It is fairly unusual for me to write a perfume review because I'm not one of those types that can detect each note and critique a perfume in a poetic fashion. But what I do know is what I like and what smells good (in my opinion) - I don't like heavy and overpowering perfumes.
Having dismissed L'Eau de Chloe because I did not like the original Chloe (too sweet and cloying for me), I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it in a department store. I couldn't stop smelling the sample card afterwards - the smell is quite addictive.
L'Eau de Chloe belongs to the Chypre family of perfumes, which usually consist of citrus, floral, woody and mossy notes. L'Eau de Chloe's notes include Grapefruit, Cedrat (a citrus fruit similar to a lemon), Peach, Violet, Rose Petals, Natural Rose Water (22%), Cedarwood, Patchouli and Amber. The result is a very feminine scent that isn't too sweet - its light and fresh, almost like a fleeting outdoorsy floral breeze.
I really do love the advertising campaign for this perfume - it really sums up what this perfume is about.
The bottle also evokes this delicate freshness - a very feminine fluted bottle with a green grosgrain ribbon. Together with the light green perfume, it looks gorgeous on the vanity table.
I ended up buying L'Eau de Chloe a few days after I sampled it, and since then have worn it almost everyday.
The bad point about L'Eau de Chloe is that it doesn't have same staying power as its sister perfume Chloe. The good point is that despite this I still love it. It's a fresh and light scent that is perfect for spring & summer.
* This is a sponsored post, but I paid for and genuinely like the perfume :)