Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Prescriptives Calyx

Sophia Grosjman (Calvin Klein Eternity, Estée Lauder Beautiful, Yves Saint-Laurent Paris, Lancôme Trésor) is the master perfumer behind Prescriptives Calyx (1986), an exuberant "zing" of a fragrance, a gorgeous, fresh scent, a great olfactive creation I consider to be the mother of modern Fruity Florals. Some people might not take to the sharp, green character of this scent, but for me, it's not too mossy or leafy-green--to my nose, it's all a blessed bounty of Mother Earth's gifts: juicy guava, passion fruit, mango and papaya in an alive-'n-kickin' rainforest. If you love Clinique Happy, you might also love Calyx--it's a clean, optimistic, refreshing scent like that, but greener and a touch more robust in the heart in '80s style. It's a Fruity Floral classic!

Notes on Bloomingdales.com:
The exhilarating top note of Calyx Exhilarating Fragrance includes a profusion of grapefruit and mandarin with a tropical blend of passion fruit, mango, papaya and guava. The refreshing middle note is a bouquet of freesia, muguet, neroli, rose, lily, jasmin and marigold. The deep sensual base note is a luscious weaving of oakmoss, orris, sandalwood and vetiver.