Chanel Has Just Launched Its First Fragrance In 15 Years

When you’re time-poor, fragrance is always the easiest way to get a quick pick-me-up. Ok, fragrance and coffee. Inspired by the brand's enduring creator, Chanel has just launched its first fragrance in 15 years, aptly named Gabrielle...

The “rebellious” scent was created by Olivier Polge, Chanel’s in-house perfumer who is behind iconic scents such as Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb and Lancome La Vie Est Belle. Great noses run in the family – his father Jacques was the previous Chanel nose and creator of Chanel’s Chance fragrance. In two words? It’s “abstract floral”, says Polge of the first perfume he’s ever created from scratch for Chanel. What can you expect? A feminine blend of white florals such as ylang-ylang, jasmine and orange blossom, which have been carefully selected from their fields in Grasse and mixed with heady tuberose. Then there’s the bottle – an elegant square thin-walled bottle, which took five years to design. Every woman needs this beautiful scent on her wish list.

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