Category Archives: Chanel

Holiday fragrance gifts 2017, part 1

We’re starting off this year’s holiday gift series with scented body products of all kinds, and as always, do add any of your own recommendations in the comments! There are seven more posts to come.

My own favorite, just for the spiffy packaging: Cartier La Panthére Powder De Parfum Étincelante. “A shimmering La Panthére Perfume Powder leaving on the skin a velvety veil. A product offering a new sensual gesture, to be layered with the Eau de Parfum and the Shimmering Eau de Parfum for a perfect ritual.” $75 for 100g at Neiman Marcus

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Christmas Crush: Nº5 L’Eau Twist and Spray & Nº5 Fragments d’Or by CHANEL

It’s that time of year again: Christmas, also known as the most wonderful time of year, in fact, […] Continue reading

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Olfactory Deconstruction: Vetiver

We often talk about ‘notes’ or materials in fragrances and how they come together to create a multi-faceted […] Continue reading

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Candy Crush: La Crème Main by CHANEL

I’m always crushing on something scented or other. My nose knows no limits. Candy Crush is where I […] Continue reading

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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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