Les exclusifs de Chanel
16 pure forms. 16 exceptional fragrances.
A unique collection of fragrances, composed in the past by Ernest Beaux, perfumer to Mademoiselle Chanel; composed in the
present by Jacques Polge, House of Chanel master perfumer. Each work draws inspiration from the life of Gabrielle Chanel: poetic testimonies
to legendary places, materials she loved, and the symbols that always followed. An essay in the perfumer's art; a timeless statement of style.
A scent of the open air
BEL RESPIRO is the name of the house bought by
Mademoiselle in 1920 as a place to replenish her energy,
in Garches — the chic countryside retreat for Parisians.
With beige roughcast and black shutters, this pastoral
paradise nicknamed 'Noix de Coco' welcomed friendship
and artistic creation. A tender and romantic scent.
BOIS DES ILES
An invitation to travel
1926: The exhibition of decorative arts in Paris closes
its doors. It's the era of 'Art Deco' and the modern style:
Jazz stirs passions and precious woods dominate dreams...
Coco Chanel launches the first woody fragrance for women
in the history of perfume. An intoxicating, enveloping, warm,
sensual and precious spiraling scent.
The spirit of art
A friend like no other. The patron of the arts. The connoisseur who
opened new horizons for Gabrielle Chanel. MISIA, an evocative
name to describe the close link between Chanel and the world of
the arts. The first LES EXCLUSIFS DE CHANEL fragrance
created by Olivier Polge.
31 RUE CAMBON
A couture fragrance
31, Rue Cambon: A legendary place, the epicenter of the
world of Coco Chanel. Now, as in the past, the building is
organized around four floors: the boutique, the haute couture
salon, the apartment, the design studio and the workshops.
The quintessence of the style of Chanel. A perfectly
controlled, elegant, spirited and warm accord.
A creation full of fantasy
The Camellia, Mademoiselle's emblem, has no scent.
But the Gardenia, which it so closely resembles, exudes a
sweet scent that is impossible to extract. Ernest Beaux and
Gabrielle Chanel persevered however, and succeeded in
creating a stunning evocation of this marvelous flower. An
outstanding floral fragrance: sweet, voluptuous, intense and
Or an alter ego
Gabrielle Chanel considered Arthur 'Boy' Capel as more
than her soul mate: he was her double, her alter ego, the one
she considered her other self. Inspired by their love, BOY
CHANEL is a composition of timeless elegance, with notes
of Lavender and Grasse Geranium, and a warm, woody base
of Sandalwood mingled with Heliotrope and Musk.
A fine jewel of a fragrance
18, Place Vendôme is the prestigious address of the Chanel
jewelry boutique, just opposite the Ritz Hotel, where Mademoiselle
lived for many years. The most beautiful jewels are presented here,
including the re-edition of the 'Comète' necklace from Gabrielle's
diamond collection. A unique, intense and vibrant scent that
surprises with its fruity, sweet-smooth notes.
A deeply rooted fragrance
SYCOMORE: a fragrance launched by Gabrielle Chanel in
1930. Jacques Polge drew inspiration from this name to
create a woody, highly evocative fragrance: the strength of
wood, the roughness of bark, the flat cracking of the
A rare scent
LA PAUSA: the vacation villa built for Mademoiselle
on land bought in 1928, in the south of France.
With a view of a faraway Italian coast, the villa was
simple and elegant, a haven of peace and the perfect
place to relax and receive guests. A creation full of
contrasts, like the Iris: radiant and delicate, simple
and luxurious, earthy and powdery.
A skin scent
Launched a year after N° 5, N° 22 is imbued with the same
revolutionary spirit. Its name: a simple number, 22, like
1922, the year of its creation, or like the 22nd fragrance
sample that Ernest Beaux offered Mademoiselle Chanel.
A scent with a strong personality that is endlessly sensual
EAU DE COLOGNE
An incomparable composition
Created in 1725, the EAU DE COLOGNE is a fundamental product in
perfumery. Mademoiselle, who brought sport and toned bodies into
fashion, offered the popular scent in 1929. Now Jacques Polge offers his
own interpretation using ingredients of the highest quality.
A constellation of diamonds
In 1932, Mademoiselle Chanel showered Paris with diamond
stars in her first High Jewelry collection. Jacques Polge chose to
evoke this collection with a precious white and feminine flower:
Jasmine. Created petal by petal to make every facet shine, it
gradually spirals into place, reveals itself on the skin and finally
expresses a voluptuous and sophisticated side.
A nectar fragrance
"I take refuge in beige because it's natural," said Mademoiselle
Chanel. Sandy beige, honey beige, clay beige, whitish beige...
Gabrielle Chanel loved all shades of this colour, which evokes
natural elegance and grace. A stunning blend of white petals
and yellow gold. An outburst of tender, powdery flowers
with hints of honey.
A scent of freedom
Jersey had only been used for men's undergarments until, in the
1920s, Mademoiselle Chanel made it the instrument of a new
femininity. "By creating jersey clothing, I was liberating the body
and moving away from the fitted waist." Like Mademoiselle,
Jacques Polge also revealed the chic and feminine treasures of
a material considered to be masculine and simple: Lavender.
An inspired fragrance
Coromandel screens are inseparable from the world of
Mademoiselle. This art from the heart of China enabled her to
recreate her home wherever she went and perfectly illustrated
her approach to work: infinite patience and a spirit of
perfection. An Oriental fragrance full of contrasts: intense,
spicy, amber top notes that develop richly and softly.
CUIR DE RUSSIE
An imperial fragrance
After meeting the Grand Duke Dmitri, cousin of Tsar Nicholas
II, the Russian influence pervaded Mademoiselle's creations.
The name CUIR DE RUSSIE comes from the aroma left by
the birch tar used by Russian soldiers to tan their boots: an
enveloping, warm and sensual fragrance, which releases
mysterious wafts of tobacco, hay and smoked wood.