Is Ma Griffe old woman-worthy?

    Is Ma Griffe old woman-worthy?

    post #1 of 14
    Thread Starter 
    I'm slowly acquiring some favorite vintage fumes. Is vintage Ma Griffe something we "old women" like? I occasionally run across rave reviews of the old juice. It's one I never had the pleasure of owning or trying, so I am counting on you folks to give me the scoop...
    post #2 of 14
    Oh geeze, girl GO FOR IT!! And if you don't like it I will HAPPILY take it off your hands. It ain't what it used to be ....http://www.basenotes.net/ID10210611.html.... but the original is an original and terrif-kick chypre.
    post #3 of 14
    It definitely qualifies, in my book. I have the recent version, and I enjoy it, but it's not as nice as the one I remember from the 70s. And I'm sure that one wasn't as nice as ones before that.
    post #4 of 14
    Ma Griffe is green fabulosity- way too stylish and chic to be mistaken for a young fruity floral

    Sophisticated- one review I read somwhere (can't recall or I would credit it!) called it a "pointy" green scent. Perfect. Not for the immature :P
    post #5 of 14
    Hi, I'm new to this group, and fairly new to perfume collecting (but eager to get involved in these conversations!).

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to re-visit a recent version of Ma Griffe owned by a friend. It was the tallish flattish spray bottle with an emerald green lid (very cheap here in Australia in chemists/drugstores).

    I think I can finally appreciate this scent! Now that I have acquired a few "green" scents such as Ivoire, Safari and Chanel 19, I have developed a nostalgic liking for this style. These fragrances remind me of being shower-clean in the 70's - not necessarily because they were made in that era but because I must have encountered either these or similar fragrances during that decade. It's summer here in Melbourne and I am just craving sharp, green, fresh scents!

    So to answer the question "is Ma Griffe old woman-worthy?". It's a "YES" from this old woman who has just hunted down a small vintage bottle on eBay to add to my collection.
    post #6 of 14
    Hi. I have two iterations of Ma Griffe and like both. The later of the two dates back a few years, and I haven't smelled the very latest. But what I have is great, IMO. Definitely qualifies to be an old lady fragrance, IMO.
    post #7 of 14
    Ma Griffe should definately be in every Old Lady's perfume wardrobe. It's green and fresh--yet old fashionned. It's one of those perfumes that you can put on very quickly (because you can't decide what you want to wear) and you'll still be appropriate wherever you go. I've been wearing it to bed for the past 3 months. It has a very calming effect on me. Sometimes I spray it in the bath water and on my pillows. Try it out.
    post #8 of 14
    Though it was introduced later than she became famous, I can see Katharine Hepburn wearing Ma Griffe - it is stylish, self-assured, green specialness! Buy that bottle!

    reine
    post #9 of 14
    I'd say Ma Griffe is. (I did a li'l review of two "generations" of MG... it's got its Old Lady Scent props as far as I'm concerned.) (and I did warm to it in warmer weather.)
    post #10 of 14
    Ma Griffe is hugely Old Lady in the best possible way! Astringent, sharp green, drys down to that real 'perfumey' scent. Brilliant
    post #11 of 14
    Ma Griffe vintage does qualify for this old lady and reminds me of Quadrille as unique perfume for it's stand alone scent.
    post #12 of 14
    Vintage Ma Griffe is an oakmoss monster, definitely OL. Modern too: although it lacks the moss, its gardenia is has a 1940s retro vibe. For when you wear a vintage jacket with a nipped waist and shoulder pads and little hat with a feather.
    post #13 of 14
    It sure is! I have a mini bottle and don't know what I will do what it's gone.
    post #14 of 14
    I have just acquired a vintage parfum and that was an eye-opener. The memory I have of Ma Griffe is of a most unusual green perfume, dominated by its opening green notes and the combination of citrus, galbanum and the sublime clary sage.

    What I discovered in the parfum was the unique and lovely floral heart that lives within these green notes. Rather than being the slightly cold, green perfume I remembered from the 70s, this was warm, honeyed and softly feminine.

    Once again, this proves that the parfum is the only real way we can guess at what the perfumer may have had in mind. There's a harmony, balance and serene beauty in the parfum that I just didn't begin to 'get' from the EDT.

    Speaking of EDt, I have a rather weird looking bottle coming from a seller in a small town on the Murray here in Australia. It is quite unlike anything I have ever seen, and I will post a pic once it arrives. The seller seems to think it's from the 60s but I doubt it since it is a spray bottle.
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    10/23/09 at 11:11am

    queen cupcake said:



    I'm slowly acquiring some favorite vintage fumes. Is vintage Ma Griffe something we "old women" like? I occasionally run across rave reviews of the old juice. It's one I never had the pleasure of owning or trying, so I am counting on you folks to give me the scoop...

