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    Default Monsieur Carven

    It is supposed to be discontinued, e.g. overstockparfume.com is selling 4oz of MC pre-shave lotion splash for $250.

    Is this a 'safe' blind buy esp. if I adore Patou PH?

    according to a fellow basenoter wicozani "After 30 minutes Patou PH and Monsieur Carven are definitely converging, becoming almost one. Monsieur Carven is clearly the most similar to Patou PH from among the six possibilities here. This similarity will persist now all the way to the end, some 6-8 hours later. They are virtually dead ringers, as I’d suspected they might..."
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...onsieur+Carven


    I found an ebay seller from Germany who sells MC for a fraction of the above price, (240ml EDT for about £34).
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/CARVEN-Monsieu...QQcmdZViewItem

    Has it been re-introduced or perhaps it could be a fake/imitation? Anyone owns MC EDT and can confirm it looks like the genuine juice/bottle?

    thanks,
    p

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    Default Re: Monsieur Carven

    Quote Originally Posted by phibess View Post
    Is this a 'safe' blind buy esp. if I adore Patou PH?

    according to a fellow basenoter wicozani "After 30 minutes Patou PH and Monsieur Carven are definitely converging, becoming almost one. Monsieur Carven is clearly the most similar to Patou PH from among the six possibilities here. This similarity will persist now all the way to the end, some 6-8 hours later. They are virtually dead ringers, as I’d suspected they might..."
    http://community.basenotes.net/showt...onsieur+Carven
    I agree with the comparison to Patou PH.
    MC is less spicy though; the jasmine is more obvious.
    The eBay bottle looks genuine to me. Apis got mine so he may jump in and comment.
    I wouldn't pay $240 for that though!
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    Default Re: Monsieur Carven

    At that price you might as well pony up for Patou PH.
    "I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

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    Smile Re: Monsieur Carven

    Thanks a lot for the replies, I bought the one from ebay.

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    Default Re: Monsieur Carven

    Quote Originally Posted by phibess View Post
    Thanks a lot for the replies, I bought the one from ebay.

    Nice! That sounds like an excellent buy! Monsieur Carven is a superb, rare, and greatly underrated scent. Please share your thoughts about this with us after you've experienced it a few times!

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