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I first bough a Chloe perfume a few years ago in the boots boxing day sales, it was the original Chloe perfume, it lasted me about a year by which time I think it had started to go off because it smelt very sickly. Again I went into boots on boxing day and bought this half price with some body lotion in a set, I made sure I smelt the tester first, I personally would never buy a perfume without smelling it. A bottle usually lasts me about a year, I don't use it everyday and I find two sprays is enough. The scent is long lasting but not overpowering. I find that Chloe love smells a bit of Parma violets, I have been told by others that I smell like talc or babies, different people pick up on different things. The bottle it comes in is a pretty peachy colour with a gold band on the bottom and a gold lid. The lid is fastened to the bottle with a chain, just have to be careful not to yank the lid off the chain might break (not happened to me). The price is expensive but then again it's made by Chloe so it's to be expected. I would still pay full price for this perfume I've just been lucky to find it in the sales the past few years.
I bought a bottle of Chloe Love Eau de Parfum on the recommendation of my sister-in-law. I only bought the smallest bottle size at 30 mls because I hadn't actually tried it before - and I guess in retrospect I should have asked her if I could have a sniff first, but on the whole I've always trusted her opinion and so I went with it. A 30 ml bottle of Chloe Love Eau de Parfum cost me £38.50 from theperfumeshop.com - which is about an average price for a decent perfume. I wasn't particularly enamoured with the design of the bottle at all. I'm a bit of a sucker for a pretty or elaborate perfume bottle, but I found this to be really quite dull and unimaginative. The bottle was mostly of plain glass with a gold base with the "Love Chloe" logo etched onto it. The bottle top is also just a plain gold top. There just isn't anything interesting about it. I'm not saying that the design of the bottle is majorly important, but I do like my perfume to look special.....and this just doesn't look that way. The smell of the perfume is okay - but it's not anything particularly distinctive. The perfume is quite flowery and sweet, but there is nothing zesty about it and it smells like it's without depth. I tend to like my perfumes that are quite spicy or musky, but this is more like something my grandmother might have warn than something I feel attractive wearing. It's not that there is anything wrong with it per se, it's just that it's not really my cup of tea. It's just a bit blah.
As I was raking through the Boots perfume counter giftsets in the Boxing Day sales, I came across the last box set of Chloe Love RRP £55. Containing the 50ml perfume and 100ml body lotion in a pretty, nude box, and selling for £20, I decided to give it a go. Both bottles have gold tops and gold around the bottoms, but the perfume lid is attached to the bottle with a fine gold chain, which is very handy to stop you losing the lid. I think that the packaging is understated and classy. I have never smelled the original Chloe fragrance, so cannot compare it to that, but this scent grew on me, and now it is one that I wear a lot of the time. For me, being a sixteen year old at heart, and wishing that I felt more grown-up, this made me feel a lot more of an adult. It is quite a strong smell, but that means that it lasts for ages, especially when used with the body lotion. I love this, but it did take me a wee while to get used to it so maybe wouldn't recommend buying it for someone, particularly after reading some other reviews that it doesn't smell anything like the classic Chloe scent. But then again, it could be a pleasant surprise.
For me, when somebody mentions the brand 'chloe' I immediately think of fancy silk shorts, little vests with intricate detailing that my bank account, or my conscience, would never allow me to have but of course we all have brand lust and Chloe is one of mine so when I spied an affordable Chloe item (due to also possessing a Boots gift voucher) in Boots I knew I had to have it. It came in a peach/nude coloured bottle which is very unique and understated, the top of the bottle is gold and has a delicate gold chain hanging from the top which is really detailed and cute and adds to the whole effect of the bottle. Mine came in a patent cardboard sleeve which was also peach coloured and said 'Chloe' on the front so very minimalist but effective. At the bottom of the bottle is a gold platform which makes the bottle look really expensive and special. The smell of the perfume initially is very strong and the strange thing is it doesn't smell floral or fruity like most perfumes but instead quite citrusy. When the perfume eventually dies down I do quite like the scent especially because you can smell it for hours afterwards so it is very long lasting unlike other perfumes I have tried in the past. The smell is so hard to describe as there is so many scents on one and there is no one scent that overpowers the rest therefore I would advise that you go into the store and test the perfume before you actually purchase it. I tend to keep my Chloe perfume for special occasions due to the price tag and the very strong scent it wouldn't be suitable for work or leisurely activities such as a day's shopping! When I've worn the perfume in the past people have been very surprised when I've told them the perfume I'm wearing is Chloe as her clothing range is very floaty and girly and the perfume definitely doesn't fit in with this theme! I paid £32 with a £20 gift voucher for a 50ml bottle of Chloe perfume which came to £52 altogether. I wouldn't have bought it if I hadn't have had the gift voucher as £52 is very expensive for perfume in my opinion. After I have used this bottle I probably wouldn't purchase another bottle due to the price although I do enjoy the scent when I am wearing it.
