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Coco Chanel for women

Coco Chanel for women
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Coco by Chanel is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women. Coco was launched in 1984. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Polge. Top notes are coriander, pomegranate blossom, mandarin orange, peach, jasmine and bulgarian rose; middle notes are mimose, cloves, orange blossom, clover and rose; base notes are labdanum, amber, sandalwood, tonka bean, opoponax, civet and vanilla.

Perfume Pyramid

Top Notes
Coriander Pomegranate blossom Mandarin Orange Peach Jasmine Bulgarian Rose

Middle Notes
Mimose Cloves Orange Blossom Clover Rose

Base Notes
Labdanum Amber Sandalwood Tonka Bean Opoponax Civet Vanilla

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Coco Fragrance Reviews

Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

I just love Coco in vintage form, but also current is not too bad.
I have a mini of EdT from 1984 and it still smells great! I had full fb of EdT and EdP along the years and it seemed that my will to wear it was not consistent. It was never signature for me. I remember my teacher in Primary School smelling very similar and she was a stiff annoying lady but also kind at times. Simply not possible because in 1984 I was not in Primary School anymore. She must have worn something else.
If I dissociate this smell from memories, I think it's a beautiful, elegant, absolutely feminine and sultry perfume that can kick many new ones in their knees.
The rose here is stunning. Not a rose perfume at all, but the rose comes out so vividly and gorgeous. Also cloves, civet and orange blossom. Simply beautiful and not just for mature ladies. I think it went through reformulation, too, what haven't? I'm sure my mini edt from 1984 smells better than nowadays, but there we go.
sillage is big if worn in large quantities and lasting power is excellent in EdP.

Apr
22
2014
katmitchell
katmitchell

EDT

I get a warm wave going through my body from sniffing it. That is it - it doesn't smell of anything in particular (at least for my not so professional nose), it is not just balsamic, not just animalistic, WARM. That's how warmness smells, it gets inside you and puts you in that wonderful mood. Sexy, comforting, cozy, uplifting. Universal - cozy knit sweater, little black dress, or strict white shirt.

I never thought about signature scent as I'm very changeable and have short-lasting romances with my perfumes, but this might as well become the one very soon

Apr
21
2014
Capricorngal19
Capricorngal19

Jesus...This smells like viva la sex? Yup.
It's just overpowering and sexy. My Goodness.
Only the brave heart can wear this because you instantly turn heads when you wear this. I'm too scared to wear such a fragrance but I appreciate the smell of this.

Apr
18
2014
schamberae
schamberae

helloo... anybody smell a strong orange note here or I got the fake one? very flowery and powdery, am I right?

Update : I feel that Coco has similar drydown with Dior Dune..very elegant. And I can smell a strong Jasmine here, a very expensive scent just like you are in the grand ballroom surrounded by high class celebrities . Magnificent

Apr
18
2014
guest_
guest_

helloo... anybody smell a strong orange note here? or I got the fake one? very flowery and classic

Apr
18
2014
Mrbigbigtoe
Mrbigbigtoe

Okay I smelled the EDP and it actually smelled nice. Nothing amazing, but still very pleasant but not worth the price. So yesterday I finally got to smell the EDT and at first sniff it was horrible. Either way I put the test strip in my pocket and made my way out the door. So then around 30 minutes later I smelled it one more time and it still smelled bad but not AS bad as before. Either way it is safe to say that my future wife will never wear the EDT.
Personally I have never known of anyone I know to wear this. So really to my knowledge I have never smelled it on skin. So there is a chance that it might actually smell good, but for my future wife, I'm sticking to Chanel N*5:)

Apr
15
2014
Revontuli
Revontuli

Forget all the other Cocos, you'll always be the ONE...

Apr
15
2014
maissaa.zahran
maissaa.zahran

Coco is one of my all time favourites. It is a perfume that works for me day and night. It is a statement perfume. Very unique and with plenty of charm.

Apr
14
2014
MisterCrazyLegs
MisterCrazyLegs

to me, its the best female scent, from Chanel...hands down. And I dont think there's a close 2nd, in my humble or not so humble, opinion.

yea, its just my opinion...and there are countless Chanel fans that would say the same about their favorite Chanel scent. But Ive smelled all of the other scents that Chanel makes for chicks, and I have yet to sniff them and immediately think, "this is as good as it gets, from Chanel".

..the essence of this stuff, is the spice..the civet (which is STRONG, if you get the EDP. And STILL pretty strong, in the EDT)...the balminess of the Opoponax & Tonka Bean..and that amber. Those notes, to my nose, are the core of this perfume.

it was constructed with so much care and thought, it makes you wonder if Jacques Polge is an extra-terrestrial being. The guy's a genius.

its one of the FEW perfumes that I can think of that is dated as Hell, but keeps up with, and laps, all the "wanna-be-like-CoCos" that have come after it.

and with a measure of sanity and a careful hand, a guy could easily rock this...thats how warm and balmy it is.

Apr
08
2014
gracenote-floralspice
gracenote-floralspice

I have owned many fragrances, I have many which are used according to mood. This month I had a windfall and purchased This fragrance! I actually find it indescribable. It is one of the best oriental fragrances. I love the spices, the civet and the powdery dry down. In SA it's very pricy, however, I could not apologise for splurging. Pure sexy sophistication and refinement in a bottle. My husband loves this fragrance on me - so I am one lucky lady! Agreed with someone's dress idea, oversized woolen sweater, a little more than casual, leggings and stunning ankle boots. Ready for a night on the town!

Apr
02
2014
lesgalaxies
lesgalaxies

Truly, this is to die for. I cannot overemphasize how completely happy I am that I went ahead and bought this!

It had been years since I tested it, so I was really taking a risk in just going for it. Smelling it now, I am certain someone wore this around me during my childhood (am 23 now so we're talking early-mid nineties). My aunt with the jewelry addiction, I'll bet.

So not dated, and so not the monster I had been fearing I ordered to have sent to my home! This is a gorgeous woman named Coco. She is light, airy but warm with sparkling citrus notes, delicate white flowers, fluffy amber. Then that dirty civet, earthy/smoky clove -- ughh, she's perfect. She is not uptight, but does not ooze sex. She remains polite, but playful and quite flirtatious, to my nose anyway. Smoky eyes, black dress, and a modest amount of skin.. yeah, that's her.

I do sense the other notes, all respectably in harmony with each other though, so not one aspect is overpowering. I now need every concentration there is of Coco after getting the edp. I just need more.

Also, I'd encourage younger girls to give this a try, especially if you're already a fan of some of the more powdery, "classic" scents. Honestly, I can imagine just about any girl wearing this. Any girl who truly exudes confidence, warmth, and a little dab of sophistication is Coco.

I don't think I'll ever be able to not have this in my wardrobe.

Apr
01
2014
K1
K1

Happened to be in a perfume shop so I leisurely test this masterpiece again; which drives me insane! Seeing that these original vintage stuff are still on top gives me a slight goosebumps!
Coco Chanel is one the most identical and and emblem of neo-vintage style with highly remarkable and praiseworthy quality of comprehensively integrated elaborate notes. Some people believe that it's old fashion and for middle aged ladies but I don't think so. Coco is seasonal and critical. not really suitable in warm weather on sunny days. Try it in a winter night, it gives you the goosebumps it gave to me!

Mar
20
2014
Jewelsie42
Jewelsie42

TWO WORDS ~ VINTAGE PARFUM!!!!!
I am lucky to have the original version EDP & EDT as well, but I just negotiated with an auction seller to purchase her 2/3'rds full, 14ml, vintage crystal flacon of parfum bought in Paris from 1993 ~ still fresh, still GORGEOUS, ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR!!! It arrived today and the scent is INCREDIBLE!!! I cannot believe the difference in the quality of scent, so mystifying, so beguiling....it is GORGEOUS!!! This is "eyes~roll~into~the~back~of~my~head" GOOD!! One little tiny smidge from the cap has lasted me ALL afternoon into the late evening and the smell is DIVINE!!! There are soo many wonderful reviews here, I'm not going to discuss notes and blah, blah, blah.....ALL you need to know is if you are EVEN considering this vintage parfum, it is a no-brainer, it ages so beautifully, you will be the envy of your group!!! And if you are a young perfumista just getting started, then you simply MUST have this classic in your collection ~ Dah~ling....yes, it is a diamonds and "Oh, Dahling" night parfum that will drive the boyz wild!!! What more do you need to know?????

Mar
10
2014
Antares811
Antares811

Wow! Sprayed with light hand it's delicious.
Sweet, warm, elegant, feminine.
Yesterday I was walking when a lady passed through close to me and I could smell this wonderful scent. I immediately recognized Coco. She certainly wore very little EDP and it was divine. A masterpiece.

Mar
07
2014
christianne1
christianne1

About 10 years ago I decided to venture into things outside of Chanel since I had been wearing it for so many years, almost exclusively. Coco being my signature. I felt like the whole world wore Chanel and like it was time for something more obscure.

Since then I have dabbled in nearly everything under the sun and in every price range. I have had countless new favorites and signatures and holy grails. I have spent countless thousands of dollars on my scent search and hobby.

After nearly a decade absence, I decided to try Coco again. Not sure why as I have a couple hundred others to choose from. I just missed it and was curious again because I had kind of forgotten what it smelled like exactly.

This morning I put it on for the first time in years and by noon I felt sick over all the money I had spent on my search when perfection already existed and I had been wearing it for years but gave it up for.......what reason again??

For me, Coco is about as good as it gets. I have many other loves but after revisiting Coco, I realize that mainstream isn't really "mainstream" when it smells like this. I don't care if everyone on the planet has it on.....I will have it on right along with them.

Mar
01
2014
verdigris
verdigris

I have worn and loved Coco since its launch and though it is the closest to a signature scent I have encountered (I have far too many loves) for reasons I can't quite articulate I have beeen hesitant to write a review of this scent. Sam the Riddler made me see why; it's hard to do this scent justice. It is big, bold, plummy, woody, resiny and just plain gorgeous. If I had to live with just one scent for the rest of my life it might be this one. It never bores me.

Coco is far too complicated a fragrance to pin down in a few paragraphs. To look at the notes one might think that the perfumer threw in everything but the kitchen sink and hoped for the best. But no; this creation is carefully calculated and for me conjures ageless femininity. To be demure use the lotion or one small squirt of EDT and a walk-through; for seduction use more but do so at your own peril as men find this fragrance irresistible if it agrees with your chemistry.

If I absolutely had to try to sum it up I would have to say that in Coco some of everything I love in other fragrances is all there in one bottle; when I'm not sure what to wear I ALWAYS reach for Coco and I am NEVER sorry no matter the occasion or the season(funerals excepted; I never wear fragrance around death as unhappy memories can permanently ruin any scent). It does take a grown woman to appreciate this fragrance as it has great depth and requires a certain attitude and carriage in order to wear it successfully.

