Chanel Hydra Beauty Camelia Water Cream

 

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Incorporating the right moisturiser into your skincare routine can give you an illuminated and dewy complexion, even without makeup. And Chanel’s latest Hydra Beauty Camelia Water Cream is one that does just that, paving the road to glowing healthy skin.

To deliver subtle luminosity, the illuminating hydrating fluid is packed with the goodness of one of the oldest camellias in cultivation, the Camellia Japonica Alba Plena, which lies at the heart of Chanel’s Hydra Beauty products. In the South of France, the blooms are painstakingly handpicked, and its extracts are combined with a hyaluronic acid derivative to restore and maintain skin’s optimal water levels for hydrated, smoothed and plumped skin. The cream is also blended with antioxidant-rich blue ginger that addresses environmental stressors and fights free radicals to strengthen the skin’s defence system.

The radiance-revealing skin perfector also gets your skin where you want it to go with fine iridescent pearly particles, which capture light in all the right places to blur skin imperfections and brighten dull complexions, without feeling overdone. It also makes for the perfect makeup base as it penetrates and floods skin with hydration quickly and allows makeup to glide on effortlessly.

You’ll also be glad to know that this lightweight formula hydrates deeply, alleviates dry skin and keeps things feeling fresh and comfortable, even in conditions of stress, fatigue and seasonal changes, all without the weight or a hint of greasiness.

And the good news? Chanel Hydra Beauty Camelia Water Cream is now available in sleek 30 ml pump bottles at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.

 

 

 

 

A new destination Chanel Paris-Riviera

 

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French Maison Chanel launches a new perfume for both men and women simply named Paris-Riviera. Chanel Paris Riviera is all you need to have if you want to look stylish, modern, and memorable.

Launched in 2018, the Les Eaux de Chanel collection opened a whole new realm of olfactory sensations in the world of Chanel fragrances: one of freshness and elegance in any situation. Inspired by Gabrielle Chanel’s favorite destinations, and created by Olivier Polge, Les Eaux de Chanel adds a new destination: Paris-Riviera. Rare and exclusive, the new motionless escape will be available for one year starting June 1, 2019

Paris-Riviera is a floral and luminous fragrance that reflects the joyful, sunny spirit of the Côte d’Azur in the 1920s.

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The mere mention of its name conjures up images of a coastline winding its way between the Alps and the Mediterranean. Bringing the promise of azure blue and dancing sunlight, the Riviera evokes an enveloping softness and the lazy days of summer. From the far south bordering Italy and Monte Carlo to the Var, artists and creators from around the world were drawn to this Mediterranean coast as early as the 1920s. Thanks to her friend Misia Sert who introduced her to Venice, the gateway to the Orient, Gabrielle Chanel began sojourning on the Riviera in 1920.

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Gabrielle Chanel at her villa La Pausa, Roquebrune

She loved driving to Monaco with the Grand Duke Dimitri or travelling south on the Train Bleu, a means of transport made famous by Serge de Diaghilev who wrote a ballet by the same name and entrusted the costume design to Mademoiselle Chanel. She could often be found on the Côte d’Azur during the Roaring Twenties, one day on the Duke of Westminster’s yacht in Monte Carlo, another at her regular haunt, the Hôtel de Paris in Monaco, or at the Société des Bains de Mer resort known for its legendary parties. Gabrielle Chanel also frequented Cannes, where she opened a boutique, and joined the painters and writers who flocked to Saint-Tropez, which was but a fishing port at the time.

The Côte d’Azur dream of the 1920s is what guided the development of this new fragrance. A sun-filled Eden that was a magnet for artists. The flawless architecture of the villas in those days. The bright and happy atmosphere of party nights….

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But a little to the East, on the heights of Roquebrune, is where she chose to point her compass and have her villa La Pausa built. Mademoiselle oversaw every last architectural detail, and had olive groves and fields of lavender planted. She made it her permanent vacation home, where she entertained a number of celebrities such as The Begum Andrée Aga Khan, Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan, Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dalí. There in her beloved southern France, Gabrielle Chanel wove a tapestry of moments suspended in time and joyful memories.

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The fantasy-filled world of the Riviera inspired perfumer-creator Olivier Polge to compose a luminous and elegant fragrance.

Woven with Sicilian and Calabrian citrus, Chanel Paris-Riviera invite you to travel, to escape without reason and sail away. With Les Eaux de Chanel, there is no need to go anywhere to savor the scent of faraway places on the skin.

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The perfumer noticed a remarkable lightheartedness in the pictures of Gabrielle Chanel surrounded by friends, her face upturned to the sun, and incarnated it with a fragrance of Mediterranean flowers bathed in fresh citrus. He teamed jasmine with a unique quality of neroli from the orange blossoms found in the South of France.

Top notes: Petitgrain, Orange zest
Hart: Jasmin, Neroli
Basis: Benzoin, Musk

Chanel Paris-Riviera is a pleasant fragrant citrusy scent with hints of flowers and green notes very soft and truly romantic. As many Chanel perfumes, this one is not an exception of being remarkably sensual, warm spicy, not too pungent, yet long-lasting and luring. 

