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Monsieur Lanvin (1964)
by Lanvin


Monsieur Lanvin information

Year of Launch1964
Average Rating
(based on 20 votes)

People and companies

Parent CompanyInter Parfums
Parent Company at launchLanvin-Charles of the Ritz

About Monsieur Lanvin

Discontinued in 1992

Reviews of Monsieur Lanvin

It seems that I may not be a big fan of civet. This and Furyo just don't work for me and I blame the civet.
23rd June, 2016
An animalic discontinued since 1992, what's not to like? It smells like an ambitiously fragranced shaving cream, and gentlemanly.
16th March, 2016
Top notes of Lemon, Bergamot etc have faded somewhat. Geranium and Carnation hearts still beat strongly. The Civet is present, strong and is crafted gloriously into the melange. The slightly camphorous note in Carnation is extraordinary. Under-rated gem.
03rd August, 2015 (last edited: 17th January, 2017)
rbaker Show all reviews
United Kingdom
The opening is classic: lemon, bergamot, sage and lemon but being quite restrained overall. Carnation, geranium and jasmine are added in the drydown, resulting in a citrus-floral of the traditional ilk. Then the scent, hitherto with decent and projection for three hours, it becomes very close to my skin, turning to civet and moss to make the base change character into more of a chypre; it lasts five hours overall. The main drawback is the late restraint that makes it weak, but very suitable for a traditional office setting in spring.
31st January, 2014

The classic scent from another Age.
By the way, it could be called "King of Civet", there is an astonishing quantity of.
08th March, 2013
vadim Show all reviews
Russian Federation
I'm not sure how precise this information is, but web sources list the following notes:
Top: bergamot, lemon, fruity
Heart: carnation, sandal, geranium, cinnamon, jasmine
Base: vanilla, musk, civet, tonka, leather
What I get though is just one solid wall of boozey green on a thick buttery base - lush and aromatic, but to the point of overbearing. It's not a terrible scent, just very linear and with little, if any, development. Interesting as a curio but probably not worth spending the time and money to hunt it down. Hard to believe it made it to 1992.
24th April, 2007

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