Chanel No.19 Poudré

Chanel No.19 Poudré

Saturday, August 20, 2011 by Wendy Lam

Yesterday was Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s birthday (August 19th), in celebration of this big day, Chanel introduced its newest fragrance: No.19 Poudré. The fragrance notes include: top notes of Grasse Neroli and Mandarin Orange; middle notes of Jasmine Absolute and Iris Pallida; base notes of White Musk Notes, Haitian Vetiver and Tonka Bean. The nose behind this fragrance is Chanel house perfumer Jacques Polge.

In 1970, a new number entered the world of perfumery, with N°19. A date, but not just any date. The day that Gabrielle Chanel was born: August 19. A symbol that has imprinted elegance into the collective unconscious for over 40 years. Of all the world-renowned fragrances designed by Gabrielle Chanel, it was her last creation that she deemed her signature scent, named N°19. Initially bold and distinct, its floral-green notes were deep and complex making it a fragrance that was at once audacious and assertive.

I always love a great story behind a product. Happy Birthday Coco Chanel! Chanel N°19 Poudré is available in 1.7 oz ($85) and 3.4 oz ($115), exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue and


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