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August 2, 2012

More News on Chanel Coco Noir

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Yesterday I posted about a new fragrance Chanel is releasing called Coco Noir, a flanker to Coco. I just received official word from Chanel and I’m excited to share this news with you!

For Coco Noir, Jacques Polge wanted to distinguish it from the florals and instead was inspired by what he calls “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.”

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Chanel has created in Coco Noir what it calls a “nocturnal Baroque” – a celebration of Gabrielle Chanel’s use of black and Venice’s influence on her designs and her life. Chanel spent much time in Venice, most notably on her best friend’s honeymoon, where she went along to try to ease the sadness of mourning Boy Capel’s death. You may also remember that the Chanel Cruise 2009/10 collection was presented on Lido Beach in Venice.

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel at the Lido in Venice

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel at the Lido in Venice

Chanel so eloquently describes Coco Noir: “Coco Noir is the magnificent evocation of that woman in that city and all those women today who choose intensity over the bland norm; the detours of seduction over perfunctory exhibitionism, and true luxury over vulgarity.”

Chanel, Sert and Berthelot at the Lido, 1925

Chanel, Sert and Berthelot at the Lido, 1925

The notes of the fragrance are woody and musky at its base and are contrasted with bright, light notes up top. These complex contrasts create Coco Noir, “a distinctively CHANEL olfactory signature of desire and modesty, mystery and brilliance, in which baroque audacity and classic demeanour mingle and blend.”

Grapefruit note
Calabrian Bergamot

Essence and Absolute of Rose
Absolute of Jasmine
Narcissus Note
Rose Geranium Leaf

Brazilian and Venezuelan Tonka Bean
Indonesian Patchouli
New Caledonian Sandalwood
Bourbon Vanilla
White Musk Frankincense

Gabrielle Chanel in Venice, 1936

Gabrielle Chanel in Venice, 1936

COCO NOIR Eau de Parfum Spray will retail as follows: 1.7 oz. $98.00, 3.4 oz. $130.00. Chanel Coco Noir will be available at select department and specialty stores and on CHANEL.com August 17, 2012 and wider release in September 2012.

Images & Info courtesy of Chanel

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  1. This sounds really interesting, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a perfume more for evening use and this sounds like it will fit the bill. I’m looking forward to trying it. It will be a nice departure from my signature Coco Mademoiselle.

    Comment by Alison — August 3, 2012 @ 9:38 am

  2. Здравствуйте.Я купила COCO NOIR 100 мл в Варне,открыла их уже по прибытии домой в Санкт-Петербург и,увы,разочарование.Не работает,как правильно не знаю называется,пульверизатор.Начинаю нажимать на пульверизатор,но струи нет,течет у крышки.Расстроилась до слез,не знаю,что делать и как ими пользоваться.

    Comment by Ильмира — January 4, 2013 @ 11:02 am

  3. I would bring it back to the store and let them know.

    Comment by La Chanelphile — January 5, 2013 @ 10:23 pm

  4. Я уже не могу вернуть,так как покупала в Варне (Болгария),а живу в Санкт-Петербурге (Россия).Может быть есть другой совет,что делать?

    Comment by Ильмира — January 6, 2013 @ 9:02 am

  5. Perhaps contact Chanel online through their email form or customer service?

    Comment by La Chanelphile — January 6, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

  6. Напишите,пожалуйста,адрес электронной почты.

    Comment by Ильмира — January 7, 2013 @ 7:19 am

  7. Hi,
    Try this:

    Best of luck.

    Comment by La Chanelphile — January 8, 2013 @ 6:06 pm

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