Friday, May 31, 2013

Fragrance Friday: Carven Le Parfum


I have to admit, I’m rather fickle when it comes to perfumes. I currently have about 15 bottles on the go and switch daily. I do tend to have a ‘type’ though… fruity, sweet and sometimes embarrassingly unsophisticated. Which is why the fragrance I want to tell you about today really took me by surprise.
It’s Carven’s new ‘Le Parfum’. It’s a clean-cut scent, in a clean-cut bottle, from an uber-sophisticated brand. It’s everything I normally don’t like in a fragrance: floral, fresh, even slightly soapy… but surprisingly… 

I love it.

It’s one of those scents that you can’t stop smelling when you’re wearing it. Feminine and ethereal are words that come into mind when thinking about this scent. 
The almost exclusively floral notes of mandarin blossom, white hyacinth, apricot, sweet pea, jasmine, ylang-ylang, patchouli, sandalwood and osmanthus somehow combine to create a totally non-sickly scent that is utterly sophisticated yet instantly likeable. It’s a close contender for my wedding fragrance.
Carven’s ‘Le Parfum’ is available now, exclusively from Harrods and Harrods.com, and nationwide from 5thJune. Prices start at £38 for 30ml Eau de Parfum.

Have any of you smelt this already? Thoughts?

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