I am very excited to write my fragrance post! The topic of fragrance is a challenge for me because I typically don't wear fragrance and have extreme perfume A.D.D. - but I am excited to tell you I have recently found one I have fallen in love with from Chloé: the new Eau de Fleurs in Lavande. So here is my first fragrance post!
My Chloé Experience: I have smelled the regular Chloé on various visits to the fragrance counters. While I loved it on the little spray card, I found it slightly too strong for my liking on my arm. I was thrilled to find out that Chloé recently released a trio of Eau De Toilettes (initially exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue) in three scents: Neroli, Capucine, and Lavande. I had high hopes that I would fall in love with at least one. My favorites were Neroli (citrusy) & Lavande (like the regular Chloé, but softer) and I opted for the more neutral less citrus-like option, Lavande.
Lavande is described as "feminine and elegant, tinged with citrus, violet leaves and sweetened with musk." I am horrible at describing fragrances, but I would describe the Lavande as a softer more gentle version of the original Chloé. Those who like stronger scents or want something that lasts a long time might not like these since they are definitely on the softer side. The lasting power of these isn't the best and fades within a few hours, but I personally prefer scents like that.
The Chloé Eau de Fleurs in Lavande retails for $135 for 3.4 oz. The release was initially exclusive to Saks, but is now offered at other retail locations as well.
A bit of background on my fragrance likes/history: I typically opt for scented shower gels and sometimes a scented lotion, but most fragrances induce a severe migraine for me within 1 hour. After that point, I cannot stand even the slightest whiff of that particular fragrance again. Oddly enough, I love the smell of perfumes and colognes on my friends and especially my husband. I just have a difficult time finding one I can wear myself.
What draws me to a certain fragrance? It's all in the packaging. I go for the pretty bottles - particularly clear glass bottles. If the bottle is too abstract, too bulky, or a hideous color, I won't even go near it to smell. For the actual fragrance, I don't know what I like, I just know what I don't like which is heavy, highly floral, extreme sweets, rich spices - I think that eliminates most fragrances right there, so you can imagine the challenge for me!
What fragrances have I purchased in the past? Gucci Rush 2, Bobbi Brown Bath, and Marc Jacobs Cucumber Splash. Yet I have never even come close to finishing a bottle. All of these have either been gifted away or tossed. I like Estee Lauder's Sensuous but hate the bottle so I've never purchased it, but occasionally spritz a little bit of my sample on my wrists. I have my eye on Acqua di Parma's Mirto di Panarea which I tested at SpaceNK before. However, it is very hard for me to find near me, I can find almost all the other Acqua di Parma scents though, just not this one!
What fragrances do you like? I'm open to recommendations of what you all love.