Crescendo (1960)
    by Lanvin




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    Discontinued in 1969

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    JackTwist's avatar

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    Typical floral chypre of the 1940s - only this is from 1965, not 1960 as stated above.

    It is ambery and spicy and quite lovely. There is a slight menthol aspect to its background, which does not displease. I could see how it would have failed in the 1960s, being a throw back to when perfume was of high quality and complex.

    Notes include iris, carnation, hyacinth, tuberose, frankincense, amber and unidentified spices.

    Barbara Herman gets a tinge of leather and tobacco, but I sadly do not.

    In any case it is quite beautiful and worth trying to find. It's only negative aspect is poor longevity. I sampled the pure parfum extract - it fades within an hour.

    25th June, 2014

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    Don't expect to find another gem of Lanvin's great classics here! It is clearly detectable that it does not share the splendid (animalic) Lanvin base of the 1920/30s classics. It is carnation all through, which eventually is surprisingly short-lived. In a nutshell, it is nothing special... carnation has been done better (e.g. Caron). Do not make a huge effort hunting it down!

    20th October, 2011

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    Androgynous. Mysterious. Completely in the Lanvin's tradition.Crescendo is an amazing scent, classified as a soliflore tuberose, but rather a spicy ambery floral with leather undertones. The only problem of Crescendo: it's not a 60's frag at all, but rather a 30's and that's why it was not successful. For example it smells like Weil Noir. A beautiful vintage.

    15th January, 2011

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    Last year I had to have carnations. It was a madness really, a carnation bender. I picked up a partial bottle of Crescendo Extrait on Ebay and I huffed. Actually, sniffing this bottle is probably better than wearing it. Garden fresh spicy dianthus hovering just at the bottle opening, it really scratches an itch. Applied it is glorious for about two minutes. First I get piquant carnations with clove and a nutty roasted almond amber base. Next, the iris shoves to the front briefly with a little bit of soap. For a moment, there is a slight skunk like marigolds or maybe something urinous like a wet diaper but it fades quickly. The creamy amber dry down is lightly powdery with gentle incense (styrax?) clinging to the skin. The transformation is lovely but over so fast! Who knows how my bottle has fared over the years, maybe all the oomph has gone. If it lasted it would be a thumbs up!
    The Perfumed Court lists the notes as: iris, carnation, hyacinth, amber, incense, & spice.

    04th March, 2010

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    loved this way back in the mid-60's. wish I could find it again.
    abby

    22nd April, 2008

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