Chloe Signature Fragrance Collection
So for Mother’s Day I got my hands on some gorgeous limited edition Chloe minis (if you run, you might catch them too). I’d forgotten how damn PRETTY they are. That grosgrain ribbon – fresh, flirtatious, lighthearted, elegant. And then I realised it’s been 10 years since the launch of the Eau de Parfum and I didn’t feel so fresh anymore. Annnnnyway, given the new chapter for Chloe opened by Nomade, what better time for a round up of three of my fav’s from the signature collection.
Chloe Eau de Parfum
If I read litchi in a notes list now I would run a mile. But the original Chloe did it just right (which is, I guess, why there’s a million mundane imitations). Managing to pull of the perfect sweet/fresh balance, there’s a bright floral effervesce to the opening of Chloe Eau de Parfum, a spiciness from freesia and the facets of peony up front that are just “yay!” in a bottle. The rose in the EdP doesn’t bloom until much later in the wear, playing more into the warm cedar base than that exquisite opening. This give the parfum an elegance and substance underneath the flirt.
Chloe Fleur de Parfum
It’s here that the rose of Chloe, that dewy, pretty, transparent thing, is given most prominence. But it’s also matched with a trio of citrus – verbena, bergamot and grapefruit – which give plenty of zing to the opening (and really we know it’s all about those top notes with these babies). The third element here is a cherry blossom and rice, yes rice, element which adds subtle softness and powderiness to this flanker. But it’s the rosiest of the bunch, and a beauty at that.
Chloe Eau de Toilette
This is my jam. If I’m going to sparkle, I want it to be bright, light, and lily-pond aquatic. The EdT swaps out litchi for juicy pale melon, with an even prettier, younger feel in the opening. That same modern rose mingles with cool, powdery iris here to create a really abstract interpretation of the flower. This is a rose scent for those among us (me), with a tentative relationship with the flower – it just gently appears without announcing itself and before you know it you’re transported to your own fancy rose garden (complete with satin slips and delicate spring sunshine). The base softens towards sandalwood and that iris brings out more of the clean laundry feel of the frag.
So which would you chose? Of course, if you can nab a mini, maybe you can have them all…