Everybody has his or her own scents, which he or she simply "cannot stand", which can spoil the most beautiful scent and already when studying the pyramid of scents of a promising test candidate, prepare for caution and let the enthusiasm dwindle noticeably.
For me, lily of the valley is such a red cloth as soon as it exceeds a certain intensity. This aversion is so strong that I didn't even need a longer study of perfume to identify it, Lily of the Valley and I - necessary
I got Kelly Caleche under my nose right at the beginning of my perfume time. I can't remember whether I bought the sample deliberately or received it as an addition, but I do remember that after the first test I immediately realized that this fragrance was definitely not for me. Lily of the valley overkill, after that the rose could be as beautiful as she wanted - simply necessary
This could be the end of the commentary, but it is not.
Because the sample did not end up in the trash, of course, but in the sample box - which can probably be found in every perfume household. Collection point for everything that comes into your house in terms of samples and bottlings and which meets with little or no enthusiasm or at least indifference. At very irregular intervals I am seized, the box is "rammed through" once and I give some fragrances a second chance. Although, since it doesn't matter to the scents whether I like them or not, I give a second chance to myself.
So Kelly came to me after a long time again, but with the same result - it doesn't work - nö remains nö.
Some time ago I put my test focus on leather. The fact that crisp saddle leather fresh from the tanner is not my cup of tea will not and need not change, but finding a suede sweetheart would be nice. And so when I searched the perfume pages for the best-of-best-of suede, Kelly Caleche inevitably appeared on the radar again. ("Didn't I have another sample then? That was the stuff that didn't work. On the other hand, if it's still there, so what... ") In fact, the sample was still there. And in fact, there's always an exception to the rule.
Because this time - no, I did not find the scent immediately super great, no, this time I did not find the top note so unbearable. Actually rather interesting. Very interesting. And above all, it was quite short and from the heart note on this great rose developed. Fresh, but not cold. A really warm rose scent, which nevertheless comes without oud or vanilla, doesn't swing a patchouli owl and doesn't seem a bit (too) clean.
Was the sample tilted? Or my nose?
A bottling definitely had to be done here. Despite Murphy's law ("There are never the fragrances available in the souk, which you really HAVE to test right now"), I got a bottling from a nice perfuma on request (thanks again at this point!).
And the following intensive test showed that on the one hand the sample had really lost some of its effervescence but on the other hand my nose can also cope with lily of the valley. Strictly speaking, the lily of the valley lost its dominance with every further test, but now I perceive the top note quite differently. Here is "the truth" about Kelly Caleche:
The fragrance starts out cyphrig-bitter, very mature in that sense and for a short moment also quite intense. The slightly bitter base note (probably grapefruit) is clearly perceptible, but as a pleasant kick, a "scent", so to speak. To me this bitter note - whether it is grapefruit or not - is already wild leathery
Relatively quickly the intensity of the top note fades out again and merges into the heart note as a (leathery) base note. Here the rose clearly dominates my nose, as already mentioned, fresh, unsoapy and not a bit bitchy and undercooled, as fresh rose can often be for me. I assume that the tuberose and mimosa mentioned in the fragrance pyramid provide the background warmth that makes the fragrance so fascinating to me. However, I cannot smell these two directly out.
There is no direct transition to the base, so the rose gradually fades out and leaves the suede to take precedence. I cannot see iris in the base, at least not iris of the usual fresh or even carrotlike kind. I perceive the base as pure suede in the most beautiful sense and as very long-lasting.
Depending on the amount of spray, the sillage should be in the middle range. In my opinion, Kelly is a fragrance that you wear for yourself and your neighbours, not a party crasher. A fragrance that wraps you in a warm, fragrant aura, but doesn't leave a veil over four floors. I have noticed that suede is more prominent on my skin, while on clothes the rose is more prominent
The durability is with approx. 4 h to basic basic tone for an EdT very tidy, one can perceive the smell at oneself for a long time and let it slowly fade away or also spray on without problems, without unwanted "duplication effects".
Kelly Caleche is definitely a fragrance that will be remembered, definitely stands out from the current sweet-oudig-eatable scent scheme and definitely has what it takes to become a signature scent.
In my opinion, Kelly is suitable and wearable for all occasions and also across seasons. I will find out if she can be worn in midsummer as well.
Because Kelly Caleche has now moved in with me as a bottle. I owed her that much