I wore the original Coco in my late teens, which oddly enough even though I love it, I now find is not so much for me. Well, while Coco Noir is pretty it's different from my speculations.
Coco Noir has a great deal of plummy ,blackberry notes that gives it a rich jam feel, not too sweet, not like the super fruity fragrances out there, but more like slightly decayed fruit . It then moves into a lot of patchouli. I like patchouli, but if it's not your favorite note, then you may not be happy with this. The patchouli is predominant but the vanilla listed in the notes appears lightly along with hints of the rose geranium . Tonka bean , frankincense and a helping of musk round out the drydown. This is not a spicy fragrance overall, but the spices are in there.
Then there is the bottle and this is where it really shines. The bottle is truly a thing of beauty. Chic and dark, no matter what, you will want this bottle. It seems a simple thing, a black bottle , right ? But in Chanel's hands it is so much more. It's everything your vanity could ask for .
I have a feeling Coco Noir will be the fragrance on holiday wishlists. So far not one person I have asked to sniff this hasn't loved it, even my Dad. My bestie has been planning on buying a bottle as soon as she gets to a counter . Note, she is a huge musk fan.
While I would have loved something a bit more dramatic, if people get drawn more to the Chanel fragrance counter, that is still a good thing.
Chanel Coco Noir is $ 98 for 50 ml , $ 130 for 100ml
Full Note List:
Essence and Absolute of Rose
Absolute of Jasmine
Rose Geranium Leaf
Brazilian and Venezuelan Tonka Bean
New Caledonian Sandalwood
Bourbon VanillaWhite Musk Frankincense