A few weeks ago, I dreamt an odd but beautiful dream that started with me standing in a sun-drenched field filled with tall green grass and wildflowers.
As I stood there in the field, bunches of big, beautiful balloons in a rainbow of colors appeared out of nowhere, and for reasons my dream self understood, I began tying the strings that dangled from the balloons to the belt loops of my jeans.
Up and up, the balloons lifted me, higher and higher above the field, and I drifted like that for a while, peaceful and giddy, hundreds, or maybe thousands, of feet above the countryside.
Then, I looked to my right, and Tabs appeared next to me. He was also being carried by beautiful balloons and had the strings tied around his tum. I was worried that his balloons would take him off in a different direction, but he managed to stay next to me, and we floated side by side above the green hills and country villages below.
L’eau de ChloÃ¨, one of my favorite fragrances lately, reminds me of that dream. I’ve been wearing it a lot this month, and every time I spray its citrusy floral scent on my neck and wrists and close my eyes for a moment, I feel lighter than air, as if I’m floating over my dream field with Tabs, joyous and free.
The scent, which launched earlier this month, is a new take on ChloÃ¨’s original fragrance, and while that version felt very urban and chic to me, this one, with its playful fruity notes, floral influences and amber, feels lighter, fresher and undone.
Official fragrance notes: Grapefruit, Cedrat, Peach, Violet, Rose Petals, Natural Water of Rose, Cedarwood, Patchouli and Amber
If the original ChloÃ¨ dons a chic wrap dress and slips on pumps before she heads to work, L’eau de ChloÃ¨ is the same woman when she’s on vacation, walking barefoot through a field of flowers late on a sunny afternoon, as the last rays of light dance along the layers of her chiffon dress.
According to my weird dreams, she may also be floating beside her cat with balloons tied to her pants, but I digress…
I can spray this scent on me early in the morning and catch whiffs of it throughout the day. On my skin, it starts off sparkling and bright, with a burst of peach and grapefruit, settling, as the day wears on, into a refreshing mix of roses and violets, and slowly drying down to a soft, warm amber.
I’ve been wearing it pretty much non-stop for weeks.
The eau de toilette comes in two sizes, the 1.7-ounce bottle shown here for $65, and a 3.4-ounce bottle for $85. It also comes in a Shower Gel ($30), a Body Lotion ($40) and a Hand Cream ($30), too.
If you feel like trying something fresh and new, give it a sniff on your next visit to a ChloÃ¨ fragrance counter.
PRICE: $65 for a 1.7-ounce bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at department stores, Sephora and also online
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