Chloe is one of the most recognisable French fashion houses, launching in 1952. The brand is synonymous with the idea of Parisian chic, having played host to a series of Creative Directors which include Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney. Chloe’s founder Gaby Aghion is widely praised for coining the phrase ‘ready-to-wear’ in a rebellion to the couture clothing of the 50s. Chloe has a younger diffusion line called ‘See’, which also has perfumes.
Their first perfume was released in 1975 and has since released almost 50 perfumes. Chloe fragrances are formulated and released by Coty. This guide will help you find the best Chloe perfumes for women in 2021.
2 words to describe it: classy and unique.
Nomade Absolu is one of the newest Chloe perfumes, releasing in 2020.
As you can imagine, it’s a more intense version than the original Nomade fragrance, with a chypre-fruity scent.
The experts we interviewed think it’s a fantastic option for a signature perfume during autumn and winter but you can easily wear it all year round.
The nose responsible for Nomade Absolu is the French perfumer Quentin Bisch (who also created the amazing Angel Muse by Thierry Mugler).
The combination of notes is simpler than others we see from Chloe.
This fragrance opens with a note of Mirabelle plum (a French fruit), which gives way to the heart notes of davana and oakmoss. Nomade Absolu concludes with musk and sandalwood in the base notes.
It is a perfume made for the independent woman, known for her elegance and sense of adventure.
Chloe Eau de Toilette was the original scent released by Chloe in 1975, with a reformulation being released in 2009 and 2015. The latest formulation has a dewy floral focus, producing a sense of freshness. The noses behind the 2015 version of the perfume were Michel Almairac and Sidonie Lancesseur.
Chloe is a fresh and delicate daytime perfume for spring and summer and is a must-have for anyone interested in collecting fragrances from the brand.
It opens to top notes of bergamot, magnolia, and lemon. The heart notes are made up of gardenia, rose, and white rose. Chloe’s base notes are cotton flower and musk.
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The original Love Story fragrance was released in 2014, with the ‘Eau Sensuelle’ variant releasing in 2016. This is a top Chloe perfume for daytime wear during the spring. This scent is formulated by Anne Flipo, who developed the original Love Story, and Domitille Bertier. The primary note of this cologne is orange blossom, which is sweeter and more romantic than the original formula. The sandalwood base notes give it a velvety feel.
Eau Sensuelle opens to notes of lemon, pear, orange blossom, and yuzu. In the middle notes, you’ll smell heliotrope and passion flower. This scent closes with base notes of amber, cedar, sandalwood, and musk.
Launching in 2019, Chloe L’Eau is a floral fragrance for spring and summer. It opens to a top note of grapefruit, litchi, and rose. In the heart notes, you’ll smell damask rose and magnolia. The base notes have a blend of amber, cedar, musk, and oakmoss.
If you want a perfume that smells like freshly cut roses, this is the top Chloe perfume for you. It’s the perfect choice to wear to a summer wedding or for brunch with your friends.
Fleur Laveande is an aromatic fragrance by Chloe, launching in 2010. This scent was formulated by Domitille Michalon Bertier. It as launched as part of a trio of ‘Fleur’ scents, which include the Neroli and Capucine variants. This formulation is an aphrodisiac, dark, and intoxicating fragrance.
Chloe Fleur Laveande opens with top notes of bergamot, citruses, leaf, petitgrain, and violet. In the middle notes, you’ll find bergamot, lavender, and iris. This best-selling Chloe perfume ends with base notes of cashmeran, cedar, musk, and vetiver.
The answer to the question of which Chloe perfume smells the best may be Roses De Chloe. This perfume is a variant of the original ‘Chloe Eau de Parfum’, which was released to celebrate the brand’s 50th birthday in 2013. It’s a graceful and gentle fragrance for spring and summer. The inspiration behind this scent was to make it seem like you’re walking through a rose garden in Paris. The perfume lingers on your skin, making a feminine statement wherever you go.
