Madame Carven & Ma Griffe (reposted from Bois de Jasmin)

Madame Carven (Carmen de Tommaso)

Lovely obituary for Carmen de Tommaso, better known as fashion designer Madame Carven. At 5’1″, she:

…was dismayed by the limited choices for petite women and the lack of attention from the fashion masters.—Bois de Jasmin

Madame Carven and Ma Griffe.

I recently tested Carven’s newer fragrances, Carven L’Eau de Toilette and Carven Le Parfum, which are both quite pleasant. I now feel the urge to seek out the famed Ma Griffe perfume in Madame Carven’s honor, hopefully the vintage version rather than the new reformulation.


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