Gabrielle Chanel cultivated the art of paradox. The woman behind an understated, pared-down style that revolutionized women's fashion was equally fond of baroque style, which inspired the decor of her apartment on rue Cambon and her Byzantine jewelry collections. The COCO fragrance, true to her nickname, reveals the whimsical, radiant facet of her intense personality in a mysterious, provocative Oriental scent with floral and spicy notes.
Designed in 1921, The Classic Bottle is striking in its simplicity and modernity. The chiseled stopper reflects the geometry of Place Vendôme, which Gabrielle Chanel could view from her room at the Ritz in Paris.
Since then, Chanel has practiced the art of baudruchage to seal bottles of Parfum. Carried out by hand, it consists of covering the neck of the bottle with a fine membrane, which is held in place by a strand of pearl-cotton thread, then sealed with a black wax stamp.
A baroque score written with Oriental, floral and spicy notes. COCO Parfum opens with a citrus note of Sicilian Mandarin and reveals a voluptuous heart of Jasmine and May Rose. A luxurious harmony with an enveloping trail tinged with Indonesian Patchouli, Tonka Bean and Benzoin.
ART OF PERFUMING
The Parfum is the fullest expression of the perfumer's art with its own specific application. Gabrielle Chanel's advice was to apply it "wherever you want to be kissed." Neck, wrist, décolleté, inside of the elbow… Dab a drop on your body's pulse points, wherever you can feel the beat of your heart.
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