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Madame Carven (1979)
by Carven


Madame Carven information

Year of Launch1979
Average Rating
(based on 15 votes)

People and companies

PackagingJacques Bocquet
Parent CompanyArco International

About Madame Carven

Madame Carven is a feminine perfume by Carven. The scent was launched in 1979 and the bottle was designed by Jacques Bocquet

Reviews of Madame Carven

Dark, earthy, old-school chypre. This must have castoreum and oak moss a plenty. It is not for the faint of heart. It does have that big-shoulder-pad vibe. A 'bosomy' floral with chutzpah, leather and that glorious old-fashioned glow.
12th June, 2015
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United States
I love this perfume! What a sleeper scent - it was not around for very long, perhaps due to a combination of poor marketing and the diminishing reputation of Carven as a quality house. It is a sharp scent, its kinship to Ma Griffe apparent, but much more floral and feminine as it develops. The coconut does not make it smell like a "beachy" fragrance at all, just soft and pretty. It lasts well even in EDT. I am trying to find some of the Parfum now, which may result in a 5-star rating, as much as I like the lighter version. This is how you do a fruity floral, keep it fresh and make it stand out from the crowd.Too bad this one is no more.
06th February, 2010
I found an old bottle of Madame de Carven in my wardrobe. It is still full and seems in good condition. It is an old-style parfume, that takes me back to the 80s, a little "demodè" and out of fashion. I would never buy it now, but it is a sweat sniff of memories every time I open the bottle. The lid is big and striking: resembles the broad shoulders of the blouses we use to wear those years. .... funny.
25th January, 2010
Top notes: coconut, green leaves, galbanum, peach and bergamot
Middle notes: carnation, tuberose, iris, orchid, jasmine and hiacynth
Base notes: amber, musk, benzoin, coconut, oakmoss and vetiver
13th September, 2009

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