When I see red, It better could be the Chanel No.5 Red Editions

 

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When it comes to describe a perfume from the famous French maison Chanel than it is a pleasure as no words are needed. Chanel is always delighting its perfume lovers with one of the most outrageous and outstanding perfumes. This fall, a new version of iconic No.5 appears on the market to allure and delight its wearers.

Little Black Dress. Multiple strands of pearls. Most of the timeless looks from the past century can all be traced back to Chanel. Perhaps the most memorable of all is the brand’s first fragrance, Chanel No.5.

For years, Chanel’s iconic No.5 perfume is still remaining one of the famous classic fragrances of all time. Why exactly is this fragrance so famous? It was the world’s first abstract fragrance, utilizing floral aldehydes created by perfumer Ernest Beaux specifically for this scent. It’s complex and multi-layered in a way that perfumes really hadn’t been before, so part of its memorability is due to some pretty revolutionary breakthroughs in scent technology.

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Designed in 1922 and adapted in 1924, the clear rectangular flacon of simple lines became a symbol of luxury and perfumeryof the 20th and 21th centuries. For the first time in the history of the French maison, the legendary clear glass flacon, designed by Mademoiselle Chanel herself, is presented in a new color. flamboyant and fiery red for three limited editions of Chanel No.5 fragrances: Parfum, Eau de Parfum and L’Eau.

For the first time ever, Chanel will be launching a limited edition of N°5 in Red. One of Coco Chanel’s favourite colours, the colour of love, of passion and of sensuality.

The color of red has always been the ultimate femininty and seduction power symbol. From the suit worn by Carole Bouguet, Nocole Kidman’s haute couture red carpet dress, Gisele Bündchen’s haute couture dress, and the Little Red Riding Hood film shoot by Lus Besson, a common thread of red runs through the ad campains for the iconic fragrance. Red. What other color could express the uncompromising choices of a designer who wanted to dress woman only in black, white, beige, gold and … red?

 

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Mass-dyed red glass adorns 100ml flacons for the new No.5 L’Eau Eau de Toilette and No.5 Eau de Parfum editions, while the red handmade Baccarat cystal flacons – only 55 pieces made – contain the luxurious Parfum Extract in flacons of 900ml.

Chanel-No.5-Parfum-Baccarat-Red-EditionSince it was firstly introduced Chanel No.5 is the symbol of wealth and luxury touched by pure elegance. The Chanel No.5 Red Editions will capture the world with a unique and glamorous fragrance that defines time. The flacons will be available in Chanel stores in October and in department stores and online from the 1st of November and are intended for the upcoming holiday season.

 

 

 

 

Chanel breaks boundaries with its new makeup line designed for men

 

 

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If there’s one thing that Chanel knows how to do it’s rewrite gender codes. Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel famously borrowed elements from men’s wardrobes for her designs – in the process introducing a generation of women to the chic and comfortable fashions that we have taken for granted. You know, like pants for women.

Now the iconic brand has turned its attention to makeup with its first line designed for men, Boy de Chanel, affirming that beauty is something for everyone regardless of gender. The brand starts with three elegant offerings in midnight blue packaging, that reflect the streamlined and simple routine a modern man might need. The line currently consists of a foundation, a lip balm and an eyebrow pencil.

What it has focussed on are, textures that are instinctive, formulas that are imperceptible and have longevity, as well as products that help men achieve a natural result. In the same vein that women (and drag queens) get a major confidence boost from a touch of well-applied face paint, men can do the same. This is what we know of the products so far.

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Everything you need to know about the Boy de Chanel makeup line for men.

Boy de Chanel Le Teint Tinted Fluid

The foundation is called Le Teint Tinted Fluid and is meant to be invisible to the naked eye. It gives that coveted, second skin effect while allowing the skin to breathe –  a must have for any men’s skincare or makeup product. This one is lightweight, enriched with hyaluronic acid and helps to resist sweat and sebum, and currently comes in four shades. Because men need SPF protection too, this comes in SPF25/PA++ to shield against skin-ageing UVA and UVB rays.

 

Boy de Chanel Le Baume Lèvres Matte Moisturizing Lip Balm

The Le Baume Lèvres Matte Moisturizing Lip Balm softens and hydrates the lips with a matte texture and is packed with jojoba oil, shea butter and vitamin E while still maintaining a weightless effect. Do men want a chic, Chanel lip balm with a non-shiny finish? We have a feeling this will be sùrprisingly popular.

 

Boy de Chanel Le Stylo Sourcils Eyebrow Pencil 

Lastly, the French Maison zeroes in on what men truly need to complete a polished visage with an eyebrow pencil. The Le Stylo Sourcils Eyebrow Pencil is waterproof and long wearing and comes in four shades, with a spiral brush on one end to groom the brows and adjust coverage. We already know many men who indulge in eyebrow grooming – and these aren’t even those of the metrosexual ilk – so this product is likely to be a hit. Although, we’re pretty sure there is no gender when it comes to eyebrow pencils or in fact any makeup, the fact that a major fashion and beauty house has designed a line for men to make them feel more comfortable with the idea is a step in the right direction.

