Scent of a Baker Reviews  

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Aromas from the kitchen, scent from the boudoir, flowers from the garden: fragrances everywhere....As a baker girl/chef, it is no surprise that I am seduced by scent. In addition to working with fragrance and flavors in the bakery and kitchen, I also dabble in candle making, personal and custom perfumes, and hand milled soaps as well as home fashioned incense and potpourri. I am happy to share what I also sleuth out in the way of the best in special and unique scents (in toiletries, perfumes, aromatherapy oils, soaps, cosmetics, and incense) for my visitors. Sometimes, I stray to related niceties, such as books on the subject, or chimes, and other softer-side-of-lifestyle products. Here is where you will my reviews and special discoveries on scent, perfumes, soaps, candles, home fragrance, cosmetics, even men's scents, and sometimes a recipe or two for potpourri, homemade cologne, vanilla or lavender sleep pillows. Scent of a Baker is an oasis for your senses. You can also check out more of my fragrance reviews at

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Perfume Profile: Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude
Marcy Goldman Wheat Siren Perfume Oil
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Perfume Profile: Love, Chloe

Love, Chloe

Some scents remind you of things and times and some, instead remind you of feelings, moods and a sensibility of spirit. Chloe Love is one such perfume. It is a light, sweet and fresh but more an aura you wear than a perfume you spray on. The packaging itself is gorgeous, Chloe signature:  elegant, feminine – almost ravishing. The glass bottle is yesteryear and today, featuring a pinkish gold trim and a chain to attach the cap. It bespeaks wealth and a woman who has classic taste. In essence, the Love, Chloe aura is apparent even at a glance.

The essential notes:

Top Notes
Orange Blossom, pink pepper

Middle Notes
Iris absolute atop a bouquet of lilac, hyacinth, wisteria (which echoes the lilac in another accord) and heliotrope

Base Notes
Rice notes, heliotrope, vanilla, almond and musk
What does all this add up to? Love, Chloe is romantic, slightly wistful, like the memory of a lost tryst many springs ago wherein you left some fellow or he left you, before the love affair could quite blossom, leaving a sweet memory in its wake, the fleeting heartbeat of potential, along with the scent of your dignity and pride intact as you remember your elegant retreat. More than that, Love, Chloe, is one of those amazingly balance perfumes that incorporates sweet florals on a backdrop of musk in a way that is at once fresh and gently powdery so it is light and warm at the same time. It captures the scent and spirit of a boudoir after the woman who has done her femininity mis-en-place has vanished; overall it’s light but indelible. This is not a long-lasting perfume which makes it fine for day wear and first dates or a signature scent. The Orange Blossom (neroli by any other name) offers a cloud-like opening that paves the way for the florals and sweetness that follows. To me, this is a new classic.


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