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Description
Discover Carven Le Parfum, a fresh floral fragrance from Carven. Simplicity, freshness, and charm are expressed through this couture scent. A burst of spontaneity and gracefulness are carried by Neroli, Mandarin Blossom, and the delicacy of White Hyacinth. A lighthearted floral bouquet is built around a hint of Jasmine and Ylang Ylang, touched with a whiff of Sweet Pea. White Sandalwood and a precious wood harmony create lingering silage of rare purity.
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Carven Parfums Carven Le Parfum main notes

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Scent type
Floral
Personality
Elegant
Occasion
Everyday
Season
Fall
Attributes
Fresh
Complexity
Refined

Carven Parfums Carven Le Parfum description

Francis Kurkdjian’s work for Carven is one of the best examples of floral perfumery going today. Each of his three main Carven perfumes (L’Absolu, Le Parfum, and the Eau de Toilette) combine the same notes (sweet pea, ylang ylang, mandarin) in a variety of ways, so the fragrances fully present their unique personalities.

And like any large family, those personalities are sharply defined,…

Carven Parfums Carven Le Parfum rating and reviews

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3.6 out of 5
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/24/2019
Age: 35 to 44
Skin type: Oily
Lemon Cleaner Anyone?
The note descriptions of this perfume are 100% off. I expected a floral array that smelled fresh but instead I wound up with perfume that smells like my lemon duster cleaner I keep under my kitchen sink! Definitely a no-go scent for me!!! YUCK
Rated2on the scale of0to5
10/28/2019
Disappointed
Not good! Definitely smells like lemon cleaner! Really wanted to love but I didn’t even want to spray it on me.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
04/29/2019
Age: 25 to 34
Skin type: Dry
Less than I expected
I had pretty high hopes for this one (FK hello!) but it fell a bit flat. I am just coming into spring here so maybe a change of season will change my thoughts. I was really hoping for more of an osmanthus note (that apricoty goodness :) ) but it has just been more of a semi sweet white floral. Which is fine, I just hoped for a bit more complexity or uniqueness.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/10/2019
Lovely white floral
Beautiful white floral, but not much else going on
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/30/2019
Not for me
Did not like this at all. Too heavy
Rated5on the scale of0to5
01/24/2019
Carven L’absolu
Omg!!!! This is the best fragrance I’ve received I absolutely love love this carven l’absolu so fresh. I’m constantly asked what I’m wearing this is a must have
Rated3on the scale of0to5
01/05/2019
Ok
This fragrance was not overly offensive but some of the notes weren’t appealing . It did have nice lingering tone in my clothes the day after that reminded me of strong detergent .
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/19/2018
Smells cheap to me
This perfume smells really cheap to me. It's a burst of flowers on opening, overpowering, then as it settles, it smells like something you'd get at Rite Aid. I feel like Lindsay Lohan would love this.
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Michele
03/11/2019
Bahahaha! Lindsay Lohan! Please tell me you’re watching her reality show on MTV about her beach club in Greece. Hilarity.
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Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/06/2018
Shocked it has so much floral in it!
I love this scent, I'm shocked that it's all floral notes because it's soft, airy and at the same time deep and sensual. It smells clean and powdery without smelling dated (which sometimes I think floral fragrances can). It's romantic without being sweet. Warm, but light.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/23/2018
Mysterious
I enjoyed this one! Quiet & sensuous to the senses. Not a disappointment, Ladies!
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/21/2018
Carven Le Parfum
Smells amazing!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
11/20/2018
Carven Le Parfum
I just in love with this parfum, it’s smells sweet yet fresh. Like other reviews noted it does start bold, but quickly melts down in my skin into very pleasant scent. I did not notice any spice notes in it however it definitely reminds me of sweet “be delisious” and “anemone” mixed with Dior’s “Sheri”
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/19/2018
Not for me
Did not like it. Very strong
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/18/2018
Wanted to like it
I really wanted to like this perfume. I even tried wearing it a few days but it just has the overwhelming old lady scent. Couldn't do it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/17/2018
Very nice
This was a very nice, very bold scent. It doesn't require much at all and you smell it literally all day if placed at the pulse points
Rated3on the scale of0to5
11/12/2018
Carven Le Parfum
Immediately sharp as you get the white floral note but... that's about it. It's pleasant and I've been complimented on it, but the composition just isn't for me.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
10/25/2018
5 Stars
Beautiful and long lasting floral
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/30/2018
Horrible...
Very sad this one smells more like a manly type of cologne I kept waiting for it wear out but it stayed like that... I honestly think I got the wrong scent accidentally.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/09/2018
Mainstream enough for the office, beautiful enough to please a perfumista
