Les Exclusifs de Chanel

Chanel has just released a new collection of 10 perfumes called Les Exclusifs. I love perfume, especially french I was delighted to see this new collection from Chanel at BG last week. The line is available exclusively at Chanel boutiques and Bergdorf Goodman. They are 200 milliliter spray bottles at 175$ each and they have a neat feature which is a magnetic top...check it out to see what I mean! There are four original fragrances being reintroduced; Chanel No. 22 (from 1922), Cuir de Russie, Gardenia, and Bois de Iles, and then six that have been newly created; 31, rue Cambon, Coromandel, Eau de Cologne, 28 La Pausa, Bel Respiro, and No. 18.

They are all wonderful fragrances but thus far my favorite and the one I will likely get is Coromandel which is vanilla-ish, amber and patchouli and has a beautiful dry down, very sophisto. The very traditional 'Eau de Cologne' is also very nice, its lemon-y, vetiver and fresh, and the only one available in a bigger splash size of 400 millimeters at $300, plus its unisex so you can share!!

Oh and according to the saleswoman these are formulated primarily without synthetics (esp relevant for moi since I am often allergic and because all other Chanel fragrance including No 5 are totally synthetic)

If you are interested...The NY Times Thursday Style section featured the new launch last week, read it here!

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