29 March 2013

Chanel 1932 Review: Shine Bright Like A Diamond

I met with a beauty brand recently and we got to talking about our favourite scents. They looked at me a little expectantly – there are lots of lovely fragrances in their stable, after all – but all I could say was, somewhat apologetically, “Chanel. I just really love Chanel.”

Of course I like and wear other perfumes too from time to time, but I always, always, come back to Chanel in the end.

Chanel 1932

And now my heart has been warmed by the latest perfume in the Les Exclusifs de Chanel collection. This range of 14 luxury fragrances launched here in 2008 and is available solely from Chanel Fashion Boutiques. I often visit them there, so when this arrived at my office it was honestly like all my Christmases were coming at once.

Chanel 1932 bottle

Named for the year Chanel launched their first fine jewellery line, 1932 is inspired by diamonds and it definitely does sparkle - but not in a hard, cold way like the gemstone. It's light and warm and fresh, like sunlight dappling through an Italian lemon grove, and every bit as delightful.  
Chanel 1932

To me, it smells like springtime on the isle of Capri – the air scented with citrus and jasmine, bright and soft and lovely in a very elegant and understated way. It's a subtle scent - it doesn't overpower, but it gently lingers on my skin for hours. It’s easily my favourite new perfume and if you like Chanel’s Cristalle Eau Vert (my wedding scent!), you’re going to love this too.

In Ireland, 1932 is available exclusively from the Chanel Fashion Boutique in Brown Thomas Dublin, priced from €130 for 75 ml.

Are you a Chanel fragrance fan? Which one do you love best?


Laura said...

I'm definitely a Chanel girl too, Chance is my absolute favourite! :) xo

Yvonne Magner said...

Oooh I LOVED Cristalle Eau Verte and have recently run out, this sounds gorgeous.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Hmm...I've never really cared for Chanel perfumes for women. My husband wears a men's one and it's really nice. I rather wear his, haha. Happy Easter doll, I hope you have a marvellous time xo

Adele said...

The way you've described it as springtime on Capri has totally sold it to me. I'm heading to London next weekend, so will definitely have a sniff!
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Anonymous said...

I never tried this one, but I do love Chanel Chance!

Kim Alston said...

It sounds delightful! I haven't tried Chanel perfumes in a really long time. Will definitely have to revisit that.

Anonymous said...

I may have to give this a try from my Vera Wang perfume.

Anonymous said...

Chanel make great perfumes! True classics.


Chloe said...

I have Chanel No 5, but very much a Lancome girl! It does sound beautiful though.

Coco said...

Lucky girl!!! It looks, sounds and (I can only imagine) smells like heaven!
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Georgia Dass said...

love love love love this! Saving up for some chanel make-up first but this is on the wish list
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Karen Constantine said...

oh I need to try this, Capri you say? Citrus and jasmine? Oh yes indeedie

Beauty Balm said...

This sounds gorgeous! I love Chanel Sycomore & Cristalle x

carmel breheny said...

My favourite used to be Chanel No. 19 until I discovered Les Exclusifs, I now wear Beige all the time and I'm considering La Pausa. However, I'll have to try 1932. I hope Chanel bring out a body range to complement the perfumes, they truly are special.

Nurse Fancy Pants said...

This sounds amazing! I love Chanel too, Favourite is a toss up between Chance and Coco Mademoiselle, both such beautiful scents.xx

dublinchiclifestyle Evelina Eva said...

I love Chanel chance (green) so fresh. I used they usually during the summer.

Ewelina & Eva