Calandre (Eau de Parfum) by Paco Rabanne

Calandre 1990 Eau de Parfum

28.12.2012 - 03:01 PM

Future Shock

Calandre was post modern, ultra chic and now too good to be true. Its was very stylish in 1969. Indeed, its aldyde-floral mastery could easily fit onto the 2001 Pan Clipper. It was futuristic glamour ready for the perfume world. Frosty roses mingled with other flowers that commanded attention. The oakmoss has a unique "changed" quality to it. It had become sharp and metallic! What a better way to enter the Space Age? This rose can survive in the void!

It was never really popular in the USA-usurped by its follow-up Rive Gauche in a few years. Micheal Hy was the most progressive nose of his day. However it had an audience that held on until its removal from the market in 2000. 2001 came and went. We never made it to the moon. Calandre is now forgeotten, cold, dry and dusty. Its hermetically sealed in my collection. We shall lament this never to be forgotten glimpse into tomorrow...

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