Les Exclusifs de Chanel box set revisits iconic scents

Chanel has created a new set of mini perfumes from the collection ‘Les Exclusifs de Chanel’, which draws its inspiration from the French brand’s history. A limited edition which will go on sale on February 17, 2017, exclusively at select Chanel Beauté sales points.

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While you’re bound to be familiar with No 5, No 19, Coco Mademoiselle and perhaps a few more Chanel perfumes, Les Exclusifs are the real gems. Created from 1922 onwards, these are the most rare and luxurious scents in Chanel’s armoury, ranging from florals to leathers and orientals. Each one is inspired by a key element, person or place in Coco Chanel’s life, from her Parisian apartment, 31 Rue Cambon, to her dearest friend, Misia

Exquisite precious materials, elegant bottles, timeless fragrances: ‘Les Exclusifs de Chanel’ was created between 1922 and 2016 by renowned perfumers with close links to the French fashion and beauty house. Ernest Beaux, Jacques Polge, and Olivier Polge have come up with their own interpretation of a place, texture, meeting or symbol loved by Gabrielle Chanel. Together they form a unique collection, taking us on a perfumed journey through Chanel’s history.

The collection consists of 15 4ml perfume bottles: 14 Eau de Parfum and one Eau de Cologne. An opportunity to (re)discover and appreciate a selection of rare fragrances which include hesperidium, woody, floral and oriental scents.

Fans of unusual perfumes and collectors will be pleased to discover that this set contains ‘Bel Respiro’, a floral evocation of spring, ‘Sycomore’, a woody scent based around vetiver, ‘Coromandel’ with its incense, benzoin, and patchouli notes, the oriental scent ‘Cuir de Russie’, the aromatic-floral-powdery ‘Jersey’, and the woody and fruity ‘N°18′.

The set also includes ’31 rue Cambon’, ’28 La Pausa’, ‘N°22’, ‘1932’, ‘Gardénia’, Beige’, Bois des Iles’, ‘Eau de Cologne’, and ‘Misia’, a fragrance created by Olivier Polge.

This ‘Les Exclusifs de Chanel’ set of 15 mini perfumes will go on sale on February 17 for €280, exclusively at Chanel Beauté stores and the brand’s e-shop.

Chanel signature scents released in super concentrated versions

In addition to lighter Eau de Toilette options, Chanel has released its scents ‘1932’, ‘Beige’ and ‘Jersey’ in a high-impact concentration.

 

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Replenishing the collection Les Exclusifs de Chanel in a chic, concentrated format are the scents 1932, Beige and Jersey – now released as more ‘pure’ fragrances, using the strongest concentration of perfume extract possible.

Reworked by Chanel house perfumer Jacques Polge, each is directly inspired by the work of Coco Chanel; ‘Jersey’ as one of her favourite fabrics including notes of lavender, vanilla, Tonka bean, roses and grass flowers. The second composition is titled ‘Beige’ for the chic, light colourway favoured by the designer, and brings together chords of freesia, frangipani and honey. And finally there is ‘1932’, which was the year that Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel created her first jewellery collection – featuring notes of jasmine, pear, pomelo, iris, incense, vanilla, musk and sandalwood.

Playing on the super exclusive theme of the collection, each concentrated scent is only sold in 15ml bottles.

Les Exclusifs de Chanel Jersey

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Maison Chanel adds to its famous Les Exclusifs de Chanel collection a new wonderful and feminine perfume Jersey. Chanel Jersey is inspired and named after the favorite fabric of Gabrielle Chanel – Jersey. The new lovely and fresh perfume, which will evoke warm and sweet emotions, is created by perfumer Jacques Polge. 

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Mademoiselle Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel wearing a jersey suit in Biarritz, 1928 (photo by Roger Violle)

Chanel Jersey perfume opens with a sweet indulgence of lavender and meadow lush along with evocative heart notes of vanilla. The musky base leaves a strong impression of a seductive yet sophisticated perfume.

Les Exclusifs de Chanel Jersey bottles

Chanel Jersey is now available as 75 and 200ml Eau de Toilette