Chanel’s Superb Jasmine Fragrances: A Scented Retrospective

As we noticed in our final characteristic, Chanel meticulously develop and harvest their jasmine in Grasse, solely to be used of their fragrances; and so after trying in nice element at how this course of is achieved, we thought it time to dig even deeper and discover simply among the superb Chanel fragrances we’ve so beloved sporting over the a long time.

And what higher time to re-acquaint ourselves with them than throughout the much-anticipated (and positive to promote out) Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto exhibition at the V&A in London, opening 16 September 2023…?




Chanel N°5

The legendary, virtually alchemically intriguing mixture of jasmine and vivacious aldehydes has ensured No5 at all times transcended vogue: No single flower will be simply recognized in its building – not ylang ylang, or that luminous jasmine, or rose, nor these bubbly aldehydes, nor any of the opposite 80 or so substances in its closely-guarded components. Over a century in the past, it was actually in contrast to something smelled earlier than, and the summary impact has stored it related, decade after decade.

From £71 for 35ml eau de parfum




Chanel N°5 L’Eau

Solar-drenched, thirst-quenching and crammed crammed with freshness, this can be a lovely trendy play on the traditional, with a fizz of aldehydes dancing on lemon, mandarin and orange atop a honeyed shimmer of jasmine and luminescent ylang ylang. Because the opening chords drift away and the floral coronary heart warms on the pores and skin, a thrum of heat cedar and vetiver mellow to a harmonious path of sentimental white musks. Superb.

From £71 for 35ml eau de toilette




Chanel Probability

‘Permit your self to be swept up within the whirlwind of Probability’ says Chanel. And, oh, what a glowing marvel that is – the eau de parfum an ‘Sudden Floral’, created by Jacques Polge, like sporting a whole constellation of scented stars. The heady absolutes of unique jasmine and Iris are warmed by vanilla and extra pronounced than the eau de toilette. White musk weaves thriller, and because it warms Probability turns into even rounder, ever extra beneficiant and completely enveloping… like a brand new love (or the reigniting of an previous flame).

From £71 for 35ml eau de parfum




Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense

Perfumer Oliver Polge constructed his composition round a far increased proportion of patchouli leaves atop a richly resinous amber base, swirled by way of with toasty tonka bean and addictive vanilla of their absolute (strongest) kind. Lovers of the unique needn’t worry – your dose of Sicilian orange and Calabrian bergamot continues to be there, as are the fulsome garlands of rose and that beautiful, sunny jasmine within the coronary heart. The character is certainly much more mysterious, wavering between the freshness and a minxishly seductive path that lingers all day.

£102 for 50ml eau de parfum



Bleu de Chanel

The stronger parfum focus of their bestselling Bleu de Chanel, crafted by Olivier Polge (whose father Jacques composed the unique), is actually recognisable, but cleverly rebalances the wooden and citrus notes, upping the sandalwood that follows the freshness, with gloriously undulating waves of shiny jasmine, fragrant lavender and geranium notes, and the highly effective cedarwood coronary heart beating all through. Intensely fantastic – and splendidly intense.

£136 for 100ml parfum

Written by Suzy Nightingale