To those of you who think Coco EDP or EDT might be too much, consider trying the lotion or the body creme; these formulations are true to the scent but much lighter and may allow you to ease into the other formulations more comfortably. I will never be without this one and cannot recommend it highly enough.

Edit: Having made much of the feminine nature of Coco I should add that because of its depth a confident gentleman could also wear this scent. If I were so fortunate as to come across such a gentleman I would find it extremely hard to contain myself...

Feb
27
2014
SamTheRiddler
SamTheRiddler

I love this fragrance with a passion. For some reason Coco is just magical to me. Pure witchcraft and/or unicorn tears. I know I like the cloves and sandalwood and amber, but it really is the combination of ALL the notes invloved that make it so wonderful. It is a complex fragrance, full of depth and warmth. I don't even know how to describe it, makes me feel like a villainous parisian femme fatale, with a hint of Daenerys Targaryen thrown in.

I only ever use half a spray (of the edp), as that provides all the sillage/longevity that I need (and because it's ridiculously expensive!). The bottle/packaging is stunning and classic, of course.

I am sure I will come back and re-write this when I figure out how to better convey my feels with regards to this perfume into words.

Feb
27
2014
Krupp
Krupp

Coco Chanel is the simple answer on the frequently asked question: Why do men wear perfumes labeled pour femme?

No further comments are nescessary.

Feb
16
2014
Arlene-Beatrix
Arlene-Beatrix

Heavy hitter! Deep balsamic scent, quite pleasant and harmonic, but far too heavy for me.
At the beginning, I got the impression that some aldehyde note was included, something similar to No 5 Chanel, but it was just a moment. Later on it was nothing but a strong orient.
You need to like such type of scents, to be able to wear it.

Feb
16
2014
olorami
olorami

Que dificíl será hablar de un perfume como este!!! , recuerdo una vez en una tienda departamental que una vendedora me enseñaba los tres cocos, y hablaba muy bien de los dos ultimos, cuando le dije pero el original es una belleza, y sorprendida me dijo....que va este perfume es como si hubieran restregado a una vieja en el, porque huele a eso...A VIEJA. se imaginaran el insulto que coji, mas siendo la vendedora una mujer madura, que crueles entre nosotras mismas somos las mujeres, gracias a Dios no todas somos iguales!!! yo soy joven aún pero llegar a vieja es una bendicion, ahhh y ni hablar de que muchas mujeres ancianas tienen mejores gustos que muchas jovenes. pero para mi COCO es una mujer madura(aqui no hablo de edad, sino de actitud, de caracter) que no se somete a prejuicios de moda o edad,rumores absurdos de gente frustrada y racista, COCO tambien es esa mujer que no necesita opinión ajena porque ella tiene la suya propia, no es simplemente una mujer elegante ohh no, COCO es mucho mas que eso.

Dije al principio que seria dificíl describir este perfume, y asi es, son tantas las sensaciones que llegas a sentir cuando tu piel se entiende con COCO, creo que no todas estamos hechas para usar este perfume, y perdon aqui, tampoco todas lo merecen, es un perfume que debes entenderlo, es una relacion de conocimiento y de pasión oh si, mucha pasión!!!

siempre quise ser dueña de esta pieza artesanal y felizmente hoy lo soy, mi piel y nariz se llevan muy bien con COCO.

Feb
10
2014
AmazonGrace
AmazonGrace

I'm a big fan of Chanel Coco, and I have not yet done a review of it. I assure you, however, that it will be just as glorious as the perfume itself--unlike *coff* some other reviews here...lol.

Seriously, if a review is well-written and someone has taken their time and effort to devote to a review: I respect that, regardless of whether or not I agree with it. It can also be extremely helpful to others, and is just as valid as a positive review to me.

On that note: thank you for giving such a colorful and honest review, wendyangeln! Girrrl...after your sad encounter: I'm glad you're still amongst the living! You literally made me laugh out loud and about choke on my morning java!

Wear what YOU like, but hey: respect for trying something new! Fragrance should be an extension of your individual personality just as much as all other aspects of the way you express who you are.

Thanks again for your review, and stop smackin' yourself with those "pelts from expired animals" lol....

Feb
10
2014
wendyangeln
wendyangeln

Coco scares the living bejeezus outta me.

I first smelled this on a teacher in high school: hated her, so I hated it.
Now, 6ish years later, I tried it again on the insistence of a perfumista friend. I foolishly bought it blind because I have loved everything she has ever recommended to me. I'm a Coco Mademoiselle, Chance EDP and Chloe EDP kind of girl and I know that many Chanel perfumistas turn their nose up at that particular group, you know? I guess I was kind of feeling the peer pressure to go classical, and maybe eventually niche. A lot of the "women I want to be" also wear this particular genre (Coco, Shalimar, Youth Dew and co). So I was determined to love Coco because I wanted to be a cultured, mature Fragrantican and turn my nose up at things, too :P

When I tell you that I CHOKED on Coco... girrrrrl. Oh no. Oh no no no. There is so much CLOVE and so much CIVET in this. Of course, this is coming from a foolish Coco Mad fan, but OH GOD, is this supposed to smell like a wet animal + a bowl of pilau? Good Lord, this is spicy. WOW. I felt like I had been hit with an animal, you know? (You probably don't know.)
It is quite nice after a (looooong) while because it dries down to a lovely sweet, comforting, slightly spicy something, but that top is entirely too much for me. I WAS NOT READY.

I've given it to my Ma. On her it's nicer, but I guess it's also because she puts on her perfume before she gets dressed, so by the time I'm smelling her in the car, a lot of that crazy animal civet and clove is gone.

I guess I don't like it durrrty.

Feb
07
2014
Fragrantlife
Fragrantlife

I decided to revisit coco. I never liked it in the past, but thought my tastes had evolved enough to give a new fresh try. So I applied the Eau de Parfum on one hand and the Eau de toilette on the other.

The verdict...

I think I've always sampled the Eau de Parfum before. It is certainly a beautiful fragrance, but heavy with a distinct spiciness. Too much of a good thing for me. The Eau de toilette, however, is more subtle, slightly more floral and, on my skin, overall more harmonious. Still a cold weather sort of fragrance, but I could see myself owning a bottle.

Update: after wearing coco for 3 hours now, I came to the sad conclusion I could never really wear it. It wears me -- which doesn't happen very often. Gorgeous, but for a different woman than I can ever be.

Feb
04
2014
chittylafemme
chittylafemme

An absolutely lethal, heavy sillage, long-lasting, gorgeously spicy and lightly fruity fragrance. The peach note is the star of this one, and while the top notes are a little harsh and "granny" smelling, it dries down to one of the most pleasant and long-lasting smells ever. You feel elegant, fun and sexy all at once when you wear this. Spray it on a scarf in the winter for a really nice experience.

This is a mature fragrance, but a young savvy girl could surely pull it off. This perfume lasted 12+ hours on me. The mark of quality!

Feb
03
2014
michelle.p.stpierre
michelle.p.stpierre

I was going to write a review here. However, after reading some of the reviews here, I instead would like to draw attention to two wonderful reviews already written here below.

The first one being from StealthAngel. Her review (to me anyway) is spot on capturing the aura of this scent and what can happen while this scent is worn. Femme fatale? Oh yeah, baby!

The second is from SayakaP. In her review, she captures the very essence of how this perfume should be worn and offers an excellent perfume application tip taking this scent from being sexy to extremely erotic.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your reviews ladies. Bravo and thank you!

Feb
02
2014
ginawadsworth
ginawadsworth

On the last of a two week shift working 9-10 hour days, I needed a lift. I chose to wear Coco for both comfort and to combat tiredness.

Could not have chosen better. I used the Parfum, but just a touch so as not to knock my co-workers out.

Not only did it help me get through the day, but helped me get a good sleep afterwards.

Perfume is wonderful. To be able to access a little magic now and again is sheer bliss.

Feb
01
2014
picasso_x
picasso_x

Truly classic luxury perfume. It's unique and more elegant,not for young or simply lady. It's true COCO CHANEL personality. Strong ,arrogance and being herself.
It's over power 80s style. Very rich,very nice and very feminine.

Jan
30
2014
Cookiefan
Cookiefan

My husband likes Coco Chanel EDP because he says it smells like Chocolate and Coca Cola syrup. Lol.
I opened a can of coca cola to see if I could smell coco in the can. To my suprise, the opening part does kind of smell like the perfume. Today, I smell a little maple syrup. Maybe my nose is just weird.


The silage is really good without it being too loud. It lasts the whole day which is a big plus for me. I only use one small spray on my wrist then dabbed a little on my neck and hair. Use very little. Even if you can't smell it anymore, other people can.

Jan
29
2014
nero77
nero77

Review for the EDT.

I absolutely love this one! A warm, spicy, sensual oriental. I love how this smells. In fact I actually think this is unisex. Cloves, Spices, Amber, dark resins, creamy sandalwood, I can see this totally working on a man. I also see this much in the same way that I would something by Serge Lutens (whose perfumes are very rich and heady and are inspired by Morocco).

The fragrance itself opens up to me with a blast of cloves, I also get a type of orange blossom smell, and peach or plum (dried fruit accord). I also detect Jasmine, and Jasmine is actually my favorite smell. There is also some prominent rose, but the base is where it all happens; resins, amber, vanilla and tonka, dry sandalwood... it's all there, and it's very very evocative!

I've heard that Jacues Polge wanted to evoke Venice with this perfume (just as Shalimar was inspired by India and Opium by the Middle East and Southeast Asia etc.), and I can totally see Venice in this. Italian, Baroque and also Oriental, with spices and rich, warm sensuality. Jaques Polge himself would later refine the spices (along with more wood, leather and tobacco) to create his eventual masterpiece "Egoïste" released 6 years after Coco.

I remember trying the female Opium EDP and I think this is a lot more wearable for those who couldn't wear that. It's Chanel, and a Chanel is never too loud, it knows just when to stop and hold you there, without being too loud or overpowering. In fact to my nose Coco is like a spicy, exotic, oriental version of No. 5; and just like No. 5, it makes a statement. It's grown up, it's mature, but also sensual and in-control. It's for someone who knows a little about life and is experienced both in mind and body. Someone who isn't afraid to be who they are, instead they celebrate it.

I don't know if that description helps, but that's what Coco brings across to me. Warm, sensual, passionate, loving and even a little amount of danger at the edges. It takes guts to wear this, but it's totally worth it. Pure Emotion in a bottle.

Jan
26
2014
Lily2911
Lily2911

Coco is the THE chanel perfume. All flankers like coco mademoiselle or coco noir are not my cup´of tea but the authentic coco is the real source, the epitome of super sophisticated, unique and shining perfume beauty. It is so well composed that i become a bit nostalgic when i wear it, enjoying it like you admire the depth of Bach music and realising such classics will rarely be made again. I hope the chanel perfume industry understands it and will not succomb to push only the high commercilal editions like coco mademoiselle and chance. I cherish coco. It is for me the best floral oriental, no sharpness like Youth Dew or the pale shadow Opium which has been reformulated. Highly recommended and to be treasured forever.

