Calone is a synthetic aroma chemical that has a fresh, aquatic, and ozonic smell reminiscent of the ocean. It was created by Pfizer chemist Pfizer in the 1960s, with the aim of producing a compound that would mimic the smell of water. Calone became widely used in perfumery during the 1990s, when the popularity of aquatic fragrances surged.
Calone is a versatile ingredient that is used in a wide range of fragrances, from fresh and clean scents to more complex and sophisticated fragrances. Some famous fragrances that feature Calone include:
Cool Water by Davidoff: This fragrance, launched in 1988, is considered a classic aquatic fragrance and is one of the best-selling fragrances for men of all time. It features top notes of mint, green nuances, lavender, coriander, and rosemary, with a heart of geranium, neroli, jasmine, and sandalwood, and base notes of cedarwood, musk, amber, and tobacco.
Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani: This fragrance, launched in 1996, is another iconic aquatic fragrance that has been popular for decades. It features top notes of bergamot, lemon, lime, and mandarin, with a heart of coriander, freesia, cyclamen, rose, and jasmine, and base notes of cedarwood, patchouli, moss, and musk.
L'Eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake: This fragrance, launched in 1992, was one of the first aquatic fragrances for women. It features top notes of lotus, freesia, cyclamen, and melon, with a heart of peony, lily, and carnation, and base notes of cedarwood, musk, and amber.
CK One by Calvin Klein: This fragrance, launched in 1994, is a unisex fragrance that was popular in the 1990s. It features top notes of bergamot, lemon, mandarin, pineapple, papaya, and cardamom, with a heart of violet, rose, nutmeg, and orris root, and base notes of cedarwood, sandalwood, musk, and amber.