Summary: Bought a sealed box of the extrait. Like Arpege, this gentle aldehyde barely registers on me, I seem to require civet with my aldehydes. then I spilt a good 3 ml! On the kitchen counter!. Quickly I slathered myself with that 3 ml. After socking me in the face with neroli at that dosage, it smelt nice enough, my son could smell it from 5 feet away, and I still could barely smell it after an hour.
Summary: A wrap of dusky incense and blackwood, almost hidden by a cloud of white chiffon. Chanel No. 22 is extraordinarily pretty: creamy, sweet and sparkling. While usually I don't feel one's clothes need to 'match' the perfume of the day, there's something about No. 22 that deserves good jewellery, a proper skirt and black eyeliner. Although it came out in 1922 originally, it vividly brings to mind Capucine or Anna Karina in the early 60s.
Summary: Chanel No.22 is a vixen. It has a perfectly calm exterior of pastel greens - ever so proper and ladylike- hiding a thunderous nature. Leather. A chic bob, a trenchcoat and perhaps silk lingerie underneath. It opens with clean, bright aldehydes like Dia or Rive Gauche (both of which I love) but there's something more sulphuric in the aldeyhydes of No.22. This is a pastel green note, a particular grassiness. Then the heart is some robust leather on me.
Summary: One of my absolute favorite Chanels in both the EDT and the parfum extrait. The Les exclusifs EDT is rich and long lasting with a huge white burst of clean aldehydes. I adore aldehydes having been trained in Chanel No 5 from the age of 19 . Whereas No 5 is sweeter ,muskier and nowadays I think the aldehydes have been toned down and sadly No 5- every concentration appears to have been reformulated . So No.
Summary: An old-school powdery aldehydic kissed with heartbreakingly tender, petal-delicate, crepuscular, notes of real jasmin and violet, whisper-supported by an authentic sandalwood, hay-ey tonka, and perhaps vetiver. Haunting and spell-casting, like a scent a female ghost would wistfully leave behind in a Victorian mansion, when they say, "They don't make 'em like this anymore.", they're referring to scents like this-- Now THIS is perfume.... Emotion-arousing stuff.
Summary: Marvelous! No dirt, no rooty whiff, nothing animal/smoky/sexy, just elegant white floral. Here's the thing, I can wear this anywhere, any time, and I know I smell good. Think about that the next time you're in line at a huge supermarket, gagging from the skank jiuce the person behind you is wearing. If only she was wearing Chanel No. 22...
Summary: This is an amazing fragrance, at least it is for me. What I can't get over is the lasting power, I get whiffs of it on my skin all day, and it sticks to my clothes like nothing else. It last days on clothes. I use the EDT, not the parfum. I agree with a prior reviewer who said it's a bit boggling in that it seems so much like no. 5 but so different at the same time.
Summary: Chanel No 22 is my fifth fragrance from the Les Exclusifs line, I also own Coromandel, Jersey, Bois des îles and Beige. Coromandel as a warm oriental scent is what I usually gravitate toward, so adding Bois des îles already meant branching out of the ordinary for me. While Bois des îles and 22 share many of the notes the main difference to me are the strong aldehydes in 22. Both open on Jasmin, then add Ylang yang and Rose.
Summary: The beginning and middle notes of the parfum are great. I love the heavy jasmine layered with aldehydes; smells very classy, very Chanel. Then, as with all Chanels, my skin chemistry comes in and ruins the whole effect. The undertone and middle notes of this develop on my skin smelling muddled, messy, somewhat like a damp cat litter box. Not what Chanel was going for, I'm sure.
Summary: Awesome! Really yummy sweet dry down. The opening blast of aldehydes may be scary for some. Otherwise almost perfect. I have tried both old and new version and I find them both good. I think the sharp aldehyde bite dissapears much faster in new version and it has less incense, but instead has more sweetness and creamieness (the sort you find in the drydown of Allure Sensuelle).