As you all know: I love Chloé by Chloé in the Eau de Parfum version, love the vial with the soft pink ribbon. This fragrance is so clear cut and at the same time distinctive – and that’s the point, it has a recognition factor. My friend Frida recently sniffed various perfumes which she found on my vanity. Grabbing Chloé she said, ”that’s how you always smell“. So this perfume reminds her of me the most although I change my perfumes very, very often, testing me through the world of new perfumes.
I could not wait for Chloé’s new release Roses de Chloé. After testing it extensively I decided to be faithful to my old love. Let me explain. Roses de Chloé smells just too old fashioned rose-scented to me. The two perfumes do have similarities – a clean but nevertheless sensual smell with emphasis on green notes, roses and cotton – but Roses de Chloé focuses stronger on the Damascus rose. By the way it reminds me of the recently launched La fille de Berlin by Serge Lutens – without the oriental base and less modern. Roses de Chloé definitely could have been a niche perfume. I mean this as a compliment. This perfume smells anything but mainstream.
Give it a try. I am not sure whether it is compatible with the average Chloé perfume client. As I already own La fille de Berlin and many, many other rose perfumes I keep wearing and loving my Chloé.
Perfumers: Michel Almairac & Mylène Alran
Notes: bergamot, magnolia, Damascus rose, white musk, amber