Scentbird, Inc., New York, NY 10001
Carven L'Eau de Toilette description
Carven’s Eau de Toilette is a fresh meadow-green and summery fragrance that showcases Master Perfumer Francis Kurkdjian’s signature smooth texture; the notes are all polished to the coziest feel possible. His perfumes wear just like your favorite cashmere sweater.
The Eau de Toilette begins with a tart, bright and tangy trio of lemon, sweet pea and peony. The peony and sweet pea are the standouts – the lemon is an introductory note. This sparkling floral beginning shimmers for a few long minutes before the sweet freesia edges in, followed by hyacinth and wisteria.
The wisteria and freesia run around each other like exuberant, marmalade-smudged children in the park. (There’s a hidden red fruit facet in this middle of this perfume that is delightfully addictive and fun to keep returning to on the skin.) This red fruit floral sweetness continues for about an hour before the cool woods in the dry down begin.
Sandalwood, musk and a blonde wood accord finish up this perfume. And just as the opening was tart greenery, and the heart showed a sweet, fruity floral profile, the remaining notes are burnished to a smooth, dry, and elegant gleam.
The differences in tone make Eau de Toilette appear like three perfumes in one, but this scent has such a rich, smooth texture, you’re happy to sit back and enjoy what happens next. Francis Kurkdjian never forgets to make sure you’re comfortable wearing his creations.
Carven’s Eau de Toilette is a fragrance with vivid costume changes happening regularly as it dries down. But this is also its one of its most memorably enjoyable features – like a European tour bus with a fast-talking guide who always shows you what’s beautiful and unique about each stop.