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I got this perfume as a gift after trying it at the counter of a department store and deciding it was a gorgeous choice. It has a very signature smell the scent being evocative of a very exclusive and expensive scent; which in reality is what it is. The pluses of this are that you only need about 1 squirt every time if you where it - particularly if you want a 'whisper' of perfume instead of a 'shout' as someone once told me! I have a bottle that was given to me as a gift and it has lasted me ages. Some people would use it principally as an evening scent however I love it as a day scent too and have had more comment on this perfume than any other I have worn. Saying 'what are you wearing'. It really is a luxury item and money well spent in my opinion. If you want to give some a treat then this is your product. The scent the producers say has an oriental and warm fragrance to it they say and that is a spot description for this classy perfume.
It costs £50 for a 50ml bottle from House of Fraser; which lasts for ages.
A great item as a gift.
This is my all time favourite perfume ever. Its in a very simple bottle, but i think the simplicity is nice, its not as if its trying to distract your attention from the product with pretty colours and interestiing shapes. Im big on trying new perfumes, but find it difficult to stick to one, however, i always go back to this. This perfume is sweet and strong, you will not need to use a lot of it to smell lovely all day, and thus the bottle will last you a long time, this makes up for the price being a tad more than most other perfumes. Chanel in general is a good perfume but this to me even beats the classic no. 5 (which im sure will surprise most people) it isnt one of those perfumes that seems to fit just one season, this is the exact perfume that you can and should wear anytime and any place. Its of very good quality (ive even dropped the bottle several times and it never seems to break) there is no down side if your willing tio spend the money.
Chanel Coco Eau de Toilette was the first fragrance I became aware of, as it's the one that my mam has always used. Some people chop and change between several fragrances depending on mood; others stick to one 'signature' fragrance, and my mam definitely belongs to the latter category with her almost exclusive use of this perfume. She has always had the Eau de Toilette - I was going to get her the Eau de Parfum for Christmas, as I know that the Eau de Parfum is a higher concentration, and besides the bottle is nicer - however I read on a shopping website that the Eau de Toilette was a 'reinterpretation' of the fragrance - how true this is I don't know but I was led to believe that the two concentrations of fragrance smell slightly different! If anyone can confirm or deny this I would very much appreciate it!
Anyway, back to the review. The packaging for the Eau de Toilette is a little plain for my tastes, but it is simple and sophisticated. A tall rectangular bottle with clear glass for the perfume and a black lid, it shows the perfume to be a dark yellow colour and it is easy to see how much is left (which came in handy when my mam saw that she was running out and asked me for a new bottle for Christmas!).
The fragrance is made up of mandarin, orange blossom, baroque flowers, Bulgarian Rose, Indian jasmine, tonka, sandalwood, amid wood and vanilla. The perfume is described as an 'oriental floral' and I find this description to be accurate. The perfume is very warm, a sensual and rich fragrance. I'm not very good at detecting notes in perfumes, but I think I can make out the orange blossom, jasmine, sandalwood and a hint of vanilla. There is a definite musky tone to the fragrance.
At first the perfume smells full and rich, and it continues to do so on my mam but on me for some reason, it tends to go quite musky after an hour or two. I find the perfume to be more of an older woman's fragrance, but having said that my mam has been wearing it since she was at least my age (it's apparently the only one from the Chanel range that my dad likes - he reckons No. 5 and No. 19 smell like old ladies!). The fragrance is very distinctive and unique, and I feel it is definitely more of an evening perfume, though it could be worn during the day for an important event.
To be honest, I don't see myself ever buying this fragrance simply because, to me, this is what my mam smells like and I have it down in my head as her scent! It would just be wrong for me to wear it and I don't think it is very 'me' anyway - I prefer lighter scents most of the time. This is not to take anything away from the very high quality of the brand and the fragrance. It is expensive at £48 for 50ml, but worth it.
Despite a few slight misgivings about the suitability of the perfume for me, it is still a very special fragrance and one that I recommend.
Chanel are a well known brand in todays world, and one of the many items they now make and sell is Perfume. Chanel are known for their more higher end products, and their perfumes are no exception. Their perfumes smell wonderful, glamourous and feminine. Chanel Coco is no exception.
Chanel Coco comes in a glass bottle, like most perfumes. The bottle is rectangular in shape, and is clear so you can see exactly how much perfume is left in the bottle. The bottle is plain apart from a black square logo on the front, and a black lid with a gold edging. The perfume is a peachy colour. When you remove the black cap, you reveal the spray nozzle which is easy enough to press down and spray.
The scent of Chanel Coco is very glamourous and warm, and is a lovely scent. The scent is musky and deep, and it really does last. I found this fragrance to last all day, and well into the evening. This is all just from a small amount sprayed onto my skin in the morning. I usually spray a small amount onto each side of my neck, one spray on each wrist and a spritz onto the top I am wearing that day. I have never found the need to reapply this fragrance during the day.
