lundi 6 janvier 2014

Chanel launches 3 Exclusives in extrait versions: Name them to win preview samples


Out of the Chanel Les Exclusifs line, up to now only Ernest Beaux’ 1920s classics were offered in the extrait. On February 28th, pure perfume versions of three contemporary Exclusives will be launched.

I will be doing a draw of 1 ml decants of the three new extraits, drawn from my preview samples. To enter, please leave a comment listing the three Exclusives you think will be offered in the extrait. The winner will be the person who has guessed correctly. If there is more than one right answer, I will ask Miss Jicky to draw a name. If no one has guessed the three, I’ll move on to comments with two correct guesses.

The draw will be open until January 12th, at midnight Paris time. I will announce the winner in the January 13th post.  

Please note that though the vials are small enough not to raise red flags, many postal services now prohibit the shipping of perfume by air mail. Therefore, I cannot be held responsible for the parcel’s safe delivery.

119 commentaires:

  1. Hello Denyse

    A very happy new year to you
    My guess for the 3 new extraits are Coromandel - No 18 - Sycomore

    Chris

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  2. Wow, what an intriguing draw I guess 31 Rue Cambon, Coromandel and 1932.
    Thnks for thr draw!

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  3. Happy New Year Denyse! Looooong time lurker here!
    My guess is that 31 RC, Beige and 28 LP will soon be available
    in extrait form.
    Susan

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  4. Oh! What exciting news! No idea which ones they are, but my guess (and hope):

    31 Rue Cambon
    Coromandel
    1932

    With an alternate of No 18. ;-)

    Thank you for the draw!

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  5. Karin, thanks for your input. It's interesting to find out which extraits would be the most coveted!

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  6. Dear Denyse a very happy new year to you. I wish it was 31 RC- since I like the edt very much but have a definite longevity issue with it, but my guess is Sycomore, Beige and Jersey.

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  7. Happy new year!

    This is a lovely draw. I agree with Perfumista, I think it is going to be 31 Rue Cambon, Coromandel and 1932.

    Sarah

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  8. And a very happy new year to you too, Asali! I love 31 rue Cambon as well -- it's one of my favorite fragrances, period -- but my longevity issues in the Exclusives are more with 28 La Pausa and Bel Respiro. I thought I had them with 1932 but it turns out that even when I no longer smell it much, other people do, so it's more a matter of perception than long-lastingness.

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  9. Sarah, happy new year to you too. Your entry is duly noted!

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  10. oh my! oh my! oh my! Exciting news!
    I think they will be :

    31 Rue Cambon
    Coromandel
    1932

    In the end: If they only make 31RC in extrait I will be happy....I've been longing for an extrait since my first whiff of the edt.

    Happy Scented New Year!!!!

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  11. Daisy, I see you're another 31 rue Cambon fan! A happy new year to you too!

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  12. I will also guess 31 Rue Cambon, Coromandel, and 1932, but I wish like crazy they would do 28 La Pausa but don't think they will.

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  13. Happy New Year!
    What good news from Chanel!
    My guess and hopes are:
    Coromandel
    31 Rue Cambon
    28 La Pausa

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  14. Happy new year to you too, Karin. It is good news indeed to start 2014 with!

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  15. I think releasing a few more extraits is a shrewd move. The world needs more extraits!

    Fantastic draw - thanks for organising it. My guesses for the three are:
    - Coromandel
    - La Pausa
    - 31 rue Cambon

    Happy new year!
    Sam

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  16. Sam, I couldn't agree more about the world needing more extraits!

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  17. My guesses are 31 Rue Cambon, Sycomore, and Coromandel. (I would also love to see 28 La Pausa as an extrait but have heard rumors that it's being discontinued--do you know if that's true?--so I'm guessing it's unlikely.)
    -Janice

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  18. Hello Denyse.

    I'm new here and this is my first participation, so I hope it will be first time lucky. I'm going to go for 1932, Sycomore and Coromandel.

    Happy New Year to you all.

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  19. Hi Janice! I've heard no such thing about 28 La Pausa, and I'm not sure I'd be given an answer if it ever was, but I'll enquire.

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  20. Hello Mary Anne, and welcome! Hope you drop in regularly!

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  21. Hi Denyse. I'm guessing based on some favorites. 31 Rue Cambon, La Pausa and Coromandel. Thanks for posting this and for the draw!

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  22. Hi Melissa. Duly noted -- Coromandel and 31 are certainly getting a lot of love!

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  23. Beige, Coromandel, and 1932. Thanks!

    Dagney Betty

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  24. Happy New Year, Denyse!

    My guess is 31 Rue Cambon, Beige and Coromandel.

    Thanks for the draw!

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  25. Happy New Year Denyse!

    What an exciting news! Chanel is certainly one of my favorite perfume houses.

    I'm guessing (and hoping) these three will be available in the parfum form:
    - 31 Rue Cambon
    - Sycomore
    - Coromandel

    Thank you for the draw. I can't wait to hear what the correct answer is.

