Caleche was always my best perfume for evenings. If this perfume came in an eau de parfum version and it was done right so the scent was full strong and voluptuous it would definitely be my signature scent. First spray brought forth heavy oakmoss, I was kind of surprised that was all I smelled, but ten seconds later I was welcoming a bouquet of fresh, bright florals including iris, ylang-ylang, orange blossom, neroli, jasmine, and some rose along with tart citruses. The EDP is much better and carries much more depth. Yes it is very much like Chanel no.5. I am a great fan of the late Monsieur Guy Robert. $96.62 $ 96. My Mom bought me the reformulated EdT for Christmas, after my husband told her I liked it. I don't want to wear an intimidating business suit, ever again. This is what I would call a typical classy French perfume. It's very elegant, sharp and a little serious yet not unapproachable. I know what I like by just sniffing the top of the bottle and the moment I smelled it, it had to be mine. Yes, it's a bit rough and reminds me at times of old Estee Lauders. It is elegant and powdery the same category as Chanel No.5 for me. This was her favorite. MMMMMMMMMMMMM? OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19. i was lucky to receive 1990. batch as a gift. Then it turns into a powdery, aldehydic floral. See 73 member reviews and photos. As other perfumes are to detergent, so Caleche by Hermes is to the finest thrice milled soap. This subtle women's fragrance, which was introduced in 1961, mingles the scents of iris, rose, oakmoss and woods. Spritzed some on a card and put it in my wallet and now I'm sitting here typing this with one side of my brain in some kind of trance as I inhale this magical fragrance. Rouge smells old world and classy but there are no mothballs. Middle notes of climbing rose mimosa and tuberose. i love dry perfumes. $150.00 $ 150. embroidered with ylang-ylang, rose and jasmine, to its woody chypre afternote, On my friend - absolutely marvelous!! / 100 ml. I was able to get a small bottle of the vintage version from ebay as a blind buy. Wish I had written this myself! Eau De Toilette Spray 3.3-Ounces. No crashing from top to middle to base. I have worn this fragrance (EDT) off and on since the '70s. I would wear this to a job interview (lightly) and smell professional or even in jeans and feel like I was born and bred a person of means ( old money lol). I feel like I am wearing someone else's clothes. Well that is OK. Too many comments already. Score! This was my first real perfume in the early 1970s. Made in France. Caleche by Hermes Pure Parfum 7,5ml, New sealed! The fragrance in my mind was glorious, the scent on my skin turned out but a pale shadow of it. I wear it when I don't want to offend - no one has ever commented on it - and save the more challenging scents for my off time. (She was a really nice gal, pretty sophisticated really, spoke fluent French, had lived in France and she was kind of beautiful too.) ----like a peppery old crusty leather ladies shoe from my grandmother's cedar lined closet. The secret of seduction, extrait de parfum expresses the essence of femininity in all its mystery. oz.) The EDT does not remind me much of Madame Rochas. Warm mossy dry woods round out the scent, and I can't help thinking this is one of the truest chypres I've smelled thus far. Caleche is like a greener, sharper, drier, more masculine version of Chanel No. Also, a little parfum goes a long way with great silage and longevity. I love this. Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Remember Maggie on Northern Exposure? This resilient lemon note is what gives Caleche its particular character amongst aldehydic fragrances. Caleche base is oakmoss, while Gold base is spices and musk. I know the culprit, it is the aldehydes. I'm waiting for a delivery today from Fed Ex: a vintage Caleche EDT in the tan plastic bottle. Written in 1961 by Guy Robert, Calèche was Hermèsâ first fragrance for women. The aldehydes nearly blew my head off, but after a while I began to note the soft sweetness of the florals intermixed with the woody pungent fragrance of the cypress. It does not conjure up visions of walking in the Bois de Bologne but of a baby. Free shipping. Kelly Caleche by Hermès is a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women.Kelly Caleche was launched in 2007. Kerosene, naphtha, awful! It was one of my first which my Mother bought me. the lasting time was good as well, over 5 hrs until i showered for work or it would of probably been still detectable. So glad I found this site. If you're not fussed about the bottle your fragrance comes in, there are a number of very inexpensive parfum refills on Ebay at the moment (I snagged mine for $30). Very luxe. Make Offer - CALECHE by HERMES Women perfume HUGE 3.3oz 100ml EXTREMELY RARE *FREE SHIPPING* Vintage Hermes Caleche .25 oz-7.5 ml perfume parfum spray, vintage rare! It's a complex scent, qualty, no doubt, but it does not speak to me at all. It's nice but it lacked the warmth that No. You can feel the quality when wearing this. âA perfume of leather and flowers, as light as an angelâs wing.