SEEING STARS WITH SEE BY Chloé

I know I said a few posts back that I’m a monogamous, long-term relationship with one perfume kinda girl, but my views are very quickly changing. There are some really amazing perfumes out there, and it’s making it quite hard to stick to just one.

The latest one I’ve tried is See By Chloé and I’m really loving it. On Sephora’s website, it’s described as:

See By Chloé embodies femininity while blending masculine codes in an urban-chic way. This fragrance captures the audaciousness and strong personality of the Chloé woman.

An addictive floral fruity fragrance, it captures the irresistible and playful personality of a young woman fully embracing life. The fusing top of juicy bergamot and apple translate her energy and her urban edginess. Her natural femininity is conveyed through a beautiful floral bouquet of jasmine and ylang ylang that grows into a sexy veil of vanilla and addictive musks.

A strong and feminine bottle that revisits the Chloé codes combining high-end perfumery with modern details. Its refined faceted glass catches the light to give a real luxury feel. Its uniqueness also comes from its three lovely feet beneath the bottle, elevating it to create the appearance of floating. The shiny silver cap is decorated with a delicate ring to catch the bottle.

The funny thing is, when I hear ‘floral’ paired with ‘fragrance’ I automatically think grandma-ish and tend to steer clear of those scents. But this eau de parfum is the perfect blend of floral and masculine, which gives it super sexy undertones. It’s a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy — I truthfully think it would smell just as great on a guy, too. It definitely has an edge to it, which I really like.

See by Chloé is also pretty versatile: it would smell great in the crisp fall months due to the apple, or a sexy summer night thanks to the jasmine and vanilla. It’s long-lasting without being overpowering. Right now, it’s quickly becoming my go-to date night scent. Plus, the bottle looks gorgeous on my vanity. LOVE IT!

xo A

SEEING STARS WITH SEE BY Chloé

MY SUMMER FRAGRANCE

I never really subscribed to the idea that we need to change our fragrance based on the season, though I know many people follow it. Wearing heavier, muskier scents as the days shorten and the crisp fall air enters — then wearing a lighter, fresher scent as the first days of spring bloom into summer — is a great way to honor the seasons and start anew, in a way. I tend to wear one scent year-round, and often for years on end, keeping it as my signature. For the past several years, I’ve been exclusively a Juicy Couture girl (yes, I know, the tracksuits are OUT but the eau de parfum is my everything) — except for my wedding day and honeymoon, when I wore Chance by Chanel. I decided to honor my mom and use my “something borrowed” as HER signature scent. Great idea until my then-fiance was like, “so when I kiss you, I’ll be smelling your mom?” Womp womp.

But this summer I found a fragrance that so completely captured the essence of summer that I’ve been wearing it every single day by French brand Sisley. It is called Eau Tropicale and I’m addicted to it. The first time I smelled it, I literally had visions of an exotic rainforest or straw hut on the beach in some beautiful, far off land. It’s light enough that it won’t overpower you, and it’s fresh, spicy, and sweet all at once. It’s the best beach vacation scent.

Like all Sisley products, it’s EXTREMELY expensive, coming in at $172 for a 3.3 oz bottle. Full disclosure: I did receive it for free. I really don’t think I’d pay that much money for a bottle of perfume, but the scent is so lovely and exotic. The only downfall is that it does not last a long time at all. When you spray it in the morning, all traces of it are gone by afternoon. For something so expensive, having to reapply before going out at night is a bummer. Your mileage may vary.

Happy summer!

xo A

MY SUMMER FRAGRANCE