You know how I have piles of samples laying around? Turns out, I also have PILES of perfume samples laying around. Oops. Now I have never been good at identifying notes and putting words to scents, so I do have to warn you in advance! :) I do also have to preface this by saying that I am quite picky about scents on me, and tend to have more success with lighter, citrus based scents. I don't like sweetness in the realm of cherry, vanilla, etc, and tend to stay away from heavily floral scents in general.
Anyway! I thought it could be useful to offer a comparison of Chloe and Love, Chloe in case any of you were curious!
The original Chloe scent is a powdery floral, that to me smells clean and sweet. I do like the scent, but I just can't seem to commit to it! Because it is powdery, I am still not sure of how much I like it on me. I think that depending on how it mixes with your skin, Chloe can lean more clean/soapy, which is not necessarily a bad thing but may not be what you prefer. On my best friend, I absolutely adore the scent. I think it makes her smell like she just bathed with a really luxurious soap that is a bit sweet and very intoxicating!
I was really interested in Love, Chloe because it lists Orange Blossom as one of the main notes. A number of other florals and pink pepper comprise this fragrance, and there is something in this floral combination that doesn't agree with my nose. (Not sure if it is the pink pepper or some combination of iris, lilac and hyacinth that I don't enjoy.) However, as the fragrance wears over a few hours, it does become reminiscent of the original Chloe scent. At this point, I did find the fragrance very intriguing, and I think that if I was not SO picky about florals on me in general, that I would actually love this.
Have you tried Chloe or Love, Chloe? Are you a fan of floral perfumes? I'd love to know! :)