â â Jean-Claude Ellena. I was born in an era where aldehydes are not appreciated. :), "As other perfumes are to detergent, so Caleche by Hermes is to the finest thrice milled soap." It's interesting and grown up scent. The floral notes make it even more attractive. What an ugly name! this is just so soapy and creamy, like silky soap suds - which makes me think its a bit dated but I still like it, its the best soap scent I've tried so far. I got a sample of this with high expectations. I also purchased the original Eau De Toilette version by accident as a backup bottle. I loved it and it suited me so nicely. Great selection of Hermès fragrance for women from Macys.com. the first blast of aldehydes in this will practically knock you off your feet. Then I was like, hang on, this is all very familiar, I've smelt it before...and then it dawned on me: Chanel no.5 eu premiere - it smells EXACTLY the same, and I really dislike that too, so no real suprises that this one didn't work for me. This is what Chanel No. Then it transitions to a beautiful, elegant rose musk that persists until the following day both on my skin and on my clothing. Free US ship on orders over $59. Then a man stopped me and had to know what it was that I was wearing that was so beautiful...He went to purchase it right away! If you're an aldehyde fan or like chanel no.5 premiere it is likely to be your cup of tea. Click & Collect. This is my signature elegant perfume for formal occasions. It's worth the price and effort to find the real thing. I haven't tested any other versions. Free shipping and returns on Hermès Calèche - Eau de toilette at Nordstrom.com. The scent both remind me most of is Rive Gauche, although the soie de parfum more, because it is stronger on the gardenia and a bit lighter on the lemon. Another great one bites the dust. This perfume is pure, classy perfection. I had a small sample of vintage Caleche, which was glorious. No. Let me just say what Caleche is not: Caleche EDP, is Chanel' 5's sister, but less sweet. £99.00. Very reminiscent of "Ma Griffe" and Chanel #5. its citrus hints to the modernity of its aldehyde notes, from its floral heart Excellent sillage, not in your face, floating in the background. The pure parfum (vintage) is the way to go with this scent. I feel like I should be wearing an intimidating business suit when I wear it. A highly feminine, woody, chypre floral, its name refers to the horse-drawn carriages that are emblematic of the house. Yes, it has a bit sharp opening but after that the smell becomes the best floral bouquet of flowers I've ever smelled. Also, CalÃ©che is not powdery, like Rive Gauche and unlike Madame rochas, which is very very powdery. My first bottle was a tiny collectible in the early 60s. Maybe it doesn't blend well with my chemistry and is nice to others. I dont think it smells like Chanel no.5. Reminds me of my childhood. The effect is just classic and uplifting. Dare I say it? I love to wear this perfume when I want to feel and smell clean, but not dull. I grabbed this for my vintage-green collection of comfort scents and I like it very much! I have had people run down halls to track me down! It's much much better than that. It is a delightful floral, with gardenia and iris oakmoss and sandalwood, which combine to give it a mystery and elusiveness.I picture a woman of charm and mystery wearing this, alluring without being too obvious. If you've tried Chanel 5 but weren't too sure about it, try this. love. Add to Cart Add to Cart Add to Cart Customer Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars: 4.5 out of 5 stars: 5.0 out of 5 stars: 5.0 out of 5 stars: Price: From $211.65 $125.45 $ 125. Caleche is the most beautiful in late autumn and early spring. One to look up to, like a tall elegant aunt, or priest even. Right after application, it reminds me a lot of Madame Rochas, and in the next half and hour, because of the strong gardenia note, it feels very very close to Rive Gauche. Mmmmmm. Elegant and romantic. This is a fresh scent with some floral notes. it must be beutiful, and after ylour comment i will add it on my wish and 'to smell' list. I was excited for nostalgia reasons, to have this perfume again. Staying power is very good. So gentle and elegant. A good scent should always suggest a number of conflicting