After a couple of years of hating this, I'm back on the Chrome bandwagon. I've flip-flopped over Chrome since first smelling it several years ago. I remember the time it first came out. Although it wasn't the style of fragrance I typically wore, I liked its clean, fresh smell, and found it unique. Of course, since that time it's inspired many clones, but it was original when it was released and it became a trend setter.
A few years ago, I bought
myself a bottle. It didn't take long for
me to get tired of it, to the point where I couldn't stand even thinking of
Chrome. To me it smelled like shampoo
and laundry detergent, and I put my bottle away in storage, not to see the
light of day for a couple of years. Just
last week I blew the dust off my bottle and sprayed some on my arm. I don't know, maybe it's because it's summer
time, the perfect time of year to wear Chrome, but it strikes me the way it
first did many years ago, and I like it again.
Chrome is a powdery, musky
citrus fragrance with a delightfully fresh, breezy smell. It has an underlying scent that smells
metallic to most people - ergo, the "Chrome" name - but to me it
smells aldehydic, even greasy, not metallic, and it gives Chrome an interesting
salty, mineralic smell that adds to its fresh character. Chrome doesn't evolve much, staying pretty
linear from beginning to end. However,
the sandalwood in the base becomes prominent during the drydown, and is yet
another part of the scent that I really enjoy; it gives the fragance a great aromatic, spicy smell that both contrasts and works with its fresh character.
Because I still remember Chrome from when it was first released, and because
I don't own anything else that smells like it, I find Chrome to be unique.
Chrome needs to be applied
cautiously. Although it's a light
scent, it has amazing tenacity, and it projects strongly. If you overspray, it will make you smell like shampoo and laundry detergent.
All in all, I'm glad to be
enjoying Chrome all over again, especially during this time of year.
MY RATING: 8/10