a clue how this scent actually smells. It (pyramid) seems to be very much of a gimmick. If you are still interested and curious, find out yourself and see if you can agree with me at all.
15th February 2009
Very linear and chemical. Feels like a chemical mess to me and doesn't add up in the notes. I don't get any of them shown on the note pyramid.
26th May 2008