It's as much a chypre as it is a straight up floral, as Haarmann & Reimer categorize it, with its bergamot/green/fruit opening, its gorgeous jasmine-tuberose heart, and its mossy, woody, musky dry down.
If Chloe is a floral, it's worldly, tough, and unconventional, like brunette beauty Gia Carangi...
It starts off fruity green, with a rich coconut note reminiscent of Ysatis that offsets the sharpness of bergamot and green notes and envelops the peach note in a gourmand, milky nuttiness that is soooo sexy. (Ysatis pays homage to Chloe, no doubt.)
Its floral heart comes forth like the scent of flowers on a summer night, intoxicating, intense, and erotic, the jasmine blooming just enough to keep you interested without scaring you off. Speaking of hearts, how beautiful is that bottle, shaped like an anatomical — rather than a cartoon — heart?
There's a softness and youthfulness to Chloe that belies its intensely sensual base. (With musk, sandalwood, amber, and benzoin, accompanied by moss and cedar in the base, it's hard to say Chloe is simply a floral.)
Top notes: Green notes, coconut, bergamot, aldehydes, peach
Heart notes: Tuberose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, hyacinth, orris
Base notes: Musk, sandalwood, moss, amber, cedar, benzoin
As Chloe dries down, the sandalwood-moss-musk combo are quite prominent, but thanks to the brightness and sharpness of Chloe's florals (ylang-ylang, tuberose, jasmine and hyacinth) its happy floral character shines throughout, never allowing anything to weigh Chloe down.
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