CHANEL LOOKS TO THE ORIENT FOR COCO NOIR
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There’s a new hot little number in town, and it goes perfectly with your LBD. Chanel’s new fragrance, Coco Noir (1.7 oz. $98, 3.4 oz. $130) is poised to rock the fragrance world.Â The highly anticipated new scent seduces with notes of grapefruit and bergamot, rose and jasmine, patchouli and sandalwood.
As Gabrielle “Coco”Â Chanel would have wanted, this sleek and chiseled bottle is draped in a gleaming, glossy black. But this new version is daringly different, not unlike Mlle. Chanel herself. Top notes of grapefruit and bergamot waft as gentle introductions to a floral accord of rose and jasmine. The drydown of Indonesian patchouli and sandalwood add warmth and a touch of the Orient to Coco Noir.
This new perfume was created by Chanel’s Master Perfumer Jacques Polge, and marks a return to Oriental fragrances for the brand. Polge’s mission has been to unveil the mystery of black through fragrance. He explains, “The night vision of the Orient that starts and ends in Venice imposed itself upon me, and that is where I wanted to go.”
Chanel in Venice. Photo Credit: Chanel.com
LaunchedÂ in select Chanel stores on August 17, 2012, the fragrance adds to the original Coco line, which made its famous debut in 1984 with a blend ofÂ woods, resins, florals and spices contained in a bold bottle. In 2001, Coco Mademoiselle was born. Coco Mademoiselle was much lighter in tone with notes of fruits and florals, recalling the spirit of the young Coco Chanel. The clear Coco Mademoiselle bottle reflected the fragrance’s lightness andÂ levity.
Now, Coco Noir is presented in a bottle with a lot more heft, which makes sense considering the sensuous drydown.Â It’s jet black color signifiesÂ a more mature audience as well as the heady scent inspired by Venice. The black bottle is stunning and every Chanel lover will have to bring one home.
A L’EAU TO LOVE
Fans of the rose, hereâ€™s a new fragrance option for you just in time for Valentineâ€™s Day. Lâ€™Eau de ChloÃ© is a new interpretation of the city-chic rose scent made popular by the original ChloÃ© Eau de Parfum that launched in 2008.
Created by the same master perfumer as the original, Michel Almairac of Robertet â€“ a company famous for working with natural ingredients – the new scent contains an exceptional concentration of distilled rose water. Lighter than the original, Lâ€™Eau de ChloÃ© is a refreshing, dewy alternative. Described as a chypre rose, the new scent features a citrus blend as well as notes of patchouli in addition to rose water.