So first, let's start from where I'm coming from: I am a woman in my 40s who owns over 500 perfumes (if you count decants like Scentbird and trial sizes, but serious money into full bottles, too). I love perfume. I get bored with mainstream fragrances-- e.g., I hate the new Chanel (smells like air freshener)-- and I wear "weird", "challenging" perfumes on my days off. I'm going through a heavy-rose-and-oud phase (like everyone else?) right now, so the lighter florals aren't even really on my radar. However, I don't feel comfortable wearing the niche scents or big ouds to work, so I often struggle with what to put on for my corporate job. (As much as I'd like to wear Dzing with my power suit, I don't want the meeting room to be looking for the barnyard and pencil shavings.) ALL that being said, Carven Le Parfum is a fine, masterful, wearable floral, with enough substance to keeps things interesting. Note: it does start off with a bit of a "blast" of aldehydes (or something)...give it 10 minutes and it settles into gorgeousness. Putting on Carven in the morning makes me feels light, happy, appropriate for the office, and still smelling my wrist throughout the day.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
09/08/2018
Eh
It’s not great. It’s not horrible.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
09/05/2018
Sophisticated!
I love this fragrance. Its the perfect office/work scent.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
09/04/2018
Amazing!!
i love this perfume so sweet but yet bold, just like myself. Was delivered on time as usual! i love the tracking system that is provided through the web. Jus great experience overall.! Thank You!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
09/03/2018
Drab smell
It smells a cross between my grandmothers perfume and my grandfathers cologne. Just not a fragrance for me but if I smelled it on someone else I may like it.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
07/19/2018
Better
Still strong but more pleasant
Rated3on the scale of0to5
07/05/2018
A little strong
This scent was strong and a little more of a 'Midnight' scent if you will, kind of like "dark kiss" from bath and body works... and I do not like that scent at all. I found my self avoiding using it but used it becuase I ordered it. It does not smell nice on me. For maybe a mich older women, I am 23.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/28/2018
Too strong
I really didn't like the fragrance. It seems more of a night fragrance for much older women. I hope my next out of the box choice is better.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
06/11/2018
Mature Elegance
This perfume has notes of spice with a fresh powdery finish. It's a very grownup fragrance which reminds me of the perfume my mother wore as I was a child. It's very comforting and pleasant smelling; however, a bit too "mom like" for my own person tastes.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/11/2018
Great Elegant scent
This was my first scent with scentbird. I didn't know what perfume's I liked, but I do tend to be rather picky. This scent was perfect. It wasn't too sweet and still smelt young and romantic. The floral scents weren't too strong and I could pick up hints of Jasmine. The perfume is pretty strong when you first put it on, so it really doesn't take much. It lasted OK throughout the day.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/11/2018
An Acquired Scent
I won this perfume a couple of years ago at charity event at Saks. I initially didn't like the scent, but it slowly grew on me and became one of my favorites. I kept the empty bottle all these years with the intention of purchasing another bottle, but it's quite expensive. I was so pleased to see it as an option here! It is a very strong, heavy scent when first sprayed. After a few minutes it dies down and I love the fresh notes that remain after hours. As many have described, it might be overwhelming at first. If you didn't like it the first time, I encourage you to give it another try before dismissing it. Because it is a stronger smell, I tend to use it in the winter and/or in the evenings. I would describe it as clean, fresh, a hint of floral, and a hint of musk.
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Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/11/2018
Carven Parfums
At first I didn't think I liked it, but the scent grew on me. It started a little floral, but the undernote gave it a woodsy smell which I ended up liking.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
06/06/2018
Caevens perfume
I really liked the scent. Its more of a winter scent to me. Like a floral with a touch of spice. If u like spice scented perfume u will love it.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
06/01/2018
Feel in love
Its clean fresh different n i luv luv luv it
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/31/2018
Sophisticated
I did receive compliments from an older colleague on this. I still liked how it works with my body chemistry. Don’t be discouraged. If you like the notes, give it a try. That’s the beauty of scentbird
Rated3on the scale of0to5
05/25/2018
Just OK
The frangrance has a light scent that seems to last all day..... it was just not the scent for me.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/09/2018
Nice
One of the first fragrances I received years ago. It's a serious lingering sexy scent. It's not for little girl girlie types. Not too sweet foral and woodsy combination.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
05/03/2018
Alright
It’s more for older woman
Rated4on the scale of0to5
05/01/2018
Nice!
I really like this fragrance! Light, floral, contemporary! A great daytime, Spring or Summer scent!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
04/30/2018
Love love
I first bought this perfume months back and have to order it again. I adore the clean and fresh smell.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
04/01/2018
Decent
It smelled strong at first but after a little bit it was pleasant
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/29/2018
No!
It was very strong and not in a good way. It had something in it that I just didn't like at all
Rated4on the scale of0to5
03/12/2018
Awesomeness!!!
This is such a wonderful scent. It's not to strong, but it's bold. I'm buying a full bottle of this!!!!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
03/11/2018
Too strong
Smelled like something my grandmother would wear.
Rated5on the scale of0to5
03/01/2018
I love this scent...
i love it very elegant smell
Rated5on the scale of0to5
