* Prices may differ from that shown
I received my Chloe perfume in a giftset from my fiancé for Christmas 2010.
~ Price ~
I got the 75ml version of the perfume in my giftset. I also got a tiny purse version of the perfume and the set cost around £75.
The 75ml bottle on it's own retails for £67.00 at Harrods, House of Fraser or Debenhams as well as many other department stores.
The 50ml bottle is £52.00 at all of the above stores and is also stocked at this size and price in Boots.
There is also a smaller 30ml bottle available at Harrods and Debenhams for £39.50.~
~ Packaging ~
The bottle is rectangular with ridged glass going all the way round the bottle. The top of the bottle is silver plated and has the word Chloé engraved into it. There is a beige coloured ribbon ties around the neck of the bottle into a bow and then there is the spray button which is silver, but made from plastic. There is a silver and clear plastic oval shaped lid which fits over the top adding the finishing touch to the perfume bottle.
I think the bottle is lovely. It as a simple classic design, but the fact that the top of the bottle is silver plated has meant that within one year of my perfume being kept on a shelf the silver had tarnished considerably and even a silver cloth will not restore it. Still black marks remain on the top of the bottle.
This has completely ruined my bottle of perfume making it look dirty and like I haven't looked after it, which is a real shame when I have used less than ¾ of the perfume up. I really do take care of my things so I don't feel that it's something I have done that has caused this to happen, yet I haven't read any other reviews of this perfume where people have had the same problem.
I don't think that, if the top of the bottle had been made of silver plastic, that it would have made the bottle look much worse so I don't see why it has been designed with this silver top, which has spoiled my bottle completely.
(If anyone has any advice I'd be very grateful.)
~ The fragrance ~
The fragrance is described as 'young, fresh and romantic with a flirtatious head note of rose accompanied by magnolia and lily of the valley combined with the subtle intimations of ward amber and elegant cedarwood.'
It is certainly a floral fragrance and I'd say it is quite heavy as well, but certainly not overpowering. There are also hints of peony, lychee, freesia and rose detectable in this perfume.
I would say the fragrance would be as widely welcomed by your mother and grandmother as it will be by you, although I could not imagine a younger teenager wearing this perfume. The scent is rather strong and one spray of it will last you all day. A little goes a long way, hence me still having ¾ of a bottle left after nearly 2 years. Although admittedly, that is partly due to owning dozens of perfumes.
I have been complimented on this perfume many times. It has great staying power - literally lasting from morning until night. Feminine and fresh, it is a real classic. I usually wear this perfume during the day, but it would definitely be suitable for going out.
Chloé says the fragrance 'characterises the cool chic of the Chloé woman'.
~ Overall ~
Overall I think this fragrance is beautiful. It is unique and elegant, suitable to be worn day or night and the bottle is very attractive apart from the silver around the top, which has ruined my experience of having this perfume. I don't think it is too expensive for what it is, although you do tend to get better value the bigger the bottle that you get.
I think that it is a great fragrance and it is one of the nicest perfumes I own, but I wouldn't hurry to buy this again unless I am convinced that my bottle won't tarnish this time
Only 3 stars because if I (or the fiancé as the case may be) am paying around £70 hard earned cash, I want something that isn't going to look grubby and make me look like I don't look after my things and although a devine scent, this doesn't do that job!
The Chloe eau de parfum is something I see as a modern classic among the female perfumes. I have loved this since the first time I tested it while browsing in an airport duty free a few years back.
The bottle, as you can see on the photo, is a simple sturdy glass rectangle with ridges, the name Chloe on it and a little bow around the neck. I think it looks classy and luxorious but understated and not showy. It really appealed to me when I first saw it, as the bow makes it feminine and pretty, but it doesn't look silly and over the top like a lot of the perfumes these days. It has a timeless look. I suppose the bottle is not that original as I find it quite similar to the Miss Dior Cherie.
After being attracted by the bottle, I hoped I would not find the actual scent a let down and I definitely did not! Chloe smells absolutely gorgeous and it is a scent I have not grown tired of. I have used it quite frequently over the last three or fours years and my mum also wears this sometimes and I also like it on her. If I had to sum up this fragrance I would say it is feminine and floral with some powderiness to it.