The Boy de Chanel makeup line will first launch in South Korea on September 1, according to WWD. It will then roll-out internationally to Chanel.com and in Chanel boutiques between November and January.

 

 

 

 

Chanel Première Rock Gold

 

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As an avid fan of all-things Chanel, you would certainly be familiar with the Première watch, the very first timepiece created by the French maison. Characterised by the octagonal watch face which takes inspiration from the Place Vendôme and the signature scent’s No.5 bottle stopper, the 8-sided detail is associated with architectural perfection and timelessness, both of which can be said for the timepiece.

Today, the Première family of watches consists of four different sub-categories: the Chaîne, Mini, d’Exception and of course, Rock, which is all about leather (or fabric) interwoven within the chain bracelet.

premiere-rock-watch-gold-packshot-default-h5584-8806575800350.jpgThe new Première Rock Gold that has Coco Chanel written all over it. Firstly, it comes in gold, one of Coco’s favourite colours. The second? The timepiece also features a mirrored dial, which is said to echo Mademoiselle Chanel’s private apartment at rue de Cambon, where every room was filled with mirrors.

You will find the Première Rock Gold available in two variations. The first comes in a steel and golden fabric, measures 26.1 mm by 20 mm and is available in 6 different strap lengths ranging from XS to XXL.

premiere-rock-watch-gold-packshot-default-h5583-8804342333470.jpgThe second also features steel and golden fabric, but comes with a longer strap that can be twirled round your wrist 3 times. Featuring a watch face that’s slightly smaller at 23.6 mm by 15.8 mm, what it lacks in size is made up by the fact that it can also double up as a fashionable piece of #wristcandy when it is worn around the wrist. Available in 4 strap lengths ranging from XS to L, there’s definitely a size for everyone.

Limited to just 1000 pieces per style, head on down to Chanel’s Fine Jewellery Boutique in Paris to get up close and personal with the Première Rock Gold.

 

 

 

 

Exceptional Creation Chanel Monsieur Pocket Watch

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Born under the sign of Leo, Gabrielle Chanel made the powerful, majestic lion her protector. In 2018, the Monsieur collection reveals two exceptional pieces designed by the Chanel Creative Studio: the Monsieur de Chanel Chronosphere Clock – that we showed you before- and Monsieur de Chanel Pocket Watch.

Chanel Monsieur Pocket Watch, the most stunning Fine Watchmaking movement in the name of creative freedom.

The Monsieur Pocket Watch embodies the boldness of the lion. This unique piece, designed by the French Maison, is enlivened by the Fine Watchmaking movement specially designed and created by the Chanel Swiss Manufacture: Caliber 2.2. The finish of each component of the Monsieur Pocket Watch, along with baguette-cut diamonds surrounding the case and lion’s paw, illustrate a vision of time that is precious, unique and eternal.

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A Gentleman’s Toy – The Monsieur de Chanel Chronosphere Clock

 

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Mademoiselle’s apartment, at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris, provides an endless source of inspiration. Unique pieces and an atmosphere that is frozen in time sparkle the creativity, giving life to exceptional pieces.

Born under the sign of Leo, Gabrielle Chanel made the powerful, majestic lion her protector. In 2018, the Monsieur collection reveals an exceptional piece designed by the Chanel Creative Studio: the Chronosphere Clock.

Monsieur Chronosphère Clock is one of these, and it represents a new chapter in the French Maison’s watchmaking history.

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Coco Chanel’s private room at 31 Rue Cambon Paris. The crystal ball which inspired Monsieur Chronosphère Clock is visible on the coffee table, on the left.

One of the biggest surprises coming from Maison Chanel this year is this breathtaking desk clock, designed by the legendary Parisian house and developed and manufactured by the famous master clockmakers from L’Epée 1839. Called Monsieur de Chanel Chronosphere, this ravishing clock is basically an objet d’art that tells time, made of glass and about 15 cm in diameter, reflecting the brand’s distinct style.

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The sphere was actually inspired by a rock crystal ornament from ‘Coco’ Chanel’s apartment, that was imagined back then by the French jeweler Robert Goossens. Inside this stunning glass sphere you’ll see L’Epée’s seven-day, cal.1855, an incredible movement with a vertical escapement that brings the entire show to life.

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Two mesmerizing drums will show the hour and minutes from the upper half of the globe. The numerals show off Chanel’s own modernist typeface that was actually inspired by the numbers on LCD displays in electronic watches. Meanwhile, the plates of the movement have been black coated with PVD while the gear train is plated in palladium.

