Coco Noir is the latest fragrance from Chanel. This bold, rich scent is the third in the Coco franchise, joining the 1984 perfume Coco and the 2001 blockbuster Coco Mademoiselle.
Created by Chanel’s master perfumer Jacques Polge, Coco Noir is designed to capture the elegance and magnetism of the colour black, which has become so key to Chanel’s heritage. Inspired by the sensuality of Venice and the love that Coco Chanel herself felt for the city, the scent is an ode to the history of the house. Travelling to the city to mourn the death of her love Boy Capel, Coco found comfort in her Baroque surroundings.
Luxurious simplicity is reflected in the elegant bottle and dark notes. Jasmine, rose and narcissus open the fragrance but the drama is centred around the heart of Coco Noir. Arranged around the woody base there are layers of sandalwood, frankincense, vanilla, tonka bean, vetiver and patchouli, which give a deep and intense presence.
Rich, opulent and intoxicating Coco Noir is designed to warm up the wintery nights ahead.
Text by Albany Bell