Chloe have done some lovely fragrances so when I purchased a small (30ml) bottle of Chloe Love online for the bargain price of £28 (it's normally around £36) I was confident that I would love it. Sadly it just goes to show you can't buy scents you haven't tested, online! When the scent arrived I was initially pleased as the box and the bottle are quite nice; fresh, young looking, but not cheap looking. The bottle is in glass and a gold coloured metal and has a spray dispenser. The eau de parfum sprays very well from the bottle - it gives a mist rather than a harsh, wet spray. Unfortunately the scent does not really go with the sleek packaging or the name, 'love'. I expected a light, trendy scent but this is just far too floral, it's bogged down with too many top level notes with no real base to it - it's like a cheap talcum powder sort of scent, it really hits you one in the nostrils! One good thing about the scent (if you like it) is that it is so very powerful that you can still detect it on your skin and clothes and in your hair hours after you sprayed it. But for me it's just not one in my 'daytime rotation' as I don't want to be 'that person' you get in a lift with who overpowers you with a cheap smelling scent! I have to admit, I've been using this as room freshener, because it smells okay once the initial hit has settled down and it has a whole room to disperse into (rather than sitting on your neck right under your nose all day). I think this is such a marmite sort of scent that I wouldn't recommend it as a gift unless you know the recipient has already smelled it and likes it because there are a lot nicer scents in this price bracket which are far nicer, less offensive on the nose and will be better received. It's a rare miss for me from Chloe and a lesson in always spray-testing before buying!
I got this for a present last Christmas. I had never tried it before, but have tried other Chloe Perfumes and liked them and wanted to try this one. I tend to get a lot of Perfumes as presents so it makes it quite easy for to get me presents. This comes in a few different sizes and the prices aren't cheap. The 30ml bottle costs around £36, the 50ml bottle is around £50 and the 75ml bottle can cost around £64. The good thing about this being more expensive is that more expensive scents do seem to last a bit longer, but at a more expensive price I would expect them to anyway. The bottle looks like the picture. It isn't the most expensive looking bottle and box and I would expect this to look a bit nicer. The bottle is quite plain and the box is just the thick glass bottle which is clear and you can see the light pink coloured liquid through the glass. The shiny gold lid looks a bit cheap as well. So how does this smell? It is a floral scent. There is a lot of notes in here and these are Iris Absolute, orange Blossom, Pink Pepper, Wisteria Blossom, Heliotropine, Lilac, Rice powder, Talc and Hyacinth. So a lot of floral notes in here but the Pink Pepper part adds a bit sparkle to this scent. This has a rich scent and pretty heady. It does smell pretty powdery as well and after I first sprayed this I wasn't all that sure of this scent. It just smelt a bit heavy, but after about 20 minutes when this dried this settled down and become a nice scent. After spraying this in the morning I could still smell this later in the night. It is certainly a lot fainter but you can still smell this a bit. I still have a bit of this and it was only the 30ml bottle that I got. It just isn't the scent for me as it is just too heavy and floral. Would make a good scent for someone who likes lots of Floral scent, but it is a bit too expensive as well.
I tend to buy a new perfume every couple of months but I do sometimes find it hard to make a decision on my purchase. I think with this perfume as I had fallen in love with the Chloe Signature fragrance, I had to try this perfume also by the same brand. The perfume is very sophisticated and feminine looking but more than anything, it was definitely the brand that persuaded me to give this fragrance a try. PACKAGING The bottle of this perfume is very nice and simple. It comes in a glass bottle with a gold band around the bottom which has Chloe Love engraved into it. It also has a gold lid with a chain hanging from it. The liquid level can be seen through the glass as it looks almost rose tinted but the bottle design is very pretty and the fact that the lid is held on by a chain makes it really unique. CHLOE LOVE This perfume, I wasn't sure what to expect from the scent other than the fact that I knew it would be very pretty and feminine. On first spraying the perfume it is very hard to give an idea of he smell, it is floral but also sweet and soapy at the same time and the scent it reminds me of is that of talcom powder which is unusual. It is quite a mature smelling fragrance and probably not one I'd recommend to younger girls as I feel it has a certain age to its scent. The fragrance seems to be quite heavy when sprayed as I only gave one spray and the smell was still very much apparent. Now, on taking a closer look at the perfume it is very interesting to see that this fragrance has top notes of Orange Blossom and Pink Pepper as these are not notes I felt myself noticing at all. It then has heart notes of Iris Absolute, Lilac, Hyacinth, Wisteria Blossom and Heliotropine. This has base notes of Talc and Rice Powder which is funny as this is what I thought the fragrance had a strong scent of so I must have a good nose. This is meant to be a floral scent but I don't really know what I'd personally describe it as. I got this as a sample and I don't think I'd buy it as it is nowhere near as feminine and girly like I'd hoped it would be. It reminds me of an elderly lady not to offend any young people reading of course but this is just my own opinion. It is very strong when on so a few sprays will definitely last you the whole day as I never find myself respraying this at all. I think this perfume is one that you will either love or hate but you will have to give it a spray to know how you like it. If you do wear it, I'd say it would be a fragrance more likely for the night time as in day time it might be too heavy. Every fragrance does smell different on every wearer but this reminds me a bit of Givenchy Very Irresistible, it has a similar sort of scent to it. This perfume needs a few notes taken out and if toned down I would probably have liked it, I think the whole talc idea is what puts me off as it seems weird in a perfume. COST If you do want to give this perfume a go then you can purchase it from many places including the Perfume Shop who sell this for £38.50 for the 30ml EDP, £51.50 for the 50ml and £66.50 for the 75ml scent as well as a scent with a body lotion which is £49.99 which is a good price. Boots also sell it for £39.50 for the 30ml which is a bit pricier and £51.07 for the 50ml which is a tiny bit cheaper but this shop is obviously more accessible to most. If you want more information on the Chloe brand then they have an official website at http://www.chloe.com/#/en
Create a feminine aura with Love,Chloe / The fragrance embodies all the olfactory vocabulary of cosmetics / The scent is fine and powdery, light and sensual with a flowery wake, iridescent and musky with talc and rice / Top Notes:; orange blossom and pink pepper / Middle Notes:; iris, hyacinth, wisteria blossom and heliotropine / Base Notes:; musk, talc and rice powder.