Hermes • Kelly Caleche • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have been waiting a few weeks to write this review... I needed to make sure I had my mind made up about this scent. My mom first tried it at a duty free shop and I initially hated it, believing it to be too strong, leathery, and in-your-face; later that day, we went to a restaurant, and I caught a whiff of the most wonderful smell...guess what it was? sneaky, sneaky Kelly. It leaves a delicious trail behind: it can only be described as soft, womanly and sophisticated... you can seriously smell the tuberose in this. I got my own bottle and use it mostly for special occasions, but I end up giving in and using it more often (maybe twice a week, as a treat). Lasting power is amazing: spray at 8 AM, still in your clothes by 11 PM!
Be warned: It's seriously addictive. I drove past the store several times over the last month, tempting myself to get a bigger stash, even though my current bottle is mostly full. But hey, at 50% off it's a pretty sweet deal, right?
I finally gave in yesterday and bought the two-pack (two 50 ml bottles, $50). Hooked you say? Yes, yes indeed.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Irises are well known for their Cold sharpness of scent and Poised Elegance of Flora, But what i'm about to discover that Irises like Roses can have a
Varity of Textures and Volume ;Ie Dior's Midnight Poison to Pale Rose of Chloe eau de Parfume,
The Fragrances of Hiris, Kelly Caleche & The thrid
Prada's Infusion d,Iris Is sort of a Trilogy All three are not alike but what they all have in common
Irises and the personality of each Perfume,
Kelly Caleche is the Middle Child of the Iris Family
Not as Autocratic Like The cold and steely Hiris
But a bit more dolled up then the Casual and Earthier
Artisan Sister of Prada's D'iris, If Hiris is the ice
Princess of the Irises And Infusion is the
Earthier Side Kelly is the Fire that tries to break
the Inner surface of the icy Muse A Woman who years for Adventure and yet Keeping her Refindness Kelly Calche Balances Out,
The Opening starts off with the vigor of Lemon then The centerpiece of this scent is the Iris Note brings an air of Old World Elegance of Musty Leather bound Books aged by time Green Tea Steeping to the senses Conjours images of Haughty Dowergers sipping Tea on 18th century Antiques, Rose adds a Lady-likeGentilness Suble and yet Definded it stands on it's own with the Dominate notes Kelly Ends with
finest of Leather Not Synthitic Just pure Leather
Finishes This Beauty.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Wow, I really was not expecting to fall for this one when I ordered a sample from Luckyscent. I have been putting it on my wrist and obsessively smelling it ever since I got it. Like many mentioned, I don't get a strong leather from this, more like an interpretation of leather by Ellena. The opening is light, sparkling. After it settles a little, the iris and the leather are more present. Everything is balanced though and it doesn't smell too strongly feminine or masculine. It stays close to the skin on me but lasts a long time, albeit softly. To me this is sophisticated but not stuffy or old lady. Can wear to work or on the weekend. I am definitely going to look into swapping for or buying a full bottle.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I think this perfume is lovely and elegant yet enticing and sexy. Really feminine yet somewhat androgynous. Airy and light with a hint of sweet but then also musky and dark. It has a really amazing balance. I really love it.
While I think the leather is prominent from the start to finish in this fragrance, I don't really recognize it as particularly leathery, it just blends so nicely with the florals and citrus that it becomes kind of a spicy, edgy floral. I love the subtle rose in this. It's so not typical cliche rose, it's done beautifully.
