The 19th passion

I shamefully admit that I have only recently discovered the beauty of Chanel no 19, and it quickly became a new passion for me.

For many years, I have adored Allure and bought it different forms and sizes, this summer I smelled, for the first time, Chanel no 19 and instantly I knew I had to have a bottle. I found a great deal on a Facebook fragrance lovers group and got it without hesitation.

Although I’m not a big fan of light, airy, fresh, white perfumes, I find Chanel no 19 a perfect combination of those fragrance sensations.

It also has that classical Chanel vibe, the elegance you get from wearing it. It opens up a bit soapy and powdery, with an explosion of white flowers, like a garden of paradise, in the morning. The green notes, neroli and bergamot on top blend perfectly with the iris, narcissus, roses, lily-of-the-valley and ylang-ylang, making it the perfect summer fragrance, with just a touch of powder. The base notes of vetiver, sandalwood, oak moss and leather are discreet and add just the perfect amount of sweetness and depth, so the spring flower bouquet is intact.

My only regret is that I got it at the beginning of September so I wont get to wear it that much this season, as the weather starts to get cold and requires stronger scents. In order to make it a bit sweeter, I tried a layering and the result is quite nice: I have applied a base layer of perfumed oil inspired by Cosmos Flower from Clive Cristian. The sweetness of the oil gives a nice twist to Chanel no 19, making it just a bit bubble gummy and gourmand, more appropriate for a cold autumn morning.

Chanel no 19 is definitely a must for every perfume collector, although it is not an all taste fragrance. Another good thing about this particular Chanel fragrance, is that the age range which is suited for is larger than in any other Chanel. My advice is that if you don’t know Chanel no 19 yet, get to know it quickly, because you won’t regret it.