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Caron

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Phyto Universe
715 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.764909 -73.970378
at 58th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-308-0270 Send to Phone

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  • Type: Beauty Store
  • Services: Makeup Application

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Official Website

parfumscaron.com

Hours

Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, Q, R at Lexington Ave.-59th St.

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Profile

Founded in Paris in 1903 by Ernest Daltroff, and one of the last remaining family-owned perfume houses, Caron has long been known for such classic fragrances as Narcisse Noir (which Gloria Swanson famously endorsed as Norma Desmond’s scent in Sunset Boulevard) and Pour Un Homme. Now helmed by Patrick Ales, founder of the botanical cosmetics company Phyto-Lierac, Caron continues to attract new generations of olfactory sophisticates to its Madison Avenue boutique, one of only three in the world. Opened in 2000 and moved in 2006, the Manhattan shop is a replica of the original Paris boutiques, with crystal sconces, lion-head pedestals, and rich, neoclassical accents. The shop offers thirty-four fragrances for men and women—including thirteen couture scents carried exclusively at the boutiques in Baccarat crystal urns, or “fountains,” from which aficionados can fill their own bottle. The shop also sells a small collection of exquisitely packaged limited-edition perfumes. Outnumbering (though far from upstaging) the fragrances is an array of enameled glass bottles, Limoges porcelain, shagreen (stingray skin) cases, embroidered jewelry and purses, men’s ties, and luxurious fur shawls. Last but certainly not least, a signature line of goose-down powder puffs and Bulgarian rose-scented powders and compacts offers the ultimate in classic femininity.

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Now part of the Phyto Universe company, Caron sells Phyto botanical hair care products, and skincare products by Lierac, a plant-based cosmeseutical line of lotions and washes.

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