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on 8/5/2018 5:59:00 PM
More reviews by ChristopherCupcakes
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Other, Straight, Medium
I really wanted to love this. The fragrance description sounded so lovely. But its so light that I hardly smell anything at all. If you are someone who likes lighter scent you might love this one but I was a little disappointed. I would love this if it was a bit stronger and stayed on the skin a little longer.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/13/2018 1:17:00 AM
More reviews by splix71
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Glad I got a sample because this turned into bathroom cleanser on me. A scrubber.
on 5/3/2018 5:02:00 PM
More reviews by ShellyMum
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Kinky, Fine
I think this fragrance is lovely (light floral to my nose) but way too fleeting. I would not be be happy about purchasing a fragrance at Chanel's prices and then having it not last. I sprayed it on my skin and also on a card and both had very poor staying power. Very disappointing.
on 4/7/2018 10:32:00 AM
More reviews by nickilloyd
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
It smells like its been left in a drawer too long and has "gone off"... Very disappointing and bland.I had a sample bottle and wouldn't buy the full bottle.
on 3/25/2018 10:42:00 PM
More reviews by nathaliez
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Chanel has created a lot of cult perfumes, now, not everybody likes vintage, Gabrielle is dedicated to Coco Chanel when she was still a girl, so it is more luminous, more simplistic but beautiful..i feel it is misunderstood really..it is a soapy bright floral, so if you don't like florals, you might not like it...and I know how delightful french perfumes are, never too much, not trying to make an unpleasant statement...Gabrielle is simply pretty...reminds me of how french women smell last time I was in Paris...it is indeed a new direction with Olivier Polge...is he as talented as his dad !? Time will do its thing, so far, he has done good ..Gabrielle is nicely done, classy with a modern twist,.there is beauty in simplicity...the vintage scents had their shining time, now women want fresher easier to wear perfumes.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 2/1/2018 12:08:00 PM
More reviews by cindy007
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Smelled this at the perfume counter at Macy's and thought it smelled great. Its a more flowery scent which is a reflection of the new trend towards this sort of scent. I keep going back and dousing myself with this stuff and am happy to see Chanel has come out with a smaller bottle for $76.00, which I fully intend to buy. This is pretty scent which is easy to wear.
9 of 12 people found this helpful.
on 12/18/2017 9:16:00 PM
More reviews by Karidinka
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I don't get all these horrible reviews. While this is certainly not the greatest fragrance ever made, it also doesn't deserve a measly 2.5 lippies. It's a pleasant, classy perfume suitable for every setting. Pity it only lasts a couple of hours and then fades.
6 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 12/18/2017 3:47:00 PM
More reviews by KamiSue
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Thirty years ago, as a teenager who wanted to be sophisticated and chic, I wore Chanel No. 5 because what could be more chic than Chanel? Next I wore Chanel’s Coco. I loved, loved, loved that perfume. It was probably a bit “mature” for me at the time, but it was the start of my love for Oriental fragrances. I was also fascinated by the story of an ambitious orphan, Gabrielle Chanel, rising from humble beginnings to being THE arbiter of style. To say that I was intrigued by a new Chanel fragrance, the first in 15 years, to be named Gabrielle would be an understatement. I saw several magazine articles describing this new perfume and thought that I might be wearing Chanel again. After all these years, I still want to smell sophisticated and chic. I read that this fragrance was “quiet” and it was based on four white flowers: jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom and tuberose. I enjoy all of those flowers in perfumes. I liked the golden glow of the print ad. It sounded like Gabrielle would make a great everyday fragrance; that it would be pretty, but allow the wearer to be the one to shine. I went to the perfume counter at a high end department store and their display of Chanel bottles was gorgeous. I picked up the bottle of Gabrielle and admired the elegant simplicity of the glass. The magic unfortunately ended there for me. I find Gabrielle to be long lasting on my dry skin. But the fragrance never became the luminous perfume I hoped it would be. I had imagined Gabrielle might be a really pretty perfume like Jour d’Hermes, which is also based on white flowers. There is the essence of something lovely at its heart, but for me it never took flight. For the first time, a Chanel fragrance ended up smelling like acrid hairspray on me.
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 11/20/2017 12:03:00 PM
More reviews by Charly0928
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I get artificial flowery-fruity notes, citrus and grapefruit, mandarine and more melon and peach than tuberose and Jasmin. It's perfect for office use since it is very nondescript, run of the mill and weak. Nobody would be offended by itThere are better drugstore perfumes for a fraction of the cost of this one. Very disappointing.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 10/20/2017 2:07:00 PM
More reviews by Noddy00
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Sad to see Chanel entering the vulgarity of mass intended boredom! Just a paradoxal joke it is named Gabrielle while she was the force behind picking master pieces like Chanel 5, Cuir de Russie, Bois des Iles... some will say this is "contemporary". Yet all, including those, know this is simply comercial and utterly banal. I even feel bad to post such negative review as I treasure Chanel so much as a brand!
9 of 16 people found this helpful.
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