This word has a glamorous appeal to it, I expect from its French origins. And the very definition is glamorous!
1. Brilliant display; dazzling effect
2. Social distinction; conspicuous success; universal approbation (with great éclat)
French from éclater, "burst out".
Makes me want to dress in an evening gown, toss my hair over my shoulder and discuss Hemingway or Cervantes.