Aimez Moi was launched in 1996, and was said to have been inspired by the earlier Caron fragrance N'aimez Que Moi, which was released in 1916 for soldiers to present to their sweethearts before going off to war. The newer fragrance was created by perfumer Dominique Ropion, and the notes are anise, freesia, violet leaf, bergamot, mint, caraway, magnolia, cardamom, jasmine, peach, iris, heliotrope, tonka bean, amber, musk and cloves.
Aimez Moi starts rather strong and sweet, and the first time I smelled it in the Caron boutique I thought it was lovely but that it might be too heavy for me. I was given a tassel sprayed with the fragrance to take home, and that was all it took: I purchased a bottle before the week was out.
The top notes are spicy, with deep notes of violet and anise. The anise fades slightly as it dries down, while the violet intensifies and is joined by the other floral notes, although I find it hard to pick them out individually other than the faintest bit of magnolia. The dry down is spicy and vanillic, with light notes of amber and musk. The traditional dark Caron undercurrent, which always smells slightly musty to me, is present, but is not as overwhelming as it is in some of the other scents in the line.
Aimez Moi is an unusual scent. It smells deep and cool, and rather mysterious. I have the eau de toilette and have no complaints about the depth or lasting power. As far as I know, it is only available as Eau de Toilette or parfum, but please correct me if I am wrong. At any rate, it can easily be found for a reasonable price at the major online perfume discounters.
Note: image via Images de Parfums.