Hermès will launch a new fragrance, Kelly Calèche, this summer. The name comes from the iconic Kelly handbag (“the most coveted bag on the planet”, according to fashion.about.com) and from the original Calèche perfume, but Kelly Calèche is not a new variation on that scent:
The scent is inspired by the smell of fine leather.
Hermès perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena created the floral leather blend, the first such scent for women by the brand. The bottle, which is inspired by the design of the original Calèche fragrance, has a ring-operated spray, an element recalling the buckle-opening of the Kelly bag, as well as the spray for Terre d’Hermès.
Hermès Kelly Calèche will be in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching body products. (via cosmeticnews) I will update with the notes when I can find them!
Update 5/11: I’ve added the advertising image for Kelly Calèche (see above). The juice looks way less girly-pink when a whip is wrapped around it, no? And more on the notes and inspiration, from today’s Women’s Wear Daily:
“One of the first things I wanted to do when I entered Hermès was work with leather,” said Ellena. He also kept in mind a passage from French author Jean Giono’s “Jean le Bleu,” in which the narrator speaks of his departed father, a cobbler, as “making soles in angel leather.”
“Jean-Claude wanted to do a floral leather,” explained Fulconis. To that end, Ellena combined notes of iris, mimosa, tuberose and climbing rose to create Kelly Calèche.
Prices: $75 for the 50 ml, $110 for the 100 ml.
Update 5/29: the leather is soft “like the skin of a peach”, and additional notes include lily of the valley. (via parfumessence)
Yet another: see a review of Hermès Kelly Calèche.