The notes according to BaseNotes are as follows:
Peony, Lychee, Freesia
Rose, Magnolia, Muguet
I can't really pick out the individual notes in this perfume as I feel like they have been blended or combined so well that it just comes across as one flawless fragrance, not a mix of different individual ingredients. Despite that, I would say the rose comes through quite a lot and I do see it as a rosy fragrance, but not just pure plain rose.
It is a fairly strong fragrance with very good sillage and lasting power, which makes it seem very high quality to me. Obviously it is easier to notice the sillage when you smell someone else wearing it than when you wear it yourself, and when my mum wears this the scent does waft over, and I don't have to stand right up next to her to detect any of it. When I wear it myself I can smell hints of it throughout the day especially if I spray a bit in my hair and smell it as I turn my head. It lasts extremely well throughout a whole day. Though it is strong and long lasting, it is not overpowering or overwhelming at all. It smells quite soft.
I feel like Chloe EDP is like a slightly more mature version of Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb. That's not to say they really smell similar - Chloe is less sweet and a bit more powdery but it has the same excellent sillage and I get a similar very feminine vibe from both. Just like Flowerbomb I can recognise Chloe instantly if I smell someone wearing it. To me Chloe smells like a scent for a strong, independent but still sensitive and girly female of any age. I love it and definitely recommend trying it.
Price wise, at Boots Chloe EDP costs £39.50 for 30 ml, £52 for 50 ml or £67 for 75ml. This is more expensive than some perfumes but roughly what I would expect from a designer fragrance and I don't find the price too off putting. It does last a long time as you don't need to top it up throughout the day.
Over the years I have had many different perfumes. I favour the lighter perfumes & was swapping between two popular perfumes for a year or so.
But then I had a big decision to make...............my wedding perfume!!
I didnt want to wear my usual perfume because I wanted something new & different for my wedding day, but I also wanted something that I could carry on wearing throughout the year, without it being too overpowering.
So I tried & tested a few perfumes & this one came out on top.
It smells beautiful. It has a light floral smell that lasts all day. It seems quite strong when I first spray it on, but after just a few seconds it settles & just leaves a subtle fragrance all day that can be smelt on my clothes.
I only need to spray it 2 or 3 times for it to last the day, so my first bottle did last me a long time (lasted just over a year). Although I did not use it every day. But when I ran out, I did buy more as it has now become my 'signature' scent. I wear it a lot & often get compliments on the smell.
For me, the price wasn't an issue as it was for my wedding & now that it is my favorite perfume, I don't mind spending a bit extra on it, as I know it's not a waste of money. It is also in about the same price range as the other perfumes I've liked over the years, so for me it is worth the price I paid.
This perfume is absolutely lovely, it smells so unique and elegant and is perfect for day or night. The perfume smells very fresh, and slightly floral. It's a very girly, feminine perfume and I find it quite 'different' from the usual perfumes that i've smelt before on many of my girl friends. The bottle very much reflects the smell of the product I find, girly and cute but somewhat 'edgy' - it seems somewhat vintage inspired.
Chloé lasts all day long unlike a fair few perfumes which i've found to loose their scent after an hour or two .
To sum this perfume up i'd say it's a carefree feminine fragrance, it's easy to wear and not at all over powering. I'd definitely recommend this to my friends (If i didn't wear it myself - don't want us to all go out smelling the same!) as it smells (and looks) just delightful!
It would also be a lovely present if you wanted to treat and girly fun friends/ family.
This perfume is absolutely beautiful! For starters, the bottle is so cute and girly. It's gorgeous, classic style almost makes it look like some sort of vintage perfume; the only thing missing is an atomiser pump! The bottle is finished off with a cute little bow around the top. It is understated but so chic!
Next; the scent of the perfume. It smells almost like lilies; floral but strangely refreshing at the same time. It is definately not one of those overly sweet perfumes that you sometimes get. It does not overpower you and it does not smell harsh at all. It is the perfect feminine fragrance. Everybody I have spoken to LOVES this perfume. It is one of those perfumes that nobody can dislike!
But how long does it last for? For me, this is the defining factor of a perfume. In terms of Chloe, I find this perfume to last all day! Of course, it starts to fade (like any perfume would). But it still seems to linger even when it starts to get weak. And it still smells just as lovely.
