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Chanel Coco Noir 113660 Eau de Parfum Spray 100 ml

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I’ve been trying it at the Chanel counter off and on for years, hoping that this time it will be different (spoiler: it never has been). But I have learned my lesson not to layer this fragrance with Laura Ashley's No1 fragrance it hid in the background while the spotlight was on No1. In case of an allergy, always check the list of ingredients on the product packaging before you use the product.

The opening blast is a fresh and beautiful grapefruit/ orange, then you smell rose and jasmine, and it settles into a luscious vanilla/ clean patchouli/ musky skin scent with hints of spice (clove). For example, when you wear a pearl necklace, a red dress, and black shoes, go to the theater, style your hair in a casually French way, or apply red lipstick. The smell is reminiscent of my grandma when she was going to the opera or concert hall wearing an expensive coat and applying Dior lipstick and powder on her face. I don't get along that well with the famous Chanel DNA, and I find that it's the least on the nose with Coco Noir out of everything I have tried. I can save the OG for Christmas parties and the like, and still get its comforting resins in an office appropriate medium through Coco Noir.

I am pleasantly surprised by Coco Noir, but in my opinion it's more similar to Coco Mademoiselle rather than the original Coco. I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated by it as I am not used to a rich and expensive fragrance, no less than Chanel. The poor longevity and utter lack of originality is not worthy of Chanel though, and definitely not worthy of the marketing blitz they've put out. As the fragrance evolves, the base notes of musk, incense, almond-like tonka bean, and rich sandalwood come forth to complete the experience. Please see the below print size guide to help you choose the right print / poster size for your frames.

With these two scents I don’t have to think absolutely anything, no weather, neither clothes, not even how I really feel.What were they trying to create,a cross between Coco and Coco Mademoiselle or a watered Eau Mademoiselle cologne? I like how the grapefruit note is scaled back from other Chanels like Gabriel and Coco Mlle, while still having enough presence to give a fresh and strident quality to the woods and spices. My mother introduced me to it when I was in my twenties so at that time this perfume was not for me.

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