Thursday, October 06, 2011

Chloé Love, Chloé

The love child between '90s trendsetter Donna Karan Cashmere Mist and the powdery, somewhat peachy but unsweet and sharp, candied-musky violet accord of current fashion (Odin 04 Petrana, Givenchy Dahlia Noir, Balenciaga Paris) is this mostly nice and inoffensive, still relatively dour and uninteresting, though pretty, Love, Chloe. Put another way, this is the orange creamsicle-peachy rose powder Chanel Allure all mixed up with sharp, sappy greens: cucumber-celery rooty-and-fresh iris, the root of which resembles the sweet, intense scent of violets. Personally, I think this mixture of maquillage powder and suedey, desert sand musky skin scent is about as cutting edge as Adrienne Vitadini or Cerutti 1881, or Clarins Par Amour (the "Mommy one") - as maternal in its down-to-earth, unflashy quality as the original bouquet of fastidious pink musk, the quiet and reserved, nostalgic scent of peachy sands-toned Camay soap.

Related link: My Fragrance of the Moment (Burberry BODY) - October 13, 2011