|Mum's refillable case from the 1980's|
Chanel No.22 is one of my favourite scents, very "Chanel-esque" and super classy. It is also one my mother's signature scent, if No.5 is a mature classy lady - No.22 would be that same woman in her younger years. No.22 was composed by Ernest Beaux in the year 1922 for Mademoiselle Chanel, hence the name 22. Chanel herself adored the simplicity, clarity, and modernity of this scent. Beaux is the same man who composed some of most archetypal Chanel fragrances, No.5, Cuir De Russie, and Bois Des Iles.
Currently No.22 is part of the Chanel Les Exclusifs line, available only at Chanel and Chanel cosmetic boutiques. Elegantly presented in Chanel's signature rectangular bottle with a magnetic cap, comes in 75ml or 200ml EDT. Pure parfum version also available in 15ml sizes. Refillable cases (Main picture above) and Eau de cologne version had been discontinued.
|Serpent-like mist of Aldehyde|
|Misty Garden - A.Sisley|
|Deux femmes dans une loge, 1881-82|
This scent is pure sophistication, a gentle and polite powdery aldehydic fragrance. It's soft....yet it has excellent silage and longevity. In EDT concentration, it lasts over 8 hours on my skin and for about a week on my clothes. Smells very unique and not very widely used these days, I can assure you will smell unique with this one. One of the scents from the Chanel Exclusifs line worthy of investing in!