Les Eaux
de CHANEL

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The fragrance

Pairing the green facets of Basil with sparkling top notes of Sicilian Mandarin, this aromatic citrus fragrance unleashes a lively, naturally radiant freshness.

Illustration inspired by the olfactive notes

Gabrielle Chanel in Deauville

1913. Gabrielle Chanel opened her very first fashion boutique in Deauville. Inspired by the peaceful landscapes along the Normandy coast, PARIS-DEAUVILLE transposes this bucolic charm to the heart of a fragrance of the open air.

Gabrielle Chanel and her aunt Adrienne in front of the CHANEL Boutique in Deauville, 1913. © Private collection

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The fragrance

A composition of shadow and light, between freshness and sensuality, in which essence of Neroli illuminates the warm tones of an oriental accord with notes of Vanilla and Tonka.

Illustration inspired by the olfactive notes

Gabrielle Chanel in Venice

1920. Gabrielle Chanel fell under the spell of Venice and its treasures of Byzantine and Baroque art, which became a main source of inspiration for her style.

Gabrielle Chanel on Roussy Sert's yacht in Venice Photo V.H. Grandpierre. © All Right Reserved / Courtesy of Vogue Paris

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The fragrance

Vibrant and delicately fruity, Sicilian Mandarin highlights the sparkling radiance of a Lily of the Valley accord in this lively fragrance that is as refreshing as a splash of sea spray.

Illustration inspired by the olfactive notes

Gabrielle Chanel in Biarritz

1915. Gabrielle Chanel was taken with the sporty yet fashionable atmosphere of Biarritz. She made it the location of her first couture house that caught the attention of an international clientele.

The CHANEL Boutique in Biarritz, 1931 Photo Seeberger. © Bibliothèque Nationale de France

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