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Fragrances A to Z

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A Gentleman's Cologne: created in 1960. Originally named Pour Monsieur, changed to A Gentleman's Cologne in 1967.

Allure: Created in 1996 by Jacques Polge. It is classified as a fresh fruity floral-oriental.

  • Top notes of bergamot, mandarin, peach, lemon and other green notes
  • Heart notes of jasmine, rose de mai, orris and freesia 
  • Base notes of vanilla, cedar, benzoin, tonka bean, Haitian vetiver and Reunion vanilla.


Allure Eau Fraichissante pour L’Été: Created in 2002, a limited edition summer fragrance.

Allure Emulsion Tendre de Parfum: An intensely fresh and light air moisturizing mist perfume.

Allure Homme: Created by Jacques Polge in 1998. Classified as a fresh woody oriental edt.

  • Top notes: mandarin, lemon, peach, bergamot
  • Heart notes: freesia, geranium, rose, jasmine
  • Base notes: benzoin, Tonka bean, sandalwood and vanilla.


Allure Homme Edition Blanche: created in 2008, by Jacques Polge.

  • Top notes: Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot
  • Middle notes:ginger,black pepper, pink pepper,
  • Base notes: sandalwood, Brazilian tonka, white musk, Haiti vetiver, leather,  vanilla, amber, woodsy accords and cedar.


Allure Homme Eau Fraichissante Pour l`Ete: created in 2002 by Jacques Polge, as lighter version of the original edition Allure for men. The fragrance is classified as a woody oriental.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, mandarin and orange. 
  • Heart: cedar and vetiver. 
  • Base: pink pepper, tonka and labdanum.



Allure Homme Sport: created in 2004. A casual, brisk fragrance spiked with heightened notes of freshness and sensuality. Dynamic scent to spray generously all over the body.

Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport: created in 2007 by Jacques Polge. It is classified as a Citrus Aromatic fragrance for men.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, orange, mandarin orange, grapefruit, neroli, bergamot and lemon
  • Middle notes: spices and fir resin

  • Base notes: tonka bean, atlas cedar, vetiver, white musk and pepper


Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme: Created in 2012. The sporty, sensual scent, in a new concentrated Eau de Toilette

  • Notes: Moroccan Cypress and Venezuelan Tonka Bean. 


Allure Homme Voyage: created in 2002, an eau de toilette.

Allure Parfum Tendre pout les Cheveux: A light fragrant hair mist

Allure Sensuelle: created in 2006 by Jacques Polge.

  • Top notes: bergamot, mandarin and pink pepper. 
  • Heart notes: jasmine, rose, iris, candied fruits and vetiver
  • Base notes: French vanilla, amber, patchouli and frankincense


Ambre: created in 1925 by Ernest Beaux. Classified as an amber oriental perfume. Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1937.

  • Notes: Vanilla, opoponax, resin, amber. 


Antaeus: created in 1981 by Jacques Polge. Antaeus is the name of ancient Greek demigod.

  • Top notes: lemon, lime, coriander, myrtle, clary sage, and bergamot 
  • Middle notes: thyme, basil, rose and jasmine
  • Base notes: patchouli, castoreum, labdanum, and oak moss


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Beige: Originally created in 1931 and discontinued within a few years. It was reformulated by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake and relaunched in 2008, reformulated. Named after Coco Chanel's favorite color. The new version is classified as an intense powdery floral perfume


  • Top notes: aldehydes, pink pepper, grapefruit, freesia, May rose, hawthorne
  • Middle notes: frangipani, gardenia, heliotrope, green carrot, dried fruits, honey, jasmine, ylang ylang
  • Base notes: orris, tobacco, sandalwood, amber, cypress, juniper



Bel Respiro: created by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake in 2007.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, crushed leaves, green tea, grass
  • Middle notes:  hyacinth, rosemary, thyme, rose, lilac, jasmine
  • Base notes: myrrh, leather, galbanum, vanilla, musk


Bleu de Chanel: created by Jacques Polge in 2010. Classified as a woody aromatic fragrance for men, he

