Love to experiment with new and rare Chanel scents!
29 November 2013
Summary: My mother started me on Chanel No. 5 when I was a child. I would sneak into her cupboards to smell it. As I got older, I still love Chanel but wanted to experiment with the other scents. I received a sample of No. 19 and realized it was my favourite Chanel scent! As soon as I received it at home I sprayed myself and fell in love again, thanks Coco!!
Summary: The arrival in the last few years of White Musks in fragrances provides me with a target for derision ... I can't stand the stuff, however "new and interesting" perfumers (like Sheldrake) are finding them. Sure ... if you want to smell like a basket of newly washed laundry then I guess it's OK. I, however, do not. The key ingredient in N°19 Poudré according to Christopher Sheldrake, who, on an ostensible holiday from Lutens had a hand in developing it, is Iris.
Summary: No. 19 Poudre is reminiscent of all the Prada Infusion d'Iris fragrances, but what it reminds me of even more so is Chloe Eau de Fleurs Capucine. The galbanum & neroli, which are shared by both fragrances is what struck a memory of the Capucine. Jasmine also plays a leading role in both scents. They each have balmy, yet noticeably green and powdery qualities. I wouldn't mind smelling this on the right woman.
Summary: I was given this yesterday as a gift. (New) I don't want to seem ungrateful for it was a lovely thing to do. However Poudre being on the label should really be enough to put you on guard that it is powder light, as someone said before within half an hour even if that the fragrance has gone. It is a lovely scent when first used, Floral and pretty, Such a disappointment that it doesn't have staying power. A real Disappointment for something than comes from Chanel.
Summary: I ordered this a month before my wifes birthday and when it didn't arrive i asked for proof of delivery the claim to have sent a replacement but that never appeared either so the refunded my money.
Summary: This is the less serious baby of the Chanel family. It's very light and not as "in your face" as some of the other more established Chanels. You probably still wouldn't give this to a teenager as present. But for somebody in their 20s this is a nice intro to the world of real perfumes, not just something that a random celebrity puts their name to it.