The only possible downside is that Chloe is quite expensive. I do struggle to find offers for this perfume as well, because it is so popular. However, because the perfume is beautiful, and it does last all day, you can get away with using less. Better to do that, than buy some cheap perfume which does not last very long. You will just end up spraying more, meaning you have to buy another bottle anyway! With Chloe, you will use less, meaning it will last much longer. (This is my theory anyway haha)
Chloe is one of my favourite perfumes, originally it was a gift from my sister to wear on my wedding day along with the body lotion and I've been wearing it often ever since (it's definitely my signature scent).
It's light and fresh, so perfect for daytime use - not overpowering so long as you don't over spritz, but it's sexy enough for an evening out too.
The scent is floral, but in a modern way - for all you perfume buffs out there it has top notes of Peony, Freesia, Litchi, heart notes of Rose, Lily-of-the-Valley, Caribbean Magnolia and base notes of Amber, Virginia Cedar.
When you first spray it on the scents of peony and rose really comes out and through out the day it fades to a lovely cedar scent. It lasts well throughout the day.
The other thing I love about Chloe is the bottle design, the combination of ribbed glass, silver and a hand tied bow is the perfect edition to any dressing table.
I highly recommend this perfume either for yourself or as a lovely present, it's around £40 per 30ml but it's definitely worth the money.
The Chloe signature perfume not only smells heavenly, but it also looks good on your bathroom shelf. The colour of the perfume is light rose, which is complemented perfectly by the bottle. Starting with the bottle, very sleek, very elegant, with a silver plated top and cute ribbon to top it all. The square bottle is balanced by the softness of the ribbon creating a design fusion.
The scent of the perfume is very summery, with lots of rose scents and a hint of candy floss, but without being too sickly sweet. It is ideal to wear for daytime or for evening, and I always get comments on how it smells exotic.
In short, this is my favourite perfume as it's so versatile, and it's become my signature scent as everyone always comments on it when I wear it. I wouldn't recommend it to a friend because I like it being associated with me!
I brought the Chloé perfume in a gift set from Boots around a year and a half ago and it included the perfume and body lotion for around £22. Going round my room looking for things to review (does anyone else do this, someone please tell me I'm not the only one!) I discovered this and realised that I hadn't even taken the seal off it! I think I have a perfume hording problem.
The gift box in which mine is in is of a peachy creamy colour with the Chloé logo in black across the front, very plain and not eye catching in my opinion but nice enough. The bottle itself is of clear ridged glass in a cube shape and the body lotion is in the same bottle. It has an almost gem shaped lid which is apparently hand tied with the ribbon. It also has on the top part of the bottle a silver almost metal feeling coating with Chloé embossed onto this. Again it is very simple and not as eye catching as some others but I think it looks classy and almost vintage looking and wouldn't look out of place on display on a dressing table. The perfume itself is of a very light amber peachy colour and as the bottle is clear you can see how much (or how little in my case) you have used.
It is definitely a floral scent but almost with a touch of spice and musk at the same time. It's not an overpowering or heavy scent and it seems to linger nicely on the skin. I don't feel the need to touch up my perfume throughout the day wearing this as it wears down into a quite light scent. Obviously every ones skin wears perfume differently and my mum tested this out and it seemed to completely fade after only a few hours so it definitely depends on the wearer!
Chloé has the heart notes of rose lillys and magnolia. Top notes of lychee, peony and freesia, and base notes of honey, amber and cedarwood. I would probably describe it to be fresh and feminine but with that added bit of musk at the same time. I'm really surprised I didn't open this sooner as it really is a lovely daytime fragrance and I will without a doubt continue to use this.
Chloe has to be one of my favourite perfumes. Chloe by mum given to me as a birthday present last year. I love the design of the bottle and the ivory ribbon tied around the neck gives it that little extra touch, and makes it looks more expensive. With Chloe being the brand as it is and with the big ad campaign, this perfume was never going to be cheap (unlike the previous perfumes).
Here are the average prices for Chloe Eau de Parfum:
30ml - £38
50ml - £50
75ml - £65
For Chloe Eau de Toilette:
50ml - £44
75 - £58
There is also a Chloe Body Lotion 200ml for £25
I had the Eau de Purfum in a 30ml bottle which was nicely packaged in a little box. Chloe is a very feminine scent with top notes of peony, freesia, litchi, heart notes of lily of the valley, rose, magnolia and base notes of rose, honey and cederwood.
