While its sheerness is part of its character, I wish more than anything that I got more than a couple of hours of performance on both skin and fabric alike.It has such an interesting combination of textures: something honey-like and viscous, smoky and weightless, lemony and aqueous, rosy and gauzy..it all fades too quickly.Coco Noir was created by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake.
"For Coco Noir, I thought of Coco and of Coco Mademoiselle too, because it’s also part of the history.
I wanted to continue exploring an entire esthetic range of CHANEL perfumery, a range that distinguishes itself from the Florals, one that is illustrated by Bois-des-Iles and Cuir de Russie. It’s what I like to call the CHANEL Coromandel culture, what you see and feel in her apartment.
Having gone back and forth between complete disgust and absolute adoration, I’ve settled on the latter.
Coco Noir is the smell of inward confidence, of self assurance and actualization.
The night vision of the ‘Orient that starts and ends in Venice’ imposed itself upon me and that is where I wanted to go.” perfumer Jacques Polge.
In 1984, there was Coco, that sumptuous blend of wood, resins, flowers, spices and fruit.
Sillage is close to the skin, but it resists a shower.
In the opening is balsamic then sweet rosy yet spicy is quickly appear.
A treasure trove of splendours and an endless source of discovery and sensual delight.
Then, in 2001, came Coco Mademoiselle, a breath of air that lightens this cornucopia of fragrance, in which everything is simplified and accelerated in a radiant burst of fruit and flower.
Determined, headstrong, demanding, yet somehow still demure and sensitive.