Caline is made by Parfums Gres and is one of my prized finds from my trip to Antwerp, Belgium. I knew of the house Parfumes Gres, the maker of Cabotine, but had not heard of this one. I figured it was either very new, or not released in the USA. Come to find out it was released in 2005, so it isn't that new, but as far as I can tell it's not available in the USA.
Here is the spiel from the Parfums Grès website:
"After the ongoing 10 years success story of CABOTINE, Parfums Grès is now tempting the next generation with CALINE, an irresistible alliance of original yet harmonious fragrance notes." ... Read more here.
Ah-ha, so it's made for a younger person, no wonder I love it. Haha! But don't dismiss this one so quickly as just another fruity floral - This scent was formulated by Thierry Wasser of Firmenich and is hauntingly beautiful and superbly crafted, reminiscent of Ormonde Jayne's florals with its cool, watery aspect. The top notes open with a pleasant mandarin, soft grapefruit - apple combo. The touch of Ivy Leaf hints at the composition yet to unfold. With a fair amount of sillage and decent longevity, this fragrance is truly a gem. The lovely bottle was designed by Fabrice Legros of Pi Design.
As it has been pointed out and discussed on POL, I'm not sure how they were able to use the name Caline, which already belongs to Patou.
Top: Mandarin, Grapefruit, Apple, Ivy leaf
Middle: Powdery Jasmine, Lotus, Silk Tree
Base: Praline, Tonka Beans, Vanilla, Musk
Photo: Perfumes Gres website