Eau de Calandre

Kim’s favourite perfume, launched by Paco Rabanne in 1969. Eau de Calandre contains notes of bergamot, lemon, germanium, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, iris, ylang-ylang, vetiver, cedar, oak moss, sandalwood, musk and amber.

Kim about Eau de Calandre

I wear Paco Rabanne eau de Calandre. It’s very light and refreshing and suits all occasions so I don’t have to change it when I go out at night. (1)

Paco Rabanne’s Eau de Calandre, which my mother uses, too. It’s very refreshing and I’ve worn it since I was a teenager. Every time I put it on, someone always asks me what it is. Claudia Schiffer (Chanel’s top model) asked me when I met her in Monte Carlo recently. I thought: “I bet she wishes she didn’t have to wear Chanel…” (2)

[My favourite perfume is] still Paco Rabanne, Eau de Calandre. I haven’t got the time really to discover another fragrance. Roxanne is always getting me to smell them at airports. Most of them are too sweet for my taste. Eau de Calandre has a nice androgynous quality to it that I like. I don’t like things that are too sweet. (3)

Interview sources

(1) Kim Wilde. Graffitti (UK), 1988
(2) Princess Anne’s my ideal. Daily Mail (UK), 28 May 1992.
(3) Kim answers fan questions – A Wilde Life Exclusive! Wilde Life, 21 July 2007