Chloe L’eau de Chloe summer fragrance

It’s nice to switch up fragrances in the summer. I often find my usual perfume is either too heavy or contains alcohol (which isn’t good if you’re going to spend time in the sun). With this on my mind, I’ve been trying a few new scents lately.

The original Chloe fragrance is one of the only two ‘mainstream’ perfumes I love. It’s simple, chic, not overpowering and has a romantic scent to it. Because of this, I didn’t hesitate to request the summer version – L’eau de Chloe*, when Click Fragrance offered me the chance to review one of their products.

UPDATE: as of September 2014, I was informed that Click Fragrance has ceased trading, yet their website is still live. Please be aware of the risk if you do place an order with them.

The Bottle

Picture of L'eau de Chloe perfume, from Photo by Click
Chloe – L’eau de Chloe  from Click Fragrance

It’s beautiful,  isn’t it? The classic Chloe bottle, given a slight twist with the green ribbon, in place of the peach. The 30ml EDT is a handy size for travelling, but also looks pretty swish on the dressing table. The light green colour in the bottle puts me in mind of freshly cut grass and a gorgeous summers day.

The Scent

It’s very different from the original perfume. There’s still hints of peach and rose, but I found them overpowered by the patchouli and amber in the base notes, so I didn’t really ‘get’ the fruity, floral scent on my skin.  I’m always cautious that grapefruit in a perfume can be a bit ‘iffy’, but thankfully with Chloe – L’eau de Chloe, it’s not overly present.

It’s a light and fresh scent, but I find it doesn’t last on the skin at all. Obviously different people’s skin will mean the perfume smells and lasts differently on them, so it may not be the case for you…but sadly for me, within an hour of generously spritzing, the smell has all but gone!

Would I Repurchase?

It’s not something I would go for again, but purely due to it’s lack of longevity on the skin. I really like the patchouli base to this perfume, so if it lasted longer, 

I’m going to stick with my firm favourite, Chanel -Chance Eau Tendre for my light, fresh, romantic summer perfume for now. 

Do you have any favourite summer perfumes? Any tips for making them last longer? Let me know in the comments.

*Perfume provided for review by Click Fragrance. All words and opinions are my own.



  1. July 23, 2014 / 5:39 pm

    Damn I hate perfumes that smell amazing and then don't last, looks so pretty too xxx

  2. September 2, 2014 / 8:57 am

    Jessica, you'd LOVE the Trish McAvoy one I tried in Harvey Nics yesterday – so lovely and really long lasting. We'll just gloss over the fact that it's about 140 quid a bottle (WHAAAAT?!) xx