Product Type: Chanel Body Care
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Coco Mademoiselle - Possibly The Best Chanel Scent
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Body Lotion
Member Name: angelboouk
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Body Lotion
Advantages: beautiful smell, bottle, moisturisation, luxurious
Disadvantages: price, scent not too strong
Chanel is a French fashion house. As well as offering a fashion range, Chanel offer skincare, make up and fragrance products.
Created by Jacques Polge, Coco Mademoiselle was released in 2001 to appeal to the younger Chanel fragrance fans. It is currently promoted by Keira Knightley and is more commonly referred to as Coco Chanels fragrance sister.. The range includes and EDP, EDT, body lotion, shower gel, soap, body cream, deodorant spray, hair mist, body oil and a moisture mist. This review discusses the Coco Mademoiselle Moisturising Body Lotion.
The body lotion can worn alone on the skin for a subtle Coco Mademoiselle scent or topped up with the matching products for a layered effect. The lotion itself is promoted as having a fine, fluid texture which once melted into the skin, will leave it soft and moisturised and of course scented.
Chanel pride themselves on creating unique yet simplistic packaging for their products and the bottle housing this lotion is no exception. A chunky, rectangular, hard plastic bottle is presented to us with a plain white and black colour scheme. A screw top lid conceals the dispensing hole and completes the look with a gold band around the neck.
This body lotion claims to offer a subtle scent than the Coco Mademoiselle perfume. It is described as being a modern, young version of Coco Chanel.
*Top notes - bergamot, orange, mandarin and Tunisian curacao
*Heart notes - Italian jasmine, morning rose, ylang ylang and mimosa
*Base notes - Haitan vetiver, Bourbon vanilla, white musk, tonka bean, Indonesian patchouli and opoponax
The body lotion is available in a 200ml size. Current stockists and prices :
*www.amazon.co.uk - £48.55
*Boots - £36.00
*Debenhams - £36.00
I love expensive body lotions but rarely buy them for myself (not until I'm rich that is). I do have generous family though and know people in the industry who get goodies at rock bottom prices! I received my bottle of Coco Mademoiselle from a close friend as a birthday treat around 18months ago and I am still using it. Due to the actual cost of this lotion, I use it sparingly and do not class it as an every day lotion.
Chanel bottles may be understated but they are classy, of a high quality and look amazing on any dresser. I had previously sampled the EDP in Boots prior tor eceiving this lotion and it is still on my wish list! I previously reviewed Coco Chanel and commented it wasn't really my sort of scent. I do feel Chanel have captured a modern, youthful version of the classic in Coco Mademoiselle and I love it!
*~*Mademoiselle..You Smell Gorgeous!*~*
Disepensing the lotion isn't very easy as the bottle doesn't offer much in the way of flexibility. I find tubes less attractive but more convenient for this purpose. The lotion is a shiny white colour and dispenses quite thickly but not as rich as a cream or butter would be. The lotion starts to melt and absorb into my skin instantly which does make spreading it a little harder to do! If I spread it quickly, it feels thick and luxurious against my dry, sensitive skin and offers a gentle, cooling sensation as it absorbs.
Once absorbed, the lotion leaves absolutely no greasy residue on the surface of my skin. It does give my skin a soft, powdery texture which feels really light and pleasant. In terms of moisturisation, the quality of this lotion shines through. My skin feels hydrated throughout the day, refreshed and healthy. The lotion works particularly well on dry areas such as elbows and knees but no moreso than a regular body lotion product.
The smell..oh my the smell. I am 23 and this scent fully appeals to me. It is feminine yet youthful. Sophisticated and elegant with a hint of fun about it. The lotion smells identical to that of the perfume in my opinion but of course comes through with a delicate, pretty nature. On applying, the scent is very chic and fresh. It is uplifting and ultimate playful due to the sweet, fruity notes used. The orange, mandarin and curacao mingle creating a welcoming, fruity environment with a bitter undertone.
Shortly after application, the fruitiness subsides slightly and gives way ever so slightly allowing a delicate bloom of floral notes to present themselves. The scent remains light on my skin but noticeable to those around me. The floral combination used is very fresh and never cloying. In most perfumes, four floral notes could be a bit much but they mix well here with the rose and jasmine being most prominent. I feel the scent keeps its youthful edge by grasping on to the sweet top notes and slipping them in at random intervals as undertones.
Whilst the scent never fully reaches out from my skin, it is at the perfect level for me to become engrossed and appreciate it. As the floral notes start to disappear, a close to the skin base becomes apparent. It is stunning and has a light powdery feel to it. I can pick up on a rich vanilla with a cosy surround and a hint of musk but all the base notes simply slide together to create a heavenly sweet end of a beautiful lotion. After around 8hours on my skin, I cannot detect the scent of Coco Mademoiselle.
Coco Mademoiselle body lotion offers enough strength to be worn throughout the day and is perfect if you work in an office or around others as it isn't too strong. I would say it could pass for an evening scent due to its classy edge but I would recommend topping it up with a spritz of the EDP for long lasting fragrance. Chanel have aimed this well at the younger market but if you aren't a fan of Coco Chanel (at any age) then this would be an ideal alternative.
I love everything about this body lotion. It feels amazing on my skin and produces the most gorgeous scent. The fragrance could be a little more concentrated but Chanel have put together a fantastic lotion which I simply adore. £36.00 is a high price tag but my 200ml bottle is still going strong. I personally like to apply mine if I am going somewhere different (other than Tesco, the dentist or the nursery!) during the day and I really do hope I get a bottle of the perfume to use with it soon as it is a match made in Chanel heaven!
Thanks for reading x
Summary: i love coco mademoiselle!
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