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Description
Let your senses be entranced by L’Absolu, the new exclusive fragrance launch from Carven Parfums that embodies the Carven woman at her core: chic, cool and captivating. The third olfactory accord from the profoundly modern fashion house represents an original opulence and the blend of all things elegant and modern, just as Madame Carven approached fashion. L’Absolu is intensely voluptuous with sensual and irresistible floral notes. Unquestionably the most intense chapter in the history of Carven Fragrances, L’Absolu was developed by the deft noses of perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and Jérôme Di Marino, his Takasago apprentice. Jointly they designed this hypnotic masterpiece by combining creative forces to develop an original Floral Oriental Chypre scent that perfectly rounds out the brand’s fragrance wardrobe.
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Carven Parfums Carven L'Absolu main notes

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Scent type
Floral
Personality
Sexy
Occasion
Date Night
Season
Fall
Attributes
Fresh
Complexity
Intense

Carven Parfums Carven L'Absolu description

Carven L’Absolu may be the height of cinematic drama in perfume. And of course, for a fragrance that needs the red carpet treatment, visionary perfumer Francis Kurkdjian created it. L’Absolu is a big-budget, wide-release, scented star vehicle for the Movie of Your Life.

There is nothing shy about this scent. The opening notes of ylang ylang and mandarin descend in a swirl of lush opulence…

Carven Parfums Carven L'Absolu rating and reviews

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Average rating (98 reviews)
3.3 out of 5
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/07/2019
Ugh! Not for me
I didn't care for this scent at all
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/22/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Normal
Soft floral
Immediately smell the iris and ylang..starts off very floral then drys off to a light soft scent of the iris and tuberose...mandarin being the main scent I dont smell at all. Does not last long tho. It is a soft pretty smell after drying off soft on the nose and kinda sexy
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/26/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Dry
Pleasant, wearable, not particularly noteworthy
When I first sprayed L'Absolu, I was mesmerized by the bold mandarin and jasmine opening and the jolt of patchouli that quickly appeared. During dry-down, the ylang ylang was very recognizable, pure, and delightful. The tuberose appeared shortly after and it was also pleasant, if a bit sweet. I definitely enjoyed this fragrance during the first hour or two. And then...it faded into a depressingly unoriginal white floral skin scent. Being an unoriginal white floral isn't necessarily a bad thing; there are times when a subtle and unoffensive fragrance is called for—funerals, job interviews, any time you're in close spaces with strangers. And I will probably wear it just for those events because it is pleasant-smelling and balanced. I just had high expectations based on the description and notes—alas, I did not feel even a tiny bit like Marilyn Monroe wearing this. June Cleaver, maybe ;-) I give this 5/10 for sillage, 2/10 longevity, 6/10 originality/wow-factor (I did really love the opening of this fragrance and wish it had more of that vavoom and complexity in dry-down).
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/20/2019
Age: 45 to 54
Skin type: Oily
Not the scent I was hoping for, but nice
This scent was not as spicy as I had hoped from the description. But still very pleasant
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/28/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Oily
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/15/2019
Age: 55 to 64
Skin type: Combination
Absolutely beautiful!
No words other than....IT IS MY QUINTESSENTIAL WOMANS FRAGRANCE. THE END.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/31/2019
Not For Me
I do not care for this at all. It is very heavy and I can't place my finger on which scent is too strong, or it's just the mixture of them all. My least fave scent thus far.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/08/2019
This one will be sitting on the shelf for a while
If there was a perfume fence, I would be on it with this perfume. I smell it in the bottle and it smells okay and then when I spray it on my body all hell breaks loose. I wouldn't say this is "very" strong however, this one is on the strong side. Definitely not mother of the church but, someone on the usher board has this.
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Jenna
02/04/2019
Lol! “On the usher board”! Dying.
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Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/03/2019
Carven L'Absolu
Nasty old lady's perfume, this is the worst perfume I have received from scent bird.. It smells like old alcohol... Nasty nasty nasty...