02/28/2018
Like all them have used in oa
Love all these scents I have continually used them for year. I hope this was done filled out property....
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/27/2018
Not bad
I can see how some might describe it as old lady perfume, It believe is just a mature scent. That being said, it is not a bad scent at all, just a bit strong and heavy on the floral notes. A little bit goes a long way, it could be used as an evening fragrance once in a while.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/19/2018
Like eating candied apricot nougats in an elegant Spring garden
Scent is the hardest of the five senses to describe, so I like to give visuals. Imagine a quality picnic blanket, the kind embroidered to ensure afterwards it returns to its owner. You're sitting on it, on a warmer Spring day, admiring your friend's half acre garden filled with fruit trees and flowers. It is so full of green and blooms that it feels knit together...climbing flowering plants tangling into fruit trees. She's offered you some tea infused with jasmine she's dried and peeled mandarin oranges straight from the tree. Another plate is full of homemade apricot nougats. They are sweet, fruity, and creamy, and much too decadent to keep eating another one, but you just can't get enough. The nuts and nougat make it so heavy, but it's so decadent and such a treat, you keep going. This perfume is this scene embodied. Rich and heavy floral and fruit notes flood your olfactory senses with delight. It's timeless and in that way takes time to appreciate. Powdery and soapy elements to this perfume could be off-putting to some, but is beautifully done.
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Lavetta
06/04/2018
I love how you described this scent and I actually was visualizing your description. You need to do perfume commercials (LOL), because you made me want to try this one. :)
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Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/12/2018
Not as nice
Not as nice
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/09/2018
The worst!
I am always so excited to receive my scentbird package in the mail, but this month was such a let-down! I immediately sprayed my wrist with the new scent, as I always do, and I immediately regretted that decision. The scent ( CARVEN PARFUMS CARVEN LE PARFUM) is not for me! I did, however, try to give it a chance; I left the scent on my wrist for as long as I could, but within an hour I was starting to feel uncomfortable each time I caught a wiff of it. Needless to say, I washed my wrist off and will never wear it again. What a shame and waste of money.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
02/09/2018
A little too floral
First I’d have to say I didn’t NOT like this scent, but I’m not a huge fan. It’s very floral and slightly chemically smelling. The overpowering smell fades pretty quickly and the chemical smell goes away. Great for days you don’t feel like getting dressed or are outside.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
02/09/2018
Not my favorite but I'd like it during the spring months!
Floral and strong so I'd prefer this during the spring months rather than winter. Not my favorite but I would try again in the spring season.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/05/2018
Not good
I have loves all the parfums so far but this one is def old lady-ish! Couldnt wait to wash it off!
Rated1on the scale of0to5
02/04/2018
Not my fave
Smells a bit like something an old lady would wear. It’s a heavy, strong scent.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
01/13/2018
Not my thing
I really prefer a lighter , cleaner , fruitier scent. This one is just too musky for my taste .
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/08/2018
Mystery grandma
I don't what it is about this scent but I like it. A little different. Borderline old lady perfume but maybe I'm getting old and should embrace it. Like the grandma you hug and just want to breath in their scent.
Rated4on the scale of0to5
01/03/2018
Strong and bold - not for the faint of heart
At first I was grossed out - it’s SO STRONG! But I actually grew to love it when I tried it out some more. I actually really enjoyed spraying it on my pillows and feeling like I was sleeping in a luxury hotel. It does remind me of a grandma scent but somehow I’m 28 and I enjoy it!
Rated5on the scale of0to5
12/31/2017
Smells great
Love this smell. Highly recommend
Rated4on the scale of0to5
12/31/2017
For mature ladies
This was nice. Lasted a long time. I could only recommend it to ladies over 40. Definitely not for young ladies.
Rated3on the scale of0to5
12/22/2017
A little strong
It smells a little mature for my liking. I will only wear this to special events.
Rated2on the scale of0to5
12/14/2017
Strog old lady smell. Not my favorite...
Rated1on the scale of0to5
12/04/2017
It it's a very strong scent and I'll have to agree with the other's review...it reminds me of grandma. Heavy floral, game me a headache.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/26/2017
Worst ever!
This is absolutely horrible! I’d actually like a replacement please!
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/25/2017
A pretty strong perfume. Hard to even tell the scents. I found another persons review linking it to her grandma’s right on the money. I’m sure some people like this strong, old fashioned scent. It’s just not for me.
Rated1on the scale of0to5
11/25/2017
Horrible!! Smells like great grandma closet
Rated2on the scale of0to5
11/21/2017
Not a fan, tried it and it was not a good smell for me
Rated4on the scale of0to5
11/13/2017
At first I really wasn’t sure about this one. It smelled a little mature for me but I gave it a chance and I’m glad I did. It definitely isn’t a very light perfume. It was heavy and had a fairly musky smell on me. It lasted throughout the day and through a workout, so fading is not something you have to worry about with this one. Although it says it has floral scents to it, I definitely would consider it a fall to winter perfume. I enjoy it but probably will not buy a full bottle