About the fragrance : Delicate and feminine, the new Fleur de Parfum unveils the sensual intimacy of the rose – the signature of the Maison’s fragrance line. A modern twist on a classic, the tenderness of the rose has been artfully combined with slightly tangy inflexions that recall the scent of raspberry. The heart of verbena flower adds a fresh and luminous verdant dimension that sublimates the luxurious rose heart, while retaining an absolute delicacy. The heart of cherry blossom diffuses milky almond notes.
In the world of women’s fragrances, Chloé has a special place. With its iconic fine-pleated glass bottle and hand-tied ribbon, a Chloé fragrance is instantly recognisable and loved for its classic, feminine aesthetic. Fleur de Parfum is my first scent from the house of Chloé but I doubt it would be my last. The packaging is beautiful – simple yet intricate enough, with the ribbon giving it a distinctly feminine look. This is a light and breezy scent, something you can wear anytime, anywhere. Because of its fresh, light feel, I personally find it lovely for the summers when more full bodied perfumes feel overwhelming. When I first tried this out, the first words that came to mind were “sweet floral water”. Its sweet but in a very good way. It conjures up images of walking through a flower garden at dawn, with the morning dew still glistening on the petals.
Rose is at the heart of this fragrance but its the most delicate and fresh form of rose I’ve encountered. The verbena flower gives it a slight tanginess which I love. I barely detect the raspberry or the milky almond notes but the cherry blossom is distinct and comes into play after about an hour of application. The rose is present throughout, making its subtle presence felt in the 6-7 hours of wear time.
This is a very delicate and intimate scent, one that sits very close to the skin. I find it noticeable on myself only for the first 30 minutes of application, after which its only detectable once you sniff the exact spot of application. This is the kind of scent you only detect on someone when you hug them. It is fresh, feminine, tender, elegant and the kind of scent you can wear at any age. It would make a great signature scent for people who prefer light fragrances. Its also the kind of scent one could wear to office or any formal environment when you don’t want anything too bold or noticeable. I have tried so many oriental florals (that tend to be bolder, headier) lately that this delicate beauty is a breath of fresh air! I would highly recommend this, especially as a summer fragrance for the hot Indian summers.
If I had to think of downsides, I would say the wear time isn’t very long. The perfume also has a slight soapiness after a few hours of wear which I personally don’t like but its subtle. But despite these minor gripes, I love this fragrance and would definitely recommend it! Chloé fragrances are available in two sizes – 50 ml/INR 6400 and 75 ml/INR 8000. You can get this online at Nykaa.com.
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