I have long been loyal to Chanel No. 5 but I was excited about the launch on Friday of Chanel's new fragrance, COCO NOIR. It joins the perfumes Coco and Coco Mademoiselle to form a trio. Inspired by Venice and the glamour of black, which were both loved by the legendary Coco Chanel, it is a sensual and sophisticated scent. It contains many lovely ingredients including rose and jasmine at the heart, grapefruit, bourbon vanilla and white musk frankincense. I took home a sample to sniff on their little black and gold tester card (pictured below). This rich scent, in its black bottle enhanced with gold, seems to reflect the Gothic darks and Baroque opulence of the Autumn fashion mood.
Still inspired by Marion Cotillard's makeup on the cover of French Vogue (I wrote about it in my last post), I went to look at the new Autumn colours. Yves Saint Laurent have brought out a new nail polish, La Laque Couture and I found exactly the rich red that I wanted - No. 32, Rouge Expressionniste. Chanel's new colours are not out yet but I chose an eyeshadow from their existing range - Ombre Essentielle, in No. 45 Safari. It's a Taupe with a shimmer and I think it's a good shade for my grey-blue eyes, combined with black kohl pencil or eyeliner.
I am looking forward to seeing the new Chanel colours, Les Essentiels de Chanel, later this week. I know they are bringing out two new pale lipsticks in the Rouge Coco Shine range - Chic and Parfait. Also there will be a pale lip gloss in the Levres Scintillantes Gloss range - Sweet Beige. I'm looking for a pale lipstick or gloss to contrast with shimmering smokey eyes and dark nails.