Paris La Havane 2019

Paris La Havane by Carven
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Paris La Havane is a new perfume by Carven for men and was released in 2019. The scent is spicy-smoky. The longevity is above-average. It is being marketed by Groupe Bogart.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesMandarin orange, Black pepper, Elemi resin
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender, Cuban tobacco, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesPatchouli, Amber, Leather

Ratings

Scent

8.9 (17 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (14 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (14 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (22 Ratings)
Submitted by OPomone, last update on 22.11.2020.
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9
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9
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8
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7
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Norman22
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More than just a winter scent
La Havane and I have known each other since the summer, when I happened to burst into the sales training of a Carven employee in the local perfume shop. The training turned spontaneously into a sales talk and I decided on L'Eau Intense as a new summery everyday fragrance and La Havane as a fragrance for special occasions.
The first contact with Havane was already something very special for me: After my nose had already been tormented by the many scent tests, I smelled something special, something protruding for the first time that day. The choice was not difficult for me. The tobacco together with pepper and orange create a heavy but at the same time beguiling spice from the beginning. With the heart note, this heaviness subsides a little - but not much. La Havane almost shows a sweet side. The tobacco is clearly joined by the rose. In contrast to most other comments, which want to feel little or nothing of rose, it is very present in my case. The heart note accompanies you the whole evening until the amber lulls you into a deep sleep (and wakes you up the next morning).

La Havane is a dreamlike scent. Certainly perfect for cold winter evenings, but definitely also suitable for hot, sultry summer evenings in front of a bar with cold cocktails. After all, it carries the DNA of Havana - and there is rarely snow. As a fragrance for special occasions like the one I was introduced to, it is definitely suitable. But it can do more. People want to wear it more often and it allows for that. Sometimes you just sit at home on the couch with a glass of wine. Dreamlike.
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Vivaguevara
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On a Cohiba at the Buena Vista Social Club
After Paris Shenandoah from this series had already convinced me completely, and I bought it for the late summer days, I wanted to try it now, as the cold days of the year were approaching, to see if Carven could also convince me with Paris La Havane as an alternative winter scent.

As I am more of a friend of fresh scents, it is often not easy for me to find winter scents that I don't find too pompous-sweet-heavy, which is why I already became curious when I looked at the scent pyramid of La Havane. No vanilla, no tonka bean - promising.
What awaited me at the test, however, blew me away. Rarely has a fragrance captivated me so much from the beginning. A fruity and spicy, but still not sweet prelude, in which the mandarin can only take over the helm for a short time. Already here La Havane's deep, smoky character is revealed. A wonderful tobacco note, which in combination with the elemi resin, leaves a smoky-dry impression.
Not the usual sweet pipe/shisha tobacco "Gedöns" that is found in so many winter scents, no, rather the heavy, noble smoke of a wonderful cigar. After a short time, the leather in the background starts to resonate, but never becomes so dominant that La Havane could be described as a pure leather scent. The only discreetly appearing notes of lavender (and rose - I couldn't really perceive them) support the gentle transition of the fading tobacco to the leather, which plays the leading role for a few hours, whereby the smoky note is never completely lost. Only after about eight hours does the leather also fade somewhat and reveal a soft, amber base note that lets the fragrance fade away pleasantly.

The durability of the fragrance is, even with economical dosage, at least for me, enormous. If you want to get rid of it before the end of the day, scouring milk and Abrazo are probably needed. Even if it is not at all room filling, the sillage is neat and the scent is clearly perceptible even at a distance.

I, for one, have found a winter favourite that actually takes me to Havana. There, when I close my eyes, I sit in deep leather armchairs with a Cohiba in the Social Club in Buena Vista and listen to Compay Segundo and Ibrahim Ferrer.
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Dufttiger
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Helpful Review    5  
In the back of a luxury sedan...
I tested this and fragrance and brand for the first time, although there has been a lot of perfume in this house since the 1950s.

In a small perfumery, where mainly The usual designers stand around, the saleswoman showed me the new collection of Carven.

For this time of year I had already decided on a different fragrance from the series and took it with me.
She gave me a bottle of La Havane. I tested it in the car and immediately decided to exchange it.

Why ?

On the test strip, the quality of La havane does not develop to perfection for my taste.

On the skin it is an olfactory experience and the transformation of the fragrance makes me appreciate it more and more.

The prelude belongs to the tobacco. Strong, makes me associate with high quality cigars. In addition, fruity sweet tangerine floats by the gravitation of the tobacco.

This is followed by a gentle introduction of the leather, which goes well from the woody Elimi in combination with the tobacco.

When the leather jacket on Tom Ford's OmbréLeather sits skintight, it's more like The Leather Sofa in the Oval Office lobby.

I know that luxury car brands upgrade their interiors with artificial scent.
I think directly of the fact that my butler holds the door of the new Rolls Royce open for me to chauffeur me to the horse race.

After about 20 - 30 min. of driving without standing in a traffic jam, probably noticing that the journey takes a good 5-7 hours, I notice the deep durability of the Amber.
It is comfortably cosy in the rear of the luxury limousine with la Havane.
The silage is not too strong, but also allows sewing. Still reaches beyond the minimum distance to attract attention.

To the bottle:

The lid is magnetically seated and finds its own fit.
Octagonal and striking, it lies well in the hand. The chrome spray head is easy to use.
The mixture resembles with its deep brown colour to 2-3 years old thick liquid rum.

For me with 165€ for 125ml definitely worth its price.
I wore it already in spring, with still cool temperatures in the morning.

a good companion, because I feel comfortable with this scent.
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8
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7
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7
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Tommyxxl
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The male smoking man in lederhosen!
The scent starts a little peppery and even slightly fruity, which of course are not the main ingredients of the good. The heart note is really very nice, with a smoky tobacco, followed by a lavender note.
The base note then changes more into the slightly leathery, so that you only feel a smoking man for a short time, but otherwise really pleasant.

Conclusion:
The interplay of all the fragrances in the head and heart note, are really well coordinated. The shelf life is really very good and the Sillage is also good.

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