Jan
25
2014
almarie
almarie

Unfortunately, this one is too strong on me so I much prefer the eau de toilette.

Jan
24
2014
mmiched
mmiched

Wow! I dont usually go for the "dark" liquid but sure glad I did on this one. So exotic, sexy and different from the run of the mill scents. I get a whole bunch of different notes as it wears on. My skin loves it and I get no headache, yay!! I will be keeping this one for when I want to feel like a sex kitten! Now let me see if my hubby likes it......to be continued.

Jan
15
2014
StealthAngel
StealthAngel

Badass Coco... Whenever I smell her, invariably, the song "Bitch" (Meredith Brooks) pops into my head.
I won't go into the notes, many here have done that beautifully already.
So what does it smell like?
Ancient, lived in, supple leather, spiced up by years of travels to places now forgotten, having absorbed the aura of various flowers, seasonings, fruit, woods, musks and god knows what else...
It also gives off an aura of something I cannot put my finger on, but boy... Everytime I wear Coco I have to beat unwanted male attention off with a stick!

It is a nitroglycerin type of fragrance, though: over apply and you will pay dearly for your mistake, lol.
It grows on the skin, it expends, so one drop acts as two sprays: Keep that in mind.

But Coco is all about quality VS quantity: Used sparingly, she will work her magic on all those lucky enough to catch a whiff of her.
She's sexy from afar, deeply erotic upclose, sinks into your skin to bring out your chemistry and gives it a makeover that will take you from "just you" to "YOU!!!" in just one quick sniff.

I've been followed by men in the street, on trains, through malls and stores and there was once a guy who bought a movie ticket to a movie he did not plan to see just so he could follow me into the theater and ask me what I was wearing.
There is, however, a strong Alpha Female vibe in Coco:
While the men all melt into little puddles of mumbling nonsense, the women react with instant competitive streak on, so for me, it's a great fragrance to wear when I'm out on a date with my husband, but never when I see his mother, lol.

... Which makes this a great scent to wear if you ever have to meet your man's ex: Might as well lay down the law, if you catch my meaning.

Coco will leave a lingering trace of you everywhere you go: Deep, dark spice, animalic leather, slightly salted from centuries of exotic travels, softened up to buttery, sueded softness, flavors so foreign and ancient they no longer have a name, all performing a toe curling, blush inducing, slow grind, raunchy as all hell lap dance with your own natural skin scent.

THE perfume to wear when you intend to cause mischief, and plenty of it ;)

Jan
14
2014
ecerusen
ecerusen

here we go,
first of all, i must be honest, the changes of this perfume is very succesful. you have 3 scent in a day when you use it.
at first phase, i didnt like it, just an ordinary perfume with old lipstick smell.
then it became elegant, sophisticated perfume, and it was very similar to chanel allure sensuelle(but imo allure sensuelle is more seductive and sexy) the most beautiful phase was this for me.

but now, i feel like my grandma. on my skin, it smells like john galliano by john galliano. but i find john galliano is more succesful because CC is gave me headache.

i dont know maybe my age or lifestyle doesnt fit with this perfume but i dont like it. dont get me wrong, all my respect goes to CC, because i like the perfumes which are changeable during a day, but the scent is not for me.

the only chanel is allure sensuelle for me now(except Chanel Chance because i didnt try it yet), i dont like coco mademoiselle also.

but congrats, i smell lots of perfume which contains incense but i cant get any incense note, but this perfume is INCENSE IN ITSELF. everytime i smell it on my arm, i feel like smelling my incenses. nice job.

Jan
11
2014
Paintedlily
Paintedlily

This is gorgeous and I understand why it is such a classic. There is such incredible scent development and smooth transitions.

Coco opens with bright mandarin, something akin to orange blossom and is supported by opulent rose and jasmine. After about 20-30 minutes the sparkling citruses dissipate, the florals deepen and a very smoothed spice develops. There is also a mild sweetness in the background. Not sugar sweet, more of a vanilla bean which is rounded out by a touch of powder. Roughly 8 hours later is it still very present. It has softened and the creamy sweetness of the vanilla bean and powder is more prominent. The strength of this perfume is in it's balance. Everything that is loud or soft feels like it is meant to be that way, like a well composed piece of music.

Sillage is moderate to heavy at maybe around 4-5 feet and lasting power is incredible at 10+ hours (outdoors in dry/cold weather on dry skin).

I don't go through bottles of perfumes....but this I could see buying multiples. It's a classic for good reason.

Jan
10
2014
Zarii
Zarii

This is a beautiful lush fragrance. One spray is more than enough because too many will border on screeching obnoxiousness some have mentioned. Despite being from the 80s, it still works today, especially for the person who is looking for a scent that makes them feel elegant/sophisticated/glamorous without being over the top or flashy. Enjoy it!

Jan
06
2014
peppermint_07
peppermint_07

Chanel Coco is a dark, exotic scent. She is a strong feisty lady, grabbing you by the collar from the very first whiff and never letting go.

The rose and tonka bean would have been a match made in heaven, but the overpowering amount of cloves just ruins it for me. Instead of being a seductive sultry lady, she became a loud, obnoxious, and aggressive hooker.

Coco could easily have been the signature for the house of Chanel, if only they held back and created a better balance of the notes.

Jan
04
2014
CozyCat
CozyCat

I have never tried the original (I wasn't even born yet when it was released), but the latest formulation of Coco EDP smells pretty up to date to my nose...it doesn't smell like it came from the 80's! The 90's, yeah, maybe...but it smells quite current (or maybe it's because I'm from the Middle East where amber-rich perfumes are extremely popular).

It's a sweet, creamy, luscious, ambery oriental...but the kind I can totally imagine smelling on uber stylish 20-somethings. I sprayed on 4 full sprays, and was surprised that people call this a 'sillage monster', it does leave a trail, but a potentially 'office-friendly' one (she'd have to have atleast a managerial position though), sensuous and opulent, nothing loud or sharp at all. I expected it to be spicier and darker...but it's surprisingly very wearable, it's actually tame and more 'rounded' compared to Kenzo's Elephant, now that one is the spicy sillage bomb! Infact, I highly recommend Coco over Coco Mademoiselle, it is much sexier, smoother, more decadent and more interesting, and just as versatile. It can smell voluptuous, rich and glamorous on one person, and warm, sensuous and cozy on another.

But I have to admit, despite my positive review, I am disappointed with the edp, it's abit too 'peachy-cola-vanilla-ambery-sweet' for me and not resinous or spicy enough...yes, the clove note is very dominant here, but it is smooth and finely blended (which is fine by me), especially combined with a velvety rose note and the deeply lush, sweet amber...you also get alot of sweetness from vanilla, and more woodsy sweetness from sandalwood. The full list of notes is making me laugh! this has about as much civet in it as Flowerbomb! Coco edp is so sweet (for a Chanel atleast) that it brought to my mind cola-flavored lollies or hard candy.

Strangely I cannot really imagine Coco on someone over 45, unless ofcourse she's a hot sexpot type (then Coco should be her ONLY scent lol)...this perfume smells like a well-bred adult lady at her sexual peak, late 20's to mid 30's, lives in stilettos and wears black lace underwear under crisp blouses almost everyday...the other kind of female I can imagine wearing Coco (and lots of it) would be an independent, free-spirited, intellect who dresses all 'boho-chic', a world traveller, long loose waves of hair streaked with sunkissed highlights, is into coffee culture, wears alot of earthy and rich jewel-toned colors, and living life as she damn well pleases...if that's you, then this should be your signature...I actually find CM to be the more mature, prudish one (or it could just be where I'm from)...anyways, I'm sure the vintage version of Coco rocked balls compared to the ones they're selling in stores. Maybe I should try the EdT next, hopefully I would prefer it over the EdP.

Jan
01
2014
westend
westend

Warm, sensual, and sophisticated. This superior oriental is downright delicious + intoxicating.

Dec
30
2014
lisa.flynn.399
lisa.flynn.399

Love this! Applied lightly she's assertive rather than aggressive and refuses to blend in to the background.

A true classic, I have been told while wearing this that I smell like someone's grandmother and also that I smell like an old lady (I'm 31). I've also had tons of compliments too and my boyfriend who is usually indifferent to, or actively despises my perfumes, actually likes this one.

Regardless of other peoples opinions I love Coco and will continue to wear it forever if I can.

Dec
27
2013
stinkydog
stinkydog

Coco has been a favorite since it first came out - but ignore the initial blast entirely. It comes to life on your skin.

What I love is - well, obviously the mixed warm aromas - but also the complexity and how my nose keeps hunting for different elements as it develops. It's clear in people's reaction that it is an extremely ideosyncratic taste - not so many people "like" - whatever the poll shows - either they really like it, or are turned away, because it's not a fade-into-the -background scent.

The problem - new formulation has the spices but lacks the resinous hold of the original - it just "feels" different.

Dec
23
2013
aisyah syahirah
aisyah syahirah

at first i didnt really like this perfume but after an hour , i realized this is one of the best perfume id ever tried before .very classy no doubt

Dec
23
2013
Boston2013
Boston2013

I tried this twice years ago and though I love the legend of it, and the idea of it, it just doesn't work on me.

It smells thick, powerful, sour and a bit "pasty." It's the "pasty" note that did me in. It's very unpleasant and doesn't improve as the hours go by.

I am very sad to report this, I wanted to make it a "signature" scent just because Chanel is so very dear to me. I admire and respect her greatly.

But it's been about ten years since I've tried it. I'm in my mid forties now, and have noticed that many scents do not smell the same on me as they did in my youth.
So I hope Coco Chanel will work, because on the right person, this really is a beautiful perfume and absolutely worth trying.

Dec
23
2013
rzarectum
rzarectum

Such an 80s scent. In the best way possible. I hope to always have a bottle of this. This is tied for my second favorite fragrance of all time.

Dec
19
2013
exciter76
exciter76

I'm gonna apologize in advance. This is a review of sorts but it's also my meandering thoughts about what this fragrance has meant to me. If you want a solid ingredient listing and description of Coco's phases, pass this review. If you want to know one woman's experience WEARING it, keep reading...
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Have you ever had a friend who was nothing but trouble? You know you’re none the better for hanging out with her but the adventures the two of you embark upon—it’s the stuff of legends! She’s the friend who’d love to bail you out of the local jail cell if it weren’t for the fact that she’s sharing a bunk with you. She’s very, very naughty but you are guaranteed a good time with this gal pal. Coco is that gal pal.

