Calypso is one of the Robert Piguet perfumes that were launched after the passing away of the couturier in 1953, the link with the past being kept alive in this case by the perfumer who created it at the time in 1959, Francis Fabron who also signed Robert Piguet Baghari in 1950.
Today, Robert Piguet Parfums is relaunching the floral chypre which was recreated by perfumer Aurélien Guichard.
"The captivating myth of Calypso exudes romance, seduction and power. The fragrance Calypso de Robert Piguet captures the mystery and allure of the eponymous nymph with dazzling sophistication."...
The composition opens on notes of geranium and mandarin. The heart unfolds with Bulgarian rose, orris butter and rose centifolia. The base notes deepens with patchouli, Ambroxan and suede. The suede accord is described as being leathery, musky and animalic. Its purpose is to "...enhance the intensity of the scent's floral central structure."
While it is already available in the US since last summer, the scent will be once more smelled in France from early December 2010 at Galeries Lafayette at the national level, Printemps Haussmann and Bon Marché.
Prices: 68€ and 98€ for the Eau de Parfum concentration in 50 ml and 100 ml. 195€ for the pure parfum in a 30 ml bottle.
Via press release