Parfums Carven have relaunched two of their men's classics, Vétiver (1957) and Carven pour Homme (1999) in new, contemporary packagings...
Vétiver is known as "The first ever vetiver" (le tout premier vétiver) an allusion to its trendsetting aura since it came before the other big designer references of Givenchy Eau de Vétiver and Guerlain Vétiver.
It was previously relaunched in 2009 as Le Vétiver.
In 2014, the original formula is reported to be intact.
The Eau de Toilette, catalogued as an aromatic citrus, features top notes of grapefruit, bergamot, lemon grass with a heart of lavender, orange blossom and geranium "virilized" by nutmeg while the deep end of the scent is "very sensual" with notes of benzoin, sandalwood, cedarwood topped with an overdose of vetiver.
Price: 82€ for 100 ml.
Carven pour Homme
"If Parisian chic had a sillage it would be that of Carven pour Homme,"
The composition co-signed by perfumers Francis Kurkdjian and Patricia Choux is said to reflect the masculine olfactory codes of the house of Carven while adding an element of modernity.
The Eau de Toilette has violet leaves and grapefruit in the head notes while the heart is spicy with nutmeg, cedarwood and clary sage. The deeper end of the scent rests on vetiver and lactonic sandalwood.
Prices: 59€ for 50 ml & 79€ for 100 ml.
The flacons were designed by Thierry de Bashmakoff.