My Christmas Wish List . Heaven Scent.
So when i first heard about Coco Noir, i thought no way will it live up to Coco Mademoiselle. Now i have to admit it, i am no fan of the original Coco perfume at all however; Mademoiselle is lovely, if not a slightly sweet version of Chance, my desert Island perfume. Therefore; i wanted to investigate further. I cajoled and sweet talked the sales adviser’s into giving me a couple of the samples of Noir to try anyway, just in case.
First hit on the skin, i thought eewww no, too musky and spicy, but i knew i needed to give it 10 minutes for the perfume to settle and work with my own body heat, allowing the initial alcohol to evaporate. What i was left with was absolutely beautiful. A warm, slightly spiced, heady fragrance, which is quite understated indeed.
Unlike Coco Mademoiselle, which leaves a trail of youthful, sweet oriental wafts long after you’ve left the room, Noir is a more mature, up close and personal aroma of spiced oranges, with top notes of bergamot and grapefruit, and base notes of relaxing, warming sandalwood, bourbon vanilla and white musk among many other ingredients. It conjures up cold winter days with mulled wine on the stove top and a roaring log fire.
Chanel Perfumer Christopher Sheldrake, not only created a perfume that lives up to Coco Mademoiselle, it actually stands alone with no help needed from its distant relative.
No, i don’t want much for Christmas. Just heaven in a 100ml bottle. £106.00.