Even though it's pricey, you don't need to spray a lot of perfume on, a little goes a long way. Whenever I wore Chloe I could always smell it without it being too overpowering. Unfortunately for me carrying it round in my bag all the time, a lot of perfume spilt out of the bottle, making my bag smell of perfume for weeks afterwards! I remember dropping the bottle once on a toliet floor luckily it didn't break. I will definitely be more careful next time. It's too nice a perfume to waste.
I have a tradition on Wednesdays: I like to go into Boots on my way around the shops, and treat myself to a spray of perfume. I find that testing perfumes out in this way makes my next perfume decision-making process a lot simpler. Sometimes they make me balk - 'Daisy' by Marc Jacobs being a stand out example - and often they are forgettable. One day however, I picked up a pretty square bottle with a ribbon around its neck and found myself enveloped in a heavenly embrace. That is when I found Chloe.
Chloe eau de parfum comes in a square box that is comprised of two parts. The lid is a pale cream/nude shade, with the Chloe logo in dark chocolate brown across its centre. The words Eau de Parfum, in a similar shade, sit in a smaller font beneath it. The nature of the product, 'Natural Spray Vaporiser' and the quantity - in my case 50ml - is printed at the bottom. The lid lifts off to reveal the bottom section of the box, which is white in appearance and fashioned from cardboard, like its upper counterpart. On the bottom of the box is a list of ingredients, the barcode, the manufacturer's contact details and notes on recycling. Inside the bottom portion of the box there is a depression fashioned from heavy, textured card complimentary to the shape of the perfume bottle, and in said depression the bottle lies face-up. On removal of the bottle you will find a small folded card on which is printed an introductory message to the Chloe fragrance a paragraph long. This message is printed in six languages. It states that the perfume itself, the bottle and packaging are created using a mixture of natural and couture materials, and goes on to describe how said materials contribute to capturing the spirit of Chloe in its effortless chic and femininity. The box is resilient, and will sustain some bumping without exhibiting damage. The lid, however, with its laminated surface, is prone to collecting surface scratches should it rub up against any object with a sharp edge. It will not dent easily though, and I keep mine in my travel bag where it frequently bumps against the books I keep in there.
The bottle is square in design and has a flat bottom, so if you wish to store it out of its original box it can stand vertically on any flat surface. The body of the bottle is glass, with a thick, ribbed design. Sitting on top of the glass base is a silver-plated lid with the word Chloe embellishing it. On top of this is mounted the nozzle in blazing silver, and a circular glass cap to prevent said nozzle from being inadvertently depressed. Tied around the neck of the nozzle is a slim ribbon, coloured the same shade of cream/nude as the upper portion of the presentation box. You can detect the quality of craftsmanship from the weight of the bottle, whose simplicity belies its excellence. Similarly, the contrast between the hard lines of the base and the smooth corners of the glass cap provides a subtle contradiction that is pleasing to the eye. The hand-tied ribbon and classic design of the bottle give the product an air of vintage glamour, and you could very easily imagine it sitting on Holly Golightly's dressing table.
The perfume is magnificently feminine, and the blend of floral notes and aromatic extracts seems to unfold fresh nuances as it sits on your skin. When you depress the plunger the mist of perfume that emerges is enough to coat an ample area of your skin so that you will not immediately feel it is necessary to opt for a second spray. The fragrance hits you immediately - a heavenly, moderately floral scent that has a hint of powderiness about it. The perfume is classic, without being reminiscent of the kinds of perfume worn by older ladies. It is a fresh smell, and rose is easily detectable in the blend. There is something musky about it too, and just a hint of spice as it begins to settle. The perfume is ideal for wearing during the day, as it is effortlessly chic yet subtle at the same time. When it has been on your skin for about fifteen minutes it begins to develop a richness that you would associate with timeless perfumes created by Chanel, yet it still manages to retain the freshness that it exhibits on first application.
TOP NOTES: Pink peony, freesia and lychee
MIDDLE/HEART NOTES: Rose, magnolia and lily of the valley
BASE NOTES: Cedar wood, amber and honey
The one big gripe I have about the perfume, and it came as a huge disappointment when I got it home and began using it, was how quickly it wears off. Being a fairly heady fragrance when it first emerges from the bottle, you would expect it to be detectable on the skin for most of the day. I own a bottle of Coco Chanel, similarly rich, which I wear for going out. I can apply just one spray at, say, eight o'clock in the evening, and it is still detectable on my skin at eight o'clock the following morning. This is not true of Chloe at all, though. In the beginning I used just one spray before leaving the house, and its effect lasted a mere 2 - 3 hours. A few days later I began applying two squirts instead, and found that this experiment did not fare much better, as the fragrance was detectable for only 3 - 4 hours. Now I carry a sample spray to 'top up' in the afternoon, but even so I remain disappointed by the meagre staying power of the perfume. One of the reasons I do not mind forking out the extra money for a designer perfume is because in general - Coco Chanel being a prime example - they display increased longevity, and so a single bottle will last for many months, or even years. However, the fragrance is so beautiful I will continue to wear it, even if I do have to repeat the application several times a day.