I got a decant sample of this in a swap a few weeks ago and am in the process of swapping for the full size from the same person. So excited. I have only tried the EDT at this point and think the sillage and lasting power is great. I'm sure I'll try the EDP too at some point.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
As a fragrance from Hermes, doesn't measure to the expectations. Just smells like your average, generic department store fragrance. I did the wrist test in the store and caused an itch on the area it was applied. It was still itchy even after hrs.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Upon the initial spray and first five minutes I get a lot of synthetic, alcoholy leather. It then goes through a phase of smelling like peppery water, but the drydown is quite nice, like spicy skin. Overall, it kind of reminds me of a barber shop. I don't mind the smell of barber shops--I just don't want to smell like one. This isn't really what I expected, and overall it's just okay, which is odd because I adore most Hermes fragrances.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I had feeling I was going to like this...and I do...a lot...so much I practically started shaking at the Nordstrom's counter. As soon as I took the top off the bottle, it seemed like JC Ellena had created a bespoke pefume for me. This smells exactly like I have always imagined my best self to! Kelly Caleche smells like me accepting a Nobel Prize on a good hair day: smart, pretty, in control and on top of the world!
It's a soft floral leather, maybe a bit plasticky at the start when I sniff right at the spot I applied to, but I am happy to wait it out for ten minutes so that I can spend the rest of the day thinking I'm a Nobel laureate. It's also very, very Ellena -- although I haven't been into perfumes for long, there's an immediate similarity to Un Jardin sur le Toit (another favorite) that even I could pick out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
For being a supposed floral leather, I get absolutely no leather in Kelly Caleche at all. Sad, as leather is my favorite note. Or perhaps leather is there, but it's so scrubbed clean, sanitized, and doused with powdery florals that it might as well as not been there at all. Waited for the dry down but even then all I get is something chemical and flowery, like a blend of hand soap and floral-flavored tea. I guess Kelly's fine if you don't like leather in your leather scents. Tenacious scent though, 5 hours later and it's still going strong.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
there is nothing wrong with this perfume except the fact that you can over wear it.. i loved it in the begining but can't stand it in the summer and definately would not buy it again.. now why did it i give it 5 lippies is because the smell and lasting power is amazing , it is sophisticated , lasting and very impressionable yet if you buy the eu de perfume version and if you have a sensitive nose like me you will get bored with it.. too heavy , if you buy the eua de toilette version then that is so much better .. exactly like channel christalle , the eua de toilette version is so much better..
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This fragrance is a winner. I love the floral initial blast, but the creme de la creme is the drydown of soft, supple leather. Long-lasting. It is pretty expensive, which is one reason I gravitate to it. Nobody else I know is willing to spend such an amount on a fragrance! I am an avid user of Hermes fragrances and love them like second skin. Don't smell myself coming and going either. Soft fragrance once it dries down.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I bought this just bcos i wanted an Hermes fragance, and luve the bottle. Didn't give much thought if i wld like the fragance, or otherwise. im a musky/vanilla/oriental kinda gal. So. When i first bought it, it had some sort of 'old lady' personification. Yucks i thought. Almost sold away the bottle. But i coaxed myself to use it more often, and eventually...i grow to like this Powdery/green/musky scent. It's after-hours linger is beautiful, spices up my mood. This fragance is like a patient, gentle friend that makes you smell good without overpowering your own being. Will use it more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
gorgeous!!!almost like PdF Eau de Gloire....a very beautifull note of red tea present...Bvlgari Eau the Rouge-alike...
powdery citrus with a very feminine touch...
(p.s. comments such as ''meeeh, pink juice'', ''silly name'', ''ugly cap''.....??c'mon, grow up guys:)))
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Hazel
The SA gave me a good size sample of this, since I was intrigued by the Grace Kelly connection.
Sprayed some on when I got in the car, and it smelled so foul, so repellent, but I couldn't put my finger on it.
