Aug 18, 2012

Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum Spray

Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum SprayMagnetic 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum Spray Designer Fragrances Perfumes Women EDP Reviews Blog 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.

10 comments:

  1. You mean its light n can be worn everyday? When I see d word 'Noir', even I expect a strong deep rich n long lasting fragrance. Is this those musky / powdery kinds? Or floral/fruity? -to describe in one word.. Oops too many questions sorry :p im seriously planning to try a fragrance from ths brand thts y :-)

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  2. oh man, that sounds marvelous! i want to try this one out

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  3. Light as in it seems to disappear really fast - it's strong soon as I spray it, but that's normal for most perfumes..and then it just fades too fast and settles down to a faint smell, so I can use this every day and not feel like I am using something too strong. I think this would be powdery oriental (floral - if jasmine falls into that category). I don't want to be beaten up by Chanel fans, but my friend and I, both of us felt Chanel No. 5 smells like baby powder after a while and this sort of reminds me of that. I would definitely recommend trying at the counter, and try Coco Mademoiselle/Allure Sensuelle/Chance green one. Chanel No. 5 takes a bit of effort to like, but it's so different I just like it anyway :D Oh..and I know tons of jasmine go into Chanel perfumes, but it does not smell the way we think it would..

    With Chanel perfumes, I feel they work best with a certain attitude or age. I know a lot of people don't like many of their perfumes - saying they smell old lady like - but I just think they aren't for everyone. I like all their perfumes, even Chanel No. 5, but do wonder once in a while if I am just biased and would I still like it if it was bottled by some other brand :P

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    1. Wow, thanks for tht detailed reply :-) it did help me :-)

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  4. I'm dying to try this perfume,, and the packaging is amazing!

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  5. you do a great review of perfumes! Not many people can describe perfumes that well. You have been doing loads of Chanel reviews these days. I feel like calling you a "Chanel Lady" lol. Love your reviews. Your right that it depends on attitude and age, so that's why chanel perfumes are not for me. I sniffed some in the store and wasn't for me.

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  6. I took a whiff of this at the store and didnt originally like. However, by the time I reached my car and the scent had settled on my skin I was rethinking my decision. I don't like all Chanel perfumes, and I have had a couple of people tell me they thought the Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere reminded them of baby powder too:( I'll hopefully purchase this soon and your review is spot-on.

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    1. It's a very light scent, isn't it? What perfumes do you usually pick for youself? I generally gravitate towards warm florals but I am trying to pick up different scents now :)

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  7. I agree that Coco Noir is more reminiscent of No. 5 than Coco and Coco Mdsle. CN is well done...Chanel through and through.

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    1. It's grown on me, the smell..I have been using this all winter :D

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