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Sleekly monochromatic, the glass globe is held up by four solid bronze lions, cast in a faceted, sculpted form that’s reminiscent of the Art Deco movement, with a matte black finish. In case you might want one of these incredible desk clocks, you should know that the Monsieur de Chanel Chronosphere Clock will be produced in a very limited run of just five units, each of them expected to cost around €200,000. Beauty doesn’t come cheap.

Come into the world of Chanel……

 

 

 

 

 

Revamped Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense is sensuality redefined

 

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Back in 2001 when Maison Chanel launched Coco Mademoiselle, it quickly kickstarted the trend for unconventional scents thanks to its sensual composition. A two-tiered fragrance that combines the zest of citrus with the sophistication of patchouli, it was crafted for the rebellious woman who is the very definition of elegance.

Sensual, captivating, and seductive are only a few words that describe a Chanel perfume. One of the most praised fashion houses in the world, Chanel crafts timeless, precious and delicate perfumes. Fast forward 17 years later, the Coco Mademoiselle gets an update by way of added depth to its scent profile with a newly launched eau de parfum. Catered for those who aren’t afriad to embrace their follies and passionate pursuits, the reinvented fragrance captivates with its strong character.

Top notes: Sicilian orange, Calabrian bergamot
Heart notes: Jasmine, Roses
Base notes: Madagascar vanilla, Tonka bean, Patchouli

The result is a heady scent comprising of citrusy and woody notes, accented with a fruity touch. At first whiff, Sicilian orange and Calabrian bergamot take charge, giving way to the magnetism of Indonesian patchouli, rose and jasmine. But what makes it stand out is the amber accords of Tonka bean and Madagascar vanilla absolutes — a subtle way of creating a whole new intensity to the patchouli without overwhelming it completely.

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Created by Oliver Polge, Coco Mademoiselle Intense promises to be more powerful, with a more deeper aroma coming with an intense oriental/woody composition. Even though it opens with fresh Sicilian orange and Calabrian bergamot, it unveils its real character with woody notes of Tonka bean and patchouli mixed with floral accords of roses and jasmine.

It might be an understatement that the Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense is taking sensuality up a notch. “I wanted to remain close to the original formula, while giving it a whole new dimension. I wanted to increase the proportions of fractionated patchouli. Push it to the limit. Unleash its power on the skin without altering the freshness of the top notes.

Olivier Polge

The Sicilian orange and Calabrian bergamot, as well as the fruity accent that distinguishes Coco Mademoiselle can still be identified, but within a few minutes, the Indonesian patchouli takes root and winds itself around the heart of rose and jasmine, ‘giving it a whole new dimension’, explains Olivier Polge. To create an even more magnetic and enduring fragrance, Olivier combined a higher proportion of patchouli leaves with an ambery accord composed of Tonka bean and Madagascar vanilla absolutes. This is a delicate way of adding depth to the structure of patchouli and portraying Coco Mademoiselle EdP Intense even more addictive.

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The bottle design remains the same, while the color of the perfume appears to be more gold intense. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense is available in 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

Gorgeous actress Keira Knightley is again the face of this breath-taking and luxurious perfume, launched by Chanel. The British actress, who has been the face of Coco Mademoiselle for a decade, has taken up her fragrant role again playing an irresistibly carefree game of seduction in the new advertising film. This opens with images of her looking through her Haussmannian apartment the morning after a wild party – a Parisian soirée at which our heroine had fun, without ever taking her eyes off the man of her desires.

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Keira Knightley’s rebellious elegance and luminous strength radiate from the screen. Like a lady adventurer you can sense is demanding and sophisticated, she is a pioneer who calls the shots, drawing others along in her wake.

Below, the face of Coco Mademoiselle Keira Knightley stars in the latest film campaign for the fragrance:

 

 

 

 

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense

 

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Sensual, captivating, and seductive are only a few words that describe a Chanel perfume. One of the most praised fashion houses in the world, Chanel crafts timeless, precious and delicate perfumes. This year, famous Coco Mademoiselle perfume is followed by a new more intense composition, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense.

Top notes: Sicilian orange, Calabrian bergamot
Heart notes: Jasmine, Roses
Base notes: Madagascar vanilla, Tonka bean, Patchouli

Coco Mademoiselle Intense promises to be more powerful, with a more deeper aroma coming with an intense oriental/woody composition created by famous perfumer Olivier Polge. Even though it opens with fresh Sicilian orange and Calabrian bergamot, it unveils its real character with woody notes of Tonka bean and patchouli mixed with floral accords of roses and jasmine.

 

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The bottle design remains the same, while the color of the perfume appears to be more gold intense. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense is available as 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

Gorgeous actress Keira Knightley is again the face of this breath-taking and luxurious perfume, launched by Chanel.

More about Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense Eau de Parfum soon here on Yakymour