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Madame Carven (1979)
by Carven

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Madame Carven information

Year of Launch1979
GenderFeminine
AvailabilityDiscontinued
Average Rating
(based on 12 votes)

People and companies

HouseCarven
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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