More Metallic Than Metal
I've been wearing PR fragrances since the early 1980s, so I can give a bit of history as to how they've changed over time. In those early days, I was a diehard fan of Metal, which I used to buy in parfum concentration at the drugstore (yes, the drugstore). I didn't really like Calandre, which back in the day used to have an unpleasantly metallic edge, although I did buy it on occasion when I could not find its darling sister. Thirty years later, lo and behold, and my tastes have switched. Or is it the perfumes' formulas? Calandre has lost its high-pitched edge (helional?), while the green Metal (now found only in EDT) has grown much harsher. Nowadays Calandre is a fine, classy, aldehydic with a cool white sheen. Nice stuff.