Once in a while, it’s interesting to play those “what if?” games. For today: As in, what if a perfumed fairy godmother showed up on your doorstep and offered to give you three bottles of scent. The only catch? All three have to be from the same house and the scents have to be in current production.
So today let’s play with Chanel, in honor of their recent release of three new extraits for 1932, Jersey and Beige, all of which BTW, I can’t wait to try.
Right off the bat, I know I’ll have to have Coromandel. My fall and winter months just wouldn’t be the same without its deep, rich sophisticated goodness and patchouli charms. Each time I wear it, I always feel a little mysterious and beautiful. And de rigueur for summer would have to be Chanel’s amazing Eau de Cologne, which IMHO, is the best cologne out there. As colognes go, it lasts fairly well, I think. And happily re-spritzing it is one of the joys of warm weather.
But for No. 3, oh dear. I’m torn in several different directions. Love Cristalle (old and new) but the Cologne does kind of cover a bright, warm weather scent for me. I really enjoy Coco, although Coromandel does take care of the sultry, spicy vibe. Also Nos. 19, 22 and 1932. And are they still making Bois des Iles extrait? If so, that’s going to be a big contender as well. Decisions, decisions.
So, as I try to round out my perfume wardrobe trio, guess I’ll go with No. 22, as it helps bridge the territory between my other picks. I see the bottles I didn’t choose giving me dirty looks, but the fairy godmother says, a limit of three, please. 🙂
What about you –- what would be your three-fer gift from Chanel?