My leather posts have led me down the path of some older perfumes, the Grand Old Dames I like to call them. So I thought I would just go with the flow. All the Grand Old Dames I review are modern versions, not vintage, unless I otherwise say otherwise.
Royal Bain de Caron was created in 1941, according to the Caron website:
"To satify the whims of a California billionaire seeking a fragrance to replace the champagne with which he scented his extravagant bath..."Caron's web site also says it is now selling Royal Bain de Caron as a bath scent again. That's telling.
The opening of RBdC is sweet and fizzy and smells like wine gums. There is a vanilla powder with this that may be from benzoin. After an hour or so I get the faintest hint of an indolic jasmine maybe that unfortunately doesn't last. The dry down is a whisper of cedar.
I think this might be very nice in a bath product, but it's not for me as a perfume.
Nose: Ernest Daltroff
Notes: lilac, cedar, sandalwood