With Spring springing up everywhere with a “boing”, along with the snowdrops and daffodils, it seems an appropriate time to emerge from the winter heavies and seek out fragrances new. Carven L’Eau de Toilette is a light as air green floral scent that ticks all the boxes for me.
Carven L’Eau de Toilette opens with with a green, light flourish: there’s lemon, sweet pea and peony- surely one of the prettiest flowers in fragrance. The middle notes are hyacinth, wisteria and light-as-air freesia. The base notes are sandalwood, white woods and musk.
This combination makes for a very airy and feminine scent that fans of Issey Miyake’s A Scent and Chanel Cristalle will appreciate (so that’s me sorted). It’s most definitely office friendly and perfect for daytime. There’s no cloying candy and no vanilla to make it syrupy or rich. This is how you would want to smell straight from the shower: fresh as a daisy, light as a cologne and as pretty as a posy. The base notes, although promising woods and sandalwood, are surprisingly light, rounding off the petal accord with a white musk flourish.
Carven L’Eau de Toilette scores 10/10 from me. Spring has finally bloomed on my dressing table.