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  26. Hello Denyse,

    I'll go for my favourites :

    - Bois des Iles
    - Coromandel
    - Cuir de Russie

    Thank you and happy new year !

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  27. Beige
    1932
    Jersey

    I Hope!
    xx

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  28. Happy New Year!
    I think or, rather, I want to believe they would be:
    CUIR DE RUSSIE
    BOIS DES ILES
    NO. 22
    Thanks!

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  29. XX, thanks for joining -- it would be great if you left a name though!

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  30. This is a tricky one :) I will go with: 31 Rue Cambon, no. 18, and La Pausa.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. Plash, happily the gorgeous Bois des Iles and Cuir de Russie have always been available in the extrait.

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  32. Wedfadetogray, all three are already available. I own the Cuir de Russie, sure the others are beautiful too.

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  33. I never get these things right, but it doesn't hurt to try. Perhaps Bel Respiro, Sycomore, and Beige.
    Happy 2014!

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  34. 31 Rue Cambon, Coromandel, 28 La Pausa.
    I guess . . .

    How fun! Thank you!

    Minerva

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  35. Minerva, I'm glad to see my favorite, 31 rue Cambon, get so many votes!

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  36. Sorry! of course you are absolutely right. I went to check and there they were, the three of them. I'll start with Cuir de russie and Bois des isles because I have never smelled the extrait form.
    Thanks :)

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  37. Wefadetogray, well at least your favorite are out there already so you can't be disappointed!

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  38. Rumor has it... 1932, Beige, and Jersey. I would love to smell those, and all the rest as well!

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  39. That sounds wonderful! Coromandel, 22 and 1932 would be my guesses. Hmm, might already have found myself an early birthday gift!

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  40. Leathermountain, well, let's see how accurate the rumors are!

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  41. Elizabeth, N°22 is already available in the extrait, as are the three other 1920s scents. Any one of your picks would make a fabulous birthday gift!

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  42. Unfortunately not many of them have great longevity on my skin, but funnily enough 1932 which at first try I thought was the great vanishing act, actually, sprayed with abandon, turned out to stick along for quite a while, albeit very discreetly so, so much the same as your own experience, I think.
    If it turns out to be a 31 RC extrait, I can't wait to test it.

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  43. Asali, I find 1932 better-lasting than I used to as well... go figure!

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  44. I think the 3 will be: Coromandel, Beige and 28 La Pausa.

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  45. Happy new year!I wiah extraits in general would become easier available. My guess is we will see 31 Rue Cambon, Coromandel and 1932 in extrait.

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  46. Sorry for the typos! I wanted to say I wish extrait would become easier available. Seems the extrait/perfume strength is much more usual in France than in the north of Europe.

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  47. Ingeborg, it's true extraits are much less widely distributed -- they make much smaller quantities of them. I guess that's part of what makes them more special...

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  48. happy new year to everyone!
    My guesses:
    * beige
    * coromandel
    * sycomore

    finger crossed!

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  49. 31 Rue Cambon
    Coromandel
    1932

    happy new year !

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  50. Happy New Year!

    31 Rue Cambon
    Coromandel
    1932

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  51. Mirela, yet more love for 31, yay! Happy new year to you too.

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  52. Interesting topic! With a wild guess I will go for:

    31 Rue Cambon
    Coromandel
    Sycomore

    Hopefully someone will guess it correctly! Here's hoping the new versions smell great. Thanks for the draw.

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  53. Megan, it seems 31 and Coromandel are the most popular modern Exclusives! And, yes, the extraits smell fabulous...

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  54. no. 18, beige and 1932

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  56. This is such a great way to try to win!
    I will guess Coromandel, Sycomore, and Beige.a

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  57. Great draw!
    My guess: Coromandel, 28 La Pausa
    and 31 rue Cambon
    Cheers, Cybele

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  58. I think 31 Rue Cambon, 1932 and Coromandel
    Thanks Laura R.

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  59. Laura R, those are the three I've been wearing the most lately!

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  60. You are very kind to answer every comment. :)

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  61. Hi Denyse,
    I think: 31 Rue Cambon, Coromandel, Beige :)
    Happy New Year!
    Krisztina

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  62. I think they will be Coromanal, 31 Rue Cambon, and Bel Respiro. Thank you for the fun draw.

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  63. My guess would be La Pausa, Beige and Coromandel.

    Thanks for offering this draw !

    Esperanza

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  64. Thank you for the draw.
    My guesses are:
    31 Rue Cambon
    Bois des Iles
    La Pausa

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  65. Esperanza, Sabine, thank you both for participating!

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  66. I think the new Exclusifs from Chanel will be:
    31 Rue Cambon
    N° 22
    Bel Respiro
    I can't wait to find out which ones they are.bThanks for the draw!

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  67. Hi Denyse, exciting news.

    My votes go to:

    1. 31 rue Cambon
    2. Beige
    3. Coromandel

    Here's my thought process. 31 rue Cambon has received such raves, and Chanel could use another chypre. Ditto for Coromandel and another oriental (to keep up with the likes of Serge Lutens). And Beige is another soft floral, the Chanel trademark, and is also very popular.

