Friday, December 28, 2012

Chloé Eau de Parfum

Chloé Eau de Parfum by Chloé was launched in 2008. This house has changed their signature perfume so many times, it can make a perfumista dizzy. The original Karl Lagerfeld creation was a passionate, intense, fabulous, addictive tuberose; sometime in the 1990s I remember Chloé Innocence which was ok--clean and subtle but a bit synthetic and unmemorable, although the bottle was artsy, modern and interesting, the translucent white color aesthetic sort of Gabriele Strehle-like--and then this Chloé, the newest signature swathed in my favorite shade of peachy, elegant blush pink (or is it "ballet pink"?), seems to meet the two generations in the middle. From first whiff, I thought it was synthetic and a bit glue-like, not unlike the J. Lo fragrances that are "China Rain" musk-based and popular, but the pure, girly floralcy sans fruit has won me over like an old-fashioned bluebell bouquet. Daughter likes it, says to her it smells sweet, so I might opt for the L'eau de Chloé Eau de Toilette in the pale green bottle launched earlier this year. But it should be noted this Chloe in pink leaves the prettiest sillage.