I was a good girl growing up. I never really snuck into bars before I turned twenty-one, I never crept out of my bedroom window for a secret rendezvous with young men, and I never took a discrete drag off some rebel’s cigarette. I was good. Once I turned twenty-one, all bets were off. Around the same time I received a bottle of Coco for my birthday. One whiff nearly knocked me down. (Keep in mind, I became of legal drinking age the same year Happy was released, so broad-shouldered divas such as Coco were no longer en vogue.) As a personal act of initiation, I wore Coco whenever I went out bar-hopping or clubbing with my friends. Older men wanted to “get to know me better” and women wanted me ousted from the various bars we frequented. Liquor has always had the dubious honor of being called “liquid courage” but, for me, that honor goes to Coco. She was hissing come-ons to the more experienced gentlemen behind my back and instigating fights with young, insecure women while I stood across the bar. She was a vixen, not for the faint of heart.

One night I got sloppily drunk while flirting with a gentleman fifteen years my senior when I decided to empty the contents of my purse. Sadly, I left behind my beloved bottle of Coco on the bar. Much time has passed since that fateful incident and I was recently reunited with a bottle of Coco (thank you fleaBay). It was like reuniting with an old friend who still looks as fabulous as ever. She still likes to stir up trouble but she’s mellowed with age, at least when she’s in my presence. I am curious if she still creates a social maelstrom when she’s out gallivanting with young girls and boys.

Right now, we’re reminiscing about that one time when we… Goodness, she was a bad girl but did we ever have such good times?!

Dec
19
2013
Maryuk1995
Maryuk1995

The best perfume I ever had so far. Tobbaco, spices and skin. That's what it's like and it's incredibily sexy yet sophisticated. It also lasts very long and stays on your clothes, skin and hair.

Dec
17
2013
desertrat
desertrat

Mortazuma... What a beautiful tribute to your Mother, survivors, and to Coco. Our memories are inextricably fused with fragrance. You make me love it all the more...

Dec
14
2013
LorettaMartin
LorettaMartin

This smell reminds me of middle aged women in pearls and fur. Ladies who lunch but in an old fashioned way. It's kinda Opium from YSL and It's way too heavy and ambery for my taste and I don't find it seductive but quite aging. I simply can't stand it.

Dec
13
2013
ScarlettX
ScarlettX

This perfume is very spicy, deep, strong and elegant. It is a little old-fashioned. Because of it's spicy notes it is very suitable for winter and Christmas. It is a perfect match for sophisticated classy woman.
Timeless.

Dec
09
2013
frederica
frederica

This perfume embodies elegant smart woman with a sense of humor. Her laugh is sparkling as champagne and her style is just flawless. She may seem litlle cold and compilcated but when you get to know her, you find out how warm-hearted, funny and unforgettabe she is.

Dec
08
2013
Mortazuma
Mortazuma

This may strike some people as odd...for I shall write a review on a fragrance that I've never dared to wear. Why, you ask? Read on...


This perfume reminds me of an unforgettable woman who I've seen experience life in full swing. She had it all...admirable successes, intelligence, unconventional beauty, charm, compassion, a sharp wit, a hilarious sense of humor, a family, traveled to beautiful places, had friends through all walks of life, swung from expensive dining with high society to laughing with what some may call riff-raff to enjoy simple homecooked meals or street food. And when tragedy struck as well as the most trying of times, she had a remarkable will to overcome whatever was in her way. Through it all, this fragrance would trail behind her as she pioneered through life with a tender heart and an unbreakable spirit. That woman I speak of, is my mother. It is a fondly remembered perfume not just by me, but others as well. She made this fragrance her own, as they say. And, that is why I dare not wear it, I love that I can remember her with it and ONLY her and if she were to leave this world before I do, it will be with this perfume that I'll accompany my fond memories of her with.

She chose well.
Long live Coco!

Dec
06
2013
scentsforme
scentsforme

OMG…..THIS IS MY SIGNATURE SENT….IT'S AMAZING LAST ALL DAY LONG AND IN TO THE NEXT DAY! PEOPLE KNOW THAT IS ME… MEN TELL ME AMAZING !!!! A LITTLE GO ALONG WAY LESS IS BETTER!!!

Dec
06
2013
beauty_girl
beauty_girl

SayakaP:
Thank you for the good perfume application tip :)

Dec
02
2013
SayakaP
SayakaP

I love describing fragrances with words usually, but to me, Coco is beyond that.
It seems to work directly on my animal self, not mind / thought.
When I'm wearing Coco, I often find myself not thinking anything, just comfortably & happily being in the moment.

My husband says this is the most arousing perfume.
I agree with him.

Coco needs to be 'under sprayed' to reveal all the beauty she's got.
When overdone, she can create a thick fog ... I guess that's why many people hates her.
I spray one on my waist ((then touch the spot with my wrists) the other on my ankle **before I get dressed**.
This way, she lasts all day, without overwhelming.

Dec
02
2013
yc01
yc01

I payed a great amount of money to this edp wşith great hopes but it was total disappointment for me. It smells nice but has nothing extraordinary. Its sillage is very very poor. It's quite soft but quite boring. Maman, I think you'll love this because I plan to give it to you. You do not like spending much and you should not hear about the price for a such an ordinary scent.

Dec
02
2013
desertrat
desertrat

I am so in love with Coco! I've searched for years for a new signature fragrance - Coco is it! Not one false note nor one misstep as it develops on my skin. It IS the quintessential definition of the word "perfume". Elegant, sophisticated, sensual. Perfection.

Nov
29
2013
katty182
katty182

I don't really like this scent even for a speciel occasion this is too mature. Smells nice on my mum though.

Nov
27
2013
PipeDreams#1
PipeDreams#1

I finally took the plunge and purchased this lovely little treasure! I had thought for a while it was discontinued as it isn't easily found everywhere. Luckily, it is still available. I chose to purchase the EDT of this due to the slightly lower price point and the advice others have given about the EDT retaining more of a spicy drydown than the EDP.

From the initial blast - I was taken immediately back to my childhood. My grandmother had a fabulous friend who would visit in a swirl of chunky gold jewelry, heavy lipstick and a cloud of Coco. It was always a thrill when she came to town. The scent has no doubt been reformulated since the 80's but it holds up very well.

I immediately got a blast of Civet on first spray, it's almost sickeningly sweet but that lasts about 5 minutes and then I'm on a wonderful roller coaster of warm and enveloping notes of spice and clover. I have a hard time identifying the specific fruity/floral notes as they transition and settle. The drydown on my skin is filled with wonderful resins and amber. Longevity has not been a problem, though it's silage is not as loud as one might think.

A lot has been said of the personality of this fragrance and who should be wearing it. I call bluff to that. This fragrance doesn't care if you're male/female, young/old, rich or poor. the only accessory you need to pull this off is a playful spirit that has a zest for life!

Nov
26
2013
nellyrlight@aol.com
nellyrlight@aol.com

seductive, sultry, yet very elegant and sophisticated..feels like a warm, fuzzy blanket you wrap yourself around in a cold winter day..excellence Chanel..like all your other perfumes..You are the best!!

Nov
18
2013
varykino
varykino

Coco is my winter Queen. She's opulent, warm, flirtatious, generous, richly gowned in reds and tawny golds. This is a romantic scent that makes me think of voluptuous bodice-ripper covers and fuels my imagination with images of far-off, strange and splendid places. And still, Coco oozes such quality and class that judiciously applied she feels elegant and downright sober. I sometimes see this perfume judged as dated (Turin, for shame), but well, when the temperature creeps down towards freezing, my craving for it leaves no doubt about its continuing relevance to me. As sure as No 19 is my staple for spring and Cristalle keeps me cool in the summer heat, Coco is my life insurance for the coldest part of the year.

The EDP is sublime, a rich, gorgeous symphony of rose, peaches, cloves, dry woods and amber. One spritz is enough if you don't want it to take over and wear you. It's been twenty years since I owned the EDT, but I remember it as a soft, warm opoponax embrace, not as boozy or spicy or fruity as the EDP, but an enveloping comfort scent. I'd love to try it again in the current formulation, as I'm very happy with the recent version of EDP (my bottle is from 2011, and I think it's very close to the one I wore in the 90's). As for suggestions that the current version isn't as strong as the original — well, three full sprays could still fill up a middling sized cathedral, so I don't believe I'm going to quibble about potency. :)

Nov
17
2013
bibi_kk
bibi_kk

I remember testing Coco at a local store when I was a college student, and saying "Wow, this is awesome, but only for a woman who is 30+".
Then, a few years back (and I happened to be over 30 :o)), I came across it one again at Lord&Taylor and I remembered what I thought about it the first time. Oh my god! I immediately bought it, and it has become my signature fragrance ever since. I use it both for the day and evening; it never fails. Love the sophisticated and luxurious feeling.
I enjoy the fact that Chanel does not promote this as much as their other fragrances, because the less people know about it, the more private it is. I don't like it when people smell all similar, and working at a plaza with 500+ people, this is what eventually happens. I had to break up with Mademoiselle, one of the fragrances I used before Coco, because of this reason. Actually, with Coco, I feel like lying to people when I get compliments (and lots, indeed!) and people ask me what it is :o)

Nov
16
2013
romyxangela
romyxangela

I am 18 years old and like other people have said I agree this perfume seems a little out of place on anyone under 30 because it is so elegant, classy and sophisticated. I don't wear this all the time because I get comments like "you smell like an old woman". I do adore this perfume though, it's impossible not to feel classy and elegant wearing this, its so nice smelling this on women, I instantly think of them in a whole new way.

Nov
16
2013
wistfulmaiden
wistfulmaiden

This is the perfume Ive always wanted to wear but don't feel mature or sophisticated enough to wear it regularly...the combination of oriental and adelhydes says to me "this woman has class".
Maybe when Im 35 I will feel more fit to wear this one, for now I spritz on occasions when I feel more than ordinary.

Nov
11
2013
almondcookie
almondcookie

I bought 100ml edp at duty free for approximately £76. Only to discover that Coco is not as intense as it used to be. These days perfume houses water down perfumes in order to save production cost and maximise profit. That way consumers use up edp faster as if it were a cologne.

Although it is still an excellent perfume. One of the top perfumes in my collection. I am currently in search of vintage coco or I might invest in the pure perfume. Other than that, in my opinion this is by far one, if not the best perfume from the House of Chanel. I am glad it's called Coco, I think it's a true reflection of Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel aka Coco Chanel.

Nov
10
2013
icekat
icekat

There are many perfumes from 80s era that I admire for their flamboyant style even though I feel that they are too overpowering and too loud for me to wear. Not Coco. It has style, complexity and exciting flair of 80s but when I wear it I always feel like a lady, which I find true about many other Chanel scents. Coco has an edge but a classy one. It has a strong presence and character but it carried in an elegant and sophisticated way. It is sultry but well-behaved. There is not one note in the composition that I find out of place. For me it is an evening scent that goes so well with sharp-looking dress and 4-inch heels. High class and timeless.

