Chanel • No.19 Poudre • Fragrances
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
This is a modern iris + powder by Chanel, different enough from divine and dry No.19 - though, in my opinion, not necessarily better. No.19 Poudre opens with slightly bitter green notes together with something that hints at leather and adds some interest. However, it settles into its powdery iris heart in almost no time. To my nose, it's a clean, modern powder on the sweeter side and it's more like white musk than, say, a powder scent that hints at your makeup bag. The drydown is rather creamy and vanillic with some sandalwood. Both No.19 and Poudre have low sillage and weak lasting power on me. I wouldn't buy Chanel no.19 Poudre because I enjoy Frederic Malle's Iris Poudree much more than this. 3.5
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I found this entirely by accident. Had a bottle of No. 5 years ago, lost it in a move and finally, nearly 20 years later, decided to try it again. Except the sample I got was No. 19 Poudre, which I discovered after trying it on and not recognizing the scent at all. I'd worn No. 5 for a few years and figured I'd remember the scent but when I didn't, read the card and figured out why. I never would have tried this one, but I am so glad I did. This is a very grown-up, soft, close-to-your-skin fragrance (on me, at least) that is intensely feminine but gently reserved. I don't even feel like I'm wearing a fragrance -- it is more like that's just what my skin smells like, and it works. No headaches, no smells-like-every-one-else, just this lovely, clean, green scent with that light powdery iris. Truly lovely.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Violet
A calm, galbanum light green morning horseback ride amidst a field of powdery iris while the sun is shily rising and the air is still filled with fresh dew. A slightly cold waft of condensed neroli greenness comes from the earth and envolutes your senses. You're alive in this morning and that is all you really need, and all you want. No worries, no mundane tasks now, only the unlimited musk blue sky and the newborn jasmine bushes leaning against the ancient tonka bean walls along the road you're following. All that vetyver calm is a promise of peace and goodness....
Here take this day and live it to the full, 'cause you deserve this calm, lady of lightness
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
What on earth is wrong with people on here? Why the obsession with complex, difficult scents? Since when has a perfume been meant to replace your own personality? Poudré seems to have received lots of complaints re 'wallpaper''yness, but this generally appears to be because it is constantly compared to the original 19. If you want something that smells like and reminds you of No.19, I would suggest....buying No. 19.
Let's not forget that No. 19 is often disliked by a great many people. And then let's remind ourselves to consider Poudré on its own strengths, as opposed to in comparison with the original.
Poudré still has the green, icy elements of No. 19 - the difference here is that rather than have those cold, watery elements (which are quite beautiful, and I am definitely a No. 19 fan) dissipate and drift away in an even colder misty drydown, they instead transform into something warm and lightly powdered.
What's not to love? You get the green, the slight acid, the lemon, the sparkle, and are left with a sheer coating of dusted iris that stays with you all day.
It feels extremely organic to me - it has that in common with No. 19. I don't feel like this smells synthetic, or knowing. As some have mentioned, it's discreet enough to be worn to work or to school, but equally makes for a very gentle, natural tender scent to wear out in the evenings.
Poudré is first and foremost about fragility, to my mind. It's a fickle scent that switches and changes, as opposed to No. 19, which undergoes a fairly reliable transformation. The fragrance is a young one - by which I don't mean it is made to be worn by the young, but rather that it mirrors a young personality. One that isn't quite settled, one that tries to be many things at once. I like it for this erratic aspect.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I am somewhat surprised by all the negative reviews here. I actually like the poudre more than the original no. 19, but it appears I am the minority with that opinion. I have tried the no. 19 parfum as well and couldn't stand it, seemed primarily like light citrus to me. There is a note in both the original no. 19 and the poudre version that comes off as sour to me, maybe it's the lily mixed with the citrus, I don't know, but in the poudre version the omnipresent powdery iris offsets that sourness within the first minute or two of spraying and helps it settle down into a nice wearable floral. There is definitely something sharp about both no. 19s, it's not really a warm fragrance, even the iris in the poudre version doesn't entirely tone down the sharpness. The amount of iris in this is just enough for a hint of powdery floral, there is no overwhelming baby powder like smell. I find its florals and citrus and powder appropriate for spring and summer, and it seems fresh and airy when the weather is nice, I find myself wearing it to work a lot. When the weather is cooler I find this more of a formal scent, icy and elegant, so I don't wear it as often, as I like warmer, deeper fragrances when the weather is cold.