  • Top notes: aldehydes, grapefruit, citruses
  • Middle notes: nutmeg, ginger, mint, jasmine, pink pepper.
  • Base notes: labdanum,  sandalwood, patchouli, vetiver, incense, cedar


Bois des Iles: Originally created in 1926 by Ernest Beaux, in US in 1929. Still being sold in 1960. Discontinued for years, then reformulated by Jacques Polge and relaunched in 1989. Reformulated by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake in 2007.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, coriander, petitgrain. 
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, orris, almond. 
  • Base notes: vetiver, sandalwood, opoponax, musk, tonka bean, vanilla


Bois Noir: created in 1987 by Jacques Polge, and relaunched as Égoïste.

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Chance: created in 2002 by Jacques Polge.

  • Top notes: pineapple, iris, pink pepper, hyacinth. 
  • Middle notes: jasmine, citruses. 
  • Base notes: musk, patchouli, vanilla, vetiver


Chance Eau Fraîche: created in 2007 by Jacques Polge.

  • Top notes: Citruses, cedar. 
  • Middle notes: Pink pepper, water hyacinth, jasmine. 
  • Base notes: Teak wood, iris, amber, patchouli, vetiver, white musk


Chance Eau Tendre: created in 2010 by Jacques Polge, a floral-fruity, lighter interpretation of Chance EDP

  • Notes: grapefruit, quince hyacinth, jasmine, amber, cedar, iris and white musk .


Chanel Pour Monsieur: created in 1955 by Henri Robert; a classical mossy chypre edt; presented in a bottle designed by Jacques Helleu.

Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentré: created in 1991. An edt concentrate.

  •  Notes of mandarin, lavender, pettitgrain, lemon, cardamom, nutmeg, opoponax and vanilla.


Chypre: created by Ernest Beaux in 1925. Notes: Oakmoss. Still being sold in 1937.

Coco: created in 1984 by Jacques Polge as an homage to Coco Chanel.

  • Top notes: Jasmine, peach, frangipani, mimosa, orange blossom
  • Middle notes: Cascarilla, orange flowers, Bulgarian rose, clove buds, angelica
  • Base notes: Labdanum, sandalwood, tonka bean, leather, opopanax


Coco Mademoiselle: created in 2001 by Jacques Polge.

  • Top notes: Orange, mandarin orange, orange blossom, bergamot, grapefruit. 
  • Middle notes: Mimosa, jasmine, Turkish rose, ylang-ylang. 
  • Base notes: Tonka bean, Indonesian patchouli, opoponax, Bourbon vanilla, Haitian vetiver, white musk


Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Toilette: created in 2002 by Jacques Polge.

  • Top notes: Orange, bergamot, grapefruit. 
  • Middle notes: Litchi, Italian jasmine, rose. 
  • Base notes: Patchouli, Bourbon vanilla, Tahitian vetiver, white musk


Coco Mademoiselle L’Extrait: created by Jacques Polge and launched in 2012. A new, fresh and light version of its famous Coco Mademoiselle fragrance to be worn during summer nights.The fragrance is available as perfume extract in bottles of 15 ml at the price of 170 €.

  • Top notes: Sicilian orange and Calabria bergamot
  • Middle notes: May rose extract, jasmine absolute and Florentine iris. 
  • Base notes: patchouli, vetiver, Bourbon vanilla and white musk. 


Coco Noir: created by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake and launched in 2012.

  • Top notes: grapefruit, Calabrian bergamot
  • Heart: rose, narcissus, rose geranium leaf and jasmine
  • Base: tonka bean, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli and white musk frankincense.


Coromandel: created in 2007 by Jacques Polge. It carries the name of the exotic Chinese lacquered screens. When Gabrielle Chanel first saw them, she proclaimed that she would “faint of happiness” and that she will live surrounded by them. Classified as a rich woody – oriental fragrance

  • Top notes of citruses, neroli and bitter orange. 
  • Middle notes of orris, patchouli, rose, jasmine. 
  • Base notes of musk, woodsy notes, musk, olibanum, incense, Tahitian vanilla and white chocolate.