    I ruled out the following:

    Eau de Cologne -- Obviously will stay in the cologne concentration

    28 La Pausa -- I would like to see as an extrait because of its longevity issues, but I doubt that it's popular enough to warrant it.

    Sycomore -- I ruled this out because most people think it's a masculine, and there aren't many masculines above the EdT concentration.

    Chanel no 18 -- This is probably my fourth choice, an ambrette-seed rose, but it's good in the current concentration and I don't think it's all that popular with consumers.

    Jersey -- This strikes me as best suited to the EdT concentration.

    Bel Respiro -- I doubt Chanel would invest the money in making an extrait of this green floral, as it is hardly a growing perfumery trend, and they've already all but discontinued No 19 in extrait.

    1932 -- I haven't smelled this one, but it's so new that I doubt that it's likely.

    We'll see how my guesses go...
    Mark

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  68. Great news and thanks for breaking it, Denyse!

    My votes are: 31 Rue Cambon, Coromandel, Sycomore.

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  69. Kingpharroh, N°22 already exists in the extrait, but it would certainly be lovely to have the two others as well in that concentration, wouldn't it?

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  70. Mark, thank you for sharing your deductive process! The N°19 extrait is not discontinued -- the people at Chanel underlined they consider extraits to be the core of their house -- though it may be harder to find. You're right that green scents aren't the most popular, though from what I hear, the iris-galbanum accord is one of the most highly admired by perfumers.

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  71. This is such an exciting draw! Thank you for offering it.

    I think, and hope, they will be:
    Coromandel
    Beige
    31 Rue Cambon

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  72. Denyse, I didn't realize that the galbanum-iris accord was so famous. It shows up in Heure Exquise, too. We can't get no. 19 extrait here in the States, not even at the NYC Saks that sells my coveted Cuir de Russie parfum! :)
    I love the blog and learn so much from it. (Are you going to do a takeout on why the Goutal discontinuations and repackaging? I can't believe I haven't heard more chatter)

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  73. My guesses are 31 Rue Cambon (please please please), 28 La Pausa, and Bel Respiro.

    I will purchase all of them if I'm correct....I adore all.

    love,
    Bryan

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  74. Happy New Year dear Denyse! :)

    And now, a guessing game.

    Hmm, I'll go with Rue Cambon, Bois des Iles and Sycomore.

    I do wish they made No 18 as extrait but I'm not putting any hope into that...

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  76. Gigi, you're welcome. It'll be interesting to compile the votes, no matter what the outcome.

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  77. Bluelit8, yes indeed, N°19 is held as one of the best perfumes in history by many professionals... As for the new direction Goutal has taken, not sure whether I'll do a specific post about it. The effect of the (relatively) new Korean ownership is kicking in, historic CEO Brigitte Taittinger left a little over a year ago... and the brand is just about 30 years old now. Lots of reasons explain the shake-up -- at least Isabelle Doyen and Camille Goutal are still doing the fragrances!

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  78. Ines, happy new year to you too! Bois des Iles is already available in extrait (though not too widely I imagine). And another vote for 31...!

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  79. Ooopsie, missed that. :)

    Then I'll add La Pausa instead of it.

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  80. Hi Denyse, thanks for your response. As Bluelit8 pointed out, I know Chanel no 19 is still available in extrait in Europe, but it's been completely phased out in the USA. They don't even sell the EdP in the US, only the EdT is readily available (and the newer no 19 poudré). Chanel no 19 is my absolute favorite Chanel fragrance, which is why I sound bitter about it! I'm not surprised that perfumers hold it in high regard, but unfortunately, at least in the USA, I guess it doesn't sell, and Chanel certainly hasn't done much to promote it.

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  81. Mark, I think it's been years since N°19 got any press campaigns here in France... It's a paradox that green fragrances seem to do so badly commercially when "green" is such a buzzword. Still, it hasn't been discontinued, which is more than we can say for Vent Vert, which Interparfums who owns the Balmain couldn't care less about.

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  82. I am hoping that the three extraits will be 31 Rue Cambon, 28 La Pausa and Coromandel.

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  83. 31 RUE CAMBON, SYCOMORE and No:18
    Bonne Annee a tout le monde!
    Phanie

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  84. Happy New Year! This is very exciting news! My guess for the three new extraits is:
    Coromandel
    Beige
    31 Rue Cambon
    Thanks for the chance to win them!

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  85. If the Twitter excitement is correct then the three are Jersey, Beige and 1932.

    Lovely choices.

    Hasnain

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  86. Hasnain, haven't been on Twitter much... who knows?

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  87. Hello,
    My guesses are 31 Rue Cambon, Jersey, and 1932.
    Jan

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  88. I would go for 1932, Jersey and Beige.


    Why? Cause usually company does not always listening to customers's opinions (example- Dior, why are you axed Mitzah?)

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  89. Hello,

    I go for Beige, Jersey and 1932, please.

    Marïla

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