Beige (2008) Eau de Toilette

Beige (Eau de Toilette) by Chanel
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Beige (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Chanel for women and was released in 2008. The scent is floral-sweet. The production was apparently discontinued.

Perfumer

Jacques Polge

Fragrance Notes

Frangipani, Freesia, Honey, Hawthorn

Ratings

Scent

8.0 (377 Ratings)

Longevity

7.5 (282 Ratings)

Sillage

6.1 (265 Ratings)

Bottle

8.0 (251 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 05.09.2019
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DonJuanDeCat

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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
Greatly helpful Review    17
Lying around in the garden, eating ice cream!
Pooh,... it's soo hot,.... And that's just the beginning!!! But if you haven't melted long ago, then you might be able to read this Kommi here, or not, if you don't feel like it *sigh* Then you might miss a possibly great smell :DD

Now, let's get back to a Chanel scent. And to one of this more exclusive series, whereby I find that also the main streamers of Chanel smell quite super, most of them, at least for me!

Beige is a fragrance that, for whatever reason, is named after the colour beige, which could also be compared to skin colour. But don't worry, the scent doesn't smell like "human skin" (yes, I'm not a fan of this "scent" either, even if some should worship him!). One reason for the choice of name could be that Chanel herself appreciated this colour very much, because according to her it should be a very natural colour (which brings us back to human skin, he he).

Well, actually it is that the scent smells flowery, powdery-creamy and sweet, and believe me, although the scent for those who already know or have tasted a lot of scents should no longer smell extraordinary, this is nevertheless (for me) a scent that smells absolutely fantastic and I could imagine it quite great on a lady's skin ... well, :DD
(uuh, it might well be that at the end of my comment I'll throw myself around again with terms like "to bite"... I try to control myself, but I guarantee for NIX!).

The fragrance:
The fragrance begins gently floral and somehow also slightly creamy. Anyway, the floral notes are light and very spring-like with a nice sweetness. I can smell the freesias, I'm as insecure as ever with Frangipani. Google quickly what kind of plants they are, hm,... hmm... hmmm.... aaaaah yes, so it was these plants,... no, I don't know :DD But they look great with their seemingly thicker flowers, with their white colour and the yellow inner spots they look like delicious milk ice cream with lemons (yes yes, drool down, because I bet it must be great AND tasty to cool down somehow in this heat outside with a tasty ice-cream sundae..! Hey hey).
Lemon as a fragrance is not included by the way. No, as I said, you smell beautiful, sweet flowers with a dash of honey, which seems to say goodbye quickly, so that you can only sniff out the honey briefly in the top note. The fragrance remains creamy, which makes it all the more pleasant.
If I am not mistaken, there are fragrances in the background that remind me a little bit of the Chanel-typical aldehydes as you can smell them in No. 5, for example. Another sweetness, which is not mentioned either, smells quite like vanilla to me, although loose and airy, but it has a very vanilla scent. It may be that I imagine the following because of the vanilla note, but apparently the fragrance becomes even more powdery over time, as you are used to from vanilla fragrances. But some floral notes could also be "responsible" for the powdery, like violets, because part of the sweetness is actually reminiscent of violets. So it may well be that Frangipani has a powdery sweetness... and if that's true, then I know about how Frangipani smells now :) And hope that I'm not telling you any absolute nonsense right now :D
And so the fragrance stays until it fades away of course! It is a very beautiful and above all pleasant scent!

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is not so bad for a gentle scent, so you can smell it not only from close up. Of course you shouldn't expect a firecracker that you could smell from the other side of town, but it also weakens a bit faster, but fortunately, the Sillage isn't as weak as I thought.
The durability I find also quite good, the smell held over eight to ten hours with me, with this warmth even longer!

The bottle:
The bottle is rectangular and high. It is very high quality, but also very simple. For my taste, the bottle is already ZU simple and therefore not very interesting, even if it should look okay due to its clear lines and many people find it so great just because of that.

Ooooh, the scent is excellent. No, it's beautiful! It's just the kind of scent I personally like a lot about ladies. He smells so soft, nice, sweet, powdery-creamy, very pleasant, very feminine... well... like "threatened" I can't let it go anyway, he just smells SOO LECKER, MAN!!!

*sigh*

If I had a girlfriend, I'd spray it all over her from top to bottom and hope she likes it. Otherwise she would think I'm a sick idiot and run away again *seeeeufz*

But you! You could, no, MUST try this fragrance (or the EDP of it, since the EDT seems to have been discontinued). But I don't know the EDP yet and so I can't list any differences here!). Provided, of course, you like floral and sweet scents with a soft creamy, powdery note. If not, then... you're really crazy or something :DD

He he, the fragrance is especially usable in spring and summer, both during the day and in the evening for going out. Or get eaten. Or something like that... :D

So that's it! Test now :D
... ah... an ice cream would be really good!
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JilMare

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Sun and sea
Light blue horizon, dark blue sea.

It is quiet, only a few small choppy waves break on the white boat and make it swing sluggishly.
The sun, which wants to go down soon, throws soft glittering light reflections on the water.

Cozy, it feels really chilly lying next to you.

Your skin emits a smell of salt, of sea salt, my Captain.
I cuddle up to you a little more and close my eyes slightly. Through my wine glass, on which small drops of water form, I observe the sun which tints the sky slightly orange.

You take my tanned arm on which the bright hairs shine in the sunlight and smell it.
Yeah, I know what you're gonna say. What you always say when you do that, "You smell like the sun," and I smile.
But I know better, but I won't tell you.
Now I also take a deep breath of the beautiful scent from my crook of my arm.
It smells familiar like a warm hug. A mixture of the light blossom honey that my grandma always had in summer, a bouquet of white elegant blossoms in full splendour, exotic frangipani with its sweet aroma and a hint of sun cream...I love to smell it - smell it - smell it - smell it like sun for you.

