WHAT I SMELL: Chloé opens up warm, with a slightly bathtastic rose and peony combination mixed with a restrained honey accord. My first thought is that the perfume is incredibly romantic and sensual, but it also feels very carefree without seeming juvenile. Soon in the development, there’s a magnolia note that adds a welcomed floral pop that provides a lovely compliment to the rose and peony. After around 10 minutes, a light woody accord seems to weave in and out of the perfume which helps to balance out the sweetness of the florals. As the perfume continues to develop, the projection begins to grow as does the sweetness and the powder. But by no means does the perfume overwhelm. Instead, it maintains this pretty peony spring like freshness. Chloé is an easy to wear perfume that would be the perfect perfume for any occasion.
From the Chloé website:
The heart of a blooming rose
This rose blooms with confidence and individuality, free from the usual codes. She is the original Chloé girl – warm, playful and seductive.
Chloé Eau de Parfum is our signature scent. Combined with magnolias and generous peonies, it is both honey-like and powdery on the skin. Cheeky, free and sophisticated, it vibrates with a woody tone, a touch of ambergris and a sheen of cedar scent.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Pink peonies and sunshine.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE CHLOÉ EAU DE PARFUM: bright, easy, effortless
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHLOÉ EAU DE PARFUM: Diary of a Perfume Addict, Mostly Sunny, Cute and Mundane
BOTTOM LINE: Chloé was a wonderful surprise for me. The understated prettiness and ease of wear makes this an anywhere and anytime perfume. As I write this review on a cold and dreary day, Chloé is a much-needed ready-made prelude to spring!
- Bone Rating: 4 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Oriental Floral
- Noses: Amandine Marie and Michel Almairac
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: $105 for 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum
January 20, 2016 at 6:21 am
Sounds wonderful, S! Especially for now, it is quite cold outhere. Love Amandine Marie’s Creations like MDCI Peche Cardinal and a LE fragrance she made for David Beckham. All those editions of Chloe are so confusing though. Rose, L’Eau, L’Eau Light 🙂
January 20, 2016 at 7:08 pm
I really like Peche Cardinal as well, but could not speak to David Beckham’s perfume. As for the Chloe flankers…of course the bigger brands will have their mash-ups! I have heard others really liking the rose, but I haven’t experienced that either…but now that I like this, I may have to give it a try next time I’m at the store.
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January 20, 2016 at 7:34 am
Great review. I enjoy Chloe a lot in spring and summer. My favorite of the Chloes is Roses de Chloe. Have a wonderful sunny day!
January 20, 2016 at 7:35 am
Great review. I enjoy Chloe on a spring day. My favorite Chloe is Roses de Chloe. It has a nice extra sparkle to it.
January 20, 2016 at 7:09 pm
So I have heard!!
January 20, 2016 at 1:20 pm
Steve, strangely enough I just reached for my sample for the first time a couple of days ago. I was surprised that I really liked it, although I’m not sure why. Probably some issue with another Chloe, or maybe I knew someone named Chloe that I didn’t like? There’s something about it that’s kind of retro to me, and I found myself thinking “now THIS smells like perfume!” Also a baffling thought …
January 20, 2016 at 7:11 pm
My sample has been sitting around for a bit as well. But it fell out of my mess of samples and I thought, why not give it a whirl. Maybe because I wasn’t expecting so much, that’s why I like it. Actually, I really like the fact that it’s sweet without being adolescent…actually, I think that’s it. 🙂