Chanel fragrance fans rejoice: its master perfumer, Jacques Polge has created Coco Noir, an homage to Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's memory. This is only the third fragrance in the Coco franchise following the 1984 eponymous scent and 2001's Mademoiselle. Noir's bottle is the classic shape but in black which adds to the glamour, as perfumer for Chanel, Christopher Sheldrake told WWD: "You can’t see the juice inside, which makes it more mysterious".
I love the freshness that the top notes of grapefruit and bergamot bring, while the rose, jasmine, narcissus and geranium leaf give the juice its heady flavour, along with tonka bean, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla and frankincense. Coco Noir (£75 for 50ml, £106 for 100ml) is available now at all Chanel boutiques, Selfridges London, Selfridges Manchester Exchange, Fenwicks Newcastle and House of Fraser Glasgow, and will go on sale at Chanel fragrance and beauty counters from August 17. Are you excited for the latest in the Coco fragrance family?