Say it isn’t so!!!!

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Have you ever fallen head over heels in love with a perfume? Become so completely enamored with it that you’ve worn it since the first day it was released? I did, way back in 1986 when Prescriptives (a sister company to Clinique) released Calyx.

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Energizing and audacious, the classic, acclaimed fragrance of Calyx is crisp, green, and ideal for the fragrance connoisseur who appreciates the unique and distinctive. Notes: Grapefruit, Mandarin, Passion Fruit, Mango, Papaya, Freesia, Muguet, Neroli, Lily, Jasmine, Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

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What on earth is a Calyx? Well, I’m glad you asked.

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Anywho…. this has been my signature fragrance for 35 years and while I love to try other scents, I always have a bottle of my favorite waiting in the wings.

Enter 2021, another shit show of a year where Covid is thriving but my beloved perfume will cease to exist. Yes, to my utter and absolute horror I discovered the company has halted production… and River is not a happy camper.

My second reaction…. after screaming Noooo! at the top of my lungs?

Amazon.

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Thankfully I found some at a very reasonable price and ordered 3 bottles. But after they arrived I thought hmm… better get a few more just to be safe.

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But damn it! The price gouging had already begun.

I paid $45 for 1.7 Oz …. now it’s $249 for half an ounce.

And a few days later?

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Holy Hell!

I love it…. but not that much.

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25 thoughts on “Say it isn’t so!!!!”

  1. Holy crap River, price gouging is an understatement! But just to be fair, it’s happening with my favorite perfume as well and I don’t know why because it isn’t being discontinued. The last bottle I got was already expensive but now? It’s downright impossible to find at a decent price.

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      1. Calvin Klein Woman. It use to be Perry Ellis 360 White, but then I took my mom to the doctor one time and I swear every old lady in the waiting room was wearing that fragrance. So I changed it up, it took me an entire year to find my “new” favorite. And now, I’m like this price gouging is ridiculous!

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    1. I saw an article that said it was being discontinued, can’t remember where. Then when I saw the Amazon price gouging, I figured they were right. I hope it’s a lie. I really do!

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      1. All I can find online is stuff from 2009 saying that it was going to be sold by clinique instead of prescriptive. Maybe you should contact clinique to find out for sure.

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  2. Well, I am a guy, and I hate Old Spice, so a dab of gun cleaning oil behind the ear gives me the aroma I really like and scares away snowflakes…sends them to a safe space to be exact.

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    1. I doubt my nose is that refined. We met a “nose” in Grasse, France. He didn’t drink alcohol or caffeine. Didn’t eat salt or spice. Didn’t wear deodorant. They lost me on the first one…
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  3. I do so hate that. Price gouging and discontinued perfume UGH! Since the day I smelled it in 1995 Poeme became my signature scent and it, too, got discontinued. I ended up ordering samples of new-to-me perfumes from different perfumers on eBay (minimal cost, but a lot of disappointment) and finally found a new signature scent. Much as I love the new one, I’m still gutted Lancome put me through this trauma.

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