Hey Hey Perfume Posse Peeps, Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies thrilled to be with you all, as always. I was recently gifted some wonderful fragrances and today I will share with you one I’d never heard of before, while this one was being released my fragrant mind was clearly attuned elsewhere. I’m trying to think what I may have been wearing in 1998: Le Male, Joop Homme, Fendi Donna, Versace Blonde, I think I may have worn a Jacomo at this point? Ahh, dunno. Anyway, I completely missed…
Une Fleur De Chanel by Jacques Polge for CHANEL 1998
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Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Jasmine, green notes, citruses
Une Fleur De Chanel opens with a big rush of aldehydic citrus and green notes. It’s fun and frisky and I think my bottle may be on the verge of turn. About a minute in a lovely banana/ylang note swans through creating a sexy exotic vibe, very summer holiday on a tropical island. I can see this being a favourite summer scent for the young and young at heart. A bright flirty and fun floral that is alluring and languid at the same time.
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Then I am left with a soft lemony green, a little bit sweetened green tea-ish, that goes for a few hours and fades to zero. It reads like a very modern fragrance and I am surprised it did not do well enough to stay in the range. A simple, pretty, green citrus/floral that sparkles? Maybe it was just too simple for its time, ahead of its time? I bet if they re-released Une Fleur de Chanel today that it would be a smash.
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Did you ever wear this sweet, pretty beauty?