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/27/2018
Just o-k
Average scent, nothing special that I want to order again.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/18/2018
Department store
Gross. Smells like a classic department store. Don't know why anyone would CHOOSE to smell this way.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/01/2018
Nice
The smell was fresh
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/20/2018
Just ok
Not my type of fragrance. Very strange at first. Dry out is a bit better. Won’t purchase
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/10/2018
Carven L'Absolo
I received my perfume and wore it out with a couple friends. I only put a small amount on and im very glad I did my husband could not get close to me without sneezing and his eyes were swelling .So he must be allergic to something in the Carven Parfums. I reseal Wasnt crazy about scent either so won't be wearing that one again.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/04/2018
Comforting Scent
Smells very warm and comforting. I really do like the scent but there are scents I like more.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
10/06/2018
Carven L'Absolu
Subtle but lasting, noticeable scent. Loved it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/01/2018
Me , all around
Ironic that this is the first scent picked for my sign, Sagittarius. I love it it is a show stopper of a fragrance, not heavy but a head turning presence.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/06/2018
Not right one
I did not get this one I got the same as the previous month
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/04/2018
What a stinky disappointment
I had received a small "rub on your wrist" paper sample of this from nordstrom about a year ago and loved it. I was so excited to be getting it from scentbbird. I was very disappointed. It STUNK!! It smelled like those cheap, stinky perfumes that are so horrid, that when you pass someone wearing it, you gag.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/24/2018
Carven
Very strong at first but once it fades I like the smell.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/21/2018
Love it!
Smells soooooo good. My boyfriend loves it!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/19/2018
It’s ok
A bit too strong and overwhelming
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/02/2018
Good scent
This is a scent that I am drawn to. It reflects my personal style.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/29/2018
Not for me
Very heavy scent. Goes on strong and takes a while to mellow. Would prefer something much lighter.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
06/02/2018
Carven
I was not too impressed with this one
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/31/2018
Not my favorite
Very light scent. Was not long lasting. Was told I smelled like a sexy grandma 😫
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/16/2018
Not my favorite
Something about it was off. Too floral but too masculine
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/06/2018
Very Floral
This was a little overpowering for me but I am still a little scent-sensitive after my pregnancy. There is an old school vibe to it and a dusty quality that reminds me of old clothes or lace. I traded it with another member since it was too feminine to give to my husband.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/09/2018
To strong
It’s ok just to strong for me it smells good :)
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/23/2018
Carven
Love this scent! Can be worn year round and is so sophisticated!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/16/2018
Classic/Professional
A little 'old school' but not in an asphyxiating tuberose way. Nice, with clean white flowers, patchouli, and some light citrus. If you like Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle you'll dig it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/07/2018
So pretty
this is perfect for date night !!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2018
love
LOved it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/24/2018
Luh
Sexy!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/12/2018
love the scent
Scent is okay. I feel i still love Carven Le Parfum Eau de Parfum more
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/09/2018
Whew
This perfume reminds me of something my GREAT grandmother would wear. I strongly dislike it ... it has a strong sting to it that is just unbearable.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/08/2018
Regrettable choice
Something in this scent is irritating from beginning to end. It never has that point where it begins to smell good. I regret having chosen this.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/07/2018
Just OK
It doesn't leave a lasting impression. It is a little bitter at first and really not feminine. Hoped it would dry down to something good but just meh.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/05/2018
not my favorite
just not a favorite
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/03/2018
GREAT 1ST IMPRESSION!
