GABRIELLE CHANEL EAU DE PARFUM


Gabrielle Coco Chanel… The woman who designated the world of fashion, upheaved it profoundly and left an indelible hallmark on it. The founder of house Chanel, a passionate, liberated young woman with a strong character and rebellious heart, realized her dreams with incredible determination and served as an inspiration for this perfume. She is likewise known for numerous famous statements, and one of my favourite is:“Be who you are, not who the world wants you to be.” We’re all born unique and we should stroll through life with that comprehension, instead of endeavor to become someone else because it’s trendy or accept the rules imposed by society regarding looks, beauty and lifestyle. Those who are faithful to themselves always stand out in the multitude, and such individual was Gabrielle Chanel.

The fragrance is enveloped in a traditional Chanel bottle – simple yet elegant and luxurious. Its square shape is made of ultra-thin glass whose perspicuous sides fades in the background to sieve the shine of light. Essentially, the perfume is oriented toward glowing luminosity, the liquid inside is gently auric, the bottle is designed to allow unimpaired flow and reflection, while the stopper, label and box are in indefinable lamé color, a delicate merge of gold and silver.

The perfume is created as an imaginary flower, a radiant, sparkling and substantially feminine Chanel bouquet based on quadruple white posy – sumptuous, enshrouding soul of exotic jasmine quivers in harmony with green, fruity chords of ylang ylang, while fresh and flaring orange blossom is sifted through the gleams of Grasse tuberose at the height of its florescence.

The flowers represents points of light recalling four corners of the vial, all of which forms a dazzling bloom aroma. It’s not overly intensive and when I initially smell it I liked the fusion of floral notes, but only when I sprayed it on my skin it captured me entirely, like a waking of the feelings of happiness and excitement. I would illustrate this perfume as a golden ray of sun that suddenly appears on a grey somber day and entice a smile on our face.

Gabrielle was aware of the importance of perfumes in each woman’s life and proclaimed: “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” The story that links her to the perfumes and once again indicates her firm, unwavering personality and resilience in accomplishing her conceptions is very intriguing. After she submitted her first, now legendary No5 on may 5th 1921., the following year Théophile Bader, proprietor of Galeries Lafayette chain, became interested in selling it in his stores and introduced Coco to entrepreneur Pierre Wertheimer, director of Bourjois cosmetics. Cooperation agreement was concluded in 1924., Chanel licensed her name but withdrew from all business operations, while Wertheimer was in charge of production, marketing and distribution. He established separate corporate entity Parfums Chanel where he was holding 70% of shares and profit, Bader 20% and Gabrielle only 10%. When she grasped the popularity and earnings of No5 – even today one bottle is world widely sold every 30 seconds – she used to say that Wertheimer is a “bandit who screwed me”, so she, unsatisfied with current ratio, spent the next 20 years struggling to gain full control over Parfums Chanel.

During World War II she resided in parisian Ritz, a known gathering place of the Nazis, and was in relationship with the German baron and diplomat Hans von Dincklage. Since Wertheimer was a Jew and all of their property was being confiscated, she calculated that she could take dominion over Parfums Chanel in that manner. However, he was a shrewd magnate and, anticipating the forthcoming danger and before fleeing to New York in 1940., he transferred the ownership to French businessman Félix Amiot. The Nazis had no grounds to impound Parfums Chanel from him and at the war’s end he signed the company back to Wertheimer.

After the war Gabrielle still didn’t give up and Weartheimer understood that if they went to court and began legal proceedings her connection with the Nazis and the fact that she was their agent would surface, which would have been devastating for her image as well as his enterprise. Thus, in 1947., they struck a new deal through which Chanel received total amount of No5 sales during the war – 9 million $ in today’s value and 2% of all future global sales. That made Gabrielle one of the richest women of the time, and Wertheimer also acceded to pay for her living expenses, travels and fashion shows until her death. This episode from Coco Chanel’s biography fascinates me so much because it demonstrates her perseverance, fearless spirit and readiness for long standing battle for her ideas.

“No elegance is possible without a perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.”, is another of her fabulous sentences. Accordingly, you definitely can’t go unnoticed with this one, it’s gracious, gentle, lightweight, singular, classy and memorable as Gabrielle Coco Chanel herself.
Have you tried this scent? What are your impressions? Write me in the comments.
All the best till the next post!

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136 comments:

  1. What a lovely fragrance! I adore the classic bottle.

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    1. You are completely right, dear Kathrine. This fragrance is amazing from bottle to scent!

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  2. never tried enything from Channel! must be very good!

    xoxo
    Guria do Século Passado

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    1. Chanel have amazing skin care and make up products and also fragrances! I really love all of them!

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    1. I'm happy to hear that you love scent of this perfume! It is wonderful! I also really love it.

