So what does it smell like? It is a soft, delicate aldehydic floral fragrance for women. It starts with a fresh green aldehydic top, followed by a sweet floral heart spiked with sweet smelling spices , resting on a feminine warm, woodsy, and powdery base. Originally described by Estee Lauder as "an exhilarating blend of flowers and more flowers mixed and mingled with spices and leafy green notes."
- Top notes: aldehydes, galbanum, raspberry, bergamot, peach, red apple, green anise, Indian pineapple, hyacinth
- Middle notes: rose, jasmine, honey, cyclamen, magnolia, violet, orris, pimiento, spices, carnation
- Base notes: musk, patchouli, Virginia cedar, sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver, amber, beeswax
Country Life, 1977:
"Another exciting new fragrance arrived in our midst this month when Elizabeth Arden introduced Cabriole, a liquid bouquet of flowers mixed with the quietly dominant note of spice. Although you may not be able to recognise the scent of all the roses, hyacinth, jasmine and magnolia that went into the perfume, the blended result is a deliciously feminine essence that you can also buy asn an eau de toilette."
"Cabriole from Elizabeth Arden— a delicate network of flowers with a rich touch of vetiver and pimiento."
House Beautiful, Volume 119, 1977:
"Cabriole is Elizabeth Arden's new floral scent, again a marvelous melange of flowers that includes magnolia, carnation, violet and iris. Lest you think that the fragrance is named after a certain style of chair leg, let me explain that you should know of the other definition of the word - the ballet leap that draws applause. Cabriole makes its debut in cologne, more-than-cologne, body lotion and dusting powder, nothing with a big price tag and probably less than a ticket to the ballet."
New York Magazine, 1978:
"...And here is the fragrance that defines her: a melding of flowers and more flowers, mingled with a fresh flourish of spices. We call it-Cabriole. by Elizabeth Arden. Because there's never been a better, more rewarding time to be a woman."
Fate of the Fragrance:
Discontinued, date unknown.
Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Elizabeth Arden company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Elizabeth Arden fragrances.
The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Elizabeth Arden company how much we miss the discontinued classics such as Cabriole and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the perfume!
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