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    Default Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    I have noticed rather high prices online for Ma Griffe Vintage. That would seem reasonable except that Carven will shortly be going back to the original formula to gain back old customers and entice those who would prefer the original product quality. A good move on Carven's part IMO. Too bad some of the other fragrance companies don't follow Carven's good example.
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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    I have noticed rather high prices online for Ma Griffe Vintage. That would seem reasonable except that Carven will shortly be going back to the original formula to gain back old customers and entice those who would prefer the original product quality. A good move on Carven's part IMO. Too bad some of the other fragrance companies don't follow Carven's good example.
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    This is good news indeed. Where did you read / hear this - and how will I be able to tell the new (old) Ma Griffe from the poor imitation currently on the shelves?

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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    Here is the story: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/256...ven%2C+vetiver

    See original post at the above address.


    Ma Griffe Good News! I was reading a basenotes thread by wildwill on the men's board about the new Carven "Le Vetiver".

    ROBERTO posted a web address for the Scented Salamander regarding "Le Vetiver" being re-released in it's original formula. As I read on Carven, apparently under new ownership, has decided to re-release, in original formulas, "Ma Griffe" and "Eau Vive". Too bad some of the other perfumers have not got with this program. I am eagerly awaiting availability of all three of these fragrances.

    Thanks to wildwill for his posting on the mens board for Le Vetiver and thanks to ROBERTO for the web address below that further helped get the information out on Ma Griffe by Carven. Basenotes is a great resource.

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scenteds...dition_19.html

    I am waiting for the new stuff myself. Not sure what differance the packaging will have, but I am sure they will want it known that the original forumula has been restored.



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    N,

    This is good news indeed. Where did you read / hear this - and how will I be able to tell the new (old) Ma Griffe from the poor imitation currently on the shelves?
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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    Very interesting! Thanks for the tip.
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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    Just for those also searching, the reference point is:

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scenteds...dition_19.html

    Which includes this commentary:

    "Carven has had new owners since July 2008 and the proprietors want to go back to the roots of the historic label. They are planning to release an authentic version of Ma Griffe -- which is in dire need of it as it has been undone by blotchy reformulations lately -- as well as Eau Vive which will be released as an unisex scent."

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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    I'll be very curious as to what they can do, considering the new regulations. Ma Griffe is full of oakmoss and other restricted ingredients.
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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    I can't remember who heard it from, but I remember fairly recently hearing that a couple companies, firmench is one I believe, are coming out with some amazing AFRA compliant oakmoss specialties; who knows, we may be able to, at least partially, get some of the old chypres back.

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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    It sounds wonderful, but with all the regulations in place I have some doubts. I have a vintage bottle and it is "potent", maybe "volatile" is a better adjective. There are many things in the original I am sure would probably be considered highly toxic at this point, including those wonderful nitro-muscs which will probably cause me to sprout a tail one day in the future
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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    Now, can we persuade Rochas and Fendi (among so many others!) to follow suit?

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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    Wow, if this is true, that is wonderful news! It's certainly a step in the right direction at least. I only hope this isn't a ruse being used by marketing strategists. Only the juice will tell for sure.

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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by reine View Post
    Now, can we persuade Rochas and Fendi (among so many others!) to follow suit?

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    Rochas is holding on to dear life by a thread, if even that. The sheer fact that anything is available from the company, fragrance-wise, is an act of the almighty. I do not think they have the clout it takes to do anything except exist in name.
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    Default Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brielle87 View Post
    Rochas is holding on to dear life by a thread, if even that. The sheer fact that anything is available from the company, fragrance-wise, is an act of the almighty. I do not think they have the clout it takes to do anything except exist in name.
    And that is so sad as they have discontinued or altered so many beauties. I wonder how my mother and grandmothers lived such long lives before governments took control over these ingredients? And Fendi it appears is gone forever as a perfume house.

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