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  4. amazing! this fragrance is great :)


    Boas festas!
    Beijinhos
    n. // www.fashionjacket.com.br

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    1. We share same opinion about this fragrance! It is amazing!

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  5. Chanel parfemi imaju u pravilu prekrasan miris
    nažalost, jednom su se osjećali😐
    pozdravi
    Lili

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    1. U potpunosti se slažem s tobom vezano za miris Chanel parfema! Ja imam nekoliko njih i svi su predivni!

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  6. Oo you can't go wrong with a bottle of Chanel!

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    1. I completely agree with you, dear!
      Chanel have gorgeous fragrances and it is always great choice!

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  7. Gabrielle is one of my favorite fragrances! So so so chic :)

    Erica
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    1. I'm happy to hear that because I also really love Gabrielle fragrance! It is so chic, elegant, luxurious and beautiful!

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  8. Hi! I haven´t used it yet but it looks a good fragrance. I really like that brand.
    Have a nice day!

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    1. We share same love for Chanel, because I also really love all of products from that house. Gabrielle is gorgeous fragrance, from the bottle to the scent!
      Wish you a beautiful day!

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  9. Wow, I didn't know about the background of this perfume! Very interesting. Now I want to try out this scent as I never did this before. Thanks for sharing.
    Have amazing last days of 2018!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. I was also surprised when I read that information in Gabrielle biography. I'm happy to hear that you want try this fragrance and when you do it I would like to hear your impressions about it. Do you like it as much as I do?
      Thank you so much for your beautiful wishes and Happy New Year to you, too, dear Rena!

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  10. Such a chic fragrance!
    Happy Holiday, doll!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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    1. Perfect description of this fragrance. It is so chic, elegant and luxurious!
      Thank you so much and Happy Holidays to you, too, dear Paola!

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  11. I love Chanel perfums ! <3
    best regards dear
    Happy New Year! <3
    xoxo

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    1. We share same love for Chanel perfumes! I have few of them and really love them!
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  12. Chanelovi parfemi su uvijek odlični, mislim da Gabrielle nisam probala, ali sigurna sam da je divan. Coco Chanel je imala jako zanimljiv život. Moram priznati da me unatoč svim njenim postignućima uvijek užasavala ta njena povezanost s nacistima.

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    1. U potpunosti se slažem s tobom u pogledu Chanel parfema. Imam ih nekoliko i stvarno su predivni. Ovaj Gabrielle prati tu tradiciju.
      I ja sam se jako iznenadila kada sam pročitala te informacije o povezanosti s nacistima.

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  13. I have tested this fragrance in a department store and it is lovely! The bottle and packaging are elegantly understated,so beautiful. I love her quotes and especially love your favourite one too. Beautiful post and photos lovely xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! They mean a lot to me.
      I'm happy to hear that you also love my favorite quote from Gabrielle and completely agree with everything what you wrote about fragrance. It is beautiful, elegant and luxurious!
      Wish you amazing last days of 2018.

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  14. amazing post and photos! this fragrance is great :)

    xoxo

    Ariadne ♥
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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words! I really appreciate it and I'm happy to hear that you like post and photos.
      We share same opinion about fragrance. It is really amazing.
      Have a beautiful last days of 2018.

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  15. Wonderful review! Love your photos so much!
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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! They mean a lot to me and I'm very happy to hear that you like my photos!

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  16. I haven't tried this one. Your description definitely makes me want to and I loved the background story!

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    1. I'm happy to hear that this post was interesting for you and now you want to try fragrance. That mean a lot to me. I also like background story and Gabrielle persistence in achieving plans and goals.

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  17. that scent looks yummy and the flowers are beautiful! Have a happy new year! ♥

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you like flowers and fragrance is really amazing.
      Happy New year to you, too!

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  18. Nice review, I want this one now. I have the Coco Madamoiselle and No. 5 and I love them too. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words! I'm happy to hear that you like review! I also have Coco Mademoiselle and No.5 and adore them, but Gabrielle is something different and unique.
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  19. This is one of my all time favorite fragrances! x

    Laura
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    1. We share same opinion about this fragrance! I can't imagine my life without it, because it is amazing!

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  20. The perfume looks so beautiful! Chanel fragrances are such a classic. Thanks for sharing your review! :) Happy Holidays!

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    1. You are welcome, dear Melissa!
      I completely agree with you about Chanel fragrances and this one continues the tradition from bottle to scent!
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  21. I adore Chanel and this one is so beautiful!

    xoxo
    Lovely
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    1. We share same love for Chanel fragrances! I also adore them and Gabrielle is so beautiful from bottle to scent!

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  22. So fancy!!

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  23. Oh, I'm in love with this perfume. A great review indeed, thanks for sharing! The pictures are amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words! They mean a lot to me and I really appreciate it!
      I can completely understand you because when I saw it first time, it was love at first sight!

