SHE’S ALL THAT: : : COCO by CHANEL (1984)

Goodness.

You know I think this is actually starting to suit me.

 

I just bought a cheap vintage parfum as just an adjunct to my Chanel collection and woof….it smells kind of fabulous.

The Black Narcissus

 

 

 

 

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Coco, always Chanel’s most exuberant and joyful creation, to me exudes a conspicuous air of eighties consumption. Blazing gold jewellery and glinting, multifaceted jewels, this woman knowingly struts her real or imaginary red carpet no matter the weather – transforming grey, mundane realities with a brush of the colourful high life.

 

 

 

 

Though she is loud and a little persistent, this fruity Miss, you still can’t help somehow inhaling, with rich pleasure, her dense, baroque carnival of odorous riches; her compressed, spiced, fusillades of peach, coriander, orange blossom, Spice Island clove; Indian jasmine, mimosa; the heart of Bulgarian rose over an effortlessly shoulder-wrapping base accord of sandalwood, amber, patchouli, leather, and chocolate: a complex, sweet…

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3 responses to “SHE’S ALL THAT: : : COCO by CHANEL (1984)

  1. Renee Stout

    As much as I want to like Coco. It has never clicked for me. I keep a small bottle of vintage parfum and will try it once in a while, but there is a note in it that turns me off and I always end up scrubbing it off so I can put on something else. It’s the only one of the Chanels that I feel that way about. (sigh). Hmmm, you mentioned leather and chocolate notes and maybe that’s the problem for me, because while I love leather notes, the thought of leather with chocolate doesn’t appeal to me. I’ve always felt that Coco had too much going on.

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