With so many wonderful French perfume classics to choose from such perfume houses as Chanel, Givenchy (from my hometown), YSL, Thierry Mugler, Guerlain, Christian Dior, Jean Patou , or the newer ones like Annick Goutal, and Dyptique, it’s going to be a challenge to pick just a few. Although I love flowers, I prefer a scent that is not too floral and with more spice so for now, these are my ultimate favorite French Perfumes created by Chanel’s nose Jacques Polge.
“Apply perfume wherever you want to be kissed.” Gabrielle Bonheur aka Coco ChanelTweet
Perfume is a very subjective luxury and the same perfume will smell differently on every woman. There’s a chemical reaction that takes place when we spritz or dab some perfume on. (by the way, never ever rub your wrists together after applying your perfume because this will alter and destroy the delicate molecules) Apply perfume on your neck, wrist, décolleté, and on your pulse points, wherever you can feel a heartbeat. The fragrance and oil mix with our own unique chemistry and pheromones and it is very likely that the perfume that smells so heavenly on your friend will not have the same effect on you and vice-versa.
“The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive.” -Coco ChanelTweet
COCO, Eau de Parfum launched in 1984. The top notes are Bulgarian Rose, Coriander, Peach, Jasmine, and Mandarin Orange; the middle notes are Cloves, Rose, Orange Blossom, Mimosa, and Clover; the base notes are Amber, Sandalwood, Tonka Bean, Civet, Opoponax, Vanilla, and Labdanum.
COCO MADEMOISELLE was launched in 2001. The top notes are Orange, Mandarin Orange, Bergamot, and Orange Blossom; the middle notes are Turkish Rose, Jasmine, Mimosa, and Ylang-Ylang; the base notes are Patchouli, White Musk, Vanilla, Vetiver, Tonka Bean, and Opoponax.
COCO MADEMOISELLE INTENSE , Eau de Parfum Intense launched in 2018. The top notes are Sicilian Orange, Calabrian bergamot, and Lemon; the middle notes are Rose, Fruity Notes, and Jasmine; the base notes are Patchouli, Madagascar Vanilla, Tonka Bean, White Musk, and Labdanum.
COCO NOIR, Eau de Parfum launched in 2012. Coco Noir was created by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake. The top notes are Grapefruit, Bergamot, and Orange; the middle notes are Rose, Geranium, Jasmine, Narcissus, and Peach; the base notes are Patchouli, Sandalwood, Olibanum, Tonka Bean, Vanille, White Musk, Cloves, and Benzoin.
“I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with Destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” -Coco ChanelTweet
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