It was about 8 years ago that I tried for the first time ever the Chanel's COCO MADEMOISELLE. It was gifted to me by one of my family's close friends on a very special day in my life. I was still very young (about 23) and haven't yet developed a "nose" for a good perfume. However, I do remember loving it's youthful, free spirited elegance. Just few days ago I got it as a gift once again :), and upon opening the bottle and inhaling the scent.......I was flooded by memories. For me this fragrance is truly sentimental in more ways that one. So when I got it as a gift this year again.....I simply had to write about it.
Inspired by the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel, the modern Oriental fragrance entices with an utterly feminine composition, expressing refined sensuality and incredible freshness. Coco Mademoiselle is a feminine perfume by Chanel. The scent was launched in 2001 and the fragrance
was created by perfumer Jacques Polge. To me, Coco Mademoiselle is a younger free spirited playful sister of the original sophisticated and very classy Coco.
By this point you may have gathered that Coco Mademoiselle has nothing whatsoever to do with the original Coco, the reference serving exclusively as marketing leverage. The “Mademoiselle” part is on the other hand is entirely accurate: this is a very youthful fragrance. Something I strongly believe was needed and well received as far as the older more sophisticated fragrance lineup goes which I and I'm sure many out there already love.
It’s sexy, elegant, classy and feminine but youthful and fresh at the same time. As many have said, it is patchouli all the way, with jasmine and musk. The musk and the citrus together just sit so beautifully on the skin.I can't point out/separate every single note but I suppose that’s the thing about a good -quality perfume, that all the notes blend in together and you can’t quite put your finger on each of them. I feel it to be quite "creamy" but not powdery. It fills up a room but is not
overpowering. I guess that what I’m trying to say is that the minute you walk in people are going to
notice you but in a subtle way, it’s not a "in your face" kind of fragrance.
I would be very comfortable wearing it on a daily basis and often do just that, although this could be worn on special occasions/evenings.....it's pretty versatile. As far as the seasons this fragrance would work best for .....I would say you can go either way. I think the burst of that citrus freshness would work great during warmer months while the heavier notes of musk and rose also work well in cooler weather. When it comes to age this fragrance is aimed at I believe it leans towards younger consumer, so I would say ladies in their 20-30s. Although, I noticed that even older ladies carry it nicely ....so again plenty of room to wiggle here as well.
When I smell this perfume I envision a laughing, enthusiastic youthful, bubbly woman who is sweet and classy. She's assertive, but doesn't have to prove anything. I envision someone who is full of joy
and brightness. Someone who knows who she is and is quite content with it. Someone who is too
busy living her life to the fullest to care about what others think. Someone who knows her worth.
Coco Mademoiselle fragrance notes
* Top Notes : Orange, bergamot grapefruit
* Heart Notes: Lychee, Rose, Italian Jasmine
* Base note : Indonesian patchouli, Haitian vetiver, Bourbon vanilla, white musk