Thank you for taking part in last week’s Chanel guessing game. Six people got the line-up right – I’d say the answer got out before the deadline, since the last participants named Beige, 1932 and Jersey correctly.
The game was an interesting informal survey of your favorite contemporary Exclusives.
Coromandel heads the list with 44 votes – but according to Jacques Polge and Christopher Sheldrake, there’s really no way it could be improved on by being made richer and stronger, so fans will have to make do with the eau de toilette.
31 rue Cambon comes a close second, on 42 wish lists. It’s long been rumored that this would be the first Exclusives extrait, but when I reported said rumor to the Chanel perfumers, they acted surprised.
1932 came in third with 26 votes, followed by Beige with 23 – not surprisingly, since as soft florals they were naturals for an extrait formulation.
Sycomore, though it veers more towards the masculine, came neck to neck with 28 La Pausa – whose quiet sillage could certainly use a boost --, with respectively 16 and 15 voices.
Jersey, with 11 voices, was something of an outsider, but Christopher Sheldrake said it was the one he most wanted to work on, precisely because it is so unexpected.
N°18 and Bel Respiro lagged far behind, with 4 ticks each. For obvious reasons, the Cologne got none.
I’ll be posting my review closer to launch date – February 28. Meanwhile, here’s the winner, selected by Miss Jicky’s paw: sorry, there’s only one for the French and English side since my preview samples are so small…
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