Caron launched Miss Rocaille in 2004. It was created by house nose Richard Fraysse and includes notes of mandarin, orange blossom, basil, jasmine, rose, lilac, lily of the valley, hyacinth, violet, water lily, musk and pistachio.
I really love the top notes of Miss Rocaille: a fresh burst of citrus with a bit of muguet and lots of basil. The basil does give it a slightly masculine touch at the start, but it soon settles into a more feminine floral blend over a trace of nutty pistachio. No single floral note stands out, but I can smell lilac, water lily and a light jasmine.
Caron Miss Rocaille smells young, exuberant, and summery. It is a fun rather than serious perfume, and the traditional dark Caron undercurrent is entirely absent. The lasting power is average for an Eau de Toilette (the only form in which it is available).
I like Miss Rocaille, but despite several tries I have not decided if I love it or if it is full-bottle-worthy. I would love to hear some opinions, so please comment! Parfum1 currently has a 50 ml bottle for the very tempting price of $22.95, and it is available at several other online discounters as well.
Note: image via Images de Parfums.