Hermes Caleche is a classic scent from Hermes and was created in 1961. It features notes of iris, rose, oakmoss and woods and was Hermes' first fragrance for women. The name Caleche refers to the horse-drawn carriages that are emblematic of the house.
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Reviews of Hermes Caleche
from basenotes - "Calèche starts out smelling like and aldehydic green floral chypre – a sort of softer and more floral Givenchy III or a muted 1000. It’s the “muted” that impresses me over the first part of the development, as Calèche rapidly settles into a slightly spicy floral leather skin scent with a mossy background. Besides a delicate transparency that’s rare among floral chypres, it’s most appealing feature is an almost-but-not-quite edible, nutty quality about its chypre core. The soapy moss and woods drydown that plays out after a few hours is in keeping with the rest of the scent’s refined development."
from makeupalley - "Caleche smells exactly like high end expensive soap with hints of florals, very clean-cut and classy. For a chypre it's rather friendly, the oakmoss doesn't smell too dark and mossy here. Good sillage and longevity."