In September 2018, CHANEL invites us on a new olfactory adventure.
A one-way trip to a land of brand-new sensations. A singular collection.
Named LES EAUX DE CHANEL, this line of fragrances evokes the train we would love to board and the destination whose name, like a magic word, need only be uttered to savour the scent of faraway places on the skin.
LES EAUX DE CHANEL plunge us into unfamiliar territory with remarkable, immediate and lasting freshness that makes us want to sail away.
Inspired by three of Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite places, LES EAUX DE CHANEL are the rewriting of a new sensorial olfactory structure.
Created by perfumer Olivier Polge, PARIS-DEAUVILLE, PARIS-BIARRITZ and PARIS-VENISE invite more generous application with a sleek, sensual bottle.
And, while they are still composed with the noblest ingredients to be found in perfumery, here they are stretched out, more supple and flowing.
LES EAUX DE CHANEL are not based on a fixed architecture.
Their structure responds to a single desire: infinite freshness.
The freshness you feel when you open the window of a train racing along the track.
The freshness of the vapour that hovers over the waves as they break upon the shore.
The freshness of the morning dew evaporating in the first rays of sun.
Woven with Sicilian and Calabrian citrus, they form a light and airy trail of scent.
A celebration of elegance and comfort for all occasions…
PARIS – DEAUVILLE
CRINKLED LEAVES AND BITTER GREEN
Although the Channel resort town harbors a dizzying number of legendary CHANEL symbols, Olivier Polge wanted to avoid taking an olfactory inventory. “More than the actual reality of the destination, I liked the idea urbanites make of it when they dream of a weekend away in the country,» con des Olivier Polge. «I wasn’t striving to capture the Normandy countryside as it stands today, but rather the promise of a stroll through the tall grasses.” PARIS-DEAUVILLE immerses us into a bitter, biting green. A colour that grabs hold of the body and lls it with fresh air. First comes the vivifying energy of orange rind, petit grain and highly aromatic basil leaf. Essence of rose and jasmine-like notes hold their heads high and proud, honoring the oral heart of the composition. Then the distinct, vintage and chypre character of patchouli rings out. A wood rooted in the ground, ready to distill its implacable energy. PARIS-DEAUVILLE is a carefree and roaming Eau. A decidedly wayward signature, between land and sea.
“More than the actual reality of the destination, I liked the idea urbanites make of it when they dream of a weekend away in the country. I wasn’t striving to capture the Normandy countryside as it stands today, but rather the promise of a stroll through the tall grasses. ”
PARIS – VENISE
ORIENTAL PROMISE AND HUSHED IMPRESSION
“The creation of Eau de CHANEL PARIS-VENISE draws inspiration as much from the long journey on the Orient Express from the French capital to the Italian city, as from the destination itself,” explains perfumer Olivier Polge. “I wanted people to smell that gateway to the Orient, which, at CHANEL, is also an evocation of the baroque. It is probably the most urban Eau of the three.” PARIS-VENISE thus rises to the challenge of harmoniously reuniting the gold and sumptuousness of the Orient with a cozy, cottony sensation. While citrus still weaves it way through the fragrance, neroli remains subdued. A hint of red berry whispers to iris and Grasse geranium, tangy and oral. Then, a vibrant cedar and an ambery accord murmur their voice. You can detect the vanilla note and oriental scents that warm the skin without overpowering. Venice has never been so accessible. Never so subtle.
“I wanted people to smell that gateway to the Orient, which, at CHANEL, is also an evocation of the baroque.”
PARIS – BIARRITZ
OPEN AIR AND AQUATIC SENSATIONS
Still today, as in the past, all eyes in Biarritz and along the Basque coast are riveted by the power of the ocean. This tireless force that metamorphoses the rolling waves into vaporous sea foam on the sand. Now overrun with surfers and extreme sports enthusiasts, the southwestern resort has always known how to blend a certain sporty spirit with a rare elegance. “PARIS-BIARRITZ is the most aquatic fragrance in LES EAUX DE CHANEL collection, ” proclaims Olivier Polge. “I wanted to create a sensation on the skin as if each ingredient were soaked with water.” But, there is no question of dissolving the composition. Olivier Polge decided to energize the top notes with a burst of grapefruit and mandarin. Accompanied by an aqueous note, the citrus prepares the way for a lily-of-the-valley accord. The groundswell of the formula, vetiver blends with white musk notes to heighten the bracing sensations. PARIS-BIARRITZ instantly revitalizes. It has the effect of an ice-cold dip in the sea on a sunny day; of a strong, deep breath of air.
“I wanted to create a sensation on the skin as if each ingredient were soaked with water. ”