Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum

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Chanel Coco Noir Eau de Parfum is a scent that was supposed to mark the return to Oriental fragrances for Chanel. It has notes of grapefruit, bergamot, orange, rose, jasmine, geranium, patchouli, tonka bean, vanilla, sandalwood, and white musk.

Coco Noir spends most of the time smelling like sweet berries and patchouli. From beginning to end, a lot of the other notes are barely detectable; if I wasn’t specifically looking for them, I don’t think I’d have caught on that they were, in fact, supposed to be there. Initially, there’s a hint of grapefruit–a little zest–but it fades too quickly. In the first hour or so, the rose and jasmine notes peek through. They linger but disappear beneath a haze of sweetened berries, patchouli, and a hint of musk. On me, there’s some soapiness after four or five hours.


It’s a blend of sweetness and light, that wears close to the skin, berries and patchouli, that never gets too sweet but never reads noir. (It is a bit like how I felt about Tom Ford’s ‘Jardin Noir collection’). The scent is incredibly well-blended, and on the whole, a wearable, easygoing fragrance that many will love, but if you were looking for something particularly interesting, innovative, or noir, you may not be so keen on this scent. Coco Noir is soft, lightly warmed up–like a light jacket for the first days of autumn.

Magnetic and uncompromising, Coco Noir embodies a black mystery that is intimate, seductive and intensely brilliant. Striking top notes of grapefruit and bergamot accentuate the rose and jasmine infused floral accord, while notes of Indonesian patchouli and sandalwood add warmth.



  1.  Using this fragrance, spray it from a 30cm distance, don’t spay it from to close… Give this fragrance some ‘space and air’!!! And then….. it’s perfect!
  2. Using the showergel: put a little in your handpalm, and use it on a wet, warm skin while showering. It smells wonderfull and the precious oils are doing there jobs!

Rating: 9.5/10

by Jean Amr

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