If there is one perfume in the Les Exclusifs line up that truly requires that big and beautiful 200ml (6.8 fl.oz) bottle, it is Eau de Cologne.
It was made to use lavishly and this is just what you want to do with it.
The classic of classics, done by the epitome of elegance, the house of Chanel, is not the re-invention of the wheel, but a beautiful and refreshing rendition of a standard theme in perfumery.
The first Chanel Eau de Cologne was created in 1929, this one was re-created by Jacques Polge in 2007 and includes notes of neroli, bergamot, citrus, musk and vetiver.
It is a refreshing burst of citrus, a short-lived floral neroli heart and a musky drydown colored a synaesthetic olive green by a hint of vetiver. Over and out in fifteen minutes. Spray, drench, repeat.
This review’s length reflects the fragrance’s staying power. But – beauty is fleeting after all.
In a recently published foray into the master’s bathroom, I spied Eau de Cologne on Karl Lagerfeld’s vanity, so what is good enough for Karl, is definitely good enough for the hottest days of my coming summer. (Although, in all honesty, the same effect can surely be had a lot cheaper too.)
What is your favorite spray-with-abandon, fragrant refreshment?