1957 (2018)

1957 by Chanel
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1957 is a new and limited perfume by Chanel for women and men and was released in 2018. The scent is powdery-fresh. Projection and longevity are above-average. It is still in production. Limited Edition

Perfumer

Olivier Polge

Fragrance Notes

White musk, Bergamot, Iris, Neroli, Cedar, Powdery notes, Honey

Ratings

Scent

9.0 (2 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (10 Ratings)
Submitted by Rivegauche, last update on 02.01.2019

Interesting Facts

This fragrance was released on the occasion of the re-opening of the flagship store at East 57th Street, New York.

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Bottle 8.0/10 Sillage 9.0/10 Longevity 10.0/10 Scent 9.0/10
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Back to the iris roots
Chanel.
With the name alone, women get nervous, extatically pull out their wallets, don't look at the price tag, don't try anything, don't care about the screams of their husbands.
If a brand is already so far, it can do what it wants, because it is bought anyway.
Also the (mainstream-)fragrances of the last years, which basically all did not reinvent the wheel, but were exactly that: mainstream. Middle of the road. Nothing special.
Nothing really new came after Coco Mademoiselle. All' the L'Eaux and Eaux Premieres, that was only No. 5 in diluted... you could say when you smell it more closely. Chance Tendre... Fraiche...even just another packaging for the same, character, not to say unimaginative scent.
But then - far away from the mainstream - the exclusive fragrances. Then there was already the one or other hit there. e.g....Coromandel - stroke of genius! Chocolate Patch.
- and now? 1957?
I've been thinking all day about whether to hate him or love him. There are reasons for both.
Pro-57: The top note! Showery with a herbaceous undertone.
Contra-57: The top note! Has little to do with the fragrance and is much too ephemeral.
Pro-57: The shelf life! Sprayed in the morning, wrapped in Chanel in the evening.
Contra-57: The durability! The basis is vintage No. 5 Extrait with high dose iris. Clean aldehyde story with unsexy soft musk. Too much Persil, you could think after all those hours.
Pro-57: The fragrance! Unique - as if No. 5 Extrait had been reinvented, or even embellished. The Omma touch is gone, a few corners have been mixed in, exactly the kind I like: Iris said, the white guerlainesque musk, and gourmandy honey. Polge, you maitre, you!
Contra-57: If you are expecting something new and groundbreaking: Wait!
My decision wasn't easy, but it was made. Considering the fact that I was one of the two women (worldwide) who didn't like the current No. 5, I can now refer to the - now even better! - Variant. The best classic Chanel fragrance ever, enriched with the components that make it refreshingly new and edgy. So must the high demands on a brand! Glossy passed.
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