Also in the range there is an eau de toilette spray and a body lotion, available in similar packaging. Chloe eau de parfum can be purchased from larger pharmacies such as Boots, as well as department stores including Debenhams and John Lewis. It retails at £41 - £55 for a 50ml bottle. Alternatively, it is available online from the following sources:
£41.95 from fragrancedirect.co.uk
£48.50 from scentstore.co.uk
£50 from johnlewis.com
I loved this perfume from the moment I released a mist of it onto my skin. It is a youthful take on the kind of classic perfumes that have been around for decades - elegant, fresh and sophisticated. I have received many compliments on my choice of fragrance, with several people I know of going on to purchase their own bottle soon after enquiring about mine. The bottle is very pretty and of a beautiful quality. So much so that you will find you are unable to part with it once all the perfume it contains has been used up. It is lovely as a decorative item however, and is versatile enough to fit in with most colour and design schemes. The box, being fashioned from cardboard, is recyclable, too. The only downside to this product is the perfume's limited staying power. If you are going out for the day it may be wise to purchase a Chloe sample spray, which is available as a small vial containing 1.2ml of the perfume. This is very small and lightweight, and will slip into you bag unnoticed. However, as there is no cap on the nozzle you should be mindful of the fact that it is easy to inadvertently depress the nozzle when you are on the move. I purchased my sample spray for £2.95 off eBay (including postage), but prices vary. If you are looking for a scent that is a classic in the making, one that will not overpower you, but will leave you feeling fresh and flirtatious, this is it. Just remember to keep applying it.
Chloe, Eau de parfum
This is probably one of my favourite perfumes; I fell in love with this perfume from the very first spray from the in store tester bottle. It is a very feminine fragrance that wears really well. Personally I think this is a very versatile fragrance that suits both day and night wear and I tend to wear this one all year round.
The fragrance of this is sweet and feminine. It is a floral fragrance, the rose scent really does shine through but it isn't too heavy a floral scent, it is quite light and refreshing.
* Top notes: pink peony, freesia and lychee
* Middle or heart notes: magnolia flower, lily of the valley and rose
* Base notes: cedar wood, amber and honey
All of these notes work brilliantly together and complement one another to create a beautiful, lovely smelling fragrance. Personally, I think that this is a perfume that does suit most women, I own this (I'm in my twenties) and my mum owns this (she's in her 50's) and I think we both suit it.
This perfume has a great longevity and it does stay around for the day. Which means that a little of this goes a long way which is good because this perfume has a pricey price tag.
I have a friend who loves the look of this bottle, however, I hate the look of it. The perfume is presented in a multi-faceted clear glass bottle with a silver plated collar and a pink ribbon around the lid. It is meant to be a designed as a vintage iconic glass bottle. Personally I think that this is a bottle that is quite chunky and doesn't represent the perfume that is inside it. As the title says, some people love this and some don't. Despite all of this, it doesn't put me off the fragrance inside.
This is quite an expensive perfume, (I'm sure you would be able to find it cheaper online) in store it is typically retailing for £37.50 for a 30ml bottle, £50 for a 50ml and £65 for a 75ml bottle.
--My overall impression--
This perfume deserves a four out of five rating. I am going to take off a star for it being a bit too pricey and because personally I don't like the bottle. I would recommend anyone to go out and try this if you don't already know what it smells like. It is a lovely floral perfume that is one of my all time favourites.
This is my ultimate favourite fragrance! It is perfect for the summer in eau de toilette, and perfect in the evening and winter in the eau de parfum.
I love this fragrance because the bottle looks so elegant and expensive and I always receive compliments when I'm wearing it.
