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    Default Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    I bought a vintage bottle containing about 4.5ml but there wasn't much competition for it (went under the hammer for $11.50) so I wonder if I made a mistake.

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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    To my nose, it smells like aldehydes, white flowers and incense.
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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    Quote Originally Posted by arwen_elf View Post
    To my nose, it smells like aldehydes, white flowers and incense.
    Another incensy fragrance? Ooo...how groovy.

    I'm not too fond of No.5, appreciate Coco for it's reminiscing power and am head-over- heels in love with No.19, but am not sure where No. 22 will fit in.

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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    Chanel #22 is very nice. I personally like it better than #5.

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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    It's very powdery as a result of the heavy dose of aldehydes it contains. It's also on the sweet side. I absolutely love smelling it on a test strip.

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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    N22 is my favourite Les Exclusifs, hell, it's my fave Chanel period!
    It's an aldehyde nuclear bomb with a sweet floral drydown, very
    delish!
    I seriously doubt you'll like it, since you dislike N5, but who knows?
    Maybe you'll love it, too.

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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    N22 is my favourite Les Exclusifs, hell, it's my fave Chanel period!
    It's an aldehyde nuclear bomb with a sweet floral drydown, very
    delish!
    I seriously doubt you'll like it, since you dislike N5, but who knows?
    Maybe you'll love it, too.
    Haha...I may not be too fond of No.5, because its 'sparkle' at the beginning is a bit artificial to me.

    However, that's far from disliking it

    The colour of the juice has turned a little reddish due to age, so the aldehydic note may have burned off somewhat(hopefully!)

    The seller, who is obviously an expert in fragrances, guarantees 100% that the scent hasn't turned despite its age, so let's see.
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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    Quote Originally Posted by domperrier View Post
    Haha...I may not be too fond of No.5, because its 'sparkle' at the beginning is a bit artificial to me.
    That 'sparkle' you mention, I'd reckon are the aldehydes,
    as they are indeed artificial ... litterally!

    N22 have a similar opening, just times 10!
    I look forward to hearing your thoughts..!

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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    I own the pre exclusifs No22 in edt and parfum. Now I hate and cannot wear No5 in any form. No22 is a different animal altogether. Massive blast of aldehyde well it is Chanel, then white flowers and a little incense. Do not expect it to be an incense but rather incense blended with loads of white flowers and aldehydic.
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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    I'm not a No 5 wearer, either and I own and adore No 22 in both extrait and pre-exclusifs edt. To me it's sweet, ladylike (iris), luminous and joyful. A very lovely fragrance.
    "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel

    I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729

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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    I'm not a No 5 wearer, either and I own and adore No 22 in both extrait and pre-exclusifs edt. To me it's sweet, ladylike (iris), luminous and joyful. A very lovely fragrance.
    Oh? It has iris? Like No.19?

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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    That 'sparkle' you mention, I'd reckon are the aldehydes,
    as they are indeed artificial ... litterally!

    N22 have a similar opening, just times 10!
    I look forward to hearing your thoughts..!
    I found No. 22 very familiar...I think one of my aunts wore it when I was staying with her for 2 months about a decade ago.

    The aldehyde kick is as potent as advertised!

    Then I watched a youtube perfume collection video where the owner(who has been wearing this scent for ages) said it smells like 'baby powder scent with a bit of a kick', and I thought : "That's it!"

    Maybe Chanel should compete with J & J?

    Anyway, the funny thing is: The seller is known among some circles to be a serial counterfeiter of vintage scents, so my purchase in 99% likelihood a cheap No.22 EDT with dye added to make it seem vintage.

    So I brought this up to him, mentioning a reddish staining of the label on the bottle.

    Within 5 hours, I got a refund of the price & shipping!

    My first free perfume...dye or not, it's great...

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    Default Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    would you mind sharing the seller's name, so i can be sure not to purchase from him?

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