Fragrances -Chanel -Gabrielle

on 3/5/2018 1:14:00 PM


I had to review just to bump up the terrible lippie score.

I love this perfume. This is my new go to, "safe" but makes a statement every day, every occasion fragrance. It replaces what blooming bouquet was in my collection-- but I'm bored w blooming bouquet at the moment.

Gabrielle opens up with fresh, realistic orange blossom. It's one of my favorite openings like my long time favorite pure poison. It quickly turns to sparkling, but subdued aldehydes and powder. But this is a tamed down version from Chanel 5 or any of the flankers. It's more of a fresh, makeup-ey powder

Then it morphs into a clean, almost dryer sheet white floral-- mostly jasmine, some tuberose, orange blossom. And the powder and aldehydes stick around, giving this a vintage vibe. But this is done very well-- and in a really safe, "pedestrian" way.

It's like what dita von Teese would wear if she had to work an office job for a week. At least that's what it makes me think of.

I am SO happy I picked this up. I personally LOVE the direction Oliver polge is taking chanel. I love his creations and I hope he keeps cranking them out bc he has a great nose.

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Toners -Chanel -Lotion Purete Mattifying Toner

on 3/4/2018 12:06:00 AM


It's one of my disappointed toners. I did expect this product would help mattifying and oil-controlling my skin but it didn't. I did like the smell of it but that's just the only thing. Besides of its smell, there's no other pros. The packaging does not suit with the price. Only the CHANEL logo that makes it look expensive.

Fragrances -Chanel -Gardenia

on 3/2/2018 8:24:00 PM


If you talk the Parfum it is heaven! If you talk the EDP forget it. That’s it.

Fragrances -Chanel -Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense

on 3/1/2018 2:04:00 PM


If there were doubts about whether Olivier Polge was in fact a worthy successor to his Father Jacques, Coco Mademoiselle Intense has showed 'em all! Bravo Monsieur Polge Jr. You scored a home run and then some with this! It's unmistakably Coco Mlle but both more and less so at the same time. Imagine if the original Coco and Coco Mlle had a baby, this would be the result. Softer, deeper, richer and more tenacious, it's Coco Mlle in a minor key, Coco Mlle in rich baroque colours instead of the usual brights. Coco Mlle for Fall compared to the original's spring freshness. It's beautiful and it lasts and lasts, I actually prefer it to the original EDP - who knew!

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Liquid -Chanel -Perfection Lumiere Velvet

on 2/28/2018 2:38:00 PM


Perfection in a practical bottle.

Cleansers -Chanel -LAIT DOUCEUR cleansing milk balance+anti-pollution face and eyes

on 2/28/2018 3:18:00 AM


I was very disappointed with this product.

It is a classic formula based on mineral oil and another hydrocarbon along with hydrogenated oils of natural origins. Unfortunately the latter has the tendency to cause acne for those who are prone to breakouts. It did cause breakouts for me pretty quickly after starting using it.
A dryer skin type might benefit from the richer, oilier formula more, I would believe.

My biggest disappointment however is from that it is way too perfumed and the fragrance stays on the skin and predictable the whole day even when the product is removed with water (and other products are applied on top that are not necessarily fragrance-free).
I did not find the sharp fragrance particularly pleasant either. Considering that Chanel is a perfumer house, it is peculiar that they could not choose a more refined and milder fragrance for a product that is intended for sensitive skin too?!

Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Isohexadecane, Paraffinum Liquidum, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Hydrogenated Palm/ Palm Kernel Oil Peg-6 Esters, Poloxamer 184, Butylene Glycol, Steareth-21, Camellia Kissi, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, PEG-5 Rapeseed Sterol, Parfum, Methylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Carbomer, Propylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, O-Cymen-5-Ol, BHT, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Polyquaternium-7, Sorbitol, Mallow Extract, Liriodendron Tulipifera Leaf Wax, Carprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopherol, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben

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Fragrances -Chanel -Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense

on 2/27/2018 11:28:00 PM


( Mar27 2018 )

I was excited to see a new Chanel Coco product in a local store , marketed as “ Coco Mlle Intense” . This was intriguing since I wear Coco now and have worn her sister Coco Mlle in years past , along with Allure
( my all time favorite ) .

A few years ago when Coco Noir came out , I felt rather confused with what Chanel was trying to create or achieve . It was a pleasant fragrance to me , but just did not make enough of an olfactory statement to justify the hefty price . I was not wowed enough , and I also found it to have very little projection . Usually a Chanel product creates a mental impression within a couple of minutes after dry down. And usually a Chanel product gives ME an impression of something top drawer , masterfully done , extremely sophisticated and bears qualities of a time less classic .( I have problems when people call a fragrance dated because the most exquisite masterpieces in the Louvre or in the Mart Museum are “dated “ . They are the best of the best and invoke a sense of awe in the viewer’s senses.

I held my breath with anticipation as I waited to see the result of a few sprays of Coco Mlle INTENSE , the new flanker . I had a positive initial reaction , then walked around the mall and waited to make a personal judgement . As the day wore on , I could smell my arm with the new fragrance and decided within an hour I would break the bank for a bottle ( about $150 ) .

