What Chanel Says: Chanel Coco Noir is magnetic and uncompromising, COCO NOIR reveals a black that is intimate, seductive and intensely brilliant. Striking top notes of Grapefruit and Bergamot accentuate the floral accord, with Rose and Jasmine, while Indonesian Patchouli and Sandalwood notes add warmth.
Review: Coco Noir is strong, sultry, and warm. The fragrance is very bold. The most prominent notes to me where the grapefruit and the patcholi. This makes it smell earthy, and almost medicinal at first which was a bit of a turn off. There is a spicy note that really pops when you spray it on your skin, vs. smell it out of the bottle. After an hour or so it dries down to a more sandalwood and musk scent.
This is definitely a night time scent. I had no problem with this scent lasting all evening, and well into the next morning actually.
Speaking of the bottle it may not be glittery and girly, but it captures the heart of Noir. It is dark, strong, and defined much like the brand itself.
Overall, if you like other Chanel fragrances, or bold warm scents this may be a great perfume to add to your collection. However, if you prefer sweeter, light scents I’d stay away! There’s not sense in spending nearly $100 for something you won’t absolutely love.
Where to buy: Nordstrom $98 for 1.7 oz. or 3.4 oz. for $130.
Have you tried any Chanel favorites? If not, what’s your favorite perfume?