Caron’s Nuit de Noel “Christmas Night” has won many fans since its introduction in 1922. It is one of Caron’s most legendary perfumes. The way perfumer Guy Robert puts it (in Le Sens du Parfum, with translation and paraphrase), “You’re at the theater. You catch the scent of Opium on your right, Mitsuko to your left, and the woman in front of you is wearing Youth-Dew. Now a woman arrives wearing Nuit de Noel. Immediately the other fragrances are forgotten!”
Daltroff, Caron’s perfumer-owner, was from a Jewish background but Félicie Wanpouille, his artistic director and collaborator, loved Christmas. This was Daltroff’s great gift to her in 1922.
A 1958 ad reads: “CARON NUIT DE NOEL Dramatic exciting Nuit de Noel means Christmas Night. Woven into its sparkling spellbinding floral bouquet is all the splendor mystery, joy and brilliance of holiday time. You feel it, sense it… almost hear it. Nuit de Noel has something no other fragrance has, It has all the warmth of that cold clear night anytime.”
- Nuit de Noel is one of Caron’s best loved fragrances
- Glossy opaque black bottle was designed by Baccarat
- 3 1/2″ tall and 2 1/2″ wide
- It is in very good vintage condition
- Gold foil label around the top of the bottle is “La Nuit de Noel, Caron”
- Base is signed
- Faceted stopper removes easily, and most of the genuine perfume, original to the bottle, is still present. It appears to be about 3/4 full.