I first tried it when it was still made by prescriptives. I have a newer one from Clinique now. I feel it may have been stronger when prescriptives made it. I love the scent! I like citrusy notes though. If it helps for scent perspective, I also love Burberry and fabulous. And i like Hermes jardin sur le nil. To me calyx has a similarity to that Hermes scent.
I love Calyx, though it may be just me, but it seems that the product I have received from here seems to not last as long as the one that I had purchased at Macy's, who no longer has it, that I know of anyway, so I guess I am to get it here in spite of its longevity.
I have been wearing Calyx for over 20 years. I wear it in the summer, because that's what it reminds me of. It cools me down and anyone should know that the sharp initial smell tones doen in 5-10 minutes. I feel clean and fresh wearing this fragrance.