I am always wary of usage of coriander in perfumes but in the opening of Coco, Jacques Polge masterfully mixes it with soft fruity and citrus notes. It keeps the opening interesting and unique. The jasmine note adds elegance but in no way it is overpowering or indolic here. It mingles lovely with the rest of the notes as the scent unveils slightly spicy and sultry bouquet of orange blossoms and rose. There is a lovely note of sandalwood that is noticeable right from the start. I love how it gives the scent this deep, multidimensional tone. The sandalwood and labdanum prevails in the dry down on my skin warmed up but only slightly by tonka bean and vanilla.

Overall score is 8.5/10. Elegant, complex and unique, Coco is a classic scent that I definitely recommend. The sillage and longevity is excellent. You will not need to re-apply during the evening event and might still smell it next morning.

Nov
10
2013
Annushkalove
Annushkalove

Is it just me or Is Coco seems watered-down? Anyhow it still smells divine.

I believe that perfume doesn't have anything to do with age, that you can wear anything that makes you happy. I wear Shalimar, Mitsouko, Poison, etc. comfortably but for this perfume I felt like I have to wait 5 or maybe 10 more years to wear it with confidence.

Coco (the perfume. lol) to me is a mature, confident, and very sophisticated woman. She is daring and bold but never vulgar (elegantly vulgar perhaps.) Yes, she calls attention to herself not unlike her younger sister Coco Mademoiselle. But the difference between them is Coco Mad, like in the newer ad, teases, flirts even seduces, but when she gets the attention she wants, she escapes, she runs away, she relies on playing hard to get to keep her audience captivated. While Coco secures in herself doesn't give a d*mn. Take it or leave it. Love me or hate me. Self-assurance is her charm.

Maybe it is the reason why I prefer Coco Mademoiselle over Coco. For now. Hopefully.

I hope I am making sense.

Nov
10
2013
perfumeaddiction
perfumeaddiction

Wow what a timeless classic. And the lasting power is amazing. I simply am in love with Coco. I know some say it is heavy which it can be however this is my kind of scent. I am so happy I have this one in my collection and with winter around the corner it will be perfect to keep me cozy and warm. Absolutely and completely am in love with it!

Nov
08
2013
ranchorita
ranchorita

Chanel's Coco is aces!

This fragrance strikes a wonderful balance between spices, resins and florals with a slightly animalic quality. This is the very embodiment of refined fragrance in so many ways. Instantly recognizable, and a nice, warm departure from the aldehydes of other fragrances of this line.

Longevity and sillage are impressive in the EDP, and even moreso when layered with the body lotion and/or shower gel. In fact, those two products are delightful ways to vary the effect of the scent. Shower gel only yielded a more close but longer-lingering body scent quality to the fragrance. In any combination or worn singly, I love every aspect of the Coco line. A gorgeous classic.

Nov
02
2013
Elenitsa8784
Elenitsa8784

Would like to swap Dior addict eau parfum 100ml that is hardly used(Almost 3 times) with coco chanel ...even with 50ml of coco.i live in Norway!

Nov
01
2013
FeistyBourbonGirl
FeistyBourbonGirl

I wore this all through high school when I dressed in nothing but black (punk rock days) and wore oxblood lipstick. It still reminds me of being a young "trying to be elegant in a Vogue sort of way" punk when I smell it. Lovely fragrance...

Oct
28
2013
Mirabele
Mirabele

One of my biggest discoveries and greatest surprises in my perfume journey is that Chanels aren’t that bad. Haha, I was really not a fan. I strongly dislike Nr 5 and CoCo Mad and all the associations and memories due to overuse and overspray of these. Chances gives me headache if somebody in the neighboring building wears it. 19’s I’d gladly run away from. You see that was the background why I rarely tested any others.. Look at me now. Coco is my new favorite, together with Allure Sensuelle. I am curious what will come next.

Coco is a really nice surprise. Not only it smells pleasant and good, but it is also not so similar to other Chanels, what I really like. So many of Chanel smells similar to each other and that really doesn’t make good impression for me. Coco is really nice and different enough from others, the way I smell it. I love the bottle too, and the color of the perfume is fantastic.

The smell is very soft and elegant. For me it is light enough for day use, but maybe if applied with a heavy hand, for night out as well. It has an amount of sweetness, but not too much and well balanced, so even if I dislike many sweet scents, this one is good enough for me, while I am able to realize it is in fact sweet.

It has a certain elegance and sophistication, and I love it. It also smells expensive, as most of Chanel smell to me. It has certain flirty air about it, and I am a bit unsure here, in a way that I never see myself as flirty or that I feel a bit more mature than the scents suggests, but it doesn’t have to be a negative thing. It is a happy and comforting scent to me. I don’t see it being a special or signature scent to me, it is too easy to like and too traditional and too popular. I see it as a safe choice to please a crowd, too – this is one of those scents that are easily liked by others. While I really like it and would wear quite often, and even can imagine getting compliments on this one, it is never going to reflect any part of my personality and it is never going to be “me”.

I am not yet good at picking up separate notes, and especially it is difficult with Chanel. The perfumes seem to be so well mixed. I smell fruits, sweetness and sandalwood here, but not so many spices. It is a bit too fruity to my taste (I actually dislike anything fruity) but it is definitely an interesting scent. I am actually thinking about owning a bottle one pretty day.

Oct
25
2013
blackw0lfx
blackw0lfx

i really wish i loved these classic vintage fragrances. i get a real spicey opening paired with something that smells off. i dont get any rose. it kinda makes me think of a naked woman dressed in diamonds and wearing a fur rug. she has smokey eyes and red lips. while she may sophisitcaed and proper during the day she is not tame at night. i think definately a nighttime fragrance, or if you are cosplaying and wearing a victorian dress. applied lightly and it could be worn to work. business professional workplace.

my husband says he just get all cloves and spice. he thinks it is too spicey for me.

literally 12 hours later and it smells amazing. it still smells cloves and spice, but its toned down and smells just amazing. the problem is that it smelled so strong at first. so i think maybe ill put this on my list to get but i will definiately apply lightly.

Oct
20
2013
Scentsofwellbeing
Scentsofwellbeing

Black silk dress + Crimson Red Lipstick + Smokey Eye Makeup + Mink fur + Dripping with Diamonds = COCO!


If Old Hollywood had a smell for beautiful women at the Oscars, this would be it!

Oct
17
2013
SATUSN
SATUSN

My husband introduced me to Chanel about 6 years ago when I was looking for a new signature fragrance. Coco and Coco Mademoiselle became instant favorites. Coco is my "power" fragrance for when I have an important meeting, special event, or I'm in a sultry mood. It lasts a long time, and a little bit goes a long way. A very unique scent that is very complex and keeps me guessing. Love it!

Oct
10
2013
DoveGrayismyfavoritecolor
DoveGrayismyfavoritecolor

Warm liquid gold. Honeyed and soapy delightful spirited grand dame. This is delicious with beautiful lasting power and sillage on the right chemistry. Just the right amount of civet in my opinion. I detect mostly the spices to be honest and they are a beautiful whirling dervish that dry down to a warm vanilla soapiness.
My mother used to use this when I was a child and I will forever associate it with her class, dignity and sexiness. On her this was so delicious and decadent!
This is definitely for a mature sexy woman (or man) that has the aplomb and style to carry it off.
Lovely!! one of my favorite Chanel offerings though they all smell similar in dry down on my wrist. Which I don't mind ;-)

Oct
08
2013
Jellybean
Jellybean

It amazes me how Coco changes her composition from beginning to the end. It's like a scented journey, always changeable/versatile. Not the only Chanel like this, which is a plus in sense that makes it more complex and appealing.
Strong, mature, vintage, powdery, dry, clean, spicy, nostalgic are words to describe this fragrance.
It smells quite potent at the first sniff; once it bonds with the skin, it develops as this vintage powdery jasmine-rose-iris for floral notes, with strong amber-civet-clove base that radiates and binds together with florals mentioned.
Still, it remains strong with class all the way thru. It is a definitely quality perfume I can appreciate. Too much for me currently, but who knows in a few years tastes keep on changing, never know.....
Lasts 24+ hours
Evening scent for floral-vintage-spicy-powdery lovers with power that is!

Sep
23
2013
Anatares
Anatares

@Jelena, Marilyn was advertising Chanel No5 not Coco.

Sep
14
2013
Moonwalk Memorie
Moonwalk Memorie

Skin tested the EDT.

Heavy soap and resin puts me off, though I love the drydown. One moment I smell warm amber/cloves/tonka beans, and then suddenly it's a rush of fresh rose/jasmine/mandarin.



I'll give this another try in a few years.

Sep
10
2013
angel6
angel6

every time I wear Coco I think it reminds me of the ORIGINAL FENDI in the late 80s, before they messed up with the formula. Coco is a very elegant perfume, love it.

Sep
10
2013
mylancome
mylancome

Very agree with Estherica, I smelled Coco back in the early 2000, it's a heavy oriental, now smell like Cherry cough syrup. Cheater!

Sep
03
2013
estherica
estherica

What happened with COCO? It was one of the first perfumes I bought myself from my first self-earned money...made me feel so grown-up when I was going out sweet seventeen. :)
Now after spraying it on in a shopping mall, I get....cherry-flavored cough-drops scent! No, this is not how it was, or my body chemistry changed extremely.

Sep
03
2013
desertrat
desertrat

MASTERPIECE! Coco is such a powerhouse, the EDT sprayed lightly is perfect and lasts for hours. It's definitely the Little Black Dress of Chanel.

Sep
02
2013
juri cela
juri cela

very confident, pleasant, glamour, soft and strong at the same time... so many qualities, maybe because is my first time today Im trying Coco. I hope I always feel this way about CHANEL COCO

Sep
02
2013
Nil3
Nil3

A couple of years ago I sprayed one spritz behind each ear while shopping at a mall.
If I was to buy a 100ml bottle,I strongly believe it would last good 5 years.

The sillage and longevity is pure perfection.

Like my best friend used to say: At the end you smell like beautiful expensive baby powder all DAYS AND NIGHTS long.

Aug
26
2013
RozaMoisevna
RozaMoisevna

I'm usually not a big supporter of "body chemistry related theory" but after trying Coco one more time, I realised that this is one of those perfumes that recquires skin and perfume compatibility. I think that technically it is another Chanel masterpiece, however in my case I usually prefer to feel it one others rather than my own skin.

Aug
26
2013
ThatMakesScents
ThatMakesScents

Tried the EDP today and it was a huge disappointment...a roller coaster ride of way up then way down...going nowhere else.

Starts off like a deep spicy floriental (old world) then dies down VERY QUICKLY into a very soft smooth amber / Vanilla **BASE and that's where it stays. Sillage is just HORRIBLE.

