Kelly Calèche 2009 Eau de Parfum

Kelly Calèche (Eau de Parfum) by Hermès
Bottle Design Philippe Mouquet
7.7 / 10 166 Ratings
Kelly Calèche (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Hermès for women and was released in 2009. The scent is floral-leathery. It is still available to purchase. Pronunciation

Fragrance Notes

LeatherLeather RoseRose VanillaVanilla VioletViolet

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Scent
7.7166 Ratings
Longevity
7.9129 Ratings
Sillage
6.7130 Ratings
Bottle
8.0141 Ratings
Value for money
6.918 Ratings
Submitted by Confusion, last update on 21.01.2023.
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6 in-depth fragrance descriptions
7.5
Bottle
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Longevity
1
Scent
FloraMilena

47 Reviews
FloraMilena
FloraMilena
Helpful Review 6  
Horseracing woes
A very beautiful opening on this one for me. The opening is angelically ethereal with delicate green notes, lily of the valley, narcissus, and roses. Unfortunately it quickly descends into the all too mundane world of unappealing bodily functions such as sweat going rancid on skin; old leather in this case. A core of tuberose doesn’t help in my case either since it only serves to bolster the increasing sour acridity and rapidly dwindling freshness as this scent wears on. The central climbing rose and mimosa do not shine on me in this one. They appear briefly and flatten into the pit of an inglorious iris base which in this case translates to a very unclean mud splashed atop rancidly unwashed (expensive) leather in a damp and moldering wood barn. To describe the scent via scenario…….Your magnificent thoroughbred has just won the Kentucky Derby in record time today. It was a muddy track to run on as well. The day is warm and humid. The horse, saddle, and jockey are covered in an exhausted sheen of sweat with that glorious championship blanket of roses as they walk slowly back to the barn. Upper crust? Aristocratic? Equestrian? Why yes of course, but definitely NOT what I would ever wish to smell like.
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Omni

70 Reviews
Omni
Omni
4  
The Fountainhead
Horticulturally speaking geranium refers first to geranium macrorrhizum, the plant from which oil of geranium was first produced. Perhaps it is this that stole my heart, I adore this humble and easily grown plant. Geraniol is found in both rose and geranium oil.

I know nothing of owning Kelly handbags but I did enjoy the movie, 'Le Divorce'. I own the EDT and now the EDP after using up my sample. The execution of the leather note in the EDP is one of gardening gloves and I am left wondering if Hermes make such a thing.

Russell Page wrote a book entitled the Education of a Gardener. Jean Claude Ellena has written the Education of a Perfume Addict in the notes of Kelly Caleche.

Be still my beating heart, I love this fragrance in spite of its inability to cope with humidity. I don't think I will ever be without it.

There's a perilous moment where the EDP could lurch into an imitation of oxalis, i.e. onion weed, but it does avert it. The Elena grapefruit could see you pucker your cheeks for a short time but stay with her, at the drydown this is rose petal surrender, Cuisse de Nymph.

Domininque Francon would have worn this. She would have thrown the bottle down the airconditioning shaft to smash into a thousand little pieces because it was too beautiful for others to know. Sigh...and sigh again.
Note: The obscure reference is to the seminal work of Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead
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Bottle
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Longevity
9.5
Scent
Antheavl

24 Reviews
Antheavl
Antheavl
3  
Sophisticated and classy
Kelly Caleche is just beautiful and so unique. It smells like an expensive leather handbag filled with roses and violets. Very work-appropriate, this makes me picture a very well-put-together woman in designer business clothes, immaculate hair and makeup, and completely self-assured. For days when you want to feel confident and super-feminine!
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10
Bottle
10
Sillage
10
Longevity
10
Scent
Interdit

58 Reviews
Interdit
Interdit
3  
Untamable spirits
Where to begin with Kelly?

Well, perhaps by saying she's most definitely a free spirit, an independent, sexy, classy, driven woman who knows what goes and what doesn't go for herself.

The opening is a dance of Citruses and Leather notes: gently pungent, vibrant, uplifting. It takes a while before Iris makes its entrance, tip toeing forward as if to see who's around.
Behind her, Tuberose in chit chat with Vanilla follow suit, two joyful women having a good time, all smiles and laughters about some private joke whispered to each other.
One might think they are teasing Citruses and Leather's assumptions about who's the alfa in the room. They are carefree, curious of the surroundings but disinterested about engaging with them.
They need not show much power in the group: their presence says it louder and yet softer, they can keep to themselves, armony maintained nonetheless.

Rose? Sat somewhere in the room, removed from the others and uncaring of the happenings. You can just about spot her, then she's left.

Independence, assertiveness, elegance, grace, wisdom: Kelly evokes the kind of woman who possesses them all, and needs never show off to prove it.
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7
Bottle
7
Sillage
8
Longevity
8.5
Scent
K1

121 Reviews
K1
K1
2  
Leathery - rose - earthy
Leather registers for opulence, rose does for sensuality, and a precise dose of earthiness and powder can bring this notes to a magnificent intimacy that evokes extreme passion, naughty fetish, and posh identity. This crush of beauty and sexiness is Kelly Calèche. Juicy rose, dusty, powdery, bitter, rebel, soft leathery like skin itself.
4/5
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CumulnimbusCumulnimbus 1 year ago
10
Bottle
7.5
Sillage
7.5
Longevity
8
Scent
Clean rose leather. I prefer this creamy edp and much over the more citrusy edt. One needs to be in a good mood to wear it. K has character.
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