Cristalle: created by Henri Robert in 1974. Classified as a fruity chypre perfume.

  • Top notes: bergamot, peach, lemon, basil, cumin and hyacinth
  • Heart notes: jasmine, melon, lily of the valley, cyclamen and narcissus 
  • Base notes: oak moss, vetiver, musk, civet, patchouli and sandalwood


Cristalle au Verte: created in 2009, a concentrated Eau de Toilette that reveals a sheer and spirited heart.

  • Magnolia notes are rendered transparent with fresh citrus and Neroli accents, for a new expression of a timeless floral bouquet.


Cuir de Russie: originally created in 1924 by Ernest Beaux. Probably introduced in America around 1936. Named Russia Leather for the American market. Discontinued in the mid 1970s. Reformulated by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake in 2007.

  • Top notes: Orange blossom, bergamot, mandarin, clary sage. 
  • Middle notes: Iris, jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, cedarwood, vetiver. 
  • Base notes: Styrax, leather, amber, vanilla.


Cynique: created in 1946 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

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Eau de Cologne: created by Jacques Polge in 2007.

  • Top notes: bergamot, neroli, lemon
  • Middle notes: pepper, rose
  • Base notes: musk,  vetiver, vanilla. 


Egoiste: originally created in 1987 and called Bois Noir, by Jacques Polge, relaunched under the name Egoiste in 1990.

  • Top notes: mahogany, Sicilian tangerine, Brazilian rosewood, coriander. 
  • Mid notes: carnation, cinnamon, Damask rose.
  • Base notes: leather, sandalwood, vanilla, tobacco, ambrette seed.


Egoiste Cologne Concentree: launched in 1992, is a richer, fuller, darker and more opulent version of Chanel Egoiste men's fragrance from 1990.

  • Notes of vanilla, spices, leather, palisander rosewood, sandalwood, cinnamon and woody notes.

Égoïste Platinum: created in 1993 by Jacques Polge.

  • Top notes: rosemary, lavender, neroli, petitgrain. 
  • Middle notes: galbanum, clary sage, jasmine, geranium. 
  • Base notes: amber, sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver, cedar.

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Gardenia: created by  Ernest Beaux in 1925. Chanel released face powder scented with the Gardenia essence around 1930. Gardenia seems to have been discontinued around 1966 or so. Gardenia was relaunched in the 1980s together with other exclusive perfumes -Bois des Iles and Cuir de Russie. The reconstructed version is very similar to the original (vintage). Reformulated in 2007 by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake. Gardenia comes as parfum, eau de parfum and eau de toilette.

  • Top notes: jasmine, gardenia, orange blossom, tuberose. 
  • Mid notes: clove, sage, pimiento
  • Base notes: musk, patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, vanilla


Glamour de Chanel: created in 1933 by Ernest Beaux, the perfume was discontinued around 1949. It was described as "a piquant and sultry perfume both paradox only Chanel can achieve to bolster you on important evenings." Glamour spawned a small cosmetic line in addition to the perfume, it included face powder and lipstick. The face powder was scented with the Glamour perfume.

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Ivoire: created in 1932 by Ernest Beaux. I believe this was discontinued around 1960. Chanel released face powder scented with the Ivoire essence around 1930.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, neroli
  • Middle notes; ylang-ylang, lilac, carnation, jasmine, rose
  • Base notes: vetiver, orris, iralia, sandalwood, opoponax, incense, vanilla, coumarin, musk


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Jasmin: created in 1931 by Ernest Beaux. A jasmine soliflore perfume. Discontinued in the late 1960s.

Jersey: Les Exclusifs de Chanel Jersey by Chanel is a new fragrance for women launched in 2011. named after the fabric.

  • Notes: Vanilla and Musk


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Le 1940 Beige de Chanel: launched in 1931, created by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

  • Notes include: Jasmine, orris, amber. 


Le 1940 Bleu de Chanel: launched in 1931, created by Ernest Beaux.Discontinued, date unknown.

