Pour Un Homme by Caron – a femininely viril fragrance


“Always and tomorrow”  -my favorite ad for Pour Un Homme

Pour Un Homme by Caron -what marvellous metallic lavenders softened by the sweetest vanillas!

Ernest Daltroff, the founder of the house of Caron created this masculine sent in 1934 – and what a creation it was – opening the way for men to wear floral and sweet notes.

As with many of his creations, Daltroff managed to marry with genius very different scents. In Pour Un Homme he opposed two archetypes: dry, cool, sharp lavenders with warm,soft, rounded vanillas.

“the most beautiful lavenders -sport and beauty”

It is worth noting that Pour Un Homme at the start was only sold as a pure perfume, a feminine formulation, in a reassuringly square, stout masculine bottle chosen by Félicie Wanpouille, Caron’s co-owner who supervised the visual identity of the house.

The pure perfume version may still be bought today at the house of Caron and in department stores under the name ‘Impact Pour Un Homme.’ I truly encourage smelling this one first -it’s exceptional and probably the closest we may ever come to that very first perfume.

“perfume for the morning – youth sport beauty”

A mythic, French couple of the 60’s and 70’s the androgenous Jane Birkin and audacious Serge Gainsbourg famous for sexually daring lyrics sang a marvellous tribute to Pour Un Homme:

Here are the lyrics followed by a translation:
Je passe -Pour un homme- pas très beau garçon,
Pourtant -Pour un homme- plein de séduction.
Ce qui fait mon charme et c’est là mon arme secrète -Pour un homme- de Caron.
C’est que -Pour un homme- il y a des façons subtiles de mettre une femme à la raison.
Ce qui fait mon charme et c’est là mon arme secrète -pour un homme- de Caron.
Pour un homme -de Caron- une eau de toilette et toute une ligne de charmes.

I come across -Pour un homme- as not terribly handsome,
But nevertheless – Pour un homme- quite seductive.
The key of my charm as well as my secret arm -Pour un homme- by Caron.
There are subtile ways – Pour un homme -, you see, to bring a woman to reason.
The key of my charm as well as my secret arm -Pour un homme- by Caron.
Pour un homme –  by Caron – a cologne with a complete range of charms.

Many thanks to Mr. Pokeybait for inspiring this post.

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2 Responses to Pour Un Homme by Caron – a femininely viril fragrance

  1. lucasai says:

    I once had this perfume. But after half year of quite a frequent use I began to dislike it more and more. I gave it a half-year-long break and when I returned to it – I didn’t like it even more. So I decided to sell my partial bottle.

  2. Pingback: Caron Pour Un Homme de Caron EDT Perfume Review | EauMG

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