I expected a more envelopping and creamy blast as a whole. It took me over a year to wrap my nose around it and fully understand it.
Then, in 2001, came Coco Mademoiselle, a breath of air that lightens this cornucopia of fragrance, in which everything is simplified and accelerated in a radiant burst of fruit and flower.
And today there is Coco Noir, a great nocturnal Baroque.
In the opening is balsamic then sweet rosy yet spicy is quickly appear.
From top to the bottom are grapefruit, roses, patchouli and bean. In past 4 years, it is very potent, rich and strong perfume but now a day, it is really modern, I can say, it is sexy and sensual, by the way, I love it very much I can't wait to try Coco Mademoiselle Intense, soon It took me while to appreciate this one. Actually I can describe Noir as a cheerful fragrance but not playful, bubbly or candy like. The bottle is very very chic but doesn't reflect the character of this perfume.
Base: tonka bean, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli and white musk frankincense.
Coco Noir was created by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake.I wanted to continue exploring an entire esthetic range of CHANEL perfumery, a range that distinguishes itself from the Florals, one that is illustrated by Bois-des-Iles and Cuir de Russie. It’s what I like to call the CHANEL Coromandel culture, what you see and feel in her apartment.The night vision of the ‘Orient that starts and ends in Venice’ imposed itself upon me and that is where I wanted to go.” perfumer Jacques Polge.I imagine someone wearing it maybe at the airport, maybe at an art gallery...Sillage is close to the skin, but it resists a shower.I get mostly vanilla and citrus from Noir which to me is very elegant but not distinctive among other Chanel perfumes.