My interest in fragrance started way back when my boyfriend, now husband, used to go away on business trips. He always made a point of bringing back a lovely new fragrance for me to try. I’ve been a massive fan of Issey Miyake for years as a result. The scent evokes so many great memories for me. It’s a splendid mix of floral, warmed with a woody trail and a touch of musk but as they say change is good so let me introduce…
‘Chloé Eau de Parfum, the iconic feminine fragrance suited to a free spirit with an utterly innate sense of chic’.
What a headline that is! It was intriguing enough for me to actually purchase the fragrance, I might add.
Just to mention this isn’t a fragrance I would normally go for. I think it’s a lot more feminine and chic (things I try to be at times but often fail miserably at). I’m a tomboy at heart and if I can nail one put together look per week, I’m usually stoked. I barely wear makeup to work and can throw a cricket ball from the boundary line directly over the stumps better than most but I thought I would change things up a bit.
I’ll start with the packaging as I think it looks great. I like that the ribbon isn’t screaming PINK and it’s a more muted rose gold tone. I hate that I get my grubby finger prints all over the bottle – annoying for photographing as I was constantly having to wipe it clean. I found the smell to be a fairly strong floral fragrance but with Spring (finally) arriving this week I should manage to get through the bottle.
My knowledge of top, middle and base notes is limited (that’s me being kind to myself) and looking online there have been some conflicting messages. I’ve seen top notes including Rose Heart, Peony and Lychee and Base notes including Cherry Blossom Heart, Honey and Cedar. In a previous post dedicated to fragrance, I included a bit more detail around top, middle and base notes as well as sharing a few photographs of the most beautiful vintage perfume bottle I have in my possession. If you’d like to check out that post click here.
I’m sure I’ll be damned to some fragrance hell for making this comparison but for me it’s like an alcoholic drink. You either like it or you don’t. It doesn’t matter how much or how little it costs or which celebrity is endorsing it. If you try it and you like it that’s all that matters in the end.
What’s your favourite fragrance?