The herbal, piney scent of a Mediterranean hillside, with fig & a touch of citrus. The "jasmine marmalade accord" lends it a golden intensity, without making it obviously floral, & I think it's easily unisex. It has a similar feel to Goutal's Eau du Sud, although this one is greener, a little darker, & less citrussy. It also reminds me of Sisley's underrated Eau d'Ikar, almost certainly because of the mastic note. Two hours in, it softens considerably, & after five hours it's barely there, but this is another one that I'd happily reapply.
I think it would be wonderful in summer, & if I didn't already own a bottle of Eau du Sud, I might consider purchasing this one.
How utterly strange - Caligna opens immediately with a disappointing impression of the average Abercrombie-Zegna sort of woody citrus, and this impression lasts just long enough to set you up for the reveal - a chewy fig and airy jasmine duo duking it out over textures, with a dry, Lauder-like sage keeping score in the background. The effect is weird in that it is both breezy and tacky, like having a fan blow the scent of tree sap around the room. I don't know that I'd wear this too often but I will readily admit it's a worthy creation, and certainly one of the more memorable of the house's catalogue.
A pretty little perfume but nothing special. For the price there are much better things out there.
Wow! A great scent! Hits all the right buttons for me.
The opening is excellent. It is a fig note which is green and refreshing. It works well with the dusky clary sage and a hint of violet leaf, which ameliorate the fig note and provide a very nice, complex opening chord.
The lentisk further develops the dusky-green theme. I also get a forest and forest-floor note from the pine needles.
Overall, this is a very good scent in the garrigue style -- a breeze wafting over resinous shrubs.
In the top note he fig is the dominating force on my skin, with an unusual green sage note added. There is a brightish mild citrus component for the first half hour on my skin too. This is, whilst not groundbreakingly revolutionary, a very nice creation, which is the drydown assumes a mildly coniferous character. After the first hour it is very close to me skin, but initial projection and silage were good. I get three hours of longevity from this nice scent that is good for warmer days.