“Calèche or the essence of classicism. Seduction through the beauty of the soul.” — Jean-Claude Ellena. Composed by Guy Robert in 1961, Calèche is the first women’s fragrance from Hermès. It is a very feminine woody, chypre floral, whose name refers to the horse-drawn carriages that are emblematic to the house. Calèche is a novel that dazzles thanks to the beauty of its raw materials, from the cheerfulness 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 with the nobility of irises. More than perfume, more than precious, pure perfume is the ultimate in perfume: the most intense vibration, a captivating personality, a lingering trail with lasting presence. The secret of seduction, pure perfume expresses the essence of femininity in all its mystery.