Monsieur Carven opens with a shimmering blast of aldehyde, citrus and artemesia. It sparkles and makes the citric accord seem effervescent. Adding to this wonderful accord is a soft, herbal and fruity quality that you just can't seem to put your finger on. It's right there, but in the shadows and is the fingerprint of Monsieur Carven.
The Neroli is well implemented here and while not loud, adds a cutting, floral tone leading into the heart accord. The remainder of floral notes and spicy aspects are condensed, resulting in a sensual, masculine array that will have you sniffing repeatedly. The addition of civet takes this to the over-the-top sexy arena. The sum of these parts is a unique aroma that stops just short of being androgynous.
Sillage for Monsieur Carven is very good and longevity is about 6 hours on my skin. I have no recourse but to give an aroused thumbs up for Monsieur Carven. Any Riviera playboy would do well wearing this.