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    1. Yes, it really is. This fragrance is lovely, elegant, luxurious and wonderful!

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  25. Hello dear, I like the quote "Be who you are, who the world wants you to be." Coco Chanel was a very strong and interesting woman - I learned through your report some news about her life.
    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas time and wish you a good New Year!
    Hugs, Traude
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    1. I'm happy to hear that you like quote! It is my favorite from Coco Chanel. I completely agree with everything what you wrote about her and I'm glad to hear that you find some new information in this post!
      I have amazing Christmas with my family.
      Happy New Year to you, too, dear Traude!

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  26. Hi!
    I've never tried Chanel, but I want!
    xoxo
    Happy New Year's Eve!
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    1. When you try Chanel fragrance, I would like to hear what you pick for yourself and your impressions about it.
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  27. such a classic!

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    1. I completely agree with you! Gabrielle is classic as well as all of Chanel fragrances!

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  28. I've never heard of this perfume but it looks so lovely. All the Chanel fragrances I have used so far were my favourites so I will definitely try that one as well.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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    1. I have the same experience with Chanel fragrances, so I guess that you'll love this one also.
      Happy New Year, dear Simone!

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  29. My friend's favorite fragrance is from Chanel! I've been needing to check out some of its fragrances. Ooh, I feel like the Gabrielle would be something I would like. Pretty cool to learn about the history behind the names. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. You are welcome! I'm happy to hear that you find new information and learn something new from this post!
      When you check this fragrance I would like to hear your impressions about it and do you like it as much as I do.
      Happy New Year, dear Nancy!

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  30. For many years, Coco Mademoiselle has been my signature scent and I adore it. Chanel is such an iconic brand isnt it! I've yet to try Gabrielle but it's definitely on my list. The bottle is gorgeous which is definitely part of the attraction! x

    Samantha | https://thebeautyspyglass.com

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    1. Coco Mademoiselle is also my signature scent and I can't imagine my life without it. I completely agree with you about Chanel brand.
      When you try Gabrielle I would like to hear your impressions about it and do you like it as much as I do.

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  31. Oh wow, I had no idea about the history of the Chanel perfume brand! Thanks for sharing it! I'm glad she got a better deal in the end :)

    Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas :) It was a busy but fun one here as I hosted it this year for my family. We are still eating lots of delicious leftovers, haha! I'm starting to get back to blogging after my little break for a few days.

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. You are welcome, dear Mica. I'm happy to hear that you find new and interesting information in this post!
      I have amazing Christmas with my family and I'm glad to hear that you also spent fun and beautiful moments with your.
      Happy New Year!

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    1. We share same love for that brand because I also love Chanel!

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  33. I use everyday Coco Mademoiselle Chanel, but I've never tried this one. It seems very good!
    xoxo
    Ale
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    1. Coco Mademoiselle is my favorite and signature scent for years and I'm happy to hear that you also love it.
      Gabrielle is beautiful fragrance and if you try it I would like to hear your impressions about it.

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  34. Deve ser maravilhoso, já quero.
    Beijos

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    1. You are completely right! This fragrance is amazing!
      Happy New Year!

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  35. Nakon ove recenzije definitivno ću za početak isprobati tester! :D
    Sretna i uspješna nova godina! :)

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    1. Drago mi je čuti da ti se svidjela recenzija i nakon što probaš parfem zanima me tvoje mišljenje o njemu i da li ti se svidio!
      Hvala puno i ja tebi želim sretnu i uspješnu novu godinu!

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    1. You are completely right! Gabrielle is amazing and beautiful fragrance!

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  37. Lovely perfume,Chanel is always the best.
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    1. I completely agree with you about Chanel!
      This fragrance continues the tradition!
      Happy New Year, dear!

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  38. yeah, this perfum is amazing ♥


    Beijinhos
    n. // www.fashionjacket.com.br

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    1. We share same opinion about Gabrielle perfume!
      Happy New Year, dear!

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  39. Esse perfume aparenta ser maravilhoso!
    Ótima resenha!
    Beijos.
    http://vinteedoisdemaio.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words! I'm happy to hear that you like review!
      We share same opinion about Gabrielle fragrance!
      Happy New Year, dear!

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  40. This fragrance sounds amazing! Love the story!
    Happy New Year 2019!

    xo, Joling
    http://lovejoling.com/

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    1. I'm happy to hear that you love story behind Chanel perfumes!
      You are completely right, this fragrance is amazing!
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  41. Great summary ... Chanel is so classic!

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words! I really appreciate it!
      We share same opinion about Chanel!
      Happy New year, dear Lizzy!

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  42. Gabrielle Coco Chanel is such an interesting person. I love the comparison you drew between her and the perfume. I didn't know much of her story so this was really interesting for me to read.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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    1. I'm happy to hear that you find new and interesting information in this post and enjoy reading it. That mean a lot to me. I completely agree with you that Gabrielle was interesting person with amazing life.
      Happy New Year, dear Kathrin!

