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The best Coco Chanel Perfumes to buy when visiting Paris


France is known as the home of perfumes thanks to the numerous perfumeries available in the country, especially in Grasse.

The majority of the perfumes sold globally are produced in France. Therefore, when visiting Paris, it would be great to take advantage of special discounts.

One thing to note is that there are some of these products that are sold exclusively in Paris. Brands like Coco Chanel have such amazing offers too.

The Chanel brand was founded by Gabrielle Bonheur (Coco) Chanel a famous French fashion designer. The brand’s signature perfume, Chanel No. 5, has become the best-selling fragrance in the world.

While shopping for the best Coco Chanel fragrance, you may want to pick one for a special someone. Although you may know what you want, choosing a fragrance for someone else might not be as easy a task as you may have thought.

Here is a list of the best Coco Chanel perfumes to buy in Paris either for you or a friend.

Coco by Chanel – Women

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Top of the list is Coco which was released in 1984. It was the first fragrance to be released after the death of its founder Gabrielle Chanel.

This fragrance was created to pay respect to the codes of ethics in the Chanel house and its quest for originality. The perfume was named after the founder and designer’s nickname and to pay tribute to her.

The fragrance was inspired by the Baroque spirit of Chanel’s apartment. Jacques Polge used woody and spicy notes with middle floral notes that richly brought out the richness and femininity of the Fragrance.

If you love fruity notes such as peach, citrus and mandarin at the top notes, this is the fragrance to get. The floral notes are enhanced by the presence of spices like cloves and cinnamon, sandalwood, vanilla and patchouli.

It will give you a fresh sweet smell and is loved by women in their mid-20s.

Chanel n°5 – Women

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Chanel No. 5 was the first perfume launched by Gabrielle Coco Chanel in 1921. The scented formula for the fragrance was mixed by chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux.

The design of this bottle has been vital and remained consistent since its first release. Coco Chanel herself was the first face of the fragrance in the commercial published by Harper’s Bazaar in 1937.

Since its creation in 1921, N°5 has radiated the very essence of femininity. It is an abstract and mysterious scent that exudes an extravagant floral richness.

The formula was reinterpreted in 1986 by master perfumer, Jacques Polge to make it fuller, richer and the Best Women’s fragrance.

N°5 became the first-ever women’s abstract perfume in the world. The notes of this perfume draw inspiration from floral Rose and Jasmine as middle notes, while the top notes are citrusy.

The aldehydes are used to create a unique presence while the Bourbon Vanilla leaves an incredibly smooth sensual trail.

You cannot go wrong with this perfume either for yourself or as a gift to a loved one.

Gabrielle Chanel Eau de Parfum – Women

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Gabrielle Chanel Eau de Parfum is the perfect fragrance to have and use while you are on the go. It is packaged in a travel-friendly design to augment and prolong your scent experience wherever you go.

The beauty of this particular fragrance is that you can refill it. All you need to do is twist it open the spray covering the atomizer, remove the empty canister and replace it with a new one.

You can buy a couple of refills for future use and refill whenever you run out.

This fragrance was designed by Olivier Polge. The notes of this fragrance are floral with Jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom and the most bewitching flower of all, Grasse tuberose.

It is a fragrance designed for a radiant woman that loves to smell amazing while on the go.

Égoïste Chanel- Men

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Another creation of Jacques Polge is this fragrance that best suits a man that is independent, bold and of strong character.

The notes are woody, spicy and a hint of amber displaying a strong personality. The fragrance also has a fresh smell of mandarin and coriander with a subtle blend of warm notes of damask rose. You will not miss the sandalwood notes and Vanilla that leaves an oriental trail.

If you are looking for a masculine fragrance with conservative notes of spices, vanilla, rosewood and coriander. Egoiste is the bottle to go for.

As you spray it, it gives a fresh and intensive smell which later becomes warmer due to the Bulgarian rose and cinnamon.

The perfume was created in 1990 and is packaged in a masculine bottle with clean, sharp lines.

Bleu de Chanel Parfum – Men

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Bleu is a powerful masculine scent that gives a sense of freshness that lingers on in accord with the heightened notes of New Caledonian sandalwood.

This fragrance is composed of strong tones and leaves a trail of sophistication. The woody notes create an aromatic fragrance for men. It was first released in 2010.

The features of this fragrance are labdanum, nutmeg, ginger, sandalwood, patchouli, mint, jasmine, grapefruit, citruses, vetiver, incense, cedar and pink pepper.

This fragrance is suitable for a man the considers himself a rebel and loves a fresh clean and liberating fragrance.

allure homme sport eau extrême – Men

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Allure is a strong, energetic and refreshing fragrance suitable for the man who excels on extreme sensations. A man who pushes himself beyond his limits.

This fragrance features a fresh musky scent with notes of Italian Mandarin that perfectly blends with green, coniferous Moroccan Cypress to give a vibrant, aromatic push to it.

You will also catch warm and nutty notes of Venezuelan Tonka Bean, unfolding a sensual trail.

This will be a perfect gift to yourself if you are active and love to smell good or a gift to that active person that not only wants to excel but smell like a trophy while at it.

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