Calèche d'Hèrmes (Uploaded by Meg2005)

3.9

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72 reviews
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would repurchase
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4.0
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9 months ago

this review is for the Voile Parfume, or Emulsion, of Caleche. This scent really does grow on you. as mentioned by others, it stays close to you, like a skin scent. so, to have this as a gel-cream that I can spread thinly or thickly on my skin, then smell it on me much later on- well that is just another way to layer and have the scent linger. if you love Caleche, as many have grown to love …Read more

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About reviewer (306 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinDry

HairRed

EyesBlue



4.0
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fromAimbl

Sep/28/2015

Edit: added a lippie; have been wearing this more because my husband likes it. . . And it's growing on me despite, well, see below. . . .
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This is not my type of fragrance at all. It's an aldehydic floral with an emphasis on white florals. i historically don't care for the category (I loath white linen and was never a fan of no 5, even the vintage EdC which was …
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About reviewer (514 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Olive, Warm

HairBrunette, Straight, Medium

EyesBrown


4.0
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fromstls

Oct/10/2013

Caleche smells exactly like high end expensive soap with hints of florals, very clean-cut and classy. For a chypre it's rather friendly, the oakmoss doesn't smell too dark and mossy here. Good sillage and longevity. A wonderful perfume but too old school for me to wear, I feel more comfortable with Infusion d'Iris for my clean smelling fragrance fix.

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About reviewer (895 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Curly, Medium

EyesGreen


4.0
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Sep/14/2013

I've always loved Caleche. It's uber sexy vampy and daring. This is a chypre (similar but different to EL Knowing, Clinique Elixir and Lavin's Arpege). But it's more soapy and sandalwood comes through very sharply, more so than any of those scents listed. The drydown is very soft. I do love it. You only need a bit to smell wonderful. So go easy on this one. If you …Read more

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About reviewer (635 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Other, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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Jun/27/2013

This is how I would scent a blonde Scarlet Johansson.
Chandler Burr calls Caleche 'austerely beautiful' and austerely beautiful she is. Only, you need to like aldehydes to enjoy her beauty. She is very similar to Rive Gauche on my skin, but perhaps fuller, rounder and more demure. If Rive Gauche is this woman with a bob or a pixie cut who enjoys silver jewellery, Caleche is a …
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About reviewer (571 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairRed

EyesHazel


5.0
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Jun/19/2013

Love Caleche so much! I had it first in my twenties, but it didn't suit me then - time was needed to grow into it.
Caleche is utterly classical French perfume. Clean, aldehydic, incredibly classy, timeless, elegant. It can be a little buttoned-up, a real 'madame'. But that's what I love about it, and in my mind I group it with Madame Rochas (also by perfumer Guy Robert) …
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About reviewer (257 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinOther, Fair, Cool

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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Feb/16/2013

Caleche has the classic structure - floral, light sweep of citrus on top, classic sandalwood/oakmoss base, and aldehydes twanging up an down the structure. The vibe is is powdery, with dry and clean floral, more oakmoss than woody but palpably both, and an overall clean feel. The florals include neroli, but Caleche has more rose/iris -- 24F has much the same vibe, but with a big …Read more

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About reviewer (542 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination

HairBrown

EyesBrown


3.0
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Jan/04/2012

Upon immediate application this smells a bit aldehydic and vintage. It's very soapy, fresh-scrubbed, and classic. It smells like money. I imagine high-society ladies of the 1950s smelling like this. I'd give it a 3.5. It isn't very "me", but I can appreciate it just the same. It doesn't last very long though and the sillage is only apparent for the first hour.

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About reviewer (170 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairRed, Other, Medium

EyesHazel


3.0
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Nov/07/2011

I got this free! FREE! from my mother (works in a department store in a city that was hit by an earthquake this year so they got a lot of damaged stock free...) Anyway, its not something I would normally wear. I'm more into the fruity, foody, honey or woodsy scents. But! this smells gorgeous. Flowery, powdery, expensive. Skates dangerously close to being nana-ry but doesnt quite make it, in …Read more

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About reviewer (50 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBrunette

EyesGreen


4.0
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Oct/18/2011

Starts off with a juicy citrus aldehydic burst, then softens to powdery floral with touches of rose, ylang ylang and iris. A musky, leathery, animalic note lingers in the background and grows more apparent as Caleche dries, keeping the florals from going too powdery or sharp. Warm mossy dry woods round out the scent, and I can't help thinking this is one of the truest chypres I've …Read more

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About reviewer (284 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinNormal, Tan, Warm

HairBlack, Curly, Medium

EyesBlack