Marie Claire sent me a perfume sample, asking my thoughts and whether or not I like the scent. The perfume is called Calyx and, as far as I can tell, is one of the very few products still created under the Prescriptives brand. In any case, I haven't been able to stop smelling myself since the first spritz.
According to Macys.com, the scent is described as this:
The exhilarating top note of Calyx includes a profusion of grapefruit and mandarin with a tropical blend of passion fruit, mango, papaya and guava. The refreshing middle note is a bouquet of freesia, muguet, neroli, rose, lily, jasmin and marigold. The deep sensual base note is a luscious weaving of oakmoss, orris, sandalwood and vetiver.
I firmly believe that a good perfume will delight upon first spritz and then develop into something more and more complex and wonderful the longer it's on your skin. And that's exactly what I experienced with Calyx.
Here are the stages my nose went through:
1. Oooh! That's fresh and fruity.
2. Hmmmm...I guess it's not that fruity.
3. I could really go for a grapefruit. Why don't we have any grapefruit?
4. Wow, this is scent is kind of sexy.
5. No musk, that's kind of nice.
6. I officially want to bathe in this stuff.
Because of the very fresh, crisp top note I initially thought this would be a day scent. But the more I wear it, the more I think it would be a really unexpected and unique scent for night.
I recently went through my perfume collection (ok, all 4 bottles) and chucked all but 1 because they're so old the scents were not what they once were. I've found my replacement - so, thanks Marie Claire!