I thought I found a winner for myself when I smelled the opening....so butch so spicy oriental. Rough enough to be worn as a pseudo masculine then all hope gets flattened.

Aug
22
2013
Jenge
Jenge

This just screams "The 80's" to me. I can imagine Claire Huxtable on The Cosby Show wearing this to work. It makes me think of big, gold jewelry and fancy, dated, women's lounges.

I tried one spray of the EDP while out shopping. At first it seemed nice, a little spicy & pleasant. The more it dried, the louder it got and I felt self-conscious that everyone could smell it! I found it a heavy, dried flower, resin concoction that lasted overnight.

I don't find this sexy at all and I never smell it on anyone anymore. Sorry, I think it as dated as shoulder pads and harem pants.

Aug
22
2013
Larabella
Larabella

Coco lovers I have an announcement - I just found a similar scent that you may be interested in trying.

'Miss Dior Le Parfum' released in 2012, it's deliciously indulgent and reminiscent of Coco.

Voilà!

Aug
21
2013
aqua76239
aqua76239

This is very rich spicy floral oriental.
That is full bodied and in your face. I almost got knocked over by the initial blast but once it mellows out a bit, it’s a nice warm and spicy true oriental scent. I can see why its considered a classic and why so many love it.
Alas, I can’t wear it-most chypre and oriental scents make me feel nauseated..I will have to pass this up:(

Aug
19
2013
scratchnsniff29
scratchnsniff29

Coco Chanel is such a warm and cozy scent. I have the EDT and now I will defenately purchase the parfume version. Has anyone tried it sprayed over B&BW's Warm Vanilla Sugar lotion? It smells really good paired with that if you don't have their lotion.

Aug
19
2013
jake.shouse
jake.shouse

Love COCO not a big Chanel person but I will own this one day because nothing can mimic COCO! Beautiful powdery scent!

Aug
18
2013
winkibat
winkibat

Ah, THIS is PERFUME! Coco is everything that I wanted No. 5 to be. Like several reviewers below said, I was underwhelmed by No. 5, and I had kind of dismissed Chanel as being overly hyped. I was wrong. Coco is such unique mix of spice (especially clove, tons of clove in this) and wood, with just enough of a floral scent to make it obviously feminine, but definitely not girly. A very strong, assertive perfume. I understand why this is a classic. I can't stop smelling myself when I wear this. This is a perfume that's changing my mind; maybe florals aren't my favorite after all. And maybe civet doesn't deserve the bad reputation that it has. There is absolutely an animalistic undertone to this fragrance, and it doesn't repulse me like I feared it would. It fits perfectly.

Aug
14
2013
appyfaerie
appyfaerie

This was the first high-end fragrance I ever fell in love with. Back in the early 2000s, my husband bought me a bottle of Chanel No. 5. I was fond of it, but a little underwhelmed. My expectations of the legendary fragrance fell a little short, so I went on the hunt for my perfect Chanel. It took me a while, but I finally discovered the refined beauty that is Coco.

Coco is like a beautifully tailored woman wearing a hat, sunglasses, pearls and gloves, carrying an old fashioned leather handbag. It is not overly feminine, but definitely classy and womanly.

At some point, I began to venture past Chanel and discovered other lovely brands to explore. I will always have a soft spot for Coco, but I have outgrown it. Still, it is a great frangrance that has a long life ahead and I would gladly own another bottle of it sometime.

Aug
11
2013
temporalgrace
temporalgrace

After a few bad experiences with No5, I had dismissed Coco and Coco Noir as probably similar and steered clear. However, an SA at Macy's gave me a sample a couple of days ago that changed my mind. The sample is of the lotion since my local store doesn't decant actual juice into sample vials. When I first put it on my skin, I got a soapy citronella-type scent. However, the citronella quality fades in the drydown. Most of what I get is clover, mimose, and cloves, with a hint of rose and sandalwood. I can't smell the civet at all (thank god). The clover and cloves give this scent a quality that is simultaneously fresh/clean/soapy and spicy. I actually do really like this. It may not get much wear from me until I'm in my mid-20s (except as a nighttime scent), but I truly look forward to having a full bottle one day. This is a scent that is going to keep growing on me as I age.

Aug
05
2013
nanita99
nanita99

I love Coco Chanel! this juice has great sillage and longevity , rich amber and balmy , is my favorite next to Shalimar , like a fur coat in winter.

Aug
01
2013
Anatares
Anatares

I prefer the EDT, it's divine, extremely elegant and feminine, a masterpiece.
Spray it with light hand.

Aug
01
2013
leorine
leorine

Just got my EDP today It was the first time that I tried this fragnance on myself but I got the feeling that the scent was so familliar and known, I have suprised that it was not spicy as much as I presume, although clove dominates the fragnance it is never like nose burning, but very soft like cashmere. Civet is also very mild, ı think it is the sandal that gives this mild and warm character to the perfume.
I liked it but still best oriental spicy fragnance to me is opium since it is much more louder.

Jul
30
2013
Aaredhel
Aaredhel

Why is this perfume not lasting on me? why? why whyyy? I so wanted to love it....

After one month....
Ok... I had to give Coco another try, and another and another and another... and I think the torrid weather and humidity we've had in Italy made me not fully appreciate this beautiful scent which vanished very shortly after applied. As temperature is getting down a bit, this fragrance gives its best. I finally bought the 30 ml bottle and cannot wait to wear this sophisticated scent... but I will definitely wait for cooler weather. Yes, sophisticated... that's what it is.

After two months of wearing Coco I am totally in love with it. Totally! This is the most sofisticated and classy perfume for my personal taste. It turns a woman into a lady.

Jul
18
2013
bubububzy
bubububzy

Wore this for the first time on a cool spring day and fell in love with it. It was sort of formal family lunch and I could not stop sniffing my wrist all day. It's rich, intense and yet so sophisticated, This is a keeper and I adore it.

Jul
18
2013
mad.kat.96
mad.kat.96

I really love the smell, unfortunately its so light..
I tried it on at ULTA, first I pointed the nossel wrong and got it between my finger, the palm and back of my hand, then sprayed the opposite wrist.

1/2 hr later my nose had to be touching my skin to smell it faintly.

Jul
17
2013
camarillo
camarillo

this is one of branded perfume (exclusive also) my aunty signature perfume but I dont know why I dont like it :-/ seems this perfume is not match with my personality. this perfume is for mature woman I guess

Jul
13
2013
harpist
harpist

As a teenager and rather a beginner to fragrances, I can't say I have cultivated my appreciation for the older Chanel lines but Coco was a great step forward for me. Having tried Allure, Coco Mad, No. 19, and Chance, I only truly enjoy Coco Chanel. To me, this is my happy medium between the too mature No. 5 and the overly sweet Coco Mademoiselle.

It begins with lush rosy floral and fuzzy peach that is mixed into a more exotic balmy heart. The base is definitely strong of civet but it is tolerable with the soft and spicy sweetness of Coco. Somehow matched to an amber base, Coco has a combination that reminds me of a strong cinnamon floral. This is so rich and well balanced- there is just so much passion and vigor for a higher calling and sophistication to this fragrance that it is overwhelmingly deserving of reverence for its mastery. The warm spiciness is only ever so slightly masculine but I think it is what gives this a sensual strength and charm to its beautiful floral attributes. It has a heavy silage but not so nauseating as Madmoiselle. I would be careful not to overspray as even just one spray has lasted 8+ hours on me.

Coco reminds me ever so much of Paloma Piccasso, probably because they have a similar invigorating personality. However, I prefer Coco so much more because the civet is much more well rounded with amber and the complexities of the other notes. She pushes my comfort zone of woodsy fruity florals that I enjoy but I think Coco is an elegant start into my twenties. It's really rather an acquired taste and I am intrigued to be lured into this one. I hope to bond with Coco when my nose is more mature. Complements from my youth!


UPDATE:
I was fortunate today to try a vintage formulation in a dab bottle- it is SO gorgeous!! There is no area for comparison to the new formulation. It is far superior. I found the vintage more complexly floral and less balmy spicy. It is even more feminine and alluring, intoxicating and classy. It is loud, but not heady; in any case it surprised the crowd around me in a welcoming way. I LOVE it and will try to obtain a vintage bottle of this. How is it possible that it smells so drastically different than the recent formulations?? It's a masterpiece!

Jul
12
2013
opheliasophia
opheliasophia

This is one of those I may be almost ''allergic'' to on myself- the smell simply makes me nauseous.... curious as to what the ingredient is I can't stand - loathe it!

Jul
07
2013
Jitterbug Perfume Lover
Jitterbug Perfume Lover

I met my best friend at work. It was my first real job, but I liked it because she was there, and I could tell we were going to be great friends.

Much like Coco Chanel, my friend Diana has always been a fashionista. It was the 80s and I was a rocker chick who had just returned from backpacking Europe. I had a bit of a euro chic/rocker vibe going. She said that I was a "classic beauty" and she taught me how to hone my style. I'm told now that I look like Rita Hayworth. This is her doing. Thank God for best friends!

Our boss sent her out to buy us both a Christmas gift since she has always been the master at picking out the "perfect" gift for people, and since he's a guy, he knew he needed to keep his two favorite employees happy. She bought us both the EDP of Coco Chanel.

At the time, I didn't know what to make of this exotic spicy voluptuous beauty with the impossibly huge silage and longevity! It seemed too much for me, but EVERYONE and I do mean EVERYONE commented on it; men and women alike. I giggle now to think of me, so young, wearing this classic. But now I see that the classics are always my favorites. I guess she knew me as well then as she does now, and that speaks volumes about our lifelong friendship!!

To me, it smells like a strand of the finest pearls from Majorca, a sexy little black dress, and the signature Chanel red lipstick. This is about as classic as classic can get. This is the perfume you wear when you know he's going to propose tonight! Tt's the perfume to wear when you're with your lifelong best friend!! It's timeless, perfect, beautiful; and just like a best friend, it brings out the best in you!

Jul
06
2013
scentsforme
scentsforme

What can I say... The best masterpiece ever…:P

Jul
06
2013
irenesa
irenesa

I just love this perfume so much!! The combination between sandalwood, amber and some flowers is amazing! I don't like it at the first sniff. The basenotes are the best!! I use it in summer, night, day, oficce, party, beach, fall, new year, any day, you name it! I feel so glamorous and cosy. This is totally my thing.

Jul
01
2013
bluebellinthewoods
bluebellinthewoods

This is my guilty pleasure. I wilfully wear this on hot summer days where it radiates and just lifts my spirits. To me it's sweet strong and exotic. I make sure I'm not doing anything where I'm forcing others to inhale it! Some find it heady and too strong. Just make sure you are wearing Coco and it's not wearing you.