emotions. Check out our caleche perfume selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our fragrances shops. FragranceNet.com offers Kelly Caleche in various sizes, all at discount prices. How funny it is sometimes. A sacramental thing of almost religious beauty. Lucia.lawson your review was spot on. Starts off with a juicy citrus aldehydic burst, then softens to powdery floral with touches of rose, ylang ylang and iris. Aldehydes that slice through emotion. I hope that HermÃ¨s never stops making this wonderful fragrance and that they never change it..So many have been lost to reformulation, but thankfully, this lovely one lives on.. Then taking the whole bag and putting it on my face. The first fragrance for women by Hermes. Top notes are Aldehydes and Ylang-Ylang; middle notes are Jasmine and Rose; base notes are Cedar and Sandalwood. Please refer to the information provided on the packaging of your product to see the most up-to-date list of ingredients. When she wasn't looking, I'd open the lids and smell them :-) I always particularly loved Caleche. I remember my friends were wondering if I was visiting a Church far too often, to them it smelled like Church, but to me like my whole imaginable world,- mysterious, full of most incredible living creatures, with flying cars and humans with face of archangel Gabriel. Skip to main content. It's for a woman that is not afraid to be unique. Lovely scent! The last bottle I purchased about 8 years ago in Hong Kong may have been reformulated, but the contents remain true to the original. This perfume is pure heaven! emphasized by the nobility of iris. FragranticaÂ® Inc, San Diego, CA United States. The drydown is spectacular. It feels like me and who I have become. I sprayed Caleche on my wrist, then after half an hour went to my car. I am sure Chanel N5 is as lovely! The longer I wore it the more I loved it. Grandmas are always right, so I shall not argue! indeed there is a soapy feel to it but only in the beginning. I haven't tested on skin yet, just card but I think it will be even better on skin... it would be great layered with leather and rose. Elegant. Invigorating is the word. Edt version was a waste of money for a decade, but now they managed to destroy soie de parfum as well. The current reformulation is very close to the original and it still has one of the best drydowns I ever smelled in a perfume. I cannot describe it...reminded me of finger nail polish remover. Get one now at a very special price! This is a very classy scent for day wear! This is really a very beautiful creation. At first I couldn't place the famaliarity, then it hit me. The Classic collection bears witness to the initial encounters between the house of Hermès and fragrance. to call it soapy would be to simplify something that is much more complex. Years went by, I became a soap and water gal again (tho nicer soaps) as I was too strapped for cash raising a family. It was masterfully crafted and blended perfectly. Piguet Baghari is really similar and to my nose a whole lot more interesting. Released in 2007, Kelly Calèche was meant to be the first feminine leather fragrance in the Hermès collection. Pure Parfum ~ Perfume ~ Extrait. $39.99. Ending 5 Dec at 2:11PM GMT 6d 8h. Even though I am 22 I love this perfume! What was once considered a feminine is now a seriously-I-mean-it masculine that smacks a red handprint on the likes of Cool Water's aquatic little rear, leaving a sheer and floury poof of powder in the air. This is very interesting fragrance, but a strange one if you sniff it first time. Not all the stores have yet the new version so look for the earlier: frosted bottle, transparent plastic cap with golden ring packed in a yellow box. As it has happened with "Rive Gauche" all I smelled, was a hair spray vague smell, as if I'm in a hairdresser's salon. This is a very mature scent, to be liked by those who enjoy the character of Chanel 5 but find it too accessible.... Ugh. If you can wear this perfume great! The new dreadful one is packed in an orange box, has a golden plastic cap and the bottle is from clear glass. Pricey, but it worth. My family, however, did not care for it. Free postage. Many of my memories are strongly attached to it. Why can't I like this? I do not think I have the vintage version so this is not a comparative review. It lasts longer, as I said, thean the scent of gardenia. So deeply inside, so good like from old good French School of Parfumes and these irises and jasmine. Only had a tiny tester vial in my 20's. The nose behind this fragrance is Jean-Claude Ellena. This is my signature scent! Find the fragrance you're looking for in Perfumes Club and buy your Hermès perfume â¦ Loved it, but too associated with