Carmen 7 is described as: an indecent proposal of succulently spiced pear, exotic lychees, decadent french pralines, bourbon vanilla, and crushed almond blossoms leads to a ménage à trois of gardenia, star jasmine, and magnolia illuminated by the afterglow of a sensuously musky amber.
This is the alcohol free perfume, not an oil. It is also free of parabens, phthalates, PDGs and other unpleasant things. A hand-blended and small batch perfumery using natural essences, ethically rendered accords, and lab-created aroma molecules.
Alkemia Perfumes: "Fantastic!!! I love the spiced pear, vanilla, and amber tones of Carmen 7. It's the epitome of grown and sexy! I think it's deep, complex and woody Gourmand character that I like best."
Alkemia Perfumes: "One of my favorites from Alkemia. Lush, luscious, musky, fruity like a cool Riesling on a summer evening, floral like (but not quite like) the sweetness drifting over from the honeysuckle on the fence. Sexy and complex and sophisticated."
Fragrantica: "This is jewels of juicy green pears swirled in a rich, buttery caramel sauce, creamed with very noticeable and smooth, dark woods at the base, although not listed anywhere-I think it's the dark bourbon vanilla and the almond blossom note that gives that noir, bitter, woody creamy base. The lychee enhances the pear note and makes it even more lush. The entire effect is essentially fruits enrobed in caramels and woods. This is a gorgeous perfume, is an easy blind buy, and is sweet in just the right amount (for a sweet perfume). I put a tiny dab on my shirt and it's lasted the whole day so far. The thing I most appreciate this perfume is that unlike other sweet scents that dry down to a lukewarm, milky vanilla, this one has such a strong base of dark, almost bitter woods that the dry down is the same bright, fruity caramel with stronger, deeper woods, and it's absolutely luxurious. I probably wouldn't wear this to work as it's still rather sweet for the office place, but it's totally appropriate for lounging, parties, cuddling, and even totally sexy for date nights with the mature almond, woody note. The florals are totally blended in and probably enhance other notes, but I don't actually detect them. I feel like this is one men will really like on women."
Reddit: "This was one of the samples from my first order that I ordered a full size of this time. Out of the bottle and upon first smell, it hits me like somebody's poured pear juice into my nostrils whilst simultaneously dunking me in a bath of vanilla and almonds. It leans almost gourmand, but not so sweet that it makes me think of baked goods. It's delicious, it's fresh, and these three notes mix together so well that it's a match made in heaven. After a while, the florals come forward in a pleasant dry down after the initial fruity burst. Altogether, it reminds me of spring, with all it's lightness and freshness and sweetness. It makes me think of the colors white, green, and pink, if that makes sense? Finally, at the end, all fades to smooth amber. This is one of the few Alkemia (and indie perfume in general) scents that seems more mainstream department store, but in a good, extremely wearable way. You can probably guess by the fact that I bought a full size after a finishing off a sample that this is one of my favorites, if not my favorite indie perfume I've tried. 10/10 and recommended for those who prefer a fruity sweet over a baked good sweet, highly feminine scents, and high wearability."