Took one more whiff, and then I recognized it. This fragrance(?) has the exact scent of ammonia with a touch of fake lemon.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm not great at describing scents as in I couldn't pick all the individual notes and tell you what they were like others seem to be able to do in perfumes. With that being said, to me this smelt like I'd gone shopping and sprayed a floral/musky perfume scent on a card then popped it into my leather handbag, then after a week or so later upon cleaning out my leather handbag I find that there's a lingering smell of floral and musk that have combined with the leather smell of the bag. Personally for me I didn't find this scent a must have so thank goodness I only received a small sample as a gift. It was an unusual fragrance I'll give it that, but for me the leather and floral smell in this perfume seemed to compete with each other with the leather coming off with a slight upper hand, and well whilst I don't take offense to the smell of leather it doesn't mean I want to cloud myself in its aroma and be stuck with it all day.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
A very lovely fragrance. I'm surprised to read the reviews on here. I wear this day and night and I don't find this too heavy at all. I can't wear 'strong' perfumes, and I find this suitable for day or night.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love this perfume as I do all of Elena's creations that I have been able to smell so far. To me the heart has a slightly metallic leathery aspect to it that I find extremely original and just captivates me every time I catch it. I think someone who doesn't want a fresh, citrusy, sweetly floral fragrance (and there are so many of those), but doesn't want something dense and musky will really appreciate this. I last a long time; I don't have to touch up during the day and it doesn't pollute the air around you, I think it stays pretty close to the skin and it smells great on clothes as well.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
What an embarassement for JCE to have his name associated with this screechy ozonic mess. Not since Chance as something smelled so fouled to me. Normally, Hermes keeps up its standards with respect to mass-market fragrances. No so with this one. A scrubber.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I like most things by Jean Claude Ellena, with Un Jardin Aprés la Mousson and Leau d'Hiver being among my all-time favourites. Unfortunately, Kelly Caleche is a disappointment for me both in EDT and EDP formulations- which smell pretty different from each other. The top notes of the EDT are actually very pretty, with a soft and sweet floral waft accompanied by a slightly salty mimosa. This stage always makes me feel as if I buried my nose into the yellow pollen of wild little daisies. Unfortunately, it turns rather vegetal quickly, with mimosa leaning toward that of the parsley-like blend of Yves Rocher instead of say, the cheerful Champs Elysees of Guerlain. The scent then sours with what feels like lemon and rose - more lemon than rose. The EDT makes me think of Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca. It sweetens a tad toward the end is actually pleasurable to wear. However, with the low sillage and little lasting power, I do not think it's worth the effort. Also, someone whose nose I trust has killed it for me by likening it to the dusty smell coming out of the filter of old-fashioned air conditioners.
The EDP reveals a much sweeter and sultrier rose with a voluptuous waxy base that makes me think of a more mature Tresor in Love or Miss Dior Cherie rather than a sheer Ellena composition. It goes through phases like rosy lip balm and almost play-doh on my skin until it settles into a light, clean, pink rose scent. Pleasant but not very unique.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
My girlfriend is a self-described "butch" woman. Her natural, fresh from the shower scent leans towards masculine. She uses body washes, deodorants and perfumes that are marketed to men and they mingle perfectly with her chemistry. I tried Kelly Caleche on myself and while I liked it, it failed to impress. On my skin, it never quite bloomed into anything more than a citrusy-floral. I could just barely detect some beautiful leather note. So, I tested it on my lovely GF. Amazing! On her skin, Kelly Caleche was everything that I had hoped for! The opening is fresh and bright. As it warms to her skin, a beautiful TRUE rose note is present. Within 5-10 minutes, this perfume has officially bloomed on her. I literally buried my nose on the inside of her elbow and just inhaled with delight! The leather note is intoxicating like stepping into one of those leather shops. As it settles, this EDP settles into a rich, smooth, musky skin scent. I am very impressed with this Hermes creation. On my skin, I could sense that Kelly Caleche is of the best quality but it wasn't made for me. On my GF, this is satisfying, beautiful, interesting and sexy. Based on my experience, Kelly Caleche would make a perfect signature on the right person- female or male.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
A very sophisticated fragrance. When I tried it on I kept catching a whiff of myself and was thinking " ummm I smell good, gotta keep these mens off me now!" But seriously, this fragrance is lovely not floral but a bit fresh and citrucy at first and settles into a lovely powdery scent which is my fave.