Persolaise has just done a beautiful review for the new pure parfum extracts of Chanel’s 1932, Beige and Jersey: he always brings a fine-pointed and intuitive precision to his perfume analysis, and the piece almost made me want to smell this
perfume again, just to be sure.
I was personally unable to share his gracious equanimity in my own review of the latest Chanel, however, as I simply found it trite, vulgar.
Do you think they will ever do anything interesting again or is it just Duty Free home furnishings from now on?
Will Chanel be synonymous merely with ‘safety’, or will they ever be daring- poetic, even?
There are plenty of reviews out there discussing its jewelled brilliance, its gentle, shimmering jasmineness. So read those for another viewpoint. But no matter how many times I smell this new release from Chanel, I can smell nothing but boredom. And irritation. And even unpleasantness.
A flat, unaffecting, even somehow slightly farty, modern Duty Free Jasmine, underlaid with…something. Vetiver? Aldehydes? Other ‘flowers’.Who cares. ‘1932’ (stupid name) is of no consequence. Slightly ugly. Just a calculatingly, substandard Bulgari Jasmin Noir.