Clean has launched the Clean Eau Fraiche collection, with six new fragrances.
Air & Coconut Water ~ "Clean Air & Coconut Water evokes an element of playfulness while maintaining the inspiration of a breath of clean, mountain air." With bergamot, lemon, cassis, coconut, freesia, rose, clean air musk, tonka bean and solar flower.
Fresh Laundry & Lavender ~ "Combining the aromas of fresh laundry and florals, this Clean Fresh Laundry & Lavender body splash is sure to be your go-to scent." With pineapple, night-blooming jasmine, star anise, orchid, fresh cut grasses, lavender, woods, amber, patchouli, tonka bean and musk.
Rain & Pear ~ "You're sure to admire the fresh aroma of Clean Rain & Pear." With cassis, freesia, guava, pear, chocolate, melon, coconut, creamy musk, violet leaves and vetiver.
Skin & Vanilla ~ "Clean Skin & Vanilla creates a fresh, beachy take on a creamy vanilla fragrance." With hedione, mandarin, apple, chocolate, coconut, vanilla, ambrox, creamy musk and vetiver.
Warm Cotton & Mandarin ~ "Featuring delicate florals, sultry musks and mandarin, Clean Warm Cotton & Mandarin body splash provides an alluring aroma" With bergamot, mandarin, orange blossom, peony, jasmine, amber and skin musks.
Cool Cotton & Grapefruit ~ "Clean Cool Cotton & Grapefruit features a unique combination of sun-dried linen and citrus that plays out beautifully on skin." With magnolia leaves, watermelon, grapefruit, linden blossom, jasmine, muguet, musk, honey and cedar.
The Clean Eau Fraiche colllection fragrances are available in 175 ml Eau Fraiche, $48 each at Kohls.
Someday soon they are going to bottle tapwater and perfumery alcohol under the name Eau Fraîche Eau de l’Eau and people are going to pay $48 for it. “It’s so light and airy!” “It’s like stepping out of the shower!” “It smells like me, only better!”
HA — and I will prefer the tapwater and alcohol to the smell of weak laundry detergent musk I’m sure!
I simply cannot get behind the Clean line. As I said one day perfume shopping with a friend, “I don’t like to smell clean.” Whist I didn’t mean that I like to smell like BO, I like my perfume to smell like perfume, not soap or detergent, which I think all of their scents smell like (or at least the ones I’ve sampled).
I remember my first thought upon smelling Evening in Paris for the first time was: “Soap!” Soaps were made to smell like EiP, and now perfumes are made to smell like soap. Full circle.
(I admit to liking Clean Skin and am curious about how it smells vanilla-ed up.)
Hermes Caleche also smells like soap! But nice, expensive soap. Clean smells like laundry detergent.