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Smells Like Spring

Smells Like Spring

Nothing wrong with smelling like spring year round, right?

I’m bad about switching up my perfumes with the seasons. I find one that I like and I wear it all the time. Even if that means I smell like a pine tree in the middle of July. Live, laugh, love as they say…

ANYWAY. This Carven perfume is spring in a bottle. Birds braiding your hair and flowers blooming right in front of your eyes kind of spring. It’s light, it’s crisp, it’s floral.

I’m wearing it now… and I’ll probably still be wearing it come next December.

Do you switch your perfume with the seasons?

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  • Bambi March, 25 2014, 2:18 / Reply

    Yummy! Can’t wait to try!

    Greetings from Germany and please take a chance today:



  • andreea March, 25 2014, 2:18

    i’ll try it when i’ll see it! :)

  • Laurence March, 25 2014, 2:31 / Reply

    Ah ça ne m’étonne pas que cette eau de toilette soit si bien vu qu’elle a été créée par Francis Kurkdjian : )

  • Alyssa March, 25 2014, 2:33 / Reply

    I don’t really switch perfumes with the season. Perfumes depends on my mood, regardless what season they are for and what are left on my desk. My options are Burberry Brit, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Classic, Bulgari Omnia and Jo Malone Amber and Lavender that I “borrowed” from some guy :))

  • Sevan March, 25 2014, 2:42 / Reply

    Je ne change plus de parfum depuis que je vis en Floride ou il fait (presque) toujours beau. En ce moment, Mandarine et Basilic de Guerlain.
    Lorsque je vivais a Paris, j’en avais plusieurs pour l’hiver (Guerlain et J.L.Scherrer) et quelques uns pour le printemps et l’ete (A.Goutal ou Hermes.)

  • MariaTru March, 25 2014, 2:47 / Reply

    I may not be very original, but when you realize that you found that one essence that is YOU, you can’t help but use only that one scent. So I wear Coco Mademoiselle year round, even on hot summer days, for which the perfume is a bit heavy.
    And if I run out of it (which happens every six months) and don’t have time to pop into the store and get a new one I use the simple scent of vanilla from the body shop.

  • NeroBeauty March, 25 2014, 2:54 / Reply

    Hi Alex,
    Carven’s perfumes smell delicious….and yes, as soon as the season go by, I use different perfumes (as well as Marc Jacobs’ Apple splash).
    By the way, thee bottle is so beautiful.

  • Julytoseptember March, 25 2014, 3:11 / Reply

    olee non pas du tout moi c’est flowerbomb ou miss dior l’eau et je me tâte à racheter le Elle de YSL mais mon préféré ça reste le Flowerbomb qu’on soit en été ou en hiver. Na.

  • Hera March, 25 2014, 3:11 / Reply

    I change my perfume with my mood, not with the season and I am not able to stick to one, I change all the time. For now I switch between Serge Lutens Encens et Lavande, Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur oil or Lipstick Rose.

  • Nico March, 25 2014, 3:39 / Reply

    Not with the seasons but with my mood!

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  • Kerstin Färlin March, 25 2014, 4:18 / Reply

    I’ve got a lot of bottels with different smell. For the moment I smell tangerine. Yeasterday it was tempeltree.

    I love perfume, at the 1982 I had about 49 different bottles. Nowadays I’m just 8 bottels short on moods….;-D

  • MarieDuc' March, 25 2014, 4:23 / Reply

    Scarlett by Cacharel on summer, Hypnotic poison by Dior on winter, Miss Dior blooming bouquet for the spring… Mmmh I have to find one for the fall! ;)

  • peggy March, 25 2014, 4:41 / Reply

    Moi j’ai tendance à changer selon les saisons……. printemps été L’instant magique de Guerlain ou la vie est belle de lancome, Automne/hiver plutot l’eau des merveilles d’hermes….

  • Fashion Musings Diary March, 25 2014, 4:57 / Reply

    Je n’ai jamais changé de parfum en fonction des saisons et suis restée fidèle près d’une quinzaine d’années au même parfum mais ces derniers mois j’en change régulièrement…

  • Brigadeiro March, 25 2014, 9:37 / Reply

    I only wear the one perfume (when I remember or can be bothered to do so), and that’s Prada Infusion D’Iris. This perfume sounds like it is right up my alley! Although I don’t think I’d be able to find it here…

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  • Blaise March, 25 2014, 10:51 / Reply

    I find that I stick with the scents I like, no matter what the season or time it is. My favorites are the Dark Vanilla Solid Perfume from Mommy Patch (a Filipino organic brand), Santa Maria Novella Freesia, Bvlgari Petits et Mamans and Lanvin Eclat de Arpege. Although, I also like the limited edition and seasonal scents that come from Bath and Body Works especially during fall, where they come up with cinnamon inspired scents. They just smell delicious. :)

  • Annaliese March, 25 2014, 10:58 / Reply

    Yes, with the seasons and my moods too. I love Carven Le Parfum, an effervescent delight, so feminine! I have a few of the most divine scents… one for my elegant refined moments (ha!), one for romance, another that inspires my playful creative nature… I think it was Coco Chanel who said “A woman should wear perfume wherever she wants to be kissed,” I agree and sometimes I wear one scent on my pulse points or spritz the air and walk into the scent and just a touch of another in a more secret location to be discovered ;)

  • Sophia March, 26 2014, 6:33 / Reply

    Looks beautiful, can’t wait to try it out! I am terrible at changing perfumes and then totally indecisive when it comes to selecting a new one.

  • Beth March, 26 2014, 12:06 / Reply

    My grandma always wore Ma Griffe, which I never really thought much about until someone recently pointed out to me that it was made by Carven. I love the reinvention of this iconic brand. And this bottle is absolutely beautiful.

  • MarieG March, 26 2014, 4:24 / Reply

    je porte le même depuis des siècles, en eau de toilette, Rive gauche, d’YSL. Quand je dis des siècles, celà doit faire presque 30 ans, au point que c’est comme une sorte de signature. Mon mari adore cette fidélité, quand il trouve une de mes écharpes, un foulard, un manteau, une veste, il sait ce que celà va sentir.

  • Beatrice March, 26 2014, 5:50 / Reply

    I have a main perfume, Allure de Chanel, but then I wear the odd perfumes seasonally, such as in SS I love to wear Guerlain’s Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic, and in Winter I wear Mandragore d’Annick Goutal.

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