Aloha pals, I’ve been dying to write this post but I’ve just been so busy with school I haven’t gotten around to it yet I’m SORRY! I’m going to do a fragrance collection blog post soon, but first I wanted to do a review of my newest addition- Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle. It’s no secret that Chanel fragrances are a staple in most peoples’ collection, and I definitely felt it was lacking in my collection. That being said, a lot of the more popular Chanel scents are a bit heavy and musky which is really not my style, so I’ve stayed pretty well away considering they’re so expensive and not really what I’m looking for.
My preferred scent is something that’s light and fresh smelling. I love floral scents, and I like to have something with a bit more warmth, so something with a few sweeter tones in it for winter time. I aspire to have a scent attributed to me, so when someone smells Coco Mademoiselle they think “hey, that smells like Sabrina!” The first perfume I bought, which is still my favourite to this day, is Body by Burberry. Body does have a woody tone to it but it’s mixed with floral scents and the result is excellent. However it’s much more of an autumn/winter scent than spring or summer. I’ve been looking for a perfume that I love just as much as Body that’s a bit lighter and more suited to spring and summer, and I think I’ve found it with Coco Mademoiselle.
Unlike a lot of the other Chanel scents, Coco Mademoiselle isn’t at all musky or heavy smelling. On the Hudson’s Bay website they describe the scent:
Sparks of fresh and vibrant orange immediately awaken the senses. A clear and sensual heart reveals the transparent accords of Jasmine and Rose. The trail unfurls the pure accents of Patchouli and Vetiver that emphasise the slender structure of the composition.
As my cousin says, it smells like Hudson’s Bay. If you’ve never been to Hudson’s Bay, I can only describe it as smelling like a rich person who smells delicious and classy as they walk by you on the street. The smell isn’t overpowering, but it’s noticeable.
You can purchase Chanel perfumes online from Hudson’s Bay, but I would suggest going in to peruse the fragrance section and try out different scents before you make a decision. The people working in the beauty departments are extremely helpful and friendly, if you’re genuinely interested in purchasing a perfume: Talk to them! They will help you! The man helping me with my purchase showed me all the different scents Chanel offered and helped me pick between Chance (which is another great scent by Chanel, that’s light and floral scented) and Coco Mademoiselle. He also gave me a little bag of new beauty samples, that came in an actual reusable makeup bag, and was just all around lovely.
When it comes to high end fragrances, it’s always best to buy a larger size as you tend to get more for your money the bigger you buy. For example, Coco Mademoiselle’s smallest size is 35ml and will cost you $85 CAD, while 50 ml will cost you $119, and 100 ml will cost you $168. Since I had a $25 gift card (thanks to my Visa points!!) I got the 50ml. If I hadn’t had the gift card I definitely wouldn’t have been able to justify it, as my sad reality is that I’m a poor student. But! When you consider the quality of the product, the amount of use you’ll get out of it and how long it will last, it’s price tag doesn’t seem quite so steep. Most luxury perfumes are within this price range regardless, and this is an eau de parfume (the oils are much more concentrated, so it’s of a high quality) so it’s price tag is justifiable.
You can purchase Coco Mademoiselle here. Let me know in the comments what your go-to scent is, and which Chanel scent is your favourite!
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