Carven Le Parfum ~ new fragrance

Carven Le Parfum

Carven will launch Carven Le Parfum, a new fragrance for women, and will relaunch the brand's classic 1946 perfume Ma Griffe.

Le Parfum was developed by perfumer Francis Kurkdjian; notes for the floral scent include hyacinth, sweet pea, ylang ylang, jasmine, osmanthus, apricot and sandalwood.

In the UK, Carven Le Parfum will be introduced at Harrods in early May. I will update with sizes and concentration when I can.


Update: Carven Le Parfum is available in 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum; additional notes include patchouli.

Another update: see a review of Carven Le Parfum.

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  1. kaos.geo says:

    Love Carven… and Kurkdjian sounds more than promising. Crossing my fingers.

  2. mals86 says:

    This sounds rather nice, if not particularly groundbreaking. And I tend to do well with FK’s compositions.

    All the samples of Ma Griffe I’ve tried have been either too brash for me or decayed with age – here’s hoping that the rerelease will be respectful and wearable.

    • Robin says:

      I want to know if FK did Ma Griffe too? I am keeping my fingers crossed for respectful & wearable too.

  3. Lys says:

    I just have a feeling that whether these are good or not will be revealed with the price point. I don’t want these done on the cheap. (Not that I want to pay too much either.)

  4. TheSnailsPajamas says:

    After sniffing Balmain’s weak and different relaunch of Ivoire (on its own merits it was like a soapier weaker #19 Poudre, compared to original Ivoire, no relation imo) unfortunately I don’t hold my breath. Cute bottle though.

  5. moon_grrl says:

    Fingers crossed Ma Griffe will still be recognizable!

  6. littlecooling says:

    How could I miss this? :D I saw it on Colette’s site..I have to oder a 30 ML…this looks like such a nice little Spring gem…I haven’t smelled it yet, but this must be a blind by ;)

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