Jun
30
2013
perfumepsych
perfumepsych

They reformulated and i am 100% sure of that. I just bought a new bottle of edp and though
the opening notes smell the same, after the first half hour it smells exactly like Coco Noir. Sillage is nowhere near the same unfortunatelly. The one thing though that i trully hate is that the sales assistants never admit it. It doesn't even cross their mind that someone besides them, has an acute sense of smell. Unbelievable arrogance!

Jun
28
2013
samer007
samer007

intensity, passion, depth. coco edp always amazes me by how deep, warm and indulgent it is. but not in a messy sort of way.
nothing else like it. now that big fragrances have more or less been gutted (opium, poison to name a few) coco definitely stands on a pedestal, big, bold, confident, dark, uninhibited. oriental, middle eastern, venitian, this is a decadent rich perfume thats in a league of it's own.
5 stars.

Jun
25
2013
freddinos
freddinos

I was very eager to try Coco, as I wanted to see what Chanel's interpetation of a spicy perfume would be. I immediately recognised the scent, as many of my well dressed aunties in their mid 30s wore it back in the day. Unfortunately for me, the rose makes it a big no for my body chemistry. It makes the scent quite herbal (in an Estee Private Collection sort of way) and not what I I hoped it would be.I love cloves when combined with cinnamon and nutmeg, but here 'on their own' they smell a bit medicinal and not 'warm spicy', to my nose at least. For now I'm giving my bottle away, but I'm quite sure I will revisit Coco in the future. When my taste-body chemistry-lifestyle will perhaps be more appropriate for this classic fragrance.

Jun
24
2013
pbluberry
pbluberry

Beautiful scent. Very warm spicy scent. Almost has an incense vibe to it. Very enjoyable when I sprayed it at the store.

Jun
22
2013
jurocha2710
jurocha2710

The rose strike again... That is my problem with Chanel's perfumes, the rose they insist to put in it. The first time I sprayed it i did a very little amout and I was very pleased with it, thought it was a extremely elegant and balmy fragrance ( still do!). Because of the quantity i decided to test latter to be sure. Today was the "latter day" and I have to say, very pretty fragrance put no, not the roses. They just make the hole fragrance go off for me, and made me truly dislike it. Oh well, I will keep trying Chanel, one day I will find a piece of you that fits in my heart.

Jun
21
2013
amber23
amber23

pipergirl.... I can totally relate to you!!!! all the chanel perfumes i have tried are just not for me, it always comes to a point when i just can't stand the smell any more and have to wash it off as it gives me an instant headache

Jun
20
2013
love45
love45

I beg everyone to at least have a Chanel perfume in their collection! lol haha. I just love this! Truly a classic scent!

Jun
12
2013
pipergirl
pipergirl

I love the smell of this perfume - on other people. On me, not so much. I've sampled this fragrance numerous times and every time it gets to a point where I just can't stand it anymore and I have to wash it off (I feel guilty even admitting that!). What is so magical on others is powdery potpourri on me. I admire this classic fragrance but in my case.....it is just not meant to be.

Jun
12
2013
Ynys
Ynys

Where do I begin? I first smelled this on a blotter at Boots. I also had a blast of Shalimar Initial. Both were awful. I felt sick and headachy.
The blotters ended up on a shelf in the kitchen and as I was about to chuck them in the bin a few days later I was amazed at how I could still really smell the Coco and how much nicer the dry down was as opposed to the opening blast which, at the time was just 'perfumey'.
So I had a couple more blasts at Boots and have found myself slowly falling for this rather odd scent.
When I started on this journey I was hell bent on finding a signature scent, but after falling in love with Volutes and then Shalimar (there is no return from Shalimar) I realised I couldn't wear the same perfume every day. Volutes is for nights out, Shalimar is so precious I am not sure where or when to wear it: it has such an effect on me.
The drydown takes a long time to happen, I mean well over a day! Really! It is SOOOOOO complex, but actually the best way to describe it is that it has a bit of everything. Opening up is very aldehydic and something metallic - which I really dislike in perfume, but then after about half an hour there is some creamy fruit going - think dried fruit like raisins, figs, prunes and dates, sticky and gooey. Then moving on a couple hours there is a light floral hint: carnation, freesia or white flowers with more cream, balmy cream with powder at the very end. It is a brilliant all-rounder, a very pretty smell that goes on FOREVER!!! The sillage and longevity of this stuff cannot be underestimated. I thought Shalimar was powerful but I wish it had as much wallop as Coco.

Jun
09
2013
Passionflower
Passionflower

It's funny, because I never used to like Coco. I love Coco Mademoiselle and I adore Coco Noir, but I allways thought plain Coco was too strong of a scent for me. Today I forgot to put my perfume on, so my Chanel loving colleague offered me to use some of hers. I actually liked the smell on her a lot so I asked which Chanel she was wearing, and it turned out to be Coco. I decided to give it a try, and guess what: I love it! It's very strong indeed, I can still smell it on me after a whole day of wearing it, but today I've grown to love the fragrance! It does remind me of Coco Noir, but I guess they must be similar in a way so that's not strange at all. When I compared it to Coco Noir, I must admit I still prefer Coco Noir, because it's a little sweeter, a little less harsh, a bit more intoxicating to me. Still, it was nice to be pleasantly surprised by a sophisticated, feminine and classic perfume I thought I didn't like for a long time!

Jun
05
2013
madgefan
madgefan

Coco reminds me of Estée Lauder's Youth Dew. Both have strong civet notes but Coco is much more palatable and enjoyable. Youth Dew smells like a wild animal is rubbing its anal glands in your face. Coco is also animalic but nowhere near as crazy. Coco has a wild dirtiness to it but it's tempered with sophistication. It's like body order that's stinky but also sexually arousing.

Jun
04
2013
Parfumista2010
Parfumista2010

Coco, you were one of the first fragrances that have enchanted me.
Do you remember when I bought you being sweet 16 and so un-knowing, experimental and wanting to be oh-so-grown-up ? Do you remember when I could not stop to look at your beautiful stopper bottle and my rapture when I dabbed on (probably too many) drops of your precious juice ?
Oh Coco, I loved you then already even though I realized that somehow I could not (yet) live up to your sophistication, your style and elegance. Being young as I was it was my utmost goal to be a "big girl" that turns heads.
I am now almost 40 years old and my love for you has not changed. On the contrary. Your formulation still has the bite of the 80s and the carnation greets me with the same tartness, the rose lingers with a provoking glance and I am willingless. How much I adore you !
Your EdP fits my needs best as I love the big canvas on which your painting unfolds. It is like a 2x3m canvas painting of warm orange, red and yellows.

Jun
03
2013
millie1980
millie1980

I finally got around to testing the EDT today, and I'm glad I did. I had been having trouble finding suitable evening perfumes - something rich and elegant that doesn't turn all sweet and vanilla on my skin. Coco edt fits the bill. When I first sprayed it I though it smelt a bit like Coca-cola! Thankfully it then developed into a warm spicy fragrance. If you're used to smelling more recent fragrances, then yes, it might smell a bit 'old lady'. However, it's more just that it suits formal and sophisticated occasions. Although I can't really see many teenage or early 20s women wanting to wearing this. Warm and sophisticated, this gets a thumbs up from me. I will have to see what the edp is like...

Jun
01
2013
alchemist1976stephanie
alchemist1976stephanie

This has always been my favorite Chanel. I remember wearing a sample many years ago wishing it suited me more. Well, fast forward 20 years, it feels like the perfect scent now. Sweet, slightly spicy, sultry and confident with just the right amount of animalistic quality. It is the perfect blend of all the elements I want in a fragrance. This could become a signature for me!

May
29
2013
TanteSimone
TanteSimone

I said I was gonna revisit Coco before I turn 30. I'm 28 and Coco has found me once again after 14 years. I bought the splash EDP and the parfum a couple of days ago and was somehow bummed because I think the Coco of my childhood was the 90's EDT--the sweeter, cocoa-ish, leather rose combo that I thought was too big a lady for me to pull off.

I think I have gotten the vintage formulation of the parfum as it totally reminded me of classic orientals like Tabu and Youth Dew. My skin ate the extrait, leaving only warm civet and patch. On my clothes, the roses, honey, and coriander shine. What I put on my clothes lasted the whole day, the one I put on my skin became a warm skin scent---musky, herbal skin scent.

The EDP from the splash bottle is fruitier than the parfum, with peach and roses. When smelled side by side, it obviously pales in comparison to the parfum but is definitely gorgeous on its own. It smells like rosy champagne.

Gosh, this perfume makes me so emotional. It is so beautiful.

As much as I love No. 5 and while Cristalle is one of my staples, Coco is in my mind, Chanel's flagship fragrance.

May
29
2013
Amparo Noir
Amparo Noir

Honestly, to my untrained olfactory, this smells like tobacco and peach. Having said that, it's quite unusual but I love it. It just different!

May
28
2013
Cybernoir
Cybernoir

This review is of vintage parfum, EDP and EDT.

On first applying, the parfum completely overwhelms the EDP. It is simply stronger, bigger, with twice the projection, and more clarity, especially within the first half hour. The aldehydes open big, fresh, sparkly and zingy. The parfum is the warmest, the EDT the sparkliest, and the EDP the fruitiest. All three have a lot of orange peel and jasmine to open, with a booziness that is most pronounced in the EDP. I get more mandarin orange than peach with all three versions; and the fruit is well modulated and balanced within the composition. At two hours the EDP picks up steam while the parfum starts to slow simmer.

Only with the heart does Coco begin to take on sweetness, as a light, sugary mimosa mixes with a deep, sweet orange blossom. Although I don’t see carnation listed, I definitely smell carnation, paired with a beautiful rose note that first appeared with the open, but which grows and deepens over time to dominate the floral accord. The heart is a sweet, rosy, spicy, floral accord with a fresh green note that is most noticeable in the EDT. The EDT is a little sharp, grassy, and has an herb note that is savory, but not medicinal.

The EDT progresses more rapidly through the opening and the heart, and by two and a half hours it is well into the dry down. More Tonka bean and vanilla in the EDT, more amber and sandalwood in the parfum and the EDP. I also get relatively little coriander in all three, although the green herb note in the EDT may be related to the coriander or the clover.

I smell distinctly more civet in the EDP, and more cloves in the parfum. The parfum is intoxicating stuff, the kind of smell you have trouble pulling your nose away from sniffing. Yes, it is sophisticated, yes, it is tailored, but it is also deeply sexy and gorgeous. Coco has great structure, like a beautiful woman with great cheekbones and full lips, haughty but sensuous.

I get more labdanum, and consequently more leather, in both the EDP and the parfum, with the EDP the more leathery on my skin, while the parfum has a big, golden, ambery roundness. The EDT is slightly more powdery, more green and herby, but less spicy. It has a sweet leather rose accord that is the softest aspect of what is generally a brighter and sharper perfume overall.

