1932 is stone cold elegance like a diamond.
This is so cold, it makes Guerlains Parure look like an earth mother. She's elegant, beautiful and unobtainable. The aldehyde opening is there to ward off the masses that love their La Vie En Belle. Chanel 22 seems like a warm crackling fireplace compared to this one. Imagine a grand open ballroom with shiny marble and crystal chandeliers. Thats 1932.
The heart opens up freshly beautiful with some spice. The base begins to warm her up but there is a very ice cold duality to 1932. Elegant ice queen in public, and after a few drinks loosens up a bit but she's still distant and in control. If waterford crystal had a smell, this be it. Silage is low, understated, rich elegance. Not for everyone. Drydown reminds me of Shalimar PI. More you spray longer it lasts. Recommend skin and clothing like a scarf. EDT version reviewed.
Meh. A pleasant, fuzzy fruity thing. The only really pronounced note is a rather pedestrian pink pepper - everything else sort of hints at fruit or iris or patchouli. The end result is a pleasant stew of chemicals that sort of smells like make-up.
Judged on its own merits, this probably deserves a neutral rating for managing to be a dumbed-down crowd pleaser without resorting to awful peach/strawberry/marshmallow nonsense, but it really stands out in a bad way in Chanel's excellent set of Exclusifs. If this were a Michael Kors or a Britney Spears or some brand from whom I expect unrelenting, absolute garbage, I'd be slightly impressed, but that's very faint praise for a Chanel....
Oh, sorry. I took a nap there for a second. Must be the 1932: one sniff and . . . yawn. This is a Chanel Exclusif? This wan little thing with its mishmash of notes though which a bit of iris-ey leather struggles so mightily to assert itself before being beaten down by the shrill proclamations of a cadre of homogenized Mean Girl Florals before they, too, exit the scene and leave everything in the hands of dishwater grey laundry detergent musk?
Such a wasted opportunity.
Aldehydes and Iris blast initially, then fade to oblivion within 15 minutes, leaving a plastic oceanic synthetic vibe, that is totally undistinguished.
During the first few minutes the leathery iris had me very interested, but sadly, it did not develop, it just disappeared.
Amazing the number of ingredients in this, adding up to a rather large cancellation of itself.
Not up to Chanel's standard at all.
Aldehydes galore as in Chanel often, neroli, bergamot, then a drydown of jasmine, lilac and rose - a traditional floral mix. Later a sandal base note that never develops to something remarkable on my skin, unlike in other Chanel scents. A light musk with vanilla and a somewhat disappointing opoponax - this is no TF Envy! - make for a lukewarm drydown.
Performance is acceptable with adequate sillage and projection, and a longevity of around six hours. Supreme blending and ingredients could have made this excellent - but on me it never rises above a middle-of-the-range scent. 2.5/5