Carmen de Tommasso, born in 1909, founded the company Carven in 1945. She set up shop near Champs Elysées in Paris in France. She focused on fragrances, accessories and fashion and couture for petite women. Her elegant fashion creations that were inspired by travel and artistic motives featured lace and embroidery and were very feminine.
Carven fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Jerome Di Marino, Francis Kurkdjian, Patricia Choux, Yuri Gutsatz, Robertet, Jean Guichard, Raymond Chaillan, Edouard Hache, Juliette Karagueuzoglou, Caroline Dumur, Aurelien Guichard, Marine Ipert, Violaine Collas, Veronique Nyberg and Jean Carles.