Launched in 1971, subsequent to the disappearance of Coco, Chanel No. 19 is an iconic Chanel fragrance, developed by the famous perfumer Henri Robert. Supposedly Mademoiselle Chanel’s favorite (it was named after her birth date), this scent was reportedly denied mass production, so that the French designer could be the only one to enjoy it. But this was solved after her demise and we received an extraordinary feminine perfume.
Taking into account the illustrious heritage, the task of Jacques Polge was note easy. Developing a scent having a legend as source of inspiration and 40 years after the original was beautifully achieved by Mr. Polge, who managed to create a beguiling floral green scent that deserves the Chanel name. Reportedly containing an original powdery-musky facet, No. 19 Poudre is paying tribute to the accord of iris palida, “a hardy flowery perennial plant, of the genus Iris, family Iridaceae”, according to Wikipedia.
On the official website, this fragrance is described with the phrase “the voluptuous scent of a bouquet of iris blends with the freshness of a breeze of vetiver roots” and this gentle floral character is perceivable from the first moments. The couple of minutes subsequent to spraying my wife’s skin, I was able to perceive the note of nerol, while the other top ingredient, galbanum eluded my olfactive sense. Then, as Chanel No. 19 Poudre advanced slowly into the mid development phase, the star of this olfactory symphony, iris, was revealed, offset by the note of jasmine. For the final part, the construction dries down to a sensual aroma of white musk, coupled with vetiver and Tonka bean.
The flacon that contains Chanel No. 19 Poudre is the signature Chanel bottle, with rectangular shape and made from transparent bottle, that is able to reveal a green liquid.
Chanel No. 19 Poudre Perfume Details
- Chanel No. 19 Poudre is available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum Spray; the lasting power is average (6 to 10 hours) and the sillage is good.
- Olfactory Group: Floral Green
- For: Women
- Year Introduced: 2011
- Perfumer: Jacques Polge
- Recommended Wear: Day
- Dress Code: Casual