The notes in Chanel Coco include: Rose, Musk, Jasmine, Vanillia, Mandarin and Orange Blossom. These blend so well together, it makes me think that a lot of work and research has gone into making this perfume. Chanel Coco makes a perfect evening scent, but it also works as a day scent. Obviously this scent will smell different on different people due to the different levels of acid in our skin, so before taking the commitment of buying a bottle of Chanel Coco, pop into your local place that sells it, and try out a tester.
Chanel Coco is available in many places, including Boots, Superdrug, Debenhams, House Of Fraser and The Perfume Store. It is not a cheap perfume in any means of the word, and the prices are around £40 for a 35ml, £55 for 60ml and £70 for the 100ml bottle. The longevity of this perfume does make it worth the price, as you do not need to use a lot each time, which makes it last a good long while.
I do recommend this perfume to all women, but I am only giving Chanel Coco a 4 out 5 due to the expensive price tag that comes along with it. Be sure you are buying this from a reputable place, and a lot of people are being conned into buying fake perfumes these days.
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Product: Coco Chanel, Eau de Toilette
Price: 50ml: £48.00, 100ml: £70.00
What Chanel says:
An exuberant, sensual and gourmand top note.
In March 1979, Jacques Polge visited the apartment of Coco Chanel in rue Cambon for the first time. He was both stunned and amazed... How could a woman who loved such simple and restrained lines have liked living in an apartment where such an incredible profusion, such an eclectic mix of styles reigned supreme? In order to understand, he decided to pay tribute to her by creating his first feminine fragrance for CHANEL.
I first tried the Coco Chanel fragrance for the first time when a friend bought it me for a christmas present a few years back. She bought me the 50ml bottle which costs £48.00 from Boots, this is available to buy both instore and online.
Coco Chanel comes packaged in a black cardboard box with a gold lining and also gold writing. The perfume itself is in a clear glass rectangular bottle with slightly curved edges. The perfume inside the bottle is a deep golden colour, overall if i could use just two words to describe the appearance of the perfume i'd describe it as classy and expensive looking, great for any girls dressing table.
The Coco Chanel bottle as a huge black lid which covers 3/4's of the overall bottle of the perfume. A bit different from any other perfume bottles out there, quite unique and instantly recognisable as the brand Chanel.
Upon taking the lid off it reveals a gold spray pump which when pressed releases the perfume. I'd describe the perfume as a strong, deep florally smell but without being too overpowering. To me it's a slightly more grown up smell, classy and elegant and definitely what i'd use for evening wear.
Coco Chanel is the perfume for me which as the most staying power and believe me i've tested a vast amount of fragrances. I can still smell the Coco Chanel fragrance on my my skin hours and hours after appplying, result and one of the top plus factors for me when buying a fragrance.
When wearing Coco Chanel Eau de Toilette it makes me feel confident, sexy and sophisticated. A staple on my dressing table and a perfume which I will continue to buy time and time again, a timeless classic and one of my favourite perfumes of all time.
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My mum is the first person who introduced me to Chanel fragrances although I remember my grandma having some on her dressing table too. As a girl I used to love spritzing her perfumes! As I have grown up my favourite perfume is Chanel Chance which I find is sexy, feminine but not overwhelming. My mum's favourite however is still Coco Chanel and I bought her a bottle of this for Christmas last year.
The Coco Chanel eau de toilette that I bought comes in a predominantly black box with gold writing and lining. To me this immediately calls out expensive and classy which I think is something most of us would associate with the Chanel brand.
When you open up the box to remove the perfume bottle you can see that the black and gold theme is continued on to the actual bottle. The bottle features a black lid which is lined with a gold colour around the edges. The lid is almost as large as the clear glass in which the perfume is housed. The bottle is rectangular with curved edges and would look great on anyone's dressing table.
The actual Coco perfume in the bottle seems to have a deep almost golden colour to it rather than just being clear. Again this looks very classy in my opinion.
When you remove the lid you have a gold spray pump to press to release the perfume. When you spray it a strong scent hits you immediately. I am a bit (ok, a lot!) rubbish at picking out individual notes in a perfume but with this scent I can notice a strong floral scent but one which is musky rather than overly sweet. The scent to me immediately smells very sophisticated and I am not sure it is a scent a young lady would wear. To me the scent suggests confident, sophisticated and dare I say it, older than me!
When you use this perfume you only need a couple of sprays and you will be able to smell the scent for the majority of the day which is one of the beauties of the Chanel fragrances, they really do seem to last.
Now of course this perfume is Chanel and as such to own this you will have to pay the Chanel price tag! 50ml of the eau de toilette will set you back around £48.00 whilst the 100ml would be around £70.00. You can also buy bath and body products to match the eau de toilette.
In summary my mum adores this fragrance and I think it is quite pleasant too-I just don't feel grown up enough to wear it yet!
Thank you for reading my review!