Bel Respiro (2007)Eau de Toilette

Bel Respiro (Eau de Toilette) by Chanel
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Bel Respiro (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Chanel for women and was released in 2007. The scent is green-fresh. It is still in production.


Jacques Polge

Fragrance Notes

Aromatic notes, Green notes, Leather



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Bel Respiro
This fragrance opens with a delicate floral note that is tender and sweet like the scent of a well-tended garden on a spring morning. I see lilac and hyacinth mixed with vegetal green notes, the accord is light, elegant and luxuriously clean. As the notes bloom on my skin, the accord becomes warmer and woodsier, as if changing from a spring to early summer. The floral notes vanish to be replaced by green tea. This note is still green and radiant, but it also contains touches of wood and anise. From this moment on the scent does not change until its disappearance.
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A much improved version of Chanel No.19
While all the Chanel Les Exclusifs fragrances are outstanding in their own unique way, I find Bel Respiro to be the least memorable.

Perhaps it is the fact that green scents don't usually appeal to me, with Chanel No.19 being a scent that I truly despised and wished to forget. Bel Respiro although similar in style to No.19 is much nicer, more complex and a touch more floral.

While crisp, dewy and green, Bel Respiro reminds me of the smell of a fernery after a heavy downpour of rain. It has a delightful sense of watery greeness and subtle herbs.

There are some floral nuances throughout the composition that are more like wilted, soggy blooms rather than the bright, lively, overtly scented ones.

The leather features quite prominently during the heart and towards the drydown, however I don't find this note as nauseating as the leather clashing with the green notes in Chanel No.19.

Bel Respiro is the essence of Spring in a bottle, evoking the sense of a pretty sun-shower. Despite being marketed towards women, I find this fragrance equally wearable for men. The powdery aspect in the drydown is the only thing about Bel Respiro that I'd call feminine.

It's a fairly polite scent, in other words not as bold and daring as let's say Coromandel, No.22 and 31 Rue Cambon. However, with that being said, I find it to be a nice additive to the green floral category, one that I can tolerate and enjoy.
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A Unisex Dry Grass Chypre
Chanel BEL RESPIRO strikes me as an entirely unisex scent: very grassy with a touch of citrus in the opening and a comforting vetiver-like drydown. The leather here is very light, more of a garnish than a focus, I think.

BEL RESPIRO compares favorably with some drier, low oak moss chypres beloved to me, but with poorer staying power and lighter sillage. Since this Chanel creation costs considerably more than the grassy chypres in my collection, I'll probably stick to my old standards, which I can spray away with reckless abandon!
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Bel Respiro
The mossy green note conjours up an english
garden in a early misty morning
smelling the wet orris ground sipping
earl gray tea the leather note conjours up
an mysterious lady who allways wear black
an icy couture an ireapporcible
goddess. this is an scent for a girl
who has an old soul refind and elegant
with an air of agatha christie or the
cold ellusive British Aristrocracy
stuffy like dust covered grand piano
or books of the 19th century.

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