Ma Griffe

Woody and damp aldehydes gradually lace a crisp lemon and pristine clary sage. Green florals mix with warm orris root in Ma Griffe (Carven 1946).   Lily-of-the-valley and lemon seem to be great friends into earliest moments of the drydown.  And, given the supple, ever so slightly spicy and gracious base notes, which include styrax, cinnamon, oak moss and vetiver, the drydown is embracing and yet sharp as only true vintage fragrances can be.  

Top notes: aldehydes, gardenia, green notes, asafoetida, clary sage and lemon.  Middle notes: iris, orange blossom, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and rose.  Base notes: labdanum, sandalwood, cinnamon, musk, benzoin, oakmoss, vetiver and styrax.

Nose: Jean Carles