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Chloé (original) (1974)
by Chloé


Chloé (original) information

Year of Launch1974
Average Rating
(based on 186 votes)

People and companies

Creative DirectorKarl Lagerfeld
Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Prestige

About Chloé (original)

Chloé (original) is a feminine perfume by Chloé. The scent was launched in 1974

Reviews of Chloé (original)

I've had the Lagerfeld version before. It was long ago. I don't remember how it smelled but, this is pretty and acceptable for my taste... Deep, dark, and heavy top notes. That is, as far deep as florals can go. The fruit is buried deep within. Honeysuckle, ylang ylang, and galbanum are the stand-out notes here on top. There is an almost boozy, cognac aspect.

The flowers in the heart are well-mixed. They are "dark" as well with no sugar thrown in for sweetness. They're raw. There is a rich, jammy-like-a-savory-jam vibe. Miss tuberose becomes dominate for the most part. Narcissus and carnation run a close second. This is an old-style floral with no modernity present. Tuberose continues its reign in to the base.

There is an addition of barnyard qualities, as a wet straw note and wet wood note appear. A light, wet earthiness comes into play. Musky, musk, too. I suppose one could wear this year round. I know I used to back in the late 80's - I didn't care about seasonal wearings then. This Chloe runs feminine without being overtly "girly".

A vague, mysterious, thick honey note appears on the skin hours later. It is almost "toasted" or browned somehow.
10th June, 2019 (last edited: 11th June, 2019)
Very femme and floral.

My high school sweetheart wore Chloe in the 80s and I quite liked it.
05th February, 2018
This is a great feminine amber. It is about tuberose, but in the end, it smells like a floral-amber. Warm and a tiny bit sweet.
14th October, 2016
I love this fragrance. Apart from vintage Fracas it is the best Tuberose fragrance ever; nothing compares to it, nothing comes close. It is such a shame that it was discontinued.

It was my mother's favourite fragrance, so I may be a tad biased!
19th December, 2015
Oviatt Show all reviews
United States
This should properly be listed under Lagerfeld--and how closely it was connected with him back in the day--"A woman does not wear my fragrance, she enters it" was the Karl Lagerfeld quote on the print ads. This was so widely worn in the 70s and 80s that anyone around in that time would have a memory of it. It was the lush, fruity floral of its day, with sandalwood and oakmoss supporting the big florals--tuberose and honeysuckle. Totally feminine, very Parisian (at least to the US market) and beautifully packaged (back in the day when peach was a hot color). The frosted Calla lilies of the stopper to the perfume bottles were brilliantly designed. In its day, this sat proudly alongside Halston and Oscar de la Renta and--along with those perfumes--defined an era.
08th July, 2015
Love the boozey peachy smell of this one. It is big and that's what I like about it on a winter day. A floral with personality. and substance. I don't wear this often but when I do I really enjoy it.

It definitely reminds me of the 1980's but that's not a bad memory. If you like the over the top fruity florals being marketed these days this one is not for you.

I don't know how anybody can think this smells anything like Fracas IMHO.
07th January, 2015

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