Love Chloe Eau Intense

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.

For a review of Love Chloe Eau Intense, see I Smell Therefore I Am. Also, take this last opportunity to enter the giveaway below.

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10 responses

  1. I really enjoy Love, Chloe which is odd because it’s not a perfume I’d think of as being me. I didn’t even know there was an intense version. It’s probably impossible to find around here I bet.

  2. “plumptious floral” is such a great description.

    I have recently found I really like those powdery musks. They are more sophisticated.

    I like the look of that bottle too.

  3. I agree — “plumptious floral” is an apt description. Love, Chloe Eau Intense is a perfect scent for me. There is something wonderful about the way it melds with my skin chemistry. I have always been a fan of “powdery” scents – with their “just finished” smell of a woman’s completed toilette (bath, lotion, powder, assorted cosmetics). The allure is in the details, you know…. :)

    Thanks so much for the post of one of my true favorites – definitely in my list of Top Twenty scents.

  4. I’m glad you enjoyed it (I think you did?). You describe it exactly as I see it too, and yes, the bottle is really beautiful. I find it nice to wear for the days when I just need something easy, whereby easy for me does need an edge for me to even consider it ;-)

    • I did enjoy it, definitely! :) I’m so happy to hear this is how you smell it too! I felt like our noses were in pretty good sync, but confirmation is always nice.

  5. Ooh, I think I have a sample of this – or maybe it is only the regular Love Chloe – but I have definitely tried and liked both. Love the suede-y type of musk that isn’t too clean and laundry-esque. I didn’t care for Lolita Lempicka overall, but I can imagine what you mean by the heliotrope similarity.

    • Considering that everyone who has tried it liked it, I’m surprised this is not more widely available. It’s definitely more grown up than Lolita, so I’m not surprised you would like this one and dislike Lolita. This one’s not a candyshop vibe, is it? ;)

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