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.
The leather and tobacco notes are quite prominent in the edp version, but to a lesser extent in the pure parfum
In any case it is quite beautiful and worth trying to find.
25th June, 2014 (last edited: 16th February, 2017)
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.
loved this way back in the mid-60's. wish I could find it again.