Update the Wishlists! Les Exclusifs de Chanel
To be launched in February 2007 in Chanel boutiques and later in March at Bergdorf Goodman, are six new scents, Les Exclusifs de Chanel, a collection of fragrances featuring expensive, rare ingredients and representing the "artistic spirit" of the company's perfume business:
Coromandel. Named after the Chinese lacquered screens Chanel collected, it is a spirited oriental with amber and dry notes. (As a side note, also see this Lagerfeld dress and the makeup color palette, inspired by Coromandel screens)
28 La Pausa. Built around an iris note and named after a house Chanel owned in the South of France.
Bel Respiro. Named after one of Chanel's residences on the outskirts of Paris, this is a very green, fresh scent evoking "stems, leaves and springtime."
No.18. Mamed after the Chanel jewelry boutique at Place Vendôme, it is built around the note of ambrette seed extracted from hibiscus flower.
31 Rue Cambon. Named after the location of Coco Chanel's couture workshop, it is a chypre built without oakmoss.
Eau de Cologne. A lively floral with citrus, bergamot and neroli.
The "old" boutique exclusives, Gardenia, Cuir de Russie, Bois de Iles and No.22 will also be included in the line, with an updated packaging.
Les Exclusifs will be available in 200 ml sprays for $175.00. Eau de Cologne will also be available in a 400 ml splash for $300.00.
(From WWD, Basenotes, Now Smell This. The image is from WWD.com)
The questions I have are: why such big bottles, how involved was Christ Sheldrake in the creation of these six, where are the rumoured re-releases of the vintage Chanels, what about Reve, and finally - who is with me to plan an Ocean Eleven kind of heist in order to finance the purchase of Les Exclusifs?