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  43. This perfume looks so amazing. Have a happy new year!
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    1. You are completely right, this fragrance is amazing from bottle to the scent!
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  44. I love it!

    Federica
    www.federicadinardo.com

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    1. I'm happy to hear that you love this post and Gabrielle fragrance!

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  45. Love chanel perfumes. Happy new year
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    1. We share same love for Chanel fragrances! I adore all of them!
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  46. I've never tried it.

    Feliz Ano Novo/Happy New Year!

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    1. If you try it I would like to hear your opinion about it!
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  47. Love this fragrance!!
    xx- Nina

    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2019/01/life-update-blogiversary-how-to-style.html

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    1. I'm happy to hear that we share same love for this fragrance!
      Happy New Year, dear Nina!

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  48. I love Chanel perfumes I have number 5 and simply adore it I have not tried this one I must try it Happy new year xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2019/01/eshakti-designed-with-love-customized.html

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    1. We share same love for Chanel fragrances. I also adore all of them, but Coco Mademoiselle is my signature scent! When you try Gabrielle I would like to hear your opinion about it.
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  49. I would love to try this fragrance. It sounds and looks amazing.

    Xo,
    www.stylemefancy.com

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    1. You are completely right! This fragrance is really amazing! When you try it I would like to hear your impressions about it.
      Happy New Year, dear!

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  50. Fantastic post!

    Kisses ...Dilek

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words! They mean a lot to me!
      Happy New Year!

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  51. This post is beautifully written!
    xx Janine
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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! They mean a lot to me and I really appreciate it!

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    1. You are completely right, dear Amy! This fragrance is really amazing from bottle to scent!

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    1. You are completely right, dear Amy! This fragrance is really amazing from bottle to scent!

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  54. That is so interesting to know the history behind Chanel and what she had to go through! I've never tried this scent but I love ylang ylang so I'm going to give it a try. Thank you for sharing this! I always enjoy reading your posts.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. You are welcome, dear Kara!
      Thank you so much for your beautiful and kind words! They mean a lot to me and I really appreciate it! I'm glad to hear that you find new and interesting information in this post!
      This fragrance is really beautiful and when you try it I would like to hear your opinion about it.
      Happy New Year!

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  55. This looks so nice! Have a nice Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you so much! This fragrance is really beautiful from bottle to scent!
      Happy New Year, dear Jessica!

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  56. Surely looks so luxe and like a good smell. I'm not too keen on perfumes.

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    1. You are completely right. This fragrance is beautiful and luxurious form bottle to scent!
      Happy New Year, dear!

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  57. This perfume is simply a classic. I found the photos you took, have a great day!

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    1. I completely agree with you! All Chanel fragrances are classic and this one continue that tradition!
      Happy New Year, dear Paula!

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  58. Another great review! Will have to go smell it.
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      When you try it I would like to hear your opinion about it and do you like it as much as I do!

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  59. It looks like a great parfum.
    xoxo
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    1. You are completely right dear Pamela!
      This fragrance is really great, luxurious and beautiful!
      Happy New Year!

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  60. I never used Chanel before. But, the people always say that's is good.
    Happy New year!

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    1. Chanel have amazing fragrances, skin care and make up products. If you try some of them I would like to hear what you pick for yourself and your impressions about product!
      Happy New Year to you, too, dear Lizzie!

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  61. I'm SO keen to try this perfume, especially as I share the same name with it haha ;) I wear Chanel Coco Mademoiselle and adoooore it.

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    1. I also adore Coco Mademoiselle and it is my signature scent. It's very interesting when you have a fragrance with which you share the name. When you try it I would like to hear your impressions about it and do you love it as much as I do.

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    1. Thank you so much for your beautiful words! I really appreciate it.
      Happy New Year to you, too!

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  63. It must have beautiful scent! Love the design of the bottle!

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    1. I also love design of bottle. It is so elegant, luxurious and gorgeous as well as scent.
      Happy New Year!

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  64. I haven't sniffed this perfume yet but I will be trying it on soon. I only have the Coco Mademoiselle, Chanel rocks all the time.

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    1. I completely agree with you. Chanel have amazing fragrances and I also have Coco Mademoiselle and adore it.
      When you try Gabrielle I would like to hear your impressions about it and do you like it as much as I do.
      Happy New Year, dear Mercy!

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  65. Hi dear!
    You have a great blog, and this is my favourite parfum.. <3
    I following you and I hope you follow back too.
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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! I really appreciate it!
      Also I'm happy to hear that Gabrielle is your favorite fragrance, because it is also one of my favorite!
      Thank you for following, I just started follow you!
      Wish you a beautiful new week!

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