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Chloe Love Story Eau Sensuelle ~ new perfume

Chloé Love Story Eau Sensuelle

Chloé will launch Love Story Eau Sensuelle, a new fragrance for women. Love Story Eau Sensuelle is a flanker to 2014’s Love Story

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Fleur de Parfum

Roses and ribbons for Chloe Fleur de Parfum.
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Chloe Fleur de Parfum ~ new fragrance

Chloé Fleur de Parfum

Chloé has launched Chloé Fleur de Parfum, a new flanker to the 2008 version of Chloé Eau de Parfum

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 2

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes collector editions from Thierry Mugler and Guerlain; new travel sprays from Reminiscence Paris, plus new Eau de Toilette versions of Chloé Love Story and Jil Sander Simply.

Thierry Mugler Alien Divine Ornamentations

From Thierry Mugler, Alien in the Divine Ornamentations edition: “Alien Divine Ornamentations goes beyond the gold overdose trend and projects gold from all angles. Mysterious and sensual, Alien is a floral-woody-amber blend of jasmine sambac with exotic cashmeran wood and white amber. This refillable limited edition bottle is subtly dressed in the noblest material. A cracked gold effect has been applied to the bottle emphasising the multiple facets making this limited edition an object of desire.” At Harrods in the UK, £69 for 60 ml Eau de Parfum…

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I am Chloe

Dree Hemingway in a new ad for Chloé Eau de Parfum, directed by Jordan Scott. Continue reading

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2015, part 13

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes collector editions from Guerlain and Thierry Mugler; plus a new Eau de Toilette version of Chloé.

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum limited edition

From Guerlain, a special edition of Shalimar Souffle de Parfum decorated with drawings from the Shalimar Gardens and Taj Mahal. At Guerlain, €98 for 50 ml…

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The Perfume that Gets Used First

Chanel Cuir de Russie, Eau de Rochas, Ananas Fizz and Miss Dior

This month marks nine years — !! — that I’ve been reviewing fragrance for Now Smell This. At, say, 50 reviews a year, that’s a whopping 400 fragrances I’ve written about. After all those perfumes and reviews, I thought it was time to talk about the fragrances that have stuck around in my perfume cabinet, those whose decants I drain and bottles I turn to again and again.

Chanel Cuir de Russie: At least three times a week, I wear Cuir de Russie. I started with a 10 ml decant, and when it was finished I thought I’d be fine relying on one of my many other leather scents. Not. Cuir de Russie stands alone…

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Chloe Love Story ~ fragrance review

Chloé Love Story adverts

Sitting at my laptop to review Chloé Love Story, a dilemma immediately arises: I can write a full-blown pan, including my snarky telling of the “love story” that must have inspired the fragrance.1 Or, I can try to make something practical of the review. (I realize that a third option exists — just don’t review Love Story — but Chloé is a major brand, and this is a major release, and I feel a responsibility to weigh in.)

I’m choosing the “practical” option. I’ll quickly run through Love Story’s basics, then we can examine how the heck this thing ever made it to market.

Love Story was developed by perfumer Anne Flipo. Its notes include neroli, orange blossom, stephanotis and cedar. In brief, it smells like orange blossom-scented laundry detergent…

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Bunch o’ fragrance ads 2015, part 1

Tom Ford Black Orchid

A slideshow round up of recent-ish fragrance advertising, print and digital, plus a few older ads (40 slides in all) — most of these are for fragrances released in stores over the past six months, or just about to be released…

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