Calyx Rediscovered by Clinique with Creator Explaining Genesis {New Perfumes in 2013}


Calyx, which was launched initially in 1986, has been "rediscovered" per the new tag line and brand Clinique taking it over from Prescriptives. If you recall, in 2009, Prescriptives announced a somewhat complicated exit plan for the popular fragrance in the midst of the economic crisis...

The news of the incremental discontinuation came as a swift adaptive plan, right after a new flanker had in fact been launched that summer called Calyx Sheer Exhilaration.

Well, now the perfume is back on counters at Clinique, a sister brand within the Estée Lauder cos group.

Calyx ca. 2013 is described as "An exhilarating scent that is sparkling and fresh. Energizing and audacious, it uplifts the mood and is ideal for the fragrance connoisseur who appreciates the fresh distinction of this unique and highly acclaimed scent."

The original pyramid of notes includes: Top notes of apricot, passionfruit, mint, mandarin orange, cassia, peach, mango, bergamot, grapefruit, papaya and guava; middle notes of cyclamen, lily, melon, freesia, orris root, jasmine, neroli, marigold, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes of musk, oakmoss, cedar, sandalwood and vetiver.

Perfumer Sophia Chodosz Grojsman who created the composition explains how she first encountered the original accord in the real world as being that of a cross between a green fruit tree and an orange tree. She later would add a floral accord to make it more persuasive in perfume form. From its origins, Calyx was experienced by the nose as a wellness scent, with perceptible positive effect on both mind and body.

You can watch a video featuring the perfumer below,

Price: $52 for 50 ml and $62 for 100 ml

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