August 13, 2012

A Venice-inspired fragrance, from Chanel

If you’ve been to Venice and you liked it, you might at least be curious to find out how the newest fragrance from Chanel smells like. The reason I’m saying this is because Coco Noir is Venice-inspired, due to Coco Chanel’s love for this town, and for black.

According to Chanel perfumer Christopher Sheldrake, this fragrance has an “animal sensuality” and it is a scent that “represents an era, not a passing fancy ”.


The scent is the third in the Coco franchise, after Coco (1984) and  Coco Mademoiselle(2001), and is created by Chanel’s master perfumer, Jacques Polge.

Coco Noir gathers a wonderful mixture of grapefruit, Calabrian bergamot, a heart of rose absolute, jasmine absolute, narcissus Brazilian tonka bean, Indonesian patchouli, sandalwood, and bourbon vanilla.

The official launch of the fragrance is due to August 17, but a limited number of bottles are already available at Chanel boutiques.