  •  Notes include: Aldehydes, violet, lily of the valley, cedar, sandalwood. 


Le 1940 Rouge de Chanel: launched in 1931, created by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

  • Notes include: geranium, Java vetiver and amber. 


Le Parfum Special de Chanel: created in 1928 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1937.

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Mademoiselle Chanel No. 1: created in 1945 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

Mademoiselle Chanel No. 2: created in 1945 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

Mademoiselle Chanel 31: created in 1945 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

Magnolia: Created in 1927, it was a heavy, opulent perfume. The parfum sold for $12.50 at the time. Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1937.

  • Notes of tuberose, neroli, rose, ylang ylang, lily of the valley, lemon, sandalwood, cedar and champaca. 


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1932: created in 2012 by Jacques Polge as part of the Les Exclusifs range. Named to commemorate the year of Gabrielle Chanel’s first High Jewelry collection, “Bijoux de Diamants.” 1932 evokes a dazzling array of diamond stars and comets. Created petal by petal, the soft,woody fragrance expresses an enveloping heart of White Jasmine.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, neroli. 
  • Middle notes of jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, lilac, carnation. 
  • Base notes of sandalwood, orris, opoponax, incense, vanilla, coumarin, musk, ambrette, iralia molecule (violet and iris accord) and vetiver.


No. 2: created in 1922 by Ernest Beaux, discontinued around 1925.

No. 3: created in 1927 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

No. 5: created in 1921 by Ernest Beaux. Working on creation of this perfume, Ernest Beaux created and for the first time used the synthetic component – aldehydes. In his formula the aldehydes are accompanied by fragrances of rose and jasmine. The fragrance of aldehydes is pure and fresh, reminds of the odor of clean linen just brought in the house form the fresh frosty air. It is said that the famous creator drew his inspiration for creation of this fragrance from one of his visits to the Arctic Circle and the smell of water in midnight. The unique smell of frozen lakes and rivers fascinated him so much that he decided to replicate it in his creation.Chanel N°5 is the first perfume in the floral-aldehyde group and the first by the quantity of aldehydes in its composition (another legend says that the Ernest Beaux's assistant overdosed the aldehydes in the composition by mistake). See the Chapter on Chanel No. 5 for detailed info.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli and ylang-ylang
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, lily of the valley and iris
  • Base notes: vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, amber and patchouli. 


No. 5 Eau Premiere: For Chanel No°5 fans, Chanel launched a new version of the world-renowned perfume – Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere. This modern and seductive fragrance was adapted from the original Chanel N°5 by Jacques Polge. The new version of the 'old' fragrance is lighter, fresher, softer, more delicate, and suitable for every-day use. Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere includes all original ingredients of N°5: rose absolute, jasmine, neroli and ylang-ylang. Ylang-ylang for this fragrance comes from the Comoro Islands, and Jasmine from Chanel-owned fields in Grasse. Chanel No°5 Eau Premiere comes in 150ml bottle (US$125) and will be available at department stores and other Chanel retailers in October 2007.

No.5 Elixir Sensuel: created in 2004. Classified as a Floral Aldehyde fragrance for women.

  • Top notes are aldehydes and neroli
  • Middle notes are iris, jasmine and ylang-ylang
  • Base notes are amber and woodsy notes.


No. 7: created by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

No. 9: created by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

No. 11: created in 1926 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

No. 14: created in 1922 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

No. 15: created by Ernest Beaux, Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1935.

No. 18: created in 1922 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued for many years. Reformulated by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake and relaunched in 2007. New version is described as a light, woody, floral – fruity fragrance.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, lemon, bergamot, pear, apricot
  • Middle notes: pepper, rose, hibiscus, iris, nutmeg, tea leaves
  • Base notes: ambrette seeds, musk


No. 19: created in 1970 to commemorate Chanel's birth date; created by Henri Robert; a soft fresh green floral perfume.

