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  1. Understanding Chanel Batch Codes

    Chanel batch codes help you identify when their perfumes were manufactured.
    The House of Chanel has always gone to great measures to ensure the quality of their products. Whether it's clothing or perfume quality control is a priority for them. One of the ways they ensure this control over their line of perfumes is by engraving the back near the of each bottle of perfume with a four digit number or batch code that tells you the month and with a little detective work the year the perfume was ...
  2. How Well Do You Know Chanel?

    Since 1910 the Chanel brand has been producing top of the line clothing including Haute couture,Ready-to-wear and Accessories as well as Perfumes and Jewelry. What began in 1909 as a humble millinery (hat making) at 160 Boulevard Malesherbes in Paris has become an Internationally known and respected brand worn by high fashion models,celebrities,president;s wives and ordinary people,that is if your wallet is deep enough. Attention to detail and classy cutting edge designs has made Chanel one of the
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  3. Day trip sniffs

    Treated myself to a day out in town, sniffing all the delicious things I could find a card to test on



    Terre d'Hermes - OMFG. Heavyweight. A good reference scent for the sort of dry/spice/wood scent I *don't* enjoy. My scrawled comment on the test card was "!!"

    Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo - not unlike a lighter Terre d'Hermes. Rated a "??" on the test strip. I found it reminiscent of a lighter Terre d'Hermes, with an aquatic note ...
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  4. Eau de toilette concentree = eau de parfum

    Chanel changed all their "eau de toilette concentree" products into eau de parfum. That happened to Allure Homme Edition Blanche as well as to Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme and Pour Monsieur Concentree.
  5. SOTD Friday, April 25, 2014


    Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
    Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon
    A raucous party of bergamot and patchouli,
    whirling giddy with too much champagne.
    Business is pleasure but when did pleasure
    become business?

    Pass the canapés and hold in your stomach.
    Even if your feet hurt and that bit of wit fell flat,
    there is a soft,
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