    10/27/09 at 5:29am

    TaoLady said:



    Oh geeze, girl GO FOR IT!! And if you don't like it I will HAPPILY take it off your hands. It ain't what it used to be ....http://www.basenotes.net/ID10210611.html.... but the original is an original and terrif-kick chypre.

    11/1/09 at 7:13am

    lilybelle said:



    It definitely qualifies, in my book. I have the recent version, and I enjoy it, but it's not as nice as the one I remember from the 70s. And I'm sure that one wasn't as nice as ones before that.

    1/5/10 at 6:14am

    Jane Daly said:



    Ma Griffe is green fabulosity- way too stylish and chic to be mistaken for a young fruity floral

    Sophisticated- one review I read somwhere (can't recall or I would credit it!) called it a "pointy" green scent. Perfect. Not for the immature :P

    1/21/10 at 2:44pm

    msveronica9 said:



    Hi, I'm new to this group, and fairly new to perfume collecting (but eager to get involved in these conversations!).

    Yesterday I had the opportunity to re-visit a recent version of Ma Griffe owned by a friend. It was the tallish flattish spray bottle with an emerald green lid (very cheap here in Australia in chemists/drugstores).

    I think I can finally appreciate this scent! Now that I have acquired a few "green" scents such as Ivoire, Safari and Chanel 19, I have developed a nostalgic liking for this style. These fragrances remind me of being shower-clean in the 70's - not necessarily because they were made in that era but because I must have encountered either these or similar fragrances during that decade. It's summer here in Melbourne and I am just craving sharp, green, fresh scents!

    So to answer the question "is Ma Griffe old woman-worthy?". It's a "YES" from this old woman who has just hunted down a small vintage bottle on eBay to add to my collection.

    1/22/10 at 11:50am

    VintageVogue said:



    Hi. I have two iterations of Ma Griffe and like both. The later of the two dates back a few years, and I haven't smelled the very latest. But what I have is great, IMO. Definitely qualifies to be an old lady fragrance, IMO.

    2/20/10 at 10:03am

    Guest said:



    Ma Griffe should definately be in every Old Lady's perfume wardrobe. It's green and fresh--yet old fashionned. It's one of those perfumes that you can put on very quickly (because you can't decide what you want to wear) and you'll still be appropriate wherever you go. I've been wearing it to bed for the past 3 months. It has a very calming effect on me. Sometimes I spray it in the bath water and on my pillows. Try it out.

    4/3/10 at 6:36am

    reine said:



    Though it was introduced later than she became famous, I can see Katharine Hepburn wearing Ma Griffe - it is stylish, self-assured, green specialness! Buy that bottle!

    reine

    4/12/10 at 9:01pm

    actiasluna said:



    I'd say Ma Griffe is. (I did a li'l review of two "generations" of MG... it's got its Old Lady Scent props as far as I'm concerned.) (and I did warm to it in warmer weather.)

    7/5/11 at 1:08pm

    Mrs H said:



    Ma Griffe is hugely Old Lady in the best possible way! Astringent, sharp green, drys down to that real 'perfumey' scent. Brilliant

    7/9/11 at 7:49pm

    minka said:



    Ma Griffe vintage does qualify for this old lady and reminds me of Quadrille as unique perfume for it's stand alone scent.

    8/19/11 at 5:13am

    rednails said:



    Vintage Ma Griffe is an oakmoss monster, definitely OL. Modern too: although it lacks the moss, its gardenia is has a 1940s retro vibe. For when you wear a vintage jacket with a nipped waist and shoulder pads and little hat with a feather.

    10/4/12 at 3:14pm

    Cyn said:



    It sure is! I have a mini bottle and don't know what I will do what it's gone.

    11/19/12 at 11:11pm

    LiliB said:



    I have just acquired a vintage parfum and that was an eye-opener. The memory I have of Ma Griffe is of a most unusual green perfume, dominated by its opening green notes and the combination of citrus, galbanum and the sublime clary sage.

    What I discovered in the parfum was the unique and lovely floral heart that lives within these green notes. Rather than being the slightly cold, green perfume I remembered from the 70s, this was warm, honeyed and softly feminine.

    Once again, this proves that the parfum is the only real way we can guess at what the perfumer may have had in mind. There's a harmony, balance and serene beauty in the parfum that I just didn't begin to 'get' from the EDT.

    Speaking of EDt, I have a rather weird looking bottle coming from a seller in a small town on the Murray here in Australia. It is quite unlike anything I have ever seen, and I will post a pic once it arrives. The seller seems to think it's from the 60s but I doubt it since it is a spray bottle.





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