Comme des Garcons • Leaves Series- Calamus • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Lovely opening. A flash of green, like viewing the world through a peridot gemstone. No hint of anything harsh or poisonous, which can be a hazard with green notes. Then it changes very quickly, turning into the cold dregs of herbal tea left at the bottom of a cup. Itís never bad, just dull and fleeting.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Want smell this fragrance, go to Home Depot, assuming the entrance is South, head towards North-West, where the lumbers are stacked. When I first sample this, it smelled so familiar, reminding me of a location ..... that's where its at. It may be appealing to some, pas moi !!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a soft, milky, gently sweet green scent. To me it has a ghostly resemblance to Alfred Sung's Paradise which you can get for a fraction of the price... Also, when it comes to the "milky green" category I very much prefer the L'Artisan fig interpretations.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This smells green and fresh, like a plant. Not pretty, not bitter, just plant. "Gentle and almost milky" is the perfect way to describe it. It sweetened as it wore on skin, but it isn't like candy/refined sugar, rather more like the sweetness you'd get from stevia extract. Notes include: young bamboo leaf, celery grains, angelica root, rose berries.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a nice green one, but I would not advise anyone to buy without testing or to buy after a short sniff at the top notes. These are beautiful as a fairytale - but be careful, because there might not be a happy ever after. The top notes are gone very fast and the base notes are quite different from them. Be sure to like them before you purchase. You probably will, if you like a soft, almost milky green scent. It smells like some white juice sticking to your fingers after picking wild plants. It is certainly no strong scent, melting so much to the skin that you can hardly make it out. There is nothing sharp or clear in this one.
The top notes remind me of childhood strolls through nature, when I picked every kind of leave or plant, to crush it between my fingers and suck in it's scent.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I get the milkiness, I also get the stems and the leaves and a bit of herbs. And on me, it also disappears within an hour! What a shame, because this charming, weird, calming fragrance is perhaps my favorite of the Leaves series, and a fine example of CdG's unique brand of perfume-making. The only green fragrance that I've ever found to be comforting. I probably won't buy a bottle (due to poor lasting power), but I'll try to have a decant around at all times.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
The smell you notice in your bathroom when the water tank has leaked and wet the plaster and fibreboard. Strangely fresh, unusual and appealing in best C d G tradition.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
First off: If you are not one of those fragrance lovers who are always seeking greener pastures, this product is not for you!
However, I AM a green devotee, and I am always on the lookout for a more verdant verde.
Calamus' opening notes showed great promise! The notes make for a somewhat different shade of green than found in other green scents. It's not sharp, but crisp; it's an earthy sort of green, even somewhat edible-smelling (perhaps due to the celery), a quality it shares with Diptyque's Virgilio (which is yet ANOTHER shade of green, but still has that edible quality).
Whether it's your cup of tea or not, you have to admit it's very intriguing. I LIKE it, and find it refreshing, but it never develops into anything. It is ALL OVER in NO TIME. In five minutes there is nary a trace of Calamus on my skin.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This was interesting and green at first, but the dry down was not interesting and not particularly green, kind of a namby pamby jasminey dry down. I was sooooo disappointed. It smells like the ghost of Vent Vert.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Like the other CdG's I wear, Calamus has a cold, wet quality to my nose. Here it evokes images of a walled-in courtyard with ferns growing from cracks in the walls and filled with potted succulents. There is an herbal-spiciness blended in too which I think mush come from the celery seed. Such a unique and wonderful fragrance!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Grey, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Oh this one is really nice! Herbal, fresh, aromatic green, reminds me a bit of Villoresi's Yerbamate. Serene summery scent. The drydown has lovely soft sweetness...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
When I was a child, I used to play in the garden, using white, rooty part of saffron-like flower's leaves as an enticement to catch big red ants from their nest:-) The ants liked the sweet, young fragrant leaves.
After sharp and bamboo green freshness, Calamus has that exceptional, milky, leafy sweetness :-)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Calumus is true living, verdant green. Right outta the gate, smells very herbal/green stemmy...but fresh, green things, both herbs and leaves, cut out of some Martha Stewart garden. The drydown is much more like a green leaf, an organic smell and true--not chemical. Run out in your front yard, pluck a leaf, rub it on. There you go. A nice departure from spicy or citrus-ruled scents...although I like green, I like a little more wood in general. However, the drydown, which lasts quite awhile, is wonderful. If you like green--and real, living green (not dried herbs), you need to try this.