Madame de Carven (1979) Eau de Toilette

Madame de Carven (Eau de Toilette) by Carven
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Madame de Carven (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Carven for women and was released in 1979. The scent is floral-chypre. Projection and longevity are above-average. The production was apparently discontinued.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Galbanum, Green leaves, Coconut, Peach
Heart Notes Heart NotesCarnation, Hyacinth, Iris, Jasmine, Orchid, Tuberose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin, Oakmoss, Musk, Vetiver, Castoreum

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Scent

8.6 (17 Ratings)

Longevity

8.5 (12 Ratings)

Sillage

8.0 (11 Ratings)

Bottle

7.0 (20 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 22.05.2018
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Cumulnimbus

74 Reviews
Cumulnimbus
Cumulnimbus
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A different idea of tropical from the late 70's
This treasure is a good example of what a tropical scent used mean some decades ago. Nothing of what you would expect today by such an adjective. This has coconut as a leading note but it is never alone but perfectly blended with the rest of the notes. It is a sweet animalic floral, with deep spicy and woody aspects. Very charming, addictive and easy to wear, as long as you are open to vintage smells.

I agree with those who mention this would be in the same family as Balenciaga's Michelle which is also extremely beautiful but has a more prominent tuberose. But without being twin scents to me.

I love the thick slightly powdery dry down of this lost vintage, such a much better take IMHO on the concept of tropical than that of most of the new cheap yogurt flavor "tropical" perfumes made nowadays.
8.0/10
Smellsogood

75 Reviews
Smellsogood
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Very Madame
A rich tropical floral, laced with coconut, that is prevented from being too sweet, by the galbanum, vetiver and oakmoss. It holds similarities with Michelle by Balenciaga, in that its riches improve with being worn in warm weather. You can imagine Ava Gardner or Rita Hayworth wearing this in the tropics. Very Femme Fatale!

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