Eaux means waters in French, and Les Eaux de Chanel is the collective title of the French luxurious home’s new line of fragrances which are named after locations which are near water. More importantly, these are all locations that held particular which means for Gabrielle Coco Chanel when she was nonetheless alive. Biarritz, the Basque coast the place she opened her first couture home in 1915. Deauville, in Normandy, was the place she reinvented the way in which ladies dressed by promoting fisherman-inspired striped jersey sweaters that have been thought-about a revolution manner again then. Venice (Venise), in Italy, the place she fled to after the demise of her nice love Boy Chapel to search out solace and got here again impressed to start out over as soon as once more.
And these three cities of water have been additionally what in-house perfumer (or nostril), Olivier Polge, drew inspiration from when he created Paris-Biarritz, Paris-Deauville and Paris-Venise. And with all three containing citrus to a point, they’re all refreshing, easy-to-wear scents, with Sicilian mandarin in Paris-Biarritz and Paris-Deauville, whereas the third, Paris-Venise, contrasts fantastically with neroli essence.
‘I wanted to create a sensation on the skin as if each ingredient were soaked with water.’ – Olivier Polge. IMAGE: CHANEL
Personally, I cherished 2 of the three scents essentially the most, particularly Paris-Biarritz and Paris-Deauville. The first is like having the scent of the ocean on a heat sunny day washing throughout you, with a touch of mandarin and lily-of-the-valley. This was kinda sudden since I didn’t precisely like the primary time I had a whiff some months in the past, however what they are saying, scents at all times change in line with your temper, the time of the day, even smelling completely different when spritzed into the air versus being sprayed onto your pores and skin.
‘ More than the actual reality of the destination, I liked the idea urbanites make of it when they dream of a weekend away in the country. I wasn’t striving to seize the Normandy countryside because it stands right this moment, however slightly the promise of a stroll via the tall grasses.’ – Olivier Polge. IMAGE: CHANEL
The second one, then again, is recent and zesty, with the attractive grassy, greenness of basil blended properly with hints of citrus. This was the one I believed was my solely favorite bar none, and since I’m a fan of something recent, it was the one which first held my coronary heart. Thankfully, it nonetheless does.
‘I wanted people to smell that gateway to the Orient, which, at Chanel, is also an evocation of the baroque.’ – Oliver Polge. IMAGE: CHANEL
The third, Paris-Venise, isn’t dangerous both, however as a result of scents are private, that is suited to the one who loves the heat of vanilla and tonka bean. Created to be worn by itself, or worn collectively in no matter mixture you select, these three new fragrances by Chanel don’t have any gender inclinations both. In different phrases, they are often worn by each women and men, one thing which Coco Chanel wouldn’t have minded since she borrowed closely from the lads’s wardrobe in her early days.
Even the bottle is impressed by one thing that Chanel would have accomplished herself, a form that echoes metallic ingesting flasks carried by males within the 30s, symbolising the ‘journeys’ she took to all these variedly completely different, however inspirational locations. Available now in single measurement bottles (125 ml) and priced at SGD215, let these scents take you on a journey (because it did with me once I travelled to Deauville just lately for the launch) and allow them to encourage you in all the pieces that you simply may do.