Caligna by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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Caligna is a perfume by L'Artisan Parfumeur for women and men and was released in 2013. The scent is fresh-woody. It is being marketed by Puig.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesClary sage, Rosebud, Fig, Mandarin leaf
Heart Notes Heart NotesJasmine jam, Mastic resin, Violet
Base Notes Base NotesPine needle, Oak wood, Ambrox

Ratings

Scent

7.3 (142 Ratings)

Longevity

6.2 (97 Ratings)

Sillage

5.3 (99 Ratings)

Bottle

7.9 (95 Ratings)
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 19.08.2019
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5.0/10
Rickbr

190 Reviews
Rickbr
Rickbr
Helpful Review    3
Exquisite and Poor Mix
I don't know what to think about Caligna, because on me it smells exquisite and poor at the same time. The poor part is what makes me think of a overused violet accord which is a standard in masculines fragrance. Maybe i notice more evident because i hate this aroma so much that even few amounts made me feel uncomfortable. It's a noise that i would remove to appreciate best the aromatic aura of this fragrance, which is the exquisite part to me, a good combination of something like green flowers, fruits, and something leafy and with a cool aspect too. Something on it makes me think of Absolue Pour Le Matin, which i love, like a more aromatic version of Pour Le Matin. If i could remove the violet this one would be perfect to me.
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Drseid

671 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
Very helpful Review    8
Fine Fig and Fir...
Caligna opens with a very aromatic combination of orange leaf, aromatic herbs and fig. Transitioning to the early heart the orange leaf recedes though still remains detectable as the fig takes over as star, revealing a bit of its fruity nature to balance the residual aromatics with now slightly detectable wood rising from the base. As the middle progression continues the fragrance develops a subtle powdery sheen derived from violet as the remaining orange leaf finally disappears, while coniferous fir briefly laced with a mint leaf-like tinge joins in. During the late dry-down the aromatics completely disappear as the now slightly sweetened oakwood from the base becomes the star with the fragrance becoming a skin scent. Projection is above average early but tamping down considerably late, and longevity is on the low side of average at 6-8 hours on skin.

Caligna is a much more complex fragrance than one might think on first glance. It starts off extremely fresh and aromatic with the orange leaf, herbs and fig going all out. Then, just as one thinks they have the fragrance figured out it brings in nuances of powdery violet, green fir, and I could have sworn I even detected just a bit of mint-leaf or a close approximation for a brief moment in the heart as well. Then again it takes another turn late as it becomes a sweet woody fragrance. The whole thing is quite remarkably done by the relatively unknown perfumer Baghriche-Arnaud, with the transitions quite seamless. If I had any minor gripe about the composition it would have to be its performance metrics which while not bad by any measure still could be much better. The bottom line is while Caligna is one of the most expensive offerings from the house of L'Artisan at $180 per 100ml bottle; it also is one of the best earning a "very good" to "excellent" rating of 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5. Recommended for sure.
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Hermesh 4 years ago
Initially green and almost metallic (clary sage), is getting warmer and woodier without completely losing the green note. Great!!+1
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