The Scent of Summer: Chanel No. 19 Poudré
Chanel has come up with the perfect way to celebrate the 128th anniversary of Coco Chanel by launching the sibling of Chanel No ₁₉, which appeared in 1971. Poudré cut off the leather in Chanel No₁₉ and now iris is the major ingredient of the scent besides numerous other fascinating musks.
Chanel No. 19 Poudré is a sensuous and modern fragrance with a powdery iris fragrance embellished by serene white scent. It has a delicate, velvety odor and is less green and sharp as compared to the original. The sweet scent of this perfume brings to mind a vivid image of long, lazy summer days.
According to Jacques Polge, the founder of Chanel fragrances, “I wanted to underline the importance of iris at Chanel, while giving a new facet to No. 19. The desire to rework the original accord with other, more contemporary, more powdery notes, came naturally to me.”
It’s worth mentioning here that Chanel No. 19 Poudré is the first scent to be launched by Chanel in about two years and is priced at $234 for the eau de parfum, 100ml bottle, while the eau de toilette of the similar quantity costs $184. To recall, the original Chanel No. 19, when launched back in 1970, was thought-out to be an audacious blend of powdery iris and crisp green notes. The packaging is also quite similar with a classic, square bottle.
We have come across different opinions about this latest scent. Some hail it as disappointing because, according to them its fragrance does not last long as compared to the original one and there are few who absolutely dislike the powdery sensation. However, majority still believes that the name of Chanel reflects quality and grandeur and the latest addition is the living example of it.
We are simply in love with the cozy and intimate aura exuded by this fragrance. Let’s see what Chanel has next in store for us.