My white dress also smells slightly of this beautiful, elegant flower sun cream scent and the wool white blanket on my feet will also smell of it when I put it on later when it gets cooler.
Everything will smell of sun, only you my captain, you will continue to smell of sea.

Sun and sea
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Dulcemio

34 Reviews
Dulcemio
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unassuming, type B personality
I think Beige would be suitable for occasions where perfume isn't suitable. Not to say it's too weak or faint to be noticed, it isn't. But it's just so unobtrusive and conservative in terms of what it puts out into the world. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone with strong feelings against it. Indifferent feelings, sure, but no hatred. It's just too pleasant.

I smell mostly quality floral notes in that well-blended tradition Chanel is famous for. Super classy.
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DaisyDukes

4 Reviews
DaisyDukes
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Helpful Review    8
Lovely!
I underestimated this beauty. I live in a very rural area and had never stepped foot in a CHANEL store. Last year my husband and I were traveling (to visit my newly born goddaughter, but I digress:). We stopped for lunch at a mall and much to my delight in the Chanel store, I spotted perfumes out for sampling. I sprayed my left wrist with Beige and my right wrist with Coromandel.

Coromandel is a scene stealer. She demands attention and tramples all who get in her way. I was entranced. Finally I was experiencing a scent of almost epic proportions. One I had only read about. It was bold and unique. I couldn't stop sniffing my wrist.

All day, Beige sat politely on my left, largely ignored. I smelled my wrist occasionally, recognized the frangipani, and thought "how pretty!" to myself.

I ordered Beige for my mother who hasn't worn perfume since the 1980's. She loves it and every time I visit her I spray myself with her Perfume.

I have grown to love it too. In the hubbub of Chanel perfumes screaming for attention, Beige rises above the fray.

It is delicate but not timid.

It is gentle but not boring.

It is wearable but is not common.

It is refined but approachable.

Without distractions Beige has quietly become a favorite. It absolutely could become a signature.

It is simply lovely. The honey is not cloying or sickly. It's light and golden in it's supporting role.

Coromandel is the girl with the beautiful makeup. She got my attention with her lacquered red lips and perfectly coifed hair.

Beige is the natural beauty who is gently lovely without fuss. I regret that I dismissed her to embrace her harsh sister who looks silly and overdone in the sunlight.

Beige is only well named in that it would be appropriate for any occasion or season.
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Dalmajen

45 Reviews
Dalmajen
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A Paler shade of Beige...with a pillbox hat.
I have a cute little mini of Beige, as well as a sample. So decided to take the time to get familiar with this member of the Exclusifs family. Beige is an excellent name for this fragrance, as it just seems to be there, but has no real personality. Yes, I can pick out the flowers, but the frangipani is shyly hiding behind the other notes. The Freesia and honey blend well together, but keep on the same level throughout the whole wearing. The opening seems to dominate the whole theme, without any surprises. A very pleasant floral fragrance for someone who wants to remain low key, and somewhat remain in the background. I see a very pleasant Lady, in a conservative suit, with a pillbox hat, enjoying this fragrance. I even detected a slight violet note, probably the Hawthorn). Even though this type of fragrance isn't my cup of tea, I can see plenty of people loving this perfume. It is just a nice, pleasant floral, that comes across softly, and discreet...just like the color Beige.
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Sherapop

1239 Reviews
Sherapop
Sherapop
Helpful Review    3
A Beige Floriental
Chanel BEIGE is really an oriental floral, as in vanilla-amber-musk-saturated petals. Very sweet and strongly reminiscent of TRESOR, TUSCANY PER DONNA and LALIQUE.

The sweetness of BEIGE cannot be accounted for by the honey note alone, for the actual smell of honey is not that marked, as in other honeyed-florals familiar to me. No, the sweetness here appears to be imparted by vanilla as well, or perhaps a combination of vanilla and juicy fruits.

In any case, BEIGE is not at all what I was expecting, for while pleasant, it is not very original. Those who appreciate sweet oriental florals will certainly like BEIGE, but there's nothing really new in this composition, so I won't be adding it to my arsenal, already amply equipped with a battery of sweet oriental florals...
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Missk

1165 Reviews
Missk
Missk
Very helpful Review    4
Delightful frangipani blooms and honey
Beige, supposedly was Coco Chanel's favourite colour in which she used as her theme to decorate her apartments. This fragrance was created to reflect her style and elegance.

Like the colour, Chanel's Beige is simplistic yet classy. This fragrance is quite possibly the least offensive in the Exclusifs series.

I liked this fragrance straight away. It struck me as a pleasantly sweetened floral with a slight shampoo-type quality. It smelt expensive yet it wasn't particularly unique.

On my skin, Beige became me. It suited my chemistry well and the honey note really had its chance to shine. The frangipani note is what gives this fragrance that clean and slightly tropical smell, however the freesia and honey balances the scent out nicely.

The scent lasted on my skin right up until the wee hours of the morning, which was very impressive and certainly complimentary to the rather high price tag. While I certainly enjoyed wearing Beige I couldn't help feeling as if it was too subdued for my tastes.

Beige has an intimate feel, with the sillage being rather weak despite its lasting strength. This fragrance screams 'inoffensive office scent'. Seeming that I don't work in an office or a crowded environment, louder fragrance are more to my taste.

All in all, Chanel's Beige compliments the skin. It almost seeps into the pores creating a very natural, very 'you' type smell. Despite its basic nature, Beige is an extremely pretty and sophisticated fragrance.

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Trucklady 142 days ago
I admit the freesia pulled me in, but it is the hawthorn that kept me captive. Other notes? What other notes?!

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