The EDP is over the top gorgeous: big, bold, sweet and spicy; leathery, with a lot of civet. The parfum is even bigger, but not as bold; it is deeper, more ambery, boozier by the end; spicier, rounder, and more golden, with slightly better projection initially, but wearing closer over time. I know some folks get more incense with the EDP, but I find the parfum the smokier of the two.

I will love this fragrance forever, and hope to never go without all three of the classic vintage formulations.

May
28
2013
ivi rose
ivi rose

I was disappointed with this, i got a bottle of eau de parfum due to the reviews. I can respect what others like about it,it smells well made, but it does not fit me. It is cold and aloof. Unapproachable.
There is no love or nurturing here. Something a mean teacher or rude sales assistant at a snobby makeup counter would wear. Maybe something I experienced in real life, a scent memory perhaps.
This actually surprises me, due to the fact I absolutely love tabu and opium.

May
28
2013
EmilyTheStrange
EmilyTheStrange

Going against the grain here....but not a fan. Same with Mademoiselle, same with Noir. On cardboard, and on certain women, this particular perfume smells lovely, if not a little bit "old" (still nice though). On me, it simply smells like dried soap. Same with No 5. When it comes to Chanel, I just can't wear it...and it's also VERY headache inducing.

May
27
2013
Germany
Germany

Stunning ! One of the best scents ever made. I love it when I dress up. It's a classic and one of the best. It has spice and warmth. I love the noir as well. It's its younger sister. My sisters signature scent since the late 80 s her main fragrance.

May
25
2013
no5forever2
no5forever2

I blind bought Coco edt in 2005 after smelling it on a colleague and nearly fainting with the excitement of discovering such a beautiful smell. It was one of the first full bottle of perfumes I ever bought and I remember feeling guilty about the price.

When I smelled it on my skin I was aware that the scent had little to do with the one wafting around my colleague (those days I knew nothing of individual chemistry and the likes) and I felt angry and confused. However after a few minutes I was bowled over yet once more with this perfume.

I consider Coco edt to be possibly the most beautiful perfume I ever smelt, that and no 5 edp. I did sample Coco edp but prefer the edt as it is less sweet smelling. I do not know if things would have been different had I tried the edp first.

Then I developed a strong passion for perfume and embarked on an amazing journey that took me away from the house of Chanel, up to a couple of years ago when I discovered Chanel all over again and ended up buying more or less the whole line, without any guilt this time round.

May
23
2013
mrjohn12
mrjohn12

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Okay, I got that out of my system. This perfume is sex. It's Lana Del Rey, it's aggressive, it's dominance, it's GRR!!! I wear this and feel like I can seduce the world, like men are toys, and everyone tells me I smell great. This perfume is not for when you are in a weak mood, it is not innocent or flirty. It literally turns me on when I wear this.

Now for the actual scent, it starts out strong and there's almost an "Oh my God, I put on too much!" moment of panic but it dries down to the middle notes after about 20-30 minutes. Then it's this gorgeous clove-vanilla-cinnamon. The base notes are a combination of vanilla, amber, and musk with a slight link to cloves.

I typically spray this on 30-45 minutes prior to going out. It's not a spray and walk out the door fragrance, but some alone time with it will help you get into a confident mood. You might just find yourself purr every time you catch a whiff of it. I know I do ;P

EDIT: I just wanted to say that this review is about the Eau De Parfum and I don't think this fragrance is too old for anyone, as I'm only 25 and it smells like it was designed with my skin in mind.

EDIT II: I was walking up to my apartment one day while the dryer was going and I thought to myself, "hm, it smells like the dry down of coco Chanel. Turns out, while it does NOT smell like dryer sheets, it smells just like dryer sheets that have been tumbling around in the dryer with mostly-dry clothes. Interesting...

May
19
2013
sunnysaintstar
sunnysaintstar

Classic, a very heavy yet delicious perfume from Chanel. Definitley one of the best they ever made, especially in pure perfume. Like all perfumes of Chanel, pure perfumes are very concentrated so you need to use only a few drops.
It lasts for almost 2 days on skin, it's strong but not overpowering, unless you use too much ofcourse.
What makes Coco Chanel so good is the combination of flowers ( combination of roses especially Bulgarian Rose and Jasmin) and the spices. All the spices are not overpowering, even though they used cloves and vanilla which are both a very strong scenting spice it's not too much. It has an Asian flair but most of all it's flowery.

A real divine perfume that states personality, highly recommandable for a night out in a cocktaildress, like Chanel's famous petite robe noir. Being classy is what this perfumes all about.

May
16
2013
sunnysaintstar
sunnysaintstar

Classic, a very heavy yet delicious perfume from Chanel. Definitley one of the best they ever made, especially in pure perfume. Like all perfumes of Chanel, pure perfumes are very concentrated so you need to use only a few drops.
It lasts for almost 2 days on skin, it's strong but not overpowering, unless you use too much ofcourse.
What makes Coco Chanel so good is the combination of flowers ( combination of roses especially Bulgarian Rose and Jasmin) and the spices. All the spices are not overpowering, even though they used cloves and vanilla which are both a very strong scenting spice it's not too much. It has an Asian flair but most of all it's flowery.

A real divine perfume that states personality, highly recommandable for a night out in a cocktaildress, like Chanel's famous petite robe noir. Being classy is what this perfumes all about.

May
16
2013
ArtzGirl
ArtzGirl

Warm, cozy, the smells of Christmas and the Holidays rolled deliciously into a very sophisticated women's fragrance...

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I just tried this today while at the mall. I squirted a blast of the perfume and eau du toilet to compare the strength of the two - and the perfume is much stronger the first couple of hours and lasts much longer with better silage than the eau du toilet. If this is really your signature fragrance and you are trying to "lighten this up" for the spring and summer, you may want to look into the eau du toilet - and just spray more often to keep the endurance of the fragrance holding the skin longer.

The perfume wears much softer than I remember back in the 1980's... but then again, I am more mature now, 25-30 years can make a big difference in how you perceive certain smells and how a perfume wears on your skin. I think this is definitely worth a "revisit" - and is much more exclusive now -- just because the masses have moved on to other fragrances leaving this to be worn by only those who truly love this fragrance and know its value as a true classic!

This is yummy on the skin! I have a much better appreciation for this now than when I was in my early 20's! This harmonizes very well with my chemistry and is coming in as a contestant for a "signature scent" simply because it matches my requirement to be alluring through all phases of dry down and still detectable on the skin at 8 hours of wear.

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Where would the 1980's be without this classic fragrance launch? This is one of the quintessential 80's fragrances that totally defines that era in fragrance history. This is just as big a deal to that era as Madonna was!

During the 1980's, this perfume was so popular that it actually stopped me from choosing this as a signature scent. It is easily detected and everyone will remember the name of this and relate the smell of this immediately to that of being Coco Chanel. For this reason, I feel that it is definitely worth revisiting today. Very few of the new modern scent creations have the kahunas that this scent has. This is bold, makes a statement, and is unforgettable... there are very few fragrances today that hit his mark.

This is a very spicy strong fragrance that has a tremendous warmth to it. I could see wearing this on extremely cold days and having the feeling that you were being warmed by the spicy notes in this.

Living in Southern California, we do not have severe cold weather that often, so I haven't found a true place for this in my fashion wardrobe, although I love this on other women.

This is a fragrance that I feel that I would have to "grow into"-- I don't feel "mature enough" to wear this yet in the Eau du Parfum strength, but could probably carry the Eau du Toilet variety much better. It gives me the same type of feeling that Eau du Soir does where it is just a little bit more dominant than I feel I can carry off, for the most part. This could also be my perceived fashion image... I am blonde and I perceive Coco to be worn more by someone who is a redhead or brunette.

Coco reminds me of other strong women's fragrances that typically launch around the 1980's such as Opium, Estee Lauder's Cinnebar, Fendi, and has similar notes to Avon's Timeless. I much prefer Coco to these others, but feel that they all have a warmth and cinnamon type smell to them.

In the past, Knowing by Estee Lauder has been the strongest perfume that I typically wear. I would put Knowing in a different grouping than Coco, because it is not quite as spicy as Coco... it doesn't feel that it must be worn in a cooler climate.

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The Final Verdict:

I truly LOVE Coco... I always have! This is a fragrance that I have always admired on other women, but didn't really see myself wearing, because I was in my early 20's when this first emerged and it was so popular that I wouldn't have been drawn to a heavily marketed and worn fragrance. The years have proven that this is a classic scent... and I appreciate this much more now, than in my 20's, simply from my own maturity level. This has merit as a "signature fragrance" but I primarily feel that this would be worn in the colder months, November, December, January, February, March. It has a comforting warmth to it, like snuggling up in your favorite blanket or comforter... or sitting by the fireside. The cinnamon notes in this remind me of traditional Christmas decor.

I love this and will definitely sample this again near the Holidays. It is totally beautiful and elegant. This is a very refined fragrance.

Dressing and Image:
I don't see this being worn with your yoga or workout outfit dashing about running errands. This scent deserves to be worn by someone who will have the elegance to pull off the whole "look". Due to the more elegant smell of this -- I feel that it would be best worn with a business type suit or evening wear. This could be totally delicious on the right woman. A fabulous signature perfume!

May
12
2013
Nat205
Nat205

Love this fragrance but can only wear it in cooler weather. Makes me feel warm all over when I wear it.

May
10
2013
HypnoticPoison
HypnoticPoison

Wow... This is a very warm and cozy fragrance. It is very elegant, beautiful and delicious.
I also find it a little bit woody.
Cloves and amber with a hint of rose is a perfect mix.
I can not imagine a girl with sweatpants and a hoodie wearing this, it is more of a ''classy woman in a little black dress'' scent.

May
09
2013
id
id

Impressive combination of amber, cloves and roses. Very elegant scent, not loud on my skin, but rather confident, French and classic (it doesn't mean formal or boring in any way). I like the harmony of the notes in this fragrance. Sillage is beautiful and rich, longevity is amazing. I'd call Coco unisex without a doubt or I suggest at least trying this for everyone.

May
04
2013
Prettysweetz
Prettysweetz

H I hate to say this but I really wanted to love this little lady! I hate to say it because I feel that some people but not all only like the perfume and wear it because it is expensive and a classic...not that they don't like it now as I have learned to appreciate and like a perfume that I despise...anyway, I do not like to be one of those people...anyway...it didn't work for me...on me it smells like powder, powder, and more powder with something bitter...I do love the sillage and Longetivity. I dabbed just a tiny dropped on my wrist and my coworkers commented about it in a negative matter. I respect this scent but they do not even after I said it was coco...they just pulled out theirs Victoria secret spray (nothing against it as I like amber romance from vs) and started spraying so they don't have to smell Coco :( I do enjoy the dry down as that bitter notes disappears but it still smells like powder on me and I do not want to smell like powder...I do like the way it smells on other people tho

May
03
2013
MLK
MLK

Coco Chanel