I think the lasting power of this EDP is phenomenal, the lightest spraying on skin lasts for most of the day, on clothes it lasts even longer.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This seemed like it would be right up my alley for a summer fragrance but nope. I enjoyed it when it was first applied but after a few minutes it settled into something reminiscent to old-school "Charlie" (a scent I adored in HS by the way!) with a bit of powder mixed in. This scent is not for me so no, I definitely wouldn't buy this again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I inadvertently received a sample of this from Nordstrom when I was meaning to try No.19 proper. It opens with a big cloud of rooty iris and then settles into... well, like a surprisingly soft Deep Woods Off. And I usually like green scents! I keep catching whiffs and getting confused, thinking "I didn't put on bug spray today... did I?" No dice.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This has nothing to do with the original Chanel 19.
I don't like the smell.
I find it a big mistake from Chanel, they could better make the body emulsion from Chanel 19 equal with the fragrance.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Very pretty, easy to wear and feminine. I am really loving this. I normally detest powdery scents (the powder & aldehydes kill No. 22 and No. 5 for me, even Eau Premiere. BTW I still find No. 22 particularly beautiful). The powder in 19 Poudre is so soft and pretty and not suffocating or matronly at all. I agree w/the scented make-up correlation. This fragrance makes me feel innocently sexy, very feminine and at ease. The iris here is quite beautiful & I know Chanel does use at least some of the real thing-I think it's evident. First spray I wrote this off as too much like Prada. I'm glad I waited a few minutes & smelled it again & then tried some on. Once I smelled it on my skin I pulled out the debit card and walked out w/a bottle. The SA said I bought the first bottle sold (my Nords. just got it in). I'm picturing wearing this quite a bit w/my cashmere sweaters this fall/winter. UPDATE: Sadly I'm knocking off a lippie (should prob. knock off 2) for really poor longevity & lack of sillage, more noticeable w/subsequent wearings.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Black
Very pretty powdery iris dusted over a heart of soft musky leather. The green notes/galbanum doesn't slice at you like an icy dagger as it did in No.19 EDT; rather it is a soft spring green, like the smell of a well-worn leather jacket after rolling down a grassy hill dotted with irises. Longevity is decent at 5+ hours, though the powdery notes can get a bit sweet.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Plush powdery iris start. Within 5 minutes, iris dryer sheet. Functional product smelling. Dire drydown – just dryer sheet. Annoying to wear.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It is indeed a Chanel--the cool elegance, aldehydes, etc. The drydown does feel like Eau Premiere. My teens call this one the "lemon baby powder" Chanel. It's very soft, though not sweet and cuddly. It still keeps that Chanel aloofness.
I kinda miss the green "bite" of original 19; it gave it a nice olfactory "focal point". This is more a wallpaper scent. I don't mean that in a bad way, because that is what lots of people are looking for in a fragrance. Worth trying.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
So I just turned 50, unbelievable! I wore Chanel #5 a lot from age 20-30, enjoying that classic floral, never crazy about the aldehide opening, a bit bored by the "powder" middle, and always loving the long soft dry down. From age 30-40 I tried many fragrances, various lavenders, violets, looking for florals with some edginess, not too sweet; some "chypres". I tried to like other Chanels but just could not, including all the Exclusives, full bottles of Gardenia and Bois de Iles, almost loved Cuir de Russe. The Chance's were too "teeny bopper", the Allures and Cocos gave me headaches, the 5 Premiere was just not distinctive or confident. Finally, at age 40 I fell hard for 19 and made the emotional switch from 5 to 19, which I still wear often, in all the forms I could find. I did not expect to love 19 Poudre, but now that I have it, I think this is exactly what I was looking for when I left #5. Soft, close, pretty but not too sweet, classic, interesting, inoffensive in business settings. Silage is not fantastic, but I got a little sample size for my purse and will reapply often. For me, this will replace #19 edp for everyday wear, so comparing edp's, Poudre wins over classic (reformulated) 19, but I still love #19 pure parfum for evening...jasmin/rose with depth, not just powder, and I will still spritz on 19 edt sometimes in warm weather (I can't wait to try Jersey btw). In summary, I'm pleasantly surprised by #19 Poudre. Purchased in Paris at the boutique on Rue de Cambon last week on a business trip for 80 Euro, which I know is higher than I could pay in the US, but it was a special trip!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I have to agree with yum yum's excellent review. This fragrance is a class act, perhaps even more wearer friendly than the original no 19. I have read several negative reviews on Poudre but please please don't let them put you off, go and try for yourself and I'm sure you will be hooked.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
I was very much anticipating this frag as I am a real fan of the original No.19.
No. 19 Poudré is a different frag than the original No.19. Well, Chanel is doing good "flankers" lately (I refer to Chanel 5 Eau Première, that is a little masterpiece and it's reductive to call it a flanker), and Poudré is a good fragrance. And I said good, not excellent nor a masterpiece.
