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 available to purchase.
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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesGeraniumGeranium
Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart NotesOrris butterOrris butter
RoseRose
Rosa centifoliaRosa centifolia
Base Notes Base NotesAmbroxanAmbroxan
PatchouliPatchouli
SuedeSuede

Ratings

Scent

7.8152 Ratings

Longevity

7.6107 Ratings

Sillage

6.3110 Ratings

Bottle

7.899 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 20.11.2021.

Interesting Facts

Calypso was re-released in 2010.
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jtd

484 Reviews
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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.
6
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
10
Bottle
Sherapop

1239 Reviews
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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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