I might as well admit it, I originally disliked Chanel Coco. I will be up front about that because now I won’t be separated from it. Coco is a good case for retesting a fragrance: more compliments have come my way with Coco than with any other fragrance. Although created almost 30 years ago in 1984, Coco is far from being dated. It is an outgoing, definite statement scent, not a wallflower. It is a fragrance from the time when women adopted a signature perfume as bold style accessories. Consider Coco an adornment, a piece of jewelry, the finishing touch.
Classic Chanel scents reveal themselves through mists of aldehydes that always to my nose make a Chanel perfume smell high concept. They are tailored even when they are meant to be sexy, as is the case with Coco. The top notes are bright and brassy with ripe, fruity aldehydes, mandarin peel, and macerated raisins. These notes ignite as if flambéed.