Introduction - Weekend with Gabrielle Chanel
The newest iconic scent from Chanel that is spun around the story of the woman before she was "Coco"...with a magnificent display in the heart of The Dubai Mall with three dimensional perspective art recreating the unmistakable bottle. I walked in with a sense of purpose - to rediscover one of the most famous women in fashion history and her spirit that continues to inspire generations, and I walk out clutching my very own bottle of Gabrielle Chanel.
"I decided who I wanted to be and that is who I am"
These famous words belong to Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel, who was a true rebel, passionate and self-ruling with a radiant personality that continues to awe-inspire more than a century later. Her non-conformist attitude and avant-garde spirit serves as an example to women of today, needless to say she is my personal inspiration too. It's her uniqueness that has paved way for us and has given us the definitive, timeless, haute, elegant yet powerful meaning of the word 'style' as know of today...more coming up on this scent that encases the spirit of Gabrielle.
Chanel house perfumer Olivier Polge developed Gabrielle. Chanel describes Gabrielle as “an imaginary flower — a radiant and sparkling, purely feminine Chanel blossom based on a bouquet of four white flowers: a rich, enveloping heart of exotic Jasmine shimmers with the fruity green notes of Ylang-Ylang, while fresh and sparkling Orange Blossom shines through, offering a glimpse of Grasse Tuberose captured at its finest.” You may also be able to smell blackcurrant, grapefruit zest, mandarin peel, sandalwood and white musk.
At the core of all Chanel fragrances is an extraordinary floral bouquet of rich and finest raw materials that radiate with naturalness, sometimes with a fresh-sparkly boost like in Chance or with fruity-sweetness like in Coco Mademoiselle, so its no surprise that Gabrielle captures the glory of this creamy-dewy luminous floral heart of tuberose, jasmine, and orange blossom and takes the form of something more solar. It is hard to discern one ingredient from another but the overall effect that evokes nostalgia, makes you reminisce of an era gone by but feels very real in the now, of something or someone who is ageless, timeless, effortless and transcendent.
It remains fairly linear and close to skin but maintains a beautiful sillage.
Gabrielle is the type of scent that BECOME YOU AS YOU BECOME IT.
A scent that is sheer yet very present, it warms up to the type of person you are or the type of occasion so wear this to work while in a power suit, or wear this to your kid's dance recital or wear this on an evening out with a stunning dress.
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