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The latest Chloé flanker, Chloé Eau de Parfum Intense, is anything but. Intense, that is. No one's going to be throwing heavy metal devil horn fingers upon smelling Intense's billowing suds.
But in the context of the previous Chloés (the Eau de Toilette and non-intense Eau de Parfum), with their passive-aggressive innocence, Intense's shy uptick of rose and amber amidst the killing fields of soap, soap and more soap does signal the beginnings of a personality, if not quite a spine.
Chloé Intense is available from Chloe.com, Amazon.com, and FragranceNet.com, starting at $97 for 75mlI enjoyed reading Octavian's interpretation of Chloé Intense as a sixties throwback on 1000 Fragrances. Check it out if you haven't already.