14 August 2012

New! Chanel Coco Noir Eau De Parfum



Are all the new fragrance launches starting to smell very, very similar to you? Well, with the launch of Coco Noir, the third fragrance in the Coco franchise, Chanel have created something that stands apart from the crowd. Just look at that gleaming black glass bottle – elegant and mysterious, it’s the perfect indicator to what lies within.

I’ve been wearing Coco Noir for weeks and even so, I’m struggling to put it into words. It’s beautiful and complex, changing on the skin throughout the day. It’s an Oriental, yes, but there’s no heaviness to it – along with the woody base and musky notes you might expect, there’s the sparkling freshness of grapefruit, the spiciness of pink peppercorns and the sweetness of vanilla and tonka bean. Warmth is added by notes of  patchouli and sandalwood.

Beautifully blended, this is a scent that is anything but bland. It's sophisticated, it's complex, and it's different to anything else that I own.


Mademoiselle Chanel in Venice, 1936
Photo: V.H Grandpierre; courtesy of Vogue Paris

Created by Jacques Polges – Chanel’s house perfumer since 1978 – Coco Noir was inspired by Gabrielle’s love of the Venetian night, and the Byzantine art that she found there. I love this description of the scent:
“Coco Noir is the magnificent evocation of that woman in that city and all those women today who choose intensity over the bland norm: the detours of seduction over perfunctory exhibitionism, and true luxury over vulgarity”.
Almost as much as I love this quote from Chanel herself:
“Before me, no-one would have dared dress in black.”


And like its namesake, this is one class act. Coco Noir launches at Chanel counters on 17th August, priced at €92 for 50mls of Eau de Parfum, or €132 for 100ml. Bored of bland? Go have a spritz - you won't look back.

19 comments:

DancingWithDisaster said...

Oh it sounds lovely. I'll definitely have to have a sniff :) x

Fashion Stylist_ka said...

I am totally sold, sounds amazing! not to mention the bottle, a work of art! :) added to my shopping list for end of the month ;)

CeeCee said...

Think I know what I'll be getting for Christmas! Love Chanel perfumes.x

ArtDonatella said...

The bottle looks really lovely and I love grapefruit in a perfume, must have a sniff of this as it sounds quite intriguing! x

CherrySue said...

It's just stunning, as soon as it hits counters it will be in my collection.

It's a long time since I've been so taken with a scent, instant love x

Le poudrier doré said...

I love Chanel, it's so chic !

Amandaines said...

Chanel has always been such an elegant perfume and this is going to be another one of their great hits, I'm sure.

Coco said...

I must try it ASAP!Chance by Chanel is my favourite fall-winter perfume:let's see if it can be equalled by this new promising blend!thanks for the tip!

Emma said...

Dying to get a sniff of this! Sounds incredible!

Emma x

Marisa Noelle said...

I need to give this a smell. You had me with the grapefruit, vanilla, and patchouli notes :) I've actually never worn anything by Chanel fragrance before, but am in need of something new for the colder months.

xo Marisa

Sunny & Star said...

Sounds wonderful and the bottle is definitely lovely. I must check this out the next time I am near a fragrance counter.

Beauty Balm said...

I so want to try this I've read some amazing reviews x

Leslie said...

Beautiful packaging! Ill bet this smells yummy.. Can't wait to try it!

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

everyone seems to be doing a noir theme. sounds delightful!
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Eimear Mc Keown said...

It's sounds so elegant! The bottle would look amazing on my dressing table!

A stylish distraction said...

definitely going to give this s whiff!
And what a gorgeous bottle, love it!
great review!

Roxy said...

Brilliant review - I need this in my life.

fluff and fripperies said...

It's such lovely stuff, definitely check it out!