Roses De Chloe opens with top notes of bergamot, lemon, tarragon, and litchi. In the middle notes, you’ll smell the floral touches of damask rose and magnolia, with citrus notes of apple, peach, and black currant. This perfume reaches its finale with the base notes of amber, white musk, and woody notes.
Launching in 2018, Nomade is a chypre floral fragrance which you can wear from Spring to Fall. Its floral notes make it a great daytime scent. The nose behind this perfume was Quentin Bisch.
Unlike the other Chloe perfumes, Nomade is inspired by the bold and adventurous side of the Chloe woman. The wearer of this perfume is someone who chases freedom and empowers themselves, desiring a life full of surprises and opportunity.
Nomade differs from the signature Chloe perfume as it is slightly less floral, with a more ‘dirty’ feel to it. The perfume opens with bergamot, lemon, Mirabelle, and orange in the top notes. In the heart notes, you’ll catch a hint of freesia, jasmine, peach, and rose. Nomade closes with its base notes of amberwood, oakmoss, patchouli, white musk, and sandalwood.
The shape of the Nomade bottle takes its inspiration from the Drew bag, one of the most iconic styles from the French fashion house.
Love Story launched in 2014. It has been formulated by Anne Flipo, the famous French Master Perfumer.
This scent is inspired by the idealism of a Parisian romance and the padlocks on the bridge of the Pont des Arts which are left by lovers to declare their feelings. This inspiration appears in the bottle silhouette and the accompanying ad campaign.
Orange blossom is the main heart note in this fragrance, giving it a clean and fresh feel, which is ideal for daytime wear. The top note notes include bergamot, grapefruit, pear, lemon, and neroli. In the middle notes, you’ll find black currant, peach, rose and stephanotis. This perfume reaches its climax with the base notes of cashmirwood, cedar, patchouli, and musk.
If you’re looking for a younger perfume to wear in your early twenties, consider See by See Eau Fraiche. This fragrance is unapologetically floral, with a simple combination of notes. You’ll want to have this bottle on hand to see you through spring and summer.
See by See Eau Fraiche opens with a top note of apple blossom, which gives way to the heart notes of jasmine and water hyacinth. This simple blend of notes finishes with vetiver in the base. This fragrance will remind you of a flower blooming for the first time.
One of the original top Chloe perfume scents is Narcisse. Launching in 1992, this floral scent is one you can wear as your signature all year round.
Narcisse is a feminine fragrance with a bitter twist, making it more intense than most perfumes in the Chloe line.
You need to use only a few sprays to see you through the day, as each spray is potent. It’s intensity means you can wear this perfume during day or night with ease.
The fruity top notes open with apricot, peach, orange blossom, and pineapple. Narcisse’s heart notes are more floral, with of course narcissus as well as rose oil, jasmine, carnation, and gardenia. Narcisse closes with base notes of cedar, musk, sandalwood, tolu balsam, and vanilla.
Quite similar to ‘Fleur de Narcisse’.
While you can still find this 1975 perfume being sold today, it’s largely dropped the ‘Karl Lagerfield’ name from the bottle and packaging. The formulation and packaging have otherwise hardly changed since the ‘70s, making it one of the few remaining original scents launched by the French brand.
The nose behind this perfume is Betty Busse who also created Eau de Fleurs as well as Fleurs de Fleur by Nina Ricci.
This is a signature perfume that you could wear all year round. It has an intense floral aroma, giving it a character that is befitting of the 70s. This perfume opens with notes of coconut, honeysuckle, orange blossom, and juicy peach. The base notes open with carnation, jasmine, rose, narcissus, and tuberose. Chloe by Karl Lagerfeld comes to an end with base notes of amber, benzoin, cedar, musk, oakmoss, and sandalwood.
Very feminine and sophisticated.
Intense stands out as a Chloe fragrance as it’s formulated for fall and winter, lending itself to either day or night-time wear.
The intense version of the original Chloe perfume is built on rose notes, giving the idea of a rose garden in winter. This fragrance maintains many of the characteristics of its parent formula. The notes include pink pepper, tonka, and sandalwood.
Hard to find in physical stores.
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Researched by a team of fragrance experts.