Kelly Calèche Hermès – A Fragile Scent for a Contemporary Woman

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Fragrance Review

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned here before, I am fascinated by the stories behind the notable perfumes. And with Kelly Calèche, the imagination of the creators was free of boundaries. The name of this perfume represents an association of two classic symbols found in the Hermès heritage. First, there’s the iconic handbag made by Hermès, initially called ‘lady’s handbag’ and afterward named Kelly, as a tribute to , and next comes Calèche, the second scent from the manufacturer of luxury goods, launched in the year 1961. And according to the statement of Jean Claude Ellena, Kelly Calèche is “angel leather” with a floral aroma.

Introduced by Hermès in 2007, Kelly Calèche is a feminine fragrance, developed by their above mentioned house perfumer. Given that it almost slipped my mind to sniff this scent, I asked my wife to help me (again!) on this, during the past summer. So, there we were in , testing and sniffing Kelly Calèche to finally conclude that, in spite of the fact that the fragrance is without a doubt very pleasant, it will not enter my “to buy list” in the future.

Kelly Calèche opens on a citrus floral concoction of grapefruit, narcissus and Lily-of-the-Valley. After no more that 20 minutes, the heart unveils its subtle character, in which the mixture of Rose and tuberose is capable of bringing sheer pleasure to your nostrils. In the end, all this construction dries down to a leathery base, imbued with iris wrapped in sensual leather.

The bottle that encloses Kelly Calèche was designed by and represents an interesting homage paid to the famous handbag insofar the stopper was replaced by a cap that opens by “sliding the metal clasp borrowed from the Kelly bag”. While preserving the classic shape of Hermès bottles, the transparent glass reveals a soft pink liquid which brings to mind a floral composition. Kelly Calèche is a fragrance for the modern woman, used to have complete control over her life.

Kelly Calèche Hermès Perfume Details

  • Kelly Calèche by Hermès is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette Spray, 7.5 ml Jewel Jock Spray Refill, 7.5 ml Perfume Extract Jewel Jock Refillable Spray and complementary products in the range, such as: 200 ml Perfumed Body Cream; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
  • Olfactory Group: Floral Woody Musk
  • For: Women
  • Year Introduced: 2007
  • Perfumer: Jean Claude Ellena
  • Recommended Wear: Day
  • Dress Code: Casual

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