Calme & Volupté 2019

Calme & Volupté by Godet
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Calme & Volupté is a popular perfume by Godet for women and men and was released in 2019. The scent is spicy-floral. It is still in production.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Mandarin orange, Cardamom, Turmeric
Heart Notes Heart NotesLavender, Jasmine, Blackcurrant bud
Base Notes Base NotesBenzoin, Blond woods, Tree moss

Ratings

Scent

8.3 | 15 Ratings

Longevity

7.2 | 13 Ratings

Sillage

6.5 | 13 Ratings

Bottle

8.3 | 22 Ratings
Submitted by Exaltatus, last update on 03.01.2021.
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8.5
Scent
7
Sillage
5
Bottle
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Top Review    34  
Flash Commentary: Lavender Lust
Fragrance

Lavender plays in this fragrance unquestionably the main role, but the opinion that one smells here except lavender actually not much, I can not agree at all. For me, an extraordinarily refined, extremely high-quality seeming, modern, unconventional and exciting lavender composition, which is on the verge (but just on the verge) to tip over into the overloaded or strained clogged. But it doesn't and stays on the cheerful and wearable side. In addition to the lavender, we encounter in particular a cassis theme, a palette of Indian and oriental K-spices, a bold bouquet of flowers and a good dose of nose-wiping benzoin. Very daring (definitely not a somehow "classic" fragrance!) and very beautiful.

NAME

Thanks to Google & Co, I was able to determine that the name "Calme & Volupté" (the translation given here "calm and pleasure" is a bit weak, "volupté" is rather desire, sensuality, [sexual] pleasure) is taken from the song-like poem "Invitation au Voyage" (invitation to travel) by Charles Baudelaire (from the cycle Fleurs du Mal), where the refrain of the song says that at the imaginary destination to which he would like to set off with the you addressed in the poem, there is only "ordre et beauté, luxe, calme et volupté". To me, the name seems only conditionally well chosen, since the fragrance is not at all sultry-sensual at the start, but rather cool and awake. Later, it becomes warmer and, well, with the appropriate imagination, a bit sultry. Overall (considered as a whole) for a lavender fragrance already rather a little heavier and more lush, but not a fragrance for harem fantasies.

COMPANY + PARFUMEUR

I have never heard of the brand Godet. There are a lot of fragrances listed here in the database, half released circa 1900-1925, the other half after 2010, which speaks to an old company that sort of went to sleep at some point and then was revived by heirs or whoever, perhaps similar to Schwarzlose Berlin. A perfumer is not specified, which I find a pity, because with this really innovative fragrance design, one wonders if perhaps a promising young talent is at work here.

PRICE + GENDER

On the company's website, the fragrance is listed at 145 euros per 100ml, so for my terms in the upper middle class. The declaration as unisex is completely convincing for me. A flowery-spicy lavender fragrance can now really wear each*r.
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Close to it
A very serious competitor comes from my personal favourite fragrance of Serge Lutens, the wonderful Gris Clair. The properties of lavender - certainly the leading building block here as well - were very similar. The appealing spectrum alternates between creamy-mild and light-clear. A particularly successful accent in the overall composition is set with turmeric. Comfort and a finely distinguished warmth caress the nose.
In a direct comparison it is noticeable that Godet's interpretation as a whole is a little more charming. Over long stretches, however, the sweetish bouquet is skillfully cushioned by a spicy pepper note. That is successful and pleasing. Only in the base Calme & Volupté flattens a bit to my regret, fruity aspects now come to the fore, everything seems a little arbitrary. If the fragrance pyramid hadn't taught me otherwise, my guess would have secretly gone in the direction of Neroli as the formative for the drydown.
This fragrance is very close to it, but in the end it doesn't make it to my senses to push Gris Clair from the throne.
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