Eau de toilette (same bottle with light white ribbon)
- 50ml = £44.00
- 75ml = £58.00
Eau de parfum (same bottle with a cream coloured ribbon)
- 50ml = £50.00
- 75ml = £65.00
Intense (slightly different version of chloe in the same bottle but darker coloured perfume with black ribbon- it is slightly peppery and spicy next to the original)
- 50ml = £55.00
- 75ml = £70.00
Also in the range:
- Body lotion 200ml = £25.00
- Purse spray in a Chloe leather case= £70.00
- Shower gel = £22.00
- Body cream
- Bubble bath
***Differences between the eau de toilette and eau de parfum***
They are not only different in the way that the eau de parfum is stronger. But they also have very different ingredients.
The couple of ingredients they share the same are:
They differ in that the toilette has sandalwood and peach making it a lighter fragrance. Whereas the eau de parfum contains honey and cedarwood making it a slightly richer and long lasting fragrance.
This is the fragrance out of my 12 fragrances on my dressing table which I feel the most feminine when wearing. I can still smell it on me after several hours whereas I cannot smell any of my other fragrances after this amount of time.
If you are looking for a new fragrance for the summer this is a definite one to try. Also look out for the new Chloe collection called Eau de Fleurs, this consists of 3 different fragrances all of which come in only 100ml at £60.00:
1. Lavande = lavender
2. Neroli = reminds me of the magnolia Aqua di Parma
3. Capucine = green flowers
I'm not big on perfume myself, I only really own a few bottles, not like some women I know who have a different scent for each work day and then even more for weekends and special occasions! I like my perfume collection to be kept simple and familiar, because the less you wear the more noticeable you are and people will remember your scent, and then you, more. That's the way I see it anyway.
I got Chloe in 2008 on holiday (I think it was about 30 euros for 30ml, on sale possibly seing as that would've been about £20 back then!). It's normal for me and my mum to go into perfume shops on holiday, as much as it makes me sneeze (I never learn!) and this particular one had the Chloe perfume in it. I honestly couldn't find it anywhere else on holiday, and typical it had to be in the shop an hour away from the hotel! I later found out that one of my aunts who I've never met before used to wear it when she was younger, so I think it's yet another fragrance that will run in the family - mum wears Red Door religiously and I love it too! But anyway, this shop had Chloe and mum pointed it out, so I went over and tried it - I loved it from the first smell.
I don't know how to describe the smell. It's not overpowering, but not weak enough to wear off after a couple hours. It's one of those 'stop and smell' fragrances, a bit like seeing a cute guy/girl and stopping for a stare! I wouldn't say it smells musky, but I also couldn't tell you exactly what it does smell like - I don't really know the types, sorry! The closest I could say is flowery, but not quite. Hopefully you can find it in a perfume shop one day and try it because all I know is it smells really, really nice.
I first wore that perfume to an 18th a couple days after I got back from holiday, and it had that much of an effect I bagged my boyfriend of 2 years there! And even he recognizes the perfume when I wear it, which I think is quite an achievement for a guy to be honest!
I find the smell only worthy of special occasions, so I do still have half a bottle of it upstairs. Daily though it could probably last at least a few months as you don't need all that much because it's quite strong and long-lasting. I don't think of it as daywear at all though, I use other, cheaper perfumes for that, but it's definitely one I will buy more of when it runs out. At a minimum of £30 a 30ml bottle at the moment though it can last a bit longer please!!
I had always wanted to try out this perfume, partly because my name is Chloe- haha how sad, and was very pleased when i got it as a present for my 21st birthday. It is now one of my favourite perfumes and always part of my collection. I absolutely love the design of the packaging and bottle, a very simple but sophisticated design, bold black writing that stands out against a very light pinky, beige colour (sorry i think its quite a hard colour to define). The bottle is a square ridged glass bottle with a pull off top, finished with a beautiful bow. I think it looks beautiful. The smell is also absolutely beautiful. Soft, fresh, bold floral aromas. A couple of squirts are plenty and even after hours you can still smell it on your skin, which is great and means it lasts for ages so well worth the money. You can buy a 30ml bottle in Boots for about £38 and the 50ml bottle for £50 , also if buying from boots like i do you can collect your advantage points, ha. I have had many compliments on this perfume- many from absolute strangers, and it does make you feel good.
