Coco Noir

Coco Noir

Say hello to the latest addition to Chanel's fragrance repertoire: Coco Noir.

Paying homage to the founder of Chanel herself, this opulent fragrance was inspired by Venice.

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"Noir sits in its own space," explained Chanel perfumer Christopher Sheldrake.

"We are careful not to launch a lot of fragrances," explained Sheldrake, "we choose to create scents that represent an era, not a passing fancy."

And this fragrance certainly does that. With it's gothic jet-black bottle and gold accents, the third instalment of the Coco franchise represents Coco Chanel's love of the 'dazzle of black and Venice,' and the opulence and 'animal sensuality' of it's design.

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But what does it smell like? The top notes are grapefruit and Calabrian bergamot, with a heart of rose absolute, rose essence, jasmine absolute, narcissus and rose geranium leaf, and a drydown of Brazilian tonka bean, Venezuelan tonka bean, Indonesian patchouli, New Caledonian sandalwood, bourbon vanilla and white musk frankincense.

The top floral notes with a lingering warmth and seductive scent make it the perfect wedding day fragrance for a fashion-loving bride.

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The global launch of Coco Noir is August 17, but a limited number of bottles are available now at Chanel boutiques, Selfridges London, Selfridges Manchester Exchange, Fenwicks Newcastle and House of Fraser Glasgow.

Coco Noir Eau de Parfum, 50ml; £75; www.chanel.com

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