Calypso (1950) Eau de Parfum

Calypso (Eau de Parfum) by Robert Piguet
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Calypso (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Robert Piguet for women and was released in 1950. The scent is floral-powdery. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGeranium, Mandarin
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris butter, Rose, Rosa centifolia
Base Notes Base NotesAmbroxan, Patchouli, Suede



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Calypso was re-released in 2010.

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484 Reviews
pulled in too many directions
Calypso has its finger in quite a few pies.  The aquatic note makes you think you're going down one road, but the floral quality says otherwise. Then there's the salty, smoky quality and a smooth suede notes. Oh, don't forget the powder.  

Calypso is awkward and I can’t quite tell if it works.

The disparate notes don’t read as a complex formula. They’re awkward and make you think that the perfumer might have been indecisive about composing Calypso. The fragrance it most reminds me of is Gorilla Perfumes Breath of God, although I also catch a whiff of Parfumerie Générale Psychotrope's Jolly-Rancher-on -acid note. Calypso is arguably more worked out than Breath of God, but it’s also less interesting.

Quirky but mannered, Calypso feels like a conversation with someone who's accent you can't quite pin down. It leaves me with the suspicion of an dodged question, as if the perfume is resolved but I'm not quite.
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Amber-coated "Abstract" Flowers
Robert Piguet CALYPSO is a gentle, friendly floriental perfume with a dominant, slightly sweet amber base. To my nose, the florals are absorbed into the sweetened amber layer rather than being independently distinguishable. This is definitely far more ambery than floral, it seems to me.

I do smell the rose geranium in the opening, but it is coated with and muted by the light amber layer. I would not describe CALYPSO as a thin oriental (a genre of which I am not fond), but nor is it very thick or insistent à la hard-hitting classic oriental perfumes. I am curious, actually, whether the gentle demeanor of this recent reformulation is intended to make the perfume more appealing to modern wearers.

All in all, CALYPSO smells nice, but it will not forge a permanent memory trace in mind. Very inoffensive while still being pretty, this perfume would be difficult for anyone not to like. But is it worthy of love?
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