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.I am completely in love with the fragrance and the way it makes me feel when I wear it, but there is so much to be desired quality-wise.
Base: tonka bean, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli and white musk frankincense. I am surprised to see there is no incense note listed. I like the slightly sweet smoke with the cleanness. This is one of the few Chanel fragrances that i would gladly wear. "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.I love this so much and I really didn't think I would!!! EDIT: Getting a 50ml in a swap and i'm SO excited!!!!!! In the beginning - the scent is very strong, it might even remind sexy masculine perfumes. Later, you are left with a balmy, warm and sexy veil of mystery. On each sample I have been writing a note and I've put a YES or NO about whether I want to buy it. I don't know where the "noir" is supposed to come from. It does shift from opening quite bright and sunny with the citrus, and then quickly veers sweet and generic after a brief plastic spell (is this the rose? Drying down it becomes even sweeter - not resinous at all... I was in the market for a new office friendly perfume having just finished a bottle of Madamoiselle.I've had a decant forever and just sprayed it and WOW!!!! For me it's like "Mother" of Coco Mademoiselle (which sits right next to Noir on my perfume-shelf), as some notes are the same. is way lighter and 'easier' & I can wear it day-night / summer-winter; NOIR is more 'serious', deeper and heavier. I decided to give this one a try instead of sticking to my tried and tested workhorses.