I was so happy when I initially sprayed it - inhaling I said, "wow, here is the No 19" - indeed the first seconds the two fragrances are identical: Green! Vetiver! Yay!
But then Poudré develops in its own way, reveling a milder nature (while No. 19 is reflecting a powerful, fierce woman) and a romantic spirit. I smell some jasmine and iris I guess.
But it's not a powdery or a cold iris. The powderiness comes from the aldheides. Yes, it's a Chanel (like The Guerlains all have their Guerlinade!) and you get it by the aldheides.... that are emerging from the middle notes until the drydown. Unfortunately - and this is the bummer for me - from now on I can only smell the aldheides and the rest of the frag is exactly like Eau Première - that I adore by the way - I just don't need another version of it.
What a waste! One is almost a clone of the other! Instad of cloning the No. 19, they cloned Eau Première.
Mind you, Poudré is a good perfume, very elegantly conceived, easy to wear, office friendly, you name it, but it lacks personality, at least in my opinion.
Good sillage, average lasting power (4 hours max).
In a nutshell: good to try, easy to sport, but not to die for.
Top Notes: Grasse Neroli - Mandarin Orange
Middle notes: Jasmine Absolute- Iris Pallida
Base notes: White Musk - Haitian Vetiver - Tonka Bean
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
As a chanel fan - and waiting for chanel to release a new chanel fragrance (as I think they waited too long after "Chance") ... no 19 poudre came out. Yes its not a completely new fragrance - its a flanker from the original no19.
I really like this fragrance - i bought it after the first try at the Chanel counter. I love flowery/powdery fragrances, hence i love chanel no5. I've never tried "green" fragrances as such (except Chance eau fraiche which isn't reallly a "green" fragrance, only the liquid was as eau fraiche has citrus in it, but not really anything green like moss...).
This fragrance is lovely - its not that great when you smell it in the bottle or the first spritz, but the dry-down is such a lovely earthy powdery smell. Its beautiful , lovely introduction to the older no 19 classic.
The dry-down is amazing, very different to no5's drydown as this is more powdery = green leaves where no5's drydown is powder and flowers. Its not a perfume i'd want to wear everyday and i probably wont be going through it as quickly as my no5 EDP or no5 eau premiere, but its a lovely fragrance for when you feel like something green. And its my 1st one. I love it! :)
And i love the spritzer!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
First off, I am a huge Chanel fan and rarely meet a Chanel fragrance I do not like (Chance and it's offshoots excluded). I was excited to try No 19 Poudre and it was divine sprayed on a card. On my skin it's another story. It quickly turns acrid in almost a faint cigar smell on my skin. It was really bad, bad enough I felt compelled to write this review to warn others to try it on your skin first. If it works with your chemistry, it could be a lovely fragrance, but if not it can get very strange, very fast. Be warned.
I own the original No 19 and it's lovely, but this simply does not work for me, sadly....I wanted to like this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am a lifetime N°19 EdT devotee. My favourite iris is Bronnley White Iris Soap. I am a sucker for light animalic musks. I love powder. I thought for certain that N°19 Poudre would be a hit for me. I also thought it would smell softer than it does. I like the idea. I love the packaging. I was hoping to bring it home with me.... After 3 days of testing it, I have to say that I really dislike it. When I first spray it on it screams N°19! Then the iris muscles its way past the N°19 and boots it clearly off the playing field. Then I get generic iris powder. The dry down has an animalic musk competing with the iris. It is very unpleasant and dare I say.... a scrubber. Body chemistry is a mad scientist!
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Tested at Boots. Loved the topnotes - or rather topnote as I could only smell the iris - but then the heart and basenotes are just so familiar... it kinda reminds me of something...
The heart and basenote stage smells like one of the Chances. May be it's the Chance Eau Tendre? In a way I feel cheated because it is as if one of the Chances was softened up and given a iris facelift.
The spray nozzle seems to have been updated. It gives out a steady spritz that spray like vintage bottles from decades ago... If you have used one of those ribbed Dior bottles with white spray caps it is exactly like that.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
A very well written review above. I noticed this bottle at Boots not far from my work place. The bottle is gorgeous like the edp one for Coco Mlle and the green colour juice is lovely and summery green eau de parfum.
As much as i expected magic this appeared to have a strange synthetic smell on the paper and on my skin. I hope that as i'm not a chypre fan and that chypres are not wonderful on me that it will be an amazing experience for others. For this reason i have rated it just above average.
After re sniffing the tester strip i was pretty sure that i wanted to discard it and i did. I can imagine though that this will be a lovely green powdery scent with the right skin chemistry.