Jersey (2011) Eau de Toilette

Jersey (Eau de Toilette) by Chanel
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Jersey (Eau de Toilette) is a popular perfume by Chanel for women and was released in 2011. The scent is floral-powdery. The production was apparently discontinued.

Perfumer

Jacques Polge

Fragrance Notes

Grass, Jasmine, Lavender, Musk, Rose, Tonka bean, Vanilla, Wild flowers

Ratings

Scent

7.8 (255 Ratings)

Longevity

6.8 (186 Ratings)

Sillage

5.8 (190 Ratings)

Bottle

8.2 (182 Ratings)
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 12.01.2019
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DonJuanDeCat
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DonJuanDeCat
DonJuanDeCat
Very helpful Review    9
If you want it to be smoother!
Hello :)

Today I present one of the Les Exclusifs fragrances by Chanel, which come in (in my opinion) very simple (but still high quality) flacons, but mostly contain an excellent content. The fragrance today is the now discontinued EDT from Jersey, but now there is the newer EDP.

Jersey stands for jersey fabric named after Jersey Island, which is considered one of the most important exporters of woven products. Mademoiselle Chanel also discovered this fabric for herself in order to produce these well-known sailor dresses for women. And no, by that I don't mean those Sailor outfits you know from japanese schoolgirls, especially from various animes, where the girls in these clothes are very cute and/or sexy with almost overlong legs (hm... the guys here certainly know what I mean :DD), but actual clothes like black or blue/white striped tops and... oh, just look in Google, there are lots of pictures :)

Well, and to underline the suppleness of this woven fabric, there is now also the matching fragrance. And yes, the fragrance has also become very smooth.

The fragrance:
The fragrance begins with tangy lavender and goes well with the nice, but slightly weak, grassy note that comes across as earthy and green. But this grass note doesn't smell like Vetiver, if you thought about it.
A light sweetness of musk germinates, which also smells clean and goes well with powdery vanilla. The combination of vanilla and musk with the grass at the beginning in the top note is a little unusual. Not bad, but something you don't have under your nose every day. This does not last very long, however, since the sweetish notes become stronger from minute to minute, so that soon the fragrance smells beautifully soft and powdery especially of vanilla and musk, and in the background still of lavender. Every now and then the combined sweetness of these sweet scents even seems like a beautiful amber.
There are only a few roses, but you can perceive general floral notes, but without really being able to tap on a plant species.
Over time, the fragrance becomes softer and creamier, giving off a very pleasant fragrance that you always like to smell. Towards the end the bitter notes like lavender have almost completely disappeared, so that only vanilla and then the musk remain as main scents, well, maybe with a very weak, flowery background.

The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is only a bit strong at the beginning, then it goes down a bit and stays in the mediocre range for a short while before it goes down a bit. Could have been a bit stronger... But I really liked the shelf life, the scent lasted longer than ten hours.

The bottle:
The bottle is rectangular, high and actually quite simple, even if it should be of high quality. Because the label is simply white without edge and bells and whistles, on which the name of the fragrance is written in black. The lid is shiny black, cylindrical and you can see the Chanel logo on the upper side. I'm sure a lot of people like the bottle, but for me it's a bit too easy.

Hmm... so I think that this fragrance is very successful again. It's soft and supple, but I can't tell if it's as supple as jersey. Why's that? Because... I don't know the fabric that well, for me there is only cotton, silk, jeans etc... mu ha ha ha, no but I don't know anything about jersey :D

However, you don't necessarily have to know jersey fabric to enjoy the fragrance. In any case, the fragrance is very recommendable, even if it might be quite similar to some (exclusive) fragrances of Chanel itself due to the soft notes. To me, Jersey seems like an all-rounder where it doesn't matter when you use it. I would tend more towards spring and summer, but if you want to use it in autumn, well, why not? It goes in my opinion by the way both as a daily fragrance and for the evening, whereby it is a bit too weak for going out nevertheless... well... perhaps one can use it as a cuddle fragrance :)
Anyway, it's very worth testing!

Well, that's it again. So long and have a nice evening!
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TeaWithMilk
TeaWithMilk
TeaWithMilk
Helpful Review    5
Casual and luxurious at the same time
Jersey is the perfect lavender. It's slightly sweetened with vanilla, and it is rather white-musky. It reminds me of the lavender & vanilla-scented dryer sheets I used to use. A very soft and cozy perfume (as strong musks tend to be) that would do well in all seasons and would suit casual occasions. Lavender tends to become masculine on me, but there is no hint of men's aftershave in this very ladylike perfume. When I want the luxury of Chanel, but No.5 and Coromandel seem too extravagant for running errands or having tea with friends, I reach for Jersey. It has all the makings of a Chanel perfume, minus the pomp.

SUMMARY: The finest Turkish cotton towels and Egyptian cotton sheets
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Apicius
Apicius
Apicius
Greatly helpful Review    7
The Real Bleu de Chanel!
Herbaceous lavender and powdery orris root – what a wonderful idea to combine them! I like both, and although they are different, they have a basic character in common: they are “bleu”.

Whoever expects a fragrance to be animalic, opulent or sexy will be disappointed by Jersey. These are cool notes - they provide distance, not nearness. In spite of the fact that lavender blooms under southern skies, the British use it for their lavender waters, and it also plays a role in the original sharp Fougère accord. I use my lavenders mostly on Monday morning: their statement is a farewell to the weekend and its sensual pleasures. It sets things straight again and provides the right mood for the beginning of the working week.

Orris, however, is ambiguous. It doesn’t entirely point away from the body, and the attribute “powdery” does not completely describe it. Additionally, the orris has a paper-like must which in a strange way does relate back to the body. But its dry, powdery side rather provides distance since dustiness is just the opposite of bodily warmth and humidity.

Like no other, the combination of orris and lavender is capable to express the theme of distance and aloofness – fitting to the image of the grey jersey lady’s suit. But it is the attributes of the orris itself which, on the other hand, breaks up with this image and thus, provides a thrill.

The sternness of this image is attenuated by a tender musk and some vanilla. Especially in the head note, the vanilla defies the lavender in a proven way. It steps back, once the lavender is defeated. Most of all, lavender is top note, and the possibilities to fix it seem to be limited. So, a perfumer’s objective must be not to let it end abrupt but to transfer its vibrations to the following notes. It is clear to me that this simply must work out with orris!

Like a diffuser scrim the musk envelops the fragrance events. This sort of musk is soft and tender, it allays the sternness which otherwise may dominate such a gray, inaccessible fragrance. Although the herbaceous lavender note has not been alienated as such, Jersey nevertheless may be regarded as a ladies’ scent – but, not exclusively for ladies!

According to the choice of the main notes, Jersey does not have an overwhelming longevity, but at times,there is quite some sillage. IMHO, accepting the natural limitations of some of the base material should also be part of our perfume culture. Purchasing a small travel flacon for your pocket is advisable for Jersey.

At least in my country, lavender is currently not a popular trend in perfumery. I am pleased that at Chanel, they had the courage to delve into that topic nevertheless. Jersey is perfectly done, however, you will have to make up your mind about the occasions and situations that you would like to wear this fragrance.
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