Quoting from FABULOUS FRAGRANCES: In French, ma griffe refers to a signature or personal stamp. Thus, couture designer Carven selected the name for her personal fragrance. Ma Griffe is a blend of earthy essences presented in brilliant green packaging. It is a timeless, easy-to-wear classic, steeped in mosses, flowers, and woody balsamics. Chypre Floral
gardenia, greens, galbanum, aldehydes, clary sage . . . jasmine, rose, sandalwood, vetiver, orris, ylang-ylang . . . styrax, oakmoss, cinnamon, musk, benzoin, labdanum.
The final, selling point: Barbara Walters is listed as a 'famous patron.' Personally, I find this fragrance to be slightly effusive. But it's very dry . . . some people say it smells like vintage, Rive Gauche.