Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum Spray: Magnetic and uncompromising, Coco Noir reveals a black that is intimate, seductive, and intensely brilliant. Striking top notes of grapefruit and bergamot accentuate the floral accord with rose and jasmine while Indonesian Patchouli and Sandalwood notes add warmth.
I take a lot of time deciding whether I like a perfume or not, even when I am trying one in store, so for me to buy one online without a review or a sampler to guide me was a bit difficult. The reason I bought Coco Noir, though, was the "nose" behind it - Jacques Pogle. As the master perfumer at Chanel, he is the person responsible for maintaining the integrity of Chanel's iconic perfumes, and I have not yet found a Chanel perfume I dislike.
Chanel describes Coco Noir as a luminous oriental fragrance inspired by Venice: a generous heart that gradually reveals the striking sensuality of rose and delicate accents of geranium leaf enveloped in patchouli and tonka bean.
Fragrance Notes: Grapefruit, bergamot, rose, jasmine, Indonesian patchouli, and sandalwood.
My thoughts on the Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum: The fragrance is a beautifully smooth blend of just about every fragrance note I like - citrus, spicy sweet vanilla, patchouli, powdery rose, heady jasmine, and sandalwood. On my skin, the opening note is a spicy, earthy sweetness from the tonka bean and the patchouli. As the perfume settles into my skin, I get the heady jasmine tempered with a hint of the powdery rose. A hint of sandalwood emerges as the perfume starts to fade. Spritzed on a paper, though, I got mostly jasmine and rose. It's a beautiful subtle blend - just give about 5 minutes for the perfume to settle into your skin.
Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum Spray - Ingredients
If you thought this smells like Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle, Allure, or Coco - no, this doesn't smell like any of them. If anything, to me this smells like a variation of Chanel No. 5. With it's unique black packaging and the "Noir" in the name, I was expecting a stronger fragrance. This is a rich fragrance but I can also use it during the day, especially in cooler winter/fall months. On my dry skin, it does tend to fade fast (most perfumes do!), but on my clothes and on well-moisturized skin, the perfume stays a while. Definitely another fabulous perfume from Chanel.