So I vaguely remember hearing about the luxury line of Chloe, Atelier des Fleurs about the same time Gucci did those super cute Alchemist bottles, and I think I was just awash in Louis Vuitton and YSL and all the lines doing these huge collections of expensive perfumes and just skipped the whole thing as just too, too much to sort out.
But as happens in all stories, I stumbled over the Vanilla Plantifolia in the Chloe Atelier des Fleurs lineup recently. This thing lists no notes, except it is going over the smell of the vanilla orchid. Yeah – :shrugs: – I’m captioning a baseball game and didn’t want to look it up.
But I spritzed it on, and it’s really good. It’s not sweet or it’s barely sweet, leans a little woody, some spicy. I’m having a hard time fitting it in my vanilla pantheon. It’s a space near Le Labo Vanille 44, and I’m not putting my nose on the vanilla bracketing it. Hermessence Vanilla Galante? Nope, not really that, but there’s something pestering my mind about it. Eau Duelle? Not exactly that either, but that’s some of the territory where it lives. except it has that really soft sweetness rolling around.
Has anyone smelled all of these? I’ve ignored them, but are there others worth hunting down?
I was going to write about the Pineward that I love so much, Velveteen, but that takes more time than I’ve had in the last four days. I’ll do more later, but this thing goes on and sticks on my skin forever, until I submerge into either a swimming pool or a hot shower. It is warm and like the perfect thing. It is a foresty Cinnabar kind of thing. Well, I love it, and it makes me happy and melancholy at the same time, and I think it will be my contented fall/winter scent when I’m curling up with a steaming cup of ginger/lemon/honey tea.
Someone spill on the Chloe things!
Winner of the Pineward Murkwood sample – Janet in California. Just clickety click on the Drop Us a Note at the top, send me your address, remind me what you won. I’ll send you a quick response when I get the email so you know it went through!