Product Type: Chanel fragrances
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Makes me feel like a sophisiticated french woman, since hitting puberty
Chanel Coco Eau de Parfum
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Chanel Coco Eau de Parfum
Advantages: premium perfume, with oriental floral notes.
Disadvantages: Can be a bit overpowering at first, but this quickly settles down.
Coco Chanel has been a signature scent to my life. As a child, I remember my Mum and Dad going out for the night on a wave of this perfume, and as a teen, I used to sneak my own dabs of this perfume until my Mum bought me my own bottle one Christmas.
Chanel make many luxurious fragrances such as Coco Mademoiselle, and Chanel No 5, but my favourite has always been the Coco Eau De Parfum, and I am sure a lot of this is from the feelings that the scent gave me from being so young. It always made me think of confidence and my Mum looking very elegant, and it always makes me feel this way too.
This fragrance was launched in 1984, and my Mum must have owned a bottle from pretty soon after launch, and it has been her perfume of choice since then, and I have worn it on and off from being about 15. It is perhaps a bit better suited for a person in their 20s to 40s rather than teenage skin, but I have always worn it anyway, and I think wearing it with confidence has allowed me to get away with it. I always felt more mature when I wore it when I was younger, and I also find not many other people are wearing it, so it feels quite special to me.
I tend to wear this scent for night use as I feel it is a bit too heavy and overpowering for general through the day use. I also prefer to not have this on if we are going out for a meal straightaway as it interferes a bit with the way I smell and taste the food I am eating.
The scent is quite strong at first. I can find this a bit overpowering, and sometimes I even think it feels a little masculine to me. This is not a sweet perfume at first. I find it quite oriental and mysterious. The top notes are Angelica, Mimosa, Frangipani and Mandarin. This layer of scent is quick to settle down, and I find after about 30 minutes to an hour, the scent settles down and is a lot more subtle on my skin.
The next layer is the longest lasting for me, with notes of Cascarilla, Orange flower, Bulgarian Rose and Jasmine. For several hours, this sits on my skin, very tantalisingly. I find that it an attractive scent that people notice as they get close to you. It is a very seductive scent and is still there at the end of a night out but only faintly.
The base layers of this perfume are Labdanum, Ambrette Seed, Opopanax, Benzoin, Tonka and Vanilla. I don't really notice this layer as much, sometimes I can pick up that I have been wearing scent on something like a scarf or my coat collar. It is only faint though, and not as strong as when I have been wearing my Jean Paul Galtier Classique fragrance.
I have a 50ml bottle of this Eau de Parfum, and it is quite a few years old now. It is a glass bottle so you can see the perume inside. Taking off the stopper, I apply this by putting some directly from the bottle onto my pulse points on my wrists, and then blotting this onto my neck. A little goes a long way with this. Too much applied in one go is very overpowering.
The bottle is stored within very classy looking black and gold packaging. The cardboard box protects the perfume from degrading through being exposed to sunlight.
This perfume is definitely available at a premium. The 50ml bottle I have is £61 from Boots. A smaller 35ml bottle is £45. I think it is worth this price completely. I don't think this is a perfume that will have mass appeal. I only like it when I am in a certain mood myself. However, it is one perfume I will always have some of, as it makes me feel so secure and confident when I do put it on. I think of it as my signature scent.
Summary: Doesn't every little girl want to grow up just like their Mum?
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