I must admit that I am not really a fan of Chloe fragrances. I’ve only smelled a couple (Chloe and Love Chloe) but they were not all that impressing to me. To me, Chloe fragrances smell a bit stuffy. They smell kind of dusty and waxy, if you know what I mean. That go too heavy on the rose notes, and that’s not always a good choice.
First of all, See is the name of Chloe’s collection of designs for summer 2014. Although the designs are attractive, they seem to be a bit too covered up for summer. I can imagine the fashionistas sweating in those long sleeves and knee high boots that the the collection contains. Adding long sleeves and boots to your summer fashion collection doesn’t seem like a good choice either, but Chloe obviously like going against the grain.
Because I don’t like some of the other Chloe fragrances, I naturally assumed that their new one, See by Chloe, would not be my type of fragrance either. But I’m happy to announce that I was wrong. See by Chloe is the perfect fragrance to wear year round and for any occasion. According to the See by Chloe website ( http://www.seebychloe-fragrance.com), the perfume has notes of sandalwood, vanilla, bergamot, jasmine, and apple blossom. When you smell the fragrance, you can definitely smell the apple blossom and bergamot’s flattering fruity scent mixed with the florals. It’s mild, but pronounced enough to smell it in the air when the wind blows. Don’t you love those kind of fragrances? They’re perfect for spring time.
There is also a soft note of rose, which is very popular in Chloe fragrances. That seems to be a signature note for them. On their website, they describe their fragrances as “Roses de Chloe“. There is a slight touch of sweetness in See by Chloe which makes the fruity notes smell really tropical and fun. Can you tell that I’m very impressed.
I was first introduced to this fragrance when I saw it on the Elle “It List”. They described it as having apple blossom notes, and I thought, “Chloe is playing with lighter, fun notes? What happened to their stuffy notes?” I was so surprised when I finally smelled the fragrance and it smelled as good as Elle said it did.
I personally love See and I would definitely recommend it to all of you. It’s a great fragrance to wear in spring and summer (fall and winter too!). It’s fun and playful, but also sophisticated so you can definitely wear it to work and on a date too. I couldn’t be more impressed. Hooray for See by Chloe!
You can by See at www.shopbop.com and www.saksfifthavenue.com.