A nose is strangely wonderful. Oxygen keeps the heart beating and nostalgia associated with smells keeps memories alive. What works for one nose, might not work for another though. The humans might be soul-mates but the noses might never smell whiff-to-whiff. Rarely, some noses are like soul-mates. While the humans are strangers, the noses find themselves in the curious position where a whiff smells the same. The latter sounds boring. The former, an adventure.
( Trying to write more evocatively, which is what I was attempting above, make me sound like I’m trying way too hard. )
If you can take your nose past the sharp, synthetic opening note of Chloé’s Fleur de Parfum, you might find yourself reminded of school-days, sucking on hard-boiled mango-flavored candies. Or is it a peach-flavoured one? Give the opening note a good 60 seconds to dissipate, lest you throw the bottle away instantly. Hopefully, your nose is nothing like mine, so, you might not understand what sharp / synthetic note I’m talking about. Which is just as well.
There is a nice, clean, aquatic smell to this perfume, which works really well for a fragrance that is clearly meant for the ladies. My nose got hints of warm peaches in thick sugary syrup and a bit of white musk.
Chloé’s Fleur de Parfum reminds me of a soft rabbit wool shawl/shrug, draped over my Mom’s shoulders on a lightly chilly late-afternoon, somwehre in the hills. It almost makes me want to go home and get a hug from my Mom.
The moderate to low sillage ( how far someone can smell this on your ) on this fragrance makes it intimate. For your nose and maybe for the nose of someone you love. As you cuddle together on a bright, cold, Sunday afternoon. Hopefully wearing soft soft clothes that invite your partner to nuzzle into your neck and breathe in gulps of this perfume.
After the mid-notes, there’s a bit of roses that my nose detects. The parfumiers, Michel Almairac and Mylene Alran, were going for a Rose flower in full bloom but the focus was to evoke the “heart” of a Rose instead of the typical fragrance of the petals that we’re used to. It was combined with the heart of a Cherry Blossom as well. The fragrance is unlike anything else my nose has experienced previously. Can’t shake the hints of candy though. Which is probably why my mouth salivates each time I breathe this fragrance in deep.
The fragrance stays on my garments much longer than it stays on my skin. The 50ml bottle is small enough to be carried in your day-bag to office because you’re going to want to re-apply this after 3-4 hours. It fades quickly but it’s delightful to spray it back on.
It’s fresh and dewy. Modern and feminine. Happy.
Unable to find real pastel pink roses that I’d originally thought I’d use for the photographs of this month’s #FragranceOfTheMonth, I decided to brush up my Adobe Photoshop skills instead. After having searched and found a seamless pattern illustration on the Adobe Creative Cloud market, I proceeded to magnify details of the perfume bottle’s corrugated glass and the ribbon. I overlaid the colours of the original illustration on these elements and created this. Ten years ago, doing something like this would’ve taken me hours. The Adobe Creative Cloud solution has made life easier – everything you need is right there. For most regular, simple tasks anyway.
Previous #FragranceOfTheMonth features with other selected fragrances.