WHAT I SMELL: Chanel No. 19 opens with bright aldehydes and a sweetened bergamot that quickly turns to a buttery iris that is so radiantly smooth that it glides on the skin as if it’s surfing just a milliliter off of your body. Right from first spritz the perfume has a big presence, but it’s neither harsh nor abrasive. Instead, it’s incredibly inviting with its positive energy. After a bit, the perfume begins to dry and powder and the galbanum increasingly radiates with a dusty aura. After some more time, the greenish galbanum and the lilting iris begin to flatten and a light sandalwood partners in the mix. It’s here where Chanel No. 19 retreats in this warmed aura of green radiant sunshine. Chanel No. 19 eau de toilette is an incredible perfume that’s easy to wear and easy to love.
From the Chanel website:
Daring, distinctive and uncompromising. A floral, woody, green fragrance with perfect balance.
An ideal harmony between the vibrant, green notes of Galbanum and the soft, powdery notes of Iris.
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: Happy and perfectly content.
THREE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE CHANEL NO. 19: powdery, comfortable, radiant
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHANEL NO. 19: Now Smell This
BOTTOM LINE: Chanel No. 19 is a classic that’s easy to wear, fresh and completely unpretentious while at the same time is incredibly beautiful and long lasting. To me, Chanel No. 19 eau de toilette is a perfect Christmas present because it’s affordable, delightful and more importantly, because it’s Chanel!
- Bone Rating: 4.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Floral Chypre
- Nose: Henri Robert
- Classification: Feminine
- Expense: $110 for 100ml eau de toilette.