an old BF to ever wear again. Dry. Don't care they call it is feminine - it is sharp and strong, uncanny. I gave this a proper wearing, from an airport tester, the other day and it's gone from 'wantlist' to 'underwhelming' for me. It's not for me! Not for the young. I have the EdT, presumably the latest, reformulated version, but Iâm not sure. There was nothing pretty about it. I got a vintage, but sealed bottle of pure parfum. I'm lucky enough to recently purchased a 100ml EDT bottle of this for the grand total of Â£25! The majority will describe it as soapy or powdery/makeup-y, but it's so much more than that. If ever there was an understated scent of a rich bitch who commands the room without uttering a single word, this is the number one, IMHO. Caleche is a glorious soapy aldehyde floral, which in its glorious vintage form (I own a late 70âs edt) shares similarities to the more joyous Madame Rochas. In all honesty it actually smells quite cheap too. Luca Turin described it as a 'wan' aldehydic and I'm afraid that I completely agree. I was instantly struck just from sniffing at the bottle. I love aldehydes, I love soapiness but this smells miserable. For an intelligent woman who knows where she is going and never looks back, without regrets. My all time favorite fragrance. All notes are perfectly blended and none of them dominates the others. I have the lotion and EDP. Receive our newsletter and discover our stories, collections, and surprises. Well, I guess now I'm glad I did! Nearly forgotten in its original formula, Caleche was once the scent of the regency and its wannabes. mmm, so good! I encountered my first real life WASPs at the age of 16 upon my return to my home state of Maryland right on the edges of Washington D.C. after a near 12 year sojourn in the Central Valley of northern California. I tried it on a card and quite liked it, but now I can't get past the fizzy aldehydes, like sherbet in my nostrils. Caleche's green/fresh aldehydic opening is similar to many of this floral/chypre genre with that unmistakable heart of rose, hyacinth and ylang-ylang thus setting it apart from others like 'Madame Rochas' by the inclusion of cassis bud & scads of Florentine iris. A pretty, lovely chypre. Still, CalÃ©che is in my opinion an absolutely fantastic scent, as are Madame Rochas, Rive Gauche and Calandre. With Caleche, the words 'classy' and 'elegant' come up time and time again. Amongst the aldehydic perfumes it has a very particular character and to me what gives it that character is the scent of lemon and orange - to me this scent is about lemony and orangeish aldehyds. or Best Offer. Not my type of fragrance at all. It is smooth. I wear it when I am out doing my chores on the farm while dressed in jeans, irrigation boots and a wide-brimmed hat. Faint aura of cumin human spice. Maybe even the best Hermes for me. Fits perfectly with the trench coat and Hermes scarf, not so for casual style. Caleche by Hermes is powdery perfection to my nose. 5 should smell like, way better than the real Chanel No. I'm not surprised to see this scion of ~haute-parfumerie~ still in great demand today, another jewel almost lost to the ether of obscurity. Makes me think of uptight people. I grew up with my mother having this as one of her favourites. On my cousin, Caleche smells so classy. It's lovely and ladylike and pretty, but to my nose it's a bit boring. I love this fragrance although the sillage is really soft and the longevity isn't better either. I used to be not a fan of vintage perfumes, but I start to discover the hidden gems such as Caleche. Yes, this does smell like money. flower,wood and chypre, whose name evokes the Houseâs emblematic carriage Staying power is good and sillage is moderate - I would consider this a nice fragrance to gift. This woman means business. Years later when I picked it up again, I realized that it had changed and I felt sad. My mother had it in 1970ties and I had the luxurious body lotion of this in 1980ties and loved it more than the frag. Now only on first whiff smells like it used to smell, however the heart and dry down is nothing but aldehydes. 19) and I kept hearing that Caleche had a hidden base of leather within its aromatic woody resins. âA perfume of leather and flowers, as light as an angelâs wing.