Chanel has recently released a collection of ten fragrances called Les Exclusifs de Chanel. Four of the scents are familiar oldies but goodies, but six of them are brand new. The newbies are: Rue Cambon 31, No 18, Coromandel, Eau de Colgne, 28 La Pausa and Bel Respiro.
All of the fragrances share the same classic looking bottle inspired by the original Chanel No. 5 and they all cost $175 for 200 ml. The only exception is the Eau de Cologne which is $300 for a 400 ml bottle. Les Exclusifs are only available at Chanel boutiques.
My favorite of the new scents is Bel Respiro. It is a deliciously light fragrance "intended to evoke stems, leaves and springtime." This is a terrific eau de toilette for daytime and spring/summertime and can be worn by a woman of any age.
The name and inspiration for the fragrance came from a french country house that Coco Chanel owned in the 1920s. Created by Chanel's in-house perfumer, Jacques Polge, it is made from: crushed leaves, rosemary, thyme, rose, lilac, myrrh, heather, hyacinth, green tea and grass.