Robe d'Un Soir (original) (1947)
    by Carven






    Reviews of Robe d'Un Soir (original)


    + Add your Review

    Showing 1 to of 5 reviews.
    positive 5 Positive Reviewsneutral No Neutral Reviews • negative No Negative Reviews

    JackTwist's avatar
    JackTwist
    United States United States

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    A heavy, rich, warm floral chypre with an underlying potpourri sweetness, which is an alternate take on the classic Millot CREPE DE CHINE.

    In this however the rich Rose de Mai floats above the base.

    Promqueen below indicates all the notes involved. Like all the "takes" on CREPE DE CHINE by Schiaparelli, D'Albret, Faberge, Lelong, Ciro, Charbert, Balenciaga [they all had a try at copying this scent which dates from the 16th century], it can't help but delight.

    Too bad this once extremely popular floral chypre type has died out. I haven't been able to find a single example produced after 1960. Out of fashion and only found in vintage scents. Too bad!

    25 March, 2014

    tourmaline's avatar
    tourmaline
    United States United States

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    Wow. This is one of the most beautiful perfumes I've smelled. I own a small bottle of the vintage pure perfume, and I am very struck by the refinement and gorgeousness of this scent. This is a subtly sweet, powdery, woody scent. The aldehydes are mercifully minimal and subtle, but still there, enhancing the beauty and elegance of the notes. This reminds me very much of vintage Sortilege, but I think this is somehow more beautiful. I will need to do a side by side comparison. Glorious!

    28 April, 2013

    Marifragr's avatar
    Marifragr


    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    Like promqueen I adore this fragrance. I've never had any better scent (and everyone who smelled me, loved it). How come they discontinue such a winner? Any suggestions?

    08 August, 2012

    cheryl's avatar
    cheryl
    Canada Canada

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    I'm not sure if I am sampling the newer or older version, but the bottle looks old. This opens with light-hearted perfumey aldehydes and is a light but very nicely balanced floral..maybe hyacinth? lilac? There is a whisper of slightly edible mandarin. Then delicious cream. It is a rich scent...but it seems to want to convey "spring morning elegance". The blending is beautiful...I'm impressed.

    28 July, 2010

    promqueen's avatar
    promqueen
    United States United States

    Show all reviews

    rating


     

    This is best juice I have ever used-bar none. It is my signature scent, and I have been wearing it since my Dad brought me home a bottle of the EDC from France, when I was 14. I am now in my 50's and wear the perfume, and people always say "WHAT are you wearing??-it smells awesome!" It starts out powdery, but dries down into a light, yet rich and distinctive woody note, unlike any other wood I have ever smelled. I use the original 1947 edition that comes in the green and white package. Unfortunately, it has now been discontinued. I do know it has a note of jonquil in it. I never had any trouble finding boyfriends- or a husband- when wearing this, and I also wore it at my wedding. Unique, original and elegant without being heavy-the perfect perfume.

    Occasionally, it pops up on eBay, but otherwise, if you want to find some, GOOD LUCK! The newer formulation is not the same.

    Ingredients: aldehyde, bergamot, mandarin, neroli, peach, carnation, jasmine, lily, orris
    root, may rose, ylang-ylang, amber, benzoin, cedar, sandalwood, vanilla,
    and vetiver.

    For the original, two thumbs, WAY WAY up.

    10th November, 2009 (Last Edited: 03 November, 2013)

    Add your review of Robe d'Un Soir (original)

    You need to be logged in to add a review

    Related Robe d'Un Soir (original) products on eBay