Eau De Carven Cometh
Carven designer Guillaume Henry has a lot on his plate, what with making the house of Carven relevant for the twenty-first century with a streamlined, sleek aesthetic and scouting for a boutique to reflect his vision (he’s not talking, but expect a new shopping address by next season). Soon, Henry will also add a beefed-up beauty presence to his jam-packed schedule. Despite a natural and unfussy preference when it comes to makeup, as evidenced by the pared-down, glowing skin and neutral lids and lips at his Spring presentation this morning, Henry’s eyes light up when it comes to talking fragrance, which might explain this next piece of news: Carven will release a signature scent next year under Henry’s art direction. While there is a scarcity of actual samples to speak of, the house does own viable fragrance archives, so it seems Henry is leaning toward a modernized revival rather than a brand-new juice. Let the guessing games begin.