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.
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.
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