Love Chloe Eau Intense is a perfume of two faces. One face is a spiky-edgy, purple-toned floriental. The other is simply a plumptious floral.
Asali recommended the perfume to me, I think in the context of a discussion about Lolita Lempicka, and the heliotrope-heavy floriental opening of Eau Intense does remind me a lot of a more sophisticated and less sweet version of Lolita Lempicka. It’s helped to be more sophisticated by some very nice powdery musks that are almost suede-like, and a more modern (less gourmand) vanilla. But as Eau Intense develops, those rougher edges get buffed out by the powder, and the florals round out really nicely. I can’t pick out individual floral notes, but will say that it smells much softer at this stage than you’d expect from the note list. All in all, Eau Intense is much more special than I expected from a flanker that didn’t get much attention.
Oh, and I do love the bottle.
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