For years, we have worked with a cooperative in Vallauris that distills orange blossoms grown in the region’s private gardens. The owners of bitter orange groves bring the petals picked from their trees to this cooperative to be processed on location. The local climate yields an extremely pure essence.

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Chanel Paris-Riviera is instantly recognizable on the skin: a refreshing veil of orange peel and petit grain. Then emerges the pairing of jasmine and neroli with enveloping fullness. Over time, an irresistible softness fuses with the floral impression : it is the work of benzoin balm and sandalwood. The airy signature scent of the Les Eaux de Chanel collection creates a snapshot of summer with a single spray. A promise of azure blue and sun on the skin. A one-way trip to a legendary Mediterranean coast.

Chanel Paris-Riviera-07.jpgThe flacon of Paris – Riviera remains the same as the previous editions of the collection. Simplicity and elegance are reflected in the clear lines of the glass and the  cap engraved with the iconic double C and wrapped in a corrugated cardboard case that evokes the rippling of the sea water as it recedes from the beach and leaves its marks in the sand. Its special pump encourages generous perfuming with an enveloping mist that has the effect of a soft and delicate cloud.

Available in limited edition from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020 at Chanel Boutiques and on Chanel.com. Chanel Paris – Riviera is available as 125ml Eau de Toilette. Come into the wonderful world of Chanel.

 

 

 

 

 

Chanel’s Riviera: Life, Love and the Struggle for Survival on the Cote d’Azur

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Far from worrying about the onset of war, in the spring of 1938 the burning question on the French Riviera was whether one should curtsey to the Duchess of Windsor. Few of those who had settled there thought much about what was going on in the rest of Europe. It was a golden, glamorous life, far removed from politics or conflict.

Bestselling social historian Anne de Courcy reveals the glamour and grit of the Second World War on the French Riviera.

Featuring a sparkling cast of artists, writers and historical figures including Winston Churchill, Daisy Fellowes, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau, Begum Om Habibeh Aga Khan, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Eileen Gray and Edith Wharton, with the enigmatic Coco Chanel at its heart, ‘Chanel’s Riviera’ is a captivating account of a period that saw some of the deepest extremes of luxury and terror in the whole of the twentieth century.

From Chanel’s first summer at her Roquebrune villa La Pausa (in the later years with her German lover) amid the glamour of the pre-war parties and casinos in Antibes, Nice and Cannes to the horrors of evacuation and the displacement of thousands of families during the Second World War, ‘Chanel’s Riviera’ explores the fascinating world of the Cote d’Azur elite in the 1930s and 1940s. Enriched with much original research, it is social history that brings the experiences of both rich and poor, protected and persecuted, to vivid life.

Chanel’s Riviera: Life, Love and the Struggle for Survival on the Cote d Azur, 1930 1944 by Anne de Courcy is available as hardback (ISBN 1474608221), paperback (9781474608190) and as e-Book.

 

 

 

 

Chanel Parfumeur Chapter 1: I Am An Idea

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The world of Chanel fragrances is an undisputed success story, born from the very first No.5 perfume, created by Ernest Beaux for Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, that’s often imitated, but never truly duplicated. More than just a scent that lingers all day long, Chanel fragrances have an ability to connect with the mind, empowering you to be a stronger individual with every spray.

For the first time, French Maison Chanel tells the story of fragrance in an exclusive series. Discover the first chapter, I Am An Idea, featuring the voice of Vanessa Paradis.

They are also scents that enable you to express your personality, dressing you like an invisible olfactory garment that seeks to complement your daily outfit. Or, in the case of Marilyn Monroe, who famously declared that she wore a few drops of No.5 to bed, and nothing else. It’s a source of comfort, a precious connection and one that becomes one with your identity over time.

Now the French Maison is going further into the world of its signature fragrances, carrying on Gabrielle Chanel’s vision together with Olivier Polge’s masterful modern-day interpretation, with an all-new series of mini-films, Chanel Parfumeur. The series serves as a means to highlight the house’s expertise in fragrances, along with the history of how it all began. The very first chapter, ‘I Am An Idea’ – directed by Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai – is narrated by Vanessa Paradis and describes the manifesto when it comes to Chanel’s fragrance creation. Enjoy!

Come into the wonderful world of Chanel.

 

 

 

 

Perfect for summer Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint

 

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Les Beiges reveals every woman’s radiance with a sheer, nude makeup line inspired by natural beauty. Feel a sense of freedom with a new, lightweight range of nude foundation and a fresh array of colours that enhance you, naturally.

As a part of the Les Beiges portfolio, French maison Chanel introduces Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint, a foundation specifically designed for warm summer days. The Water-Fresh Tint, a true alternative to any heavy foundation, is a gel-like formula saturated with pigment micro-droplets. As its name suggests, the Tint delivers a water-fresh sensation and a healthy-looking glow, and it contains 75% of water.