1st month and already in love with Scentbird!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/31/2018
Too strong
Too strong of a smell. I didn't realize hjow musky it would be. I will not purchase this again.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/02/2018
Mss
Wasn't thrilled with the scent... to strong made me sneeze
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/22/2017
.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/21/2017
Natasha
I really like the smell of this perfume being that I’m drawn to fresh clean scents. I found this perfume to be most pleasant and versital that can be worn day or night.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/05/2017
When the description says, "There is nothing shy about this scent..." it is not lying! It's a harsh fragrance to me. It has a very powerful introduction. I wouldn't wear it to work, but I'd wear it on a night in the town.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/30/2017
Lovely Scent, a bit too mild for me. I loved Carven Parfum and wanted to try more but I think i prefer the original. Still very nice scent, just wish it had more impact.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/28/2017
Very clean smell.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/26/2017
Too flowery. Could not smell the patchouli. Description did not match the scent that I received. Scent did not last very long.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/24/2017
Smells like potpourri, it's pretty nauseating.. Scentbird discontinued the scent I had put in my queue and replaced it with this one. I'm so disappointed, wish I could send it back
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/09/2017
Not for me 👎🏻
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/06/2017
Loved it. Clean, light and very feminine. Want a big bottle!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/05/2017
It was a nice smell but very flowery a little to strong in that category for my liking I like things a little more sweet then florally
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/03/2017
I loved this perfume ! Was very impressed with the choice. So far I haven’t been let down scentbird....keep up the great job ;)
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/03/2017
I really didn't like this scent very much I gave it to my daughter she liked it
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/28/2017
Just received my fragrance and I absolutely love it, can’t wait until next month <3
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/23/2017
Definitely stronger then what I was expecting. It's a decent smell but definitely not an everyday scent. As with most perfume but this one especially it needs to work with your natural body scent so don't go off of just the sorry alone. See how you like it on yourself first and that will be the deciding factor. It changed scents once I put it on and died down in intensity.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/14/2017
Nice but smells a bit mature and too much powder for me...
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/03/2017
Very powdery scent. Overpowering. Smells a little too mature for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/22/2017
Loved this as much as the original. It's a little greener and less powdery. Really, really nice.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2017
This Carven scent is very sensual and evokes mystery. It is a sweet smelling fragrance enveloped with patchouli. I have owned fragrances in the past with patchouli notes that I adore. This will be one of many evening night out fragrance.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/01/2017
TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT - WAY TOO STRONG - this should be taken down a few notches it is on the verge of becoming a cologne
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/27/2017
did not like it. very strong not soft.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
08/27/2017
very strong not soft. did not like it
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/24/2017
A sophisticated floral scent. I enjoyed it, but it's not unique to me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
08/13/2017
As for being a 27yr old, I find that this one fits that desire for wanting something that is still young(the floral) but then wanting to show herself off as a mature woman(so it's just a tad heavy, but not in a bad way).It's my favorite so far! Spray like 3 times around the body in the morning, Fades around 1pm-2
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/06/2017
I get a lot of jasmine initially, then I get a lot of spicier notes. It's mature but doesn't feel dated or musty. I think it could be easy to overdo it with this one, but with a light touch you'll be fine.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
08/05/2017
Its a great scent. It has a sophisticated, rich, Saturday night out on the town type of perfume. Unfortunately it didnt work with my chemistry.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/02/2017
Starts strong but mellows out nicely
Rated5on the scale of0to5
08/01/2017
I really liked this one! I am glad that I joined Scentbird!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
07/31/2017
This fragrance is rather sweet and reminds me of a Miss Dior type of scent. The tuberose really gets to me, and makes me nauseous. I expected a different smell from the notes listed, but unfortunately this is not my vial of juice.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/31/2017
This fragrance is rather sweet and reminds me of a Miss Dior type of scent. The tuberose really gets to me, and makes me nauseous. I expected a different smell from the notes listed, but unfortunately this is not my vial of juice.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/28/2017
