Category Archives: Chanel

Chanel Gabrielle : Perfume Review

Can Chanel Gabrielle be the next No 5? I have my doubts.

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This imaginary white flower

Perfumer Oliver Polge talks about the new Gabrielle Chanel. (If you missed it, we posted the commercial here.)  Continue reading

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New Vlog: Gabrielle by CHANEL

So I’ve been a bit naff with posting regular vlogs… I had originally intended to post a new vlog every week but I fear that this may have been a tad optimistic (what with this blog, Fume Chat podcast, Escentual … Continue reading Continue reading

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Perfume Review: Gabrielle by CHANEL

Here she is, finally! Gabrielle is the first feminine pillar fragrance from CHANEL since Chance in 2002. That’s a 15 year gap, which is somewhat unprecedented in an industry that is all about churn, churn, and more churn. But thankfully, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Running

Kristen Stewart for Gabrielle Chanel.
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Seize, Dare, Create

Chapter 21 in the ongoing Inside Chanel series. If you’d like to work backwards, here is 17, 18, 19 and 20. Continue reading

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Chanel Gabrielle ~ fragrance review

Chanel Gabrielle, brand image

How do you feel about Chanel Coco Mademoiselle? Chances are good your answer will say a lot about how you will like Chanel Gabrielle. From first sniff, Gabrielle brings to my mind images of Coco Mademoiselle stuffing her arms into one of Chanel No. 5 Eau Première’s ruffled chiffon dresses. After wearing Gabrielle off and on for a week, my feelings haven’t changed. To me, Gabrielle smells like a Coco Mademoiselle flanker.

Chanel house perfumer Olivier Polge developed Gabrielle. Chanel describes Gabrielle as “an imaginary flower”…

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Chanel Gabrielle ~ new fragrance

Chanel Gabrielle

Chanel will launch Gabrielle, a new abstract floral for women, in September. Gabrielle is named for the brand’s founder, Gabrielle Chanel, and hopes to evoke “the rebellious, mold-breaking spirit of her early years before she became Coco.” The fragrance will be fronted by actress Kristen Stewart…

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Chanel, Caron and Guerlain in Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita

“The first time I encountered a perfume that beguiled me was in the pages of a book. The sultry red-haired witch in Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita enticed women with the promise of “Guerlain, Chanel No 5, Mitsouko, Narcisse Noir, evening gowns, cocktail dresses…” It would be some years before I smelled these perfumes, yet their names left a “baffling […]

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Master your freedom

Chapters 19 (below the jump) and 20 in the ongoing Inside Chanel series. If you’d like to work backwards, here is 17 and 18.

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