  • Top notes: galbanum, hyacinth and neroli 
  • Heart notes of rose, orris and jasmine
  • Base notes: vetiver, oak moss and leather


Number 19 Eau de Parfum: is a floral-woody-green fragrance, a white and green floral harmony. It is a unique blend of light-heartedness and sophistication, not simply a different concentration, but an olfactory reinterpretation, which is faithful to the spirit and base notes of the original composition. Available as 35, 50 and 100 ml EDP. Chanel No 19 EDP was launched during the 1980's.


  • Top notes: green notes and bergamot. 
  • Heart: rose and iris. 
  • Base: vetiver, oakmoss and leather


No. 19 Poudre: created in 2011 This luminous re-imagining of Coco Chanel's signature scent - named Nº19 in honor of her birthdate, August 19, 1883 - reveals a bold fragrance with a daring combination of crisp green notes and powdery iris.

  • Top notes: neroli, galbanum
  • Middle notes: jasmine, iris
  • Base notes: white musk, vetiver and tonka bean


No. 20: created in 1921 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

No. 21: created in 1921 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

No. 22: created in 1922 by Ernest Beaux. The perfume was aimed at brides and teenagers and in a 1966 article was described as "a very light, romantic fragrance reminding one of white blossoms." Discontinued for many years.Reformulated by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake and relaunched in 2007.

  • Top notes: Aldehydes, white roses, jasmine, tuberose, lily of the valley, lilac, orange flower
  • Mid notes: Orchid, ylang-ylang
  • Base notes: Vanilla, incense, vetiver


No. 27: created in 1921 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

No. 31: created by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued, date unknown.

No. 46: created in 1946 by Ernest Beaux.Created to celebrate the end of the war. Discontinued, date unknown.

  • Top notes: citrusy aldehydes, bergamot, neroli, orange
  • Heart notes: ylang-ylang, rose, lily of the valley, jasmine
  • Base notes: vetiver, orris, sandalwood, coumarin (tonka), vanilla, musk. 


No. 55: created in 1922 by Ernest Beaux. It was immensely popular around 1926. Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1935.

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Recompose: created in 1953. Discontinued, date unknown.

Rose de Chanel: created in 1926 by Ernest Beaux. A rose soliflore perfume. Discontinued, date unknown, still being sold in 1930.

Russia Leather: this is the Americanized version of Cuir de Russie, first seen used in 1936, still sold under this name in 1960. A tangy, tantalizing odor originally created to wear with tweeds and sports clothes.

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Sweet Pea: created in 1927 by Ernest Beaux. A sweet pea based soliflore perfume. Discontinued, date unknown.

Sycamore: created in 1930 by Ernest Beaux. Discontinued probably in the 1950s and remained unavailable for many years. Reformulated by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake and relaunched in 2008 as Sycomore. Described as a chypre without oakmoss.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, grapefruit, green carrot
  • Middle notes: pink pepper, dried fruits, jasmine, narcissus
  • Base notes: ambrette seed, vetiver, sandalwood, cypress, juniper, tobacco, orris


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31 rue Cambon: created in 2007 by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake.

  • Top notes: iris, bergamot
  • Middle notes: rose, jasmine, black pepper
  • Base notes: sandalwood, patchouli,  labdanum


28 La Pausa: created in 2007 by Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake. Named after a house owned by Coco Chanel in the South of France.

  • Top notes: citrus, green accord
  • Middle notes: rose,  iris
  • Base notes: leather, orris, vanilla, sandalwood


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Une Fleur de Chanel: created in 1998 by Jacques Polge. Originally released as a limited edition to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show. Re-released in 2005, again as a limited edition. It is described as a light crisp green floral edt.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, citrus, orchid, magnolia, camellia, apricot
  • Middle notes: hyacinth, rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, gardenia, pepper, lilac, ylang ylang
  • Base notes: sandalwood, galbanum, white musk


Une Idée: created in 1929 by Ernest Beaux, still sold in 1960. A 1930 ad in Harper's Bazaar reads "When Madame Chanel presents a new perfume it is indeed an event. Here are two brand new fragrances, each encased in a smart, modern bottle. At the left, Sycomore and the right, Un Idee de Chanel."

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