This was my first scentbird ordered perfume. I had never smelled it before I received it. And I have no experience with perfumes. I chose it because I was looking for a perfume with Jasmine and/or vanilla in it. I also noticed the description mentioned tuberose, sandalwood, patchouli, and amber (all of which I like individually). Upon spraying, I smelled a citrus. A little later The smell was floral. After more time it smelled a little woody. I'm not familiar with scent/note descriptors yet, but I would like to say that to ME, at this time & with no experience or knowledge/education in perfume terminology, the scent smells "fresh". I think I could wear this any time. Although the scent does stay for a while, it does seem light, and wearing it during a work out and a ride in a hot car (when I was sweating during both) made the smell dissipate. I would give it more stars but as my first perfume I will give it 3 as a neutral. Order processing, shipment, and delivery were quick. Thank you.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/09/2017
I absolutely love this perfume. It smells really nice when I wear it and it lasts quite long. You don't need a lot.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
07/05/2017
This was my first scent!! It is definitely a stronger, more elegant type of scent. A little goes a long way.. I will define my scent as the women I believe it represents: Mature, Elegant, Intelligent, Strong, Focused and Sweet but not Playful.... I would wear this to an elegant dinner or fancy wedding. <3
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/29/2017
I love this fragrance. My current favorite.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/13/2017
Patchouli bomb with slight floral undertones. Theirry Mugler had a perfume in the Angel line with a similar vibe. Heavy, thick and headache inducing. I will stick with Carven EDT.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/03/2017
similar to Carven original
Rated5on the scale of0to5
05/03/2017
I'm looking for "alien" why isn't it listed? Marie ribaldo
Reviews: 2
Upvotes: 0
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 5
Rated2on the scale of0to5
04/27/2017
Good for a business work day, one spray or two should be more than enough. For the scent, anything more is simply too strong an overpowering. Definitely an "elderly woman" type scent. Not for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/07/2017
Love Carven! If it wasn't so expensive I'd get a whole bottle.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/06/2017
I get a lot of compliments when I wear this fragrance. Long lasting.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/06/2017
Doesn't last long !
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/04/2017
I love love love this perfume. It's better than the regular Carvan Parfum because it has a bit more of a powdery dry down. Might be my new signature.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/01/2017
I am in love with this scent. Its very floral but not overwhelming. It has a clean, flowery aroma to it. I get so many compliments. I will definitely buy this one.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/05/2017
Love it
Rated1on the scale of0to5
01/01/2017
Did not like
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/01/2017
Not my favorite too musky.
Reviews: 1
Upvotes: 1
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 3
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/28/2016
If you easily get headaches because of perfume, this scent isn't for you. It's my first Scentbird and I'm thinking I'll have to toss it in the trash. I'm sad, but it's sooooo strong and musky.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/15/2016
I love this - it has a deep/complex vibe to it and just screams sexy. I can smell the patchouli but it's not overpowering. This is completely different from the L'eau de Toilette which is very light, airy and fresh. I love them both for different reasons and both have a place in my collection!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/07/2016
Nope didn't like it it had to much musk for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/02/2016
Smells so good
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/06/2016
I loved this scent and felt that it stayed on for hours. It was a nice fall scent.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/03/2016
Kinda a stronger smell than I was expecting but still a nice Fall/Winter smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/02/2016
I've only been using scentbird for a few short months now - but this is my favorite scent so far - it's very pleasing & I've received so many compliments & even got stopped in the store to ask what I was wearing! The scent lasts & is very lovely ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/29/2016
It's ok,but not for me.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/28/2016
Too strong for me!
Reviews: 4
Upvotes: 8
Downvotes: 0
Products received: 7
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/05/2016
Hands down the best thus far - scent stays with you and I have received sooo many compliments!
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/04/2016
Too floral for me… I prefer more vanilla and pear or fruit smells
Rated3on the scale of0to5
10/02/2016
I really liked this one, but my fiance did not. He said it smells like an old lady. I thought it smelled really nice and fresh!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/04/2016
I wanted to love it, but i wore it once and threw it away...My all time favorite perfume is Carven Le Perfume. I have worn it for years and keep coming back to it as a favorite. I was excited to try this new offering and did not like it at all. It smelled powdery and muddled. Not fresh smelling at all.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
08/31/2016
I'm not sure how to describe my reaction. At first spray, I sneeze, so there's something in here that makes that happen. And it's nothing special at that point. Then it turns into something beautiful. It's especially nice sprayed on clothing, but maybe it's just that my skin chemistry doesn't bring out the best in this scent. But it is really lovely on fabric.