The forthcoming new fragrance from Hermès, called Kelly Calèche, is easily one of this year's most buzzed about perfumes. Due out in July, Kelly Calèche takes its inspiration from the scent of leather and from Hermes famous Kelly handbag, which is probably one of the most sought-after accessories in the world.
In designing the scent, Jean-Claud Ellena wanted to create something both floral and leathery, since leather was one of the first things she worked with at Hermès. The fragrance includes essences of iris, mimosa, tuberose, and climbing rose.
I can't wait to try this. Remarkably, it is the first new women's fragrance launch from Hermès since Eau des Merveilles in 2004. The bottle is also unique: It resembles the design of the original Calèche fragrance, released in 1961, but it has a buckle-style opening that echoes the Kelly bag. Kelly Calèche will be available in a 50-milliliter bottle for $75 or a 100-ml bottle for $110. The line will also include a body lotion ($65), shower gel ($45), and deodorant ($40).