I am still getting through my perfume collection and as an early Valentines present my boyfriend surprised me with a new bottle of perfume. He is definitely feeding my habit but I really don't mind! This perfume by Chloe has been on my wish list for a while purely because of the packaging and bottle. It looks stunning and I didn't doubt that it would smell as good as it looked. So I was extremely happy when this was put in front of me. But when I actually sprayed the perfume I was astounded. The fragrance is absolutely beautiful. Can a smell be beautiful? Well this one can and it is!
** Perfume Packaging **
The bottle and packaging that the Chloe fragrance comes in is absolutely iconic of simple vintage glamour. The weighted glass bottle is reminiscent of old flacon perfume bottles which had a stopper rather then having the modern vaporiser. The bottle is square with a ridged effect and has a genuine silver plated collar with Chloe engraved on the front. The oval pull off glass lid has a finishing touch of a hand tied ribbon. It is absolutely beautiful. I just want to walk down the street and force everyone to look at it and appreciate how feminine and beautiful it is but with a romantic modern twist. If I could eat it I would. It is the perfect classic bottle which fits in with the classic, charming style of the Chloe brand.
** The Heart Notes **
The heart scents (otherwise known as the middle notes) are what makes up the main body of the perfume and is usually what catches the most attention and appeal. The heart notes are most apparent within an hour of wearing the perfume and generally last throughout the life of the perfume on the skin. So when people ask 'oh what's that smell?' it's usually these notes that they can sense.
Rose, Lily Of The valley, Magnolia, Peony, Virginia Cedar and honey.
The scent is obviously a floral one but with a mix of light floral rather then heavy, deep ones that tend to try and choke you. The lily of the valley definitely gives it a slightly fresher feel without taking anything away from the flowers. I honestly expected this to be an overpowering bouquet but in fact it really is a light floral spring smell. The honey note was surprising but when you try it you really are melted by the aroma. I am not a fan of floral but this swept me away.
** Wearing the Fragrance **
One spray is enough for some instant gratification from the Chloe fragrance. The sweetness is what comes through first and I have to say, considering that it is a floral scent, it almost made my mouth water. Extremely soft and delicate the aroma surrounds your skin like a silk blanket. It starts by opening up the bouquet in a light and playful manner, soft but strong with an instant hit of light rose and Peony. Usually such sweet perfumes make me sneeze but this didn't and in fact it made me just wants to sit and smell my arm until the perfume disappears!
Within ten minutes the perfume softly settles and although still lightly floral it turns into a slightly more powdery warm aroma. It completely twists itself around and the warm honey smoothes itself over the skin. It really is a gorgeous feminine fragrance. It has a lot of confidence and makes floral contemporary. It has a way about it that when I wear it I almost feel part of a secret. I imagine women feel the same when they are wearing Agent Provocateur underwear! The whole perfume package reminds me of the luminous Audrey Hepburn days, the classic, feminine vintage glamour which had an amazing wonder about it.
After a couple of hours the perfume wears off but is still delicately there hovering over the skin for most of the day. You really only need one or two sprays as the quality shines through and the fragrance is quite strong. The fragrance is classic and will never be outdated. It can be worn at any time of day and during any season. Completely flexible the fragrance is one that I will always wear and will always aim for when looking for a new perfume. It feels and smells expensive and I absolutely love it.
** Price, Availability & Other Products **
As with most perfumes the price varies depending on where you got and what size you get. I would always advice you to look online as there are so many perfume retailers now. This was a present which I am so happy I received. If however, you feel inclined to treat yourself (as I would have done with this scent) then its cost s approximately £50.00 for a 50ml and £60.00 for a 75ml. After having a look the prices do vary greatly for this Chloe perfume. However I think this is well worth the money for such a classic scent as this.
Chloe also have the body lotion to match which is around £25. Although I would love this I think it is a bit to expensive, I will just stick to the perfume.
** Recommendation **
Chloe is well known for its expensive and glamorous tastes. This perfume lives up to their reputation better then ever expected. It really is beautiful. Amazingly packaged but the fragrance really sweeps me off my feet. Elegantly feminine floral but so light that it is more of a sweet fragrance. Then is settles smoothly into a warm honey scent that you almost feel like you are being taken on a journey.
Glamorous and alluring I would recommend this as a gift for any occasion. It adds a bit of luxury to your perfume collection. So classic and wearable you just cant go wrong with this fragrance at all. I have to admit this is now my favourite perfumes now. I almost don't want to use it because I don't want it to run out!
Fresh and romantic this is 110% recommended.
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