â Jean-Claude Ellena A reminder of a visit to the Hermès leather storehouse, Kelly Calèche is a light, feminine, joyous expression of leather. Daytime scent for rich people. Shop for Hermès perfume at Macy's. I don't wear it when I go to town, as I don't feel it reflects my personality, but I still love it! Sillage was wonderful, longevity 6 hours plus. While Gold is described as Guy Robertâs magnum opus, I see Caleche as a more complete creation. While both are "vintage grandma", this one is easy. It is an amazing scent, In one word I would say elegance. $69.99 On me however it smells musty,like a chest of old clothes found in your grandmothers attic. I could wear it as a modern fragrance could do. A highly feminine, woody, chypre floral, its name refers to the horse-drawn carriages that are emblematic of the house. To me it's just gorgeous and timeless, develops beautifully on my skin. I touch Caleche on my neck and wrist again. It immediately drys down to divine florals and on me a hint of spice. There is nothing ugly about this on my skin. Very classy. (I have a 100ml from Fragrancenet, so it's not vintage, and a reformulation). I wanted to like Caleche. i wonder if Hermes Caleche stole the ingrediants from Chanel no 5. because they smell the same. One of my longtime favorites. What a shame; how sad. Now, the kids are all grown and as a retired lady and grandmother(! I've never worn a perfume that created that reaction other than Oscar de la Renta, which I used to love, but it seems to smell different these days...maybe it's just me. When I wear it people always ask me 'What are you wearing??" It is aldehydic, soapy and has a definite feeling of aristocracy. If you can wear this, I'm sure it is lovely on you. Caleche was my signature scent for several years in the 1970s. Soapy, woody and leathery maybe, aldehydic just for a whiff and towards the end again. For me this is a vintage elegant smell - not sweet, not fruity, not floral - more herbal and earthy. It smells like an old lady. When tested at store it was almost killing me with Iris and sweet ylang-ylang mixed into strong composition. Aldehydes are a note that I simply for the most part find hard to tolerate, and there wasn't enough woods, spice or earthiness to balance the composition to a more palatable concoction. more closer to rive gauche than chanel no.5 in terms of dryness although rg is of course more floral. One to wear in summer, as my winter favourites - Magi Noir and Coco -seem too heavy for the warmer days. 00 ($140.00/Count) Insane comments... ! iread last review and iam got the same smell soapy smell but ido spray over my home cloth and give me the feel ijust wear fresh clothes just washed soap smell if u like that type and stay log. This fragrance in addition exudes class and refinement. Without Idylle, it doesn't take me back to Wavel, but reminds me, this time, of Guerlain-Vetiver :) I like the idylle-caleche mixture more than Caleche only 'cos the mix gives that hint of sour old smell which hit me at first. Upon application, CalÃ¨che is an opulent blast of aldehydes, floral, and wood with a sillage that dances around me for up to two hours. • In-store collection available within 1 to 7 business days Iris and aldehydes has to be my least favorite combination on me. It smells so classy and sophisticated. Unfortunately, I get very little sillage from almost all fragrances unless I use the EDP. This alone means you should test it ! This is quite a controversial perfume , from what i can see on the reviews . ), I'm ridiculously excited while waiting to get my Fed Ex package of CALECHE! Sheer powder. Caleche and I dont get along well :(. FragranceNet.com offers Caleche perfume in various sizes, all at discount prices. I smelled it recently, and didn't like it at all! Calèche is a novel that dazzles with the beauty of its raw materials, from the joyfulness of citrus fruit to the modernity of aldehyde notes; from the floral heart embellished with ylang-ylang, rose and jasmine to the woody, chypre sillage underscored by the nobility of the iris. Oh my... does no-one but me associate this one with the briskness of the seashore? Overall, very very good, and to me the best Hermes scent. It is fresh, cool clean and elegant and not too sweet. Hermès Caleche: rated 4 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. Very much tamer and somewhat more organic than the two former. More complex and more dry. Somewhat cold and distant, even though I love warm fragrances, but also like intangibility of this magical fragrance. I love chypres, and I welcome strong perfumes. To me, smelling like soap or freshly showered is in a way like being polite to those who come into contact with you. A highly feminine, woody, chypre floral, its name refers to the horse-drawn carriages that are emblematic of the house. Ageless. • Complimentary ground shipping within 1 to 7 business days It lasts reasonably well on the skin but for the most part is a skin scent it doesn't project much probably because it's really watered down. There is an orris note, unfortunately. I got a sample of this because no one in my area carries Hermes and I was curious to try the brand.