Created by perfumer Guy Robert in 1961, Hermès’ first fragrance for women, Calèche, was reinterpreted in 1992 as Calèche Soie de Parfum, the name of which refers to the horse-drawn carriages that are emblematic of the house and its silk métier.
Floral with aldehyde aromas, Calèche Soie de Parfum combines the refined notes of aldehyde with opulent jasmine and generous rose.
The bottle, inspired by the lanterns of horse-drawn carriages, has a black cap reminiscent of a riding hat. The back label is illustrated with a design by Philippe Dumas, indicating that it belongs to the Parfums-Fondateurs collection.
THE PARFUMS-FONDATEURS COLLECTION
The Parfums-Fondateurs collection draws inspiration from the house’s heritage. Each creation encapsulates Hermès’ imaginary world in a name, a fragrance and a colour. Over the years, Hermès has pioneered a bold style of perfumery, resulting from encounters with exceptional perfumers.
Written in 1961 by Guy Robert, Calèche was Hermès' first fragrance for women. A highly feminine, woody, chypre floral, its name refers to the horse-drawn carriages that are emblematic of the house. Calèche is a novel that dazzles with the beauty of its raw materials, from the joyfulness of citrus fruit to the modernity of aldehyde notes; from the floral heart embellished with ylang-ylang, rose and jasmine to the woody, chypre sillage underscored by the nobility of the iris.