Why is it worth it ? It makes a distinct CHANEL impression of something classic, sophisticated and well constructed .It is feminine, softly spicy , does not scream “VANILLA extract “ generic smell . It is expensive because it is so well crafted and Chanel does not scrimp on the ingredients . This is one that will never go out of style , and I predict it will be very well received .

Ilove the fact that it is not a vanilla sugar bomb , and that it is a soft oriental spice . I also LOVE the fact that it has some definite projection and impressive lasting power . It will get just the right amount of attention without blasting loudly . Chanel has created a winner ! It is ( once again ) sophisticated , intriguing , softly spicy and is perfect for a woman who comes across as an intelligent creature who does not need to grovel or scream or walk partially nude in public in desperation for attention .

I rarely splurge over $ 125 .00 for a fragrance , but this ( like Allure and Coco EDP ) is worth the money and a bottle will be quite long lasting ( like the other Chanels I own ) and it will not be a classic women will enjoy thirty years from now .

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Fragrances -Chanel -Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense

on 2/25/2018 11:04:00 PM


i stumbled upon this in the store today wanting to spray on Coco.... but saw this and not knowing what it was exactly gave it a try.

this may be the best perfume ive ever smelled in my life

its floral its oriental its sweet but not too so its spicy and some sandalwood in there and it smells rich it smells like being on a mountainside in montecarlo on a starry summer night with you being a goddess movie star in a black and white movie

when i later googled i found out its just been released see? it called out to me with its psychic powers....

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Blush -Chanel -Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick


I got the pink (23) color. It went very well with my fair skin, blue eyes, dark blonde hair. I tend to stay with the pinks in the spring and summer. The number 23 is truly perfect for the spring and summer! The blush is heavily fragranced though. I really liked how it gave a very natural look. I have dry skin and appreciate anything that can give the dewy look per say. The packaging was not to great. It kept popping open in my makeup bag. I had to really jam it closed after each use going forward. That was kind of annoying. Despite the heavy fragrance and defective packaging, I fell in love with this blush. After about three or four weeks of using the blush, my cheeks started to break out in a rash. I have never had this happen before with a blush. I do have very sensitive skin but figured Chanel would be a high quality brand. After some elimination tests, I had to admit to myself that is what the cream blush causing the problems. I returned it to Nordstrom's and they where very good about letting me exchange it for a Chanel powder blush. I am willing to try a different Chanel cream blush in the future. I usually just love all their products.

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BB Cream -Chanel -CC cream


I love Chanel makeup (who dosent?) but this was a miss for me. I had it on for a few hours and could feel it breaking out my skin.

Treatments (Face) -Chanel -Hydra Beauty Micro Serum

on 2/22/2018 3:10:00 PM


I absolutely love this stuff! I received a sample a while back and tried it out, and thought it was I purchased a smaller bottle off of e-bay before I totally committed to buying the full size, Chanel prices being what they are...but this stuff is great. It give a glow to my dull, winter skin...I think it's definitely worth the investment!

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Lipstick -Chanel -Rouge Coco Shine - Boy

on 2/21/2018 6:00:00 PM


A tale of woe. I heard so much about this “golden pinky nude with champagne sparkle” and I really wanted It to work in a bad way. Sadly the experience for me it was “all sizzle, no steak”. No colour payoff whatsoever when I looked in the mirror and I applied it rather thick. However, the trip was not a waste as I discovered and purchased Bonheur.

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Bronzers -Chanel -Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base

on 2/21/2018 9:07:00 AM


This is by far my favourite Chanel beauty product. I decided to invest in a cream contour/ bronzing product.
This tub has lasted me so long and always applys so smoothly. It is easy and natural to blend into a variety of foundations.

I found that it works best with the prolongwear foundation. I would really highly recommend & look forward to purchasing again in the future.

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Fragrances -Chanel -Coco

on 2/21/2018 6:33:00 AM


Old Chanel rocks! Always. Far more than most recent creations like Gabrielle trying to talk to everyone and nobody simultaneously.

Fragrances -Chanel -Coco

on 2/20/2018 10:17:00 PM


This is one of the best fragrances of all time. It's so sexy, yet classy and sophisticated at the same time. It's not for the meek or faint of heart... no, no. Coco is for the empowered and confident woman.

This is a fragrance for women who seem to effortlessly succeed in all their endeavors, they aren't concerned with the trivial opinions of others, and they lift other women up because they are secure in who they are and they don't buy into petty cattiness or competition. Coco is just the ultimate "superwoman" perfume.

Coco could have, and probably should have, been the fragrance that Chanel is most famous for instead of No. 5. I know that's a bold statement, and please don't misunderstand me, I'm a Chanel fan and I own multiple bottles of No.5. But Coco is SPECIAL.

I prefer the EDP which is very strong. 1-2 sprays and you're good ALL day. Men adore it. I get tons of compliments. Its just gorgeous I feel like everyone should wear Coco at least once in their life. I wear it EVERYWHERE (this is where confidence and not giving a damn come into play lol) but Coco would work for a super romantic date night, posh formal attire party, fashion event, benefit dinner or night at the opera or theatre. It absolutely begs to be worn with a little black dress and pearls!

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