Blurgh! What a dated, musty smell. Ugh!!! The "new" chloe is my signature scent, so i was excited to purchase this one from one of the tj maxx retailers. Blecch! Opened it up, sprayed a bit & wanted to hose myself down. An overly pungent, powdery, musty scent that reminds me of a medicine cabinet that has not been opened since the Nixon administration. No thank you, karl! continued >>
I have worn this perfume for over 20 years. It was the first perfume that I could wear without sneezing, and it became my signature scent. I was so disappointed when I heard it had been discontinued. I don't like the newer Chloe perfumes and won't change to any of those.
This has been my fall-back scent since high-school some 20+ years ago! I've always thought of it as a very "innocent" scent, but men seem to love it!! I previously worked in a mostly-male work environment and I can't count the number of male co-workers who tole me how much they liked it.
Oh sweet Chloe of years passed. I have not tried the new version, as I am a bit of an old fuddy duddy and prefer classic scents. This original Chloe will always be a mainstay in my fragrance wardrobe, thanks to a lovely MUAer who included it in a wonderful swap. The original Chloe demands attention, subtley. To my nose, she is all honeysuckle and lilac, smoothed out with amber, cedar and sandalwood. Notes that some may detect but I certainly do not : Aldyhydes, Peach, Rose, Jasmine, Musk, Coconut and Carnation are part of this timeless composition. She is ultra feminine and a little goes a very long way. I wear this with a sundress or something light. Not a good scent to pair with heavy clothes, IMHO. I prefer her company in spring, cool summer days and fall. My Mum wore this and kept a little bottle in her collection, she doesn't like it anymore as the memories it evokes for her are too painful. But I love it and it makes me think of spending time with her in the garden as a little girl. I will never be without this :)
I love this perfume! The lychee really comes through but it's also quite musky - resulting in a scent that is perfect for going out at night. It also has amazing staying power. I would agree with some that its not for every day wear - it can be a tad too heavy, but I think it's really sexy and perfect for dates or nights out on the town.
I bought this at Marshalls for around $20. I wasn't crazy about it but I always liked it. Never knew any of this stuff about new/old formulations and Lagerfeld and the 70s, etc. My mom likes it on me--so, I wear it to work and it's good for an office setting (even medical) as long as you don't bathe in it. Good for daytime...I don't know if I'd buy this again though.
I first fell in love with this product when I smelt it in a magazine. So I decided to pay the £65.00 for 50ml. I wore this perfume religiously and my sister and boyfriend always associated this scent with me. It lasted on me all day. However after 9 months something changed. I had stopped wearing it for a bit and when I started using it again the scent gave me a head ache everytime I used it. I was metallic and sometimes it was like I could taste it. The silver top became tarnished I had to polish it!!?? Then the top also came off. In the end I threw away over half the bottle. Really really disappointed.
This fragrance demands a pretty dress, a classic handbag, and kitten heels. Makes me feel like a lady on those rare occasions when I want to be one. I am NOT a flower girl, and classic chypres drive me batty. But Chloe is so well-done, so well-executed that I can put that all aside. It's lovely. After recently sampling a number of classic florals, including 24 Faubourg & Fracas, vintage Chloe was the fragrance that I decided to add to my collection.
Chloe is worth getting if you can find a sufficiently old bottle in good condition on fleabay or at a resale shop. Look for Chloe by Parfums Lagerfeld, Paris. I have a 50ml EdT in a frosted glass bottle with a silver cap. The box is labeled "spray naturel vaporisateur" with an alcohol content of 82%, made in France. The "aorta" looking bottle is the parfum. The clear bottle is also EdT & comes in 60ml, 120ml & 240ml.
The newer bottles of the original Chloe can safely be passed up. A vintage bottle stored in box is the only way to go.
This is my go-to daytime perfume. Not so much for night, but perfect for during the day!
An oldie but a goodie, way better than most modern florals out there at the moment which are overly sweet and all smell the same, this is powdery and rich with a musky sexy smell - reminds me a little of Boudoir.