Chanel is one perfume house, along with Dior, that can take me from zero to furious over a new release as easily as they can enchant me. Chanel 1932 has charmed me. I will try to avoid being a little Bittercup frothing with annoyance about Chanel Coco Noir while I get all giddy about Chanel 1932, but it may seep through.
What I’ve decided is Chanel doesn’t do dark. Chanel Coco was the closest they got, and nothing they’ve gone dark with since then has really been anything approaching even shadowy. Pretty? Chanel does pretty – or can do it – so effortlessly. I tried to find the Chanel bag that I thought best represented Chanel 1932, but I fell down the Chanel Bag Hole and was lucky to get out with my wallet intact.
Costs More than Chanel 1932 by, um, a LOT
Now all I can think about is this damn yellow bag that I saw in one of the fashion magazines in the last 30 days and had almost managed to put it out of my mind until i saw this picture. This is close to this perfume – bottled beautiful sunshine is what Chanel 1932 represents – it sparkles like the light glinting off the lake. Made to commemorate the diamond jewelry collection Chanel introduced in 1932, this has brilliance, but not the cold sparklies of diamonds. It’s the warm rays of the sun. Notes of aldehydes, bergamot, neroli, jasmine, rose, lilac, carnation, ylang-ylang, vetiver, sandalwood, opoponax, orris root, coumarin, ambrette, musk, incense, vanilla and iralia make up the perfume. It’s a sum of its parts. No one note really stands out, it’s blended beautifully.
Does Chanel need another lovely perfume? I’ve thought about this a lot. Chanel doesn’t do dark, and it seems to not do daring so much anymore, so I’d rather they put out lovely like 1932 than mindless vague okay scents like Coco Noir.
So I’m happy about this scent because it makes me feel really pretty when I wear it, like my most feminine nightie and robe. Not my sexiest, just the prettiest. Angela also reviews it on Now Smell This.
Some of you find out for yourself. Drop a comment to be entered to win a sample. I’ll give away 5 of them. If you already have tried this, just put DEM in your comment for Don’t Enter Me, but let us know what you thought about it.. I can’t imagine this will be appealing for the leather folks or those feeling like one or two pretty perfumes are enough.