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Radiance comes from within. Les Beiges makes women feel confident by highlighting their natural beauty.

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint is designed to create a bare-skin effect combined with eight hours of hydration and comfort, the Water-Fresh Tint can be used in three different ways.

  • Applied all over and used as a primer it creates a luminous makeup effect in combination with Chanel foundation.
  • The Tint can also be used as makeup for a fresh no-makeup effect.
  • Lastly, it can be used for touch-ups to even out and refresh the complexion. Simply apply the formula over Chanel foundation anywhere and anytime.

 

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Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint arrives in six beautiful shades and comes with a application brush. The micro-droplet pigments, which look like small bubbles, are separated, so you have to use the brush to mix them together and apply.

The new face of the Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint campaign is French actrice Marine Vacth, a rising star in French cinema, ánd beauty.

Chanel Les Beiges Water-Fresh Tint is available now at selected stores worldwide. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.

 

 

 

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash

 

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If you spritzed a little ‘N°5’ this morning or wore a little black dress on your last date, you already know that only one fashion house is responsible for giving generations of women what they never knew they needed: Chanel. Always innovating, the brand is at it again with Rouge Coco Flash.

Continually pushing the boundaries in research and innovation, the French Maison beauty team will be unveiling an all-new product that addresses two key requirements when it comes to lipsticks. That vibrant pop of colour and of course, easy application.

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Developed by Chanel’s Global Creative Makeup & Colour Designer, Lucia Pica, Rough Coco Flash consists of 27 different shades and 3 top coats that will give you a sense of intensity and irresistibility like never before. The luminous colours are easily applied, thanks to an updated lightweight formula that melts onto the lips upon application; it contains the perfect combination of plant butter and oils that will also leave them soft and comfortable all day long.

The other secret ingredient is the Hydraboost complex, a combination of several nourishing oils like jojoba, mimosa and sunflower, to give you hydration and stay on for at least 8 hours after application.

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Expect to find a selection of beautiful easy-to-wear shades of fuchsia, nude, orange, pink, red and rosewood (to name a few), an all-round palette of bold and intense hues that’s made for any and everyone. Finish it off with one of 3 translucent top coats like Light Up (golden shimmer for added shine), Warm Up (orange tones for an extra pop of colour) or Deepness (black hues for extra depth) and you’re literally good to go.

To introduce the new ‘Rouge Coco Flash’ collection, Chanel tapped brand ambassador Lily-Rose Depp to show just how easy it is to find the perfect shade for any mood. Watch the playful video, beloww,  to see the ease with which each lipstick glides on.

You will be able to identify the Rouge Coco Flash range by its translucent caps, all of which will be available come 14 March 2019. Come into the beautiful world of Chanel.

 

 

 

 

Chanel opens pop-up store in Amsterdam

 

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Especially for Christmas the iconic Chanel No.5 perfume appears in a fire-red jacket. But the news is even more spectacular, this floral limited edition will be sold from December 6 in a temporary beauty & fragrance boutique in the Runstraat 22 in Amsterdam, one of the famous Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets).

Chanel-No.5-Red-EditionRecently, French Maison Chanel launched a limited edition of its iconic No.5 perfume. For the first time in the history of the legendary French fashion house, this perfume of French soil is being revamped in red. This fire-red bottle is the reason why Amsterdam gets a new (temporary) Chanel hotspot. In the 9 Streets you will find the Chanel pop-up store from 6 December to 6 January, where you can immerse yourself in Chanel.

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The special ‘Fragrance & Beauty Ephemeral Boutique’ as the store is called, is located in the Nine Streets in the capital. What can you expect? Immerse yourself in the world of Chanel in complete Christmas theme, with the iconic Chanel No.5 in all shapes and sizes and the limited edition in red. You can also find the latest make-up collections and the make-up classics of the French fashion house .

In the display case you will find a giant No.5 Red Edition flacon, and in the shop Chanel Christmas trees, huge Chanel statues and a library.

Score the perfect Christmas gift here. In the store you can of course get make-up and skin advice from the Chanel experts and all your gifts will be wrapped up extra festive and luxurious according to Chanel’s ‘Art of Wrapping’, Chanel’s unique way of presenting gifts. As far as I am concerned, it’s definitely worth a visit!

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Enough shopping? Discover fascinating fashion secrets. In the pop-up store a library has been created where you have the opportunity to browse through a number of Gabrielle Chanel’s books in a relaxed environment.

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The Chanel Fragrance & Beauty Ephemeral Boutique is located at the Runstraat 22 in Amsterdam and its open from today until 6 January 2019, Monday from 12.00 to 19.00, and from Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00h in the afternoon 19:00h, on Saturday from 10:00h to 18:00h, and on Sunday from 12.00h to 17.00h. Tel. +31 6 28490569

(Photos: Chanel – Bart van Vlijmen). Come into the world of Chanel.