Teardrop- I loved Jasmin Rouge. I nearly bought a bottle but I was banned by my husband who said I had bought enough for now.... *LOL*
However, I did find that the dry down was unspectacular for the price . It is all top heavy on me and drops out at the bottom.
Chanel's Coco Noir EDP
Notes of : grapefruit, Calabrian bergamot,rose, narcissus, rose geranium leaf and jasmine, tonka bean, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli and white musk frankincense.
I have tried Coco Noir EDP a number of times without really stopping to smell it thoroughly I guess. I am wearing it this afternoon from a sample.
It is easy to dismiss this as a disappointment ,another Coco Mademoiselle, not as good as Coco the Original , another fruitchouli sensation, a cop out by Chanel.
In actuality , it is a beautifully composed scent . A thoughtful scent and though it shares some qualities of Coco Mademoiselle and Coco , it is a different creation, I feel .
As Coco Mademoiselle is the extrovert little sister who loves Pink and a sophisticated thing in its own right - Coco Noir feels elegant , subtle and probably rolls her eyes a bit at Coco Mademoiselle's endless antics and massive persona . Yes, Coco Mademoiselle is an extremely popular girl but Coco Noir is an beautiful ,polished laidback woman . She doesn't require Victoria's Secret and prefers La Perla .
There are wisps of Coco Mademoiselle in Noir ( they are related ,after all ! ) and shades of the original Coco as well ( they are related ,after all ! *LOL* ) but Noir is an easy medium betweeen the two scents Coco Mademoiselle and original Coco .The touch of frankincense is lovely. The patchouli is not blindingly clean like Mademoiselle.
If Coco Mademoiselle and the original Coco are too bombastic for you- then give Coco Noir a try. It feels like silk and smells exotically but much more subtly Chanel-esque.
I am getting tired of all the 'Coco' names ...they should have just called this something else.
You know what - I think I will get a bottle at some point to replace Coco Mademoiselle. I can't wear the original Coco - it gives me a headache . So Noir is the easy choice.
Well done. 4 stars !
Chanel - please hurry up and bring out the pure perfume version of Coco Noir- I am sure it will be a bestseller .