She was a woman who was many different things, one who sought to live the life she wanted, never giving in to popular convention and basically marched to her own beat. She was a creator, a pioneer, a trend-setter, and one whose glorious legacy still lives on today through Chanel, which in its early days sold only hats before it expanded and in 1922 eventually launched her most iconic fragrance to date, the N°5.
This year, Chanel is celebrating everything Gabrielle Chanel, from a new collection of bags named after her to the #J12Mademoiselle timepieces that everyone wanted. And because a celebration of everything Coco would be odd without a fragrance dedicated to her, this new fragrance, simply known as the Gabrielle Chanel, is an ode to her and the Chanel woman of today, one who’s free-spirited, full of desire, fervour and subversiveness.
Available in an all-new bottle that’s also beautifully-shaped, removing the topper and taking in your first whiff will reveal notes of jasmine, orange blossom, tuberose and ylang ylang that promise to come together beautifully on your skin. Inhale again and everything is supposed to be more intense, thanks to master perfumer Olivier Pole. The jasmine is intensified, with white musk added to the ylang ylang that’s further accentuated by the creaminess of tuberose. Along with blackcurrant, grapefruit zest, mandarin peel and sandalwood, it’s a deliciously heady mix that even Gabrielle Chanel herself would approve of.
The Gabrielle Chanel fragrance will be available at all Chanel boutiques in Singapore from 19 August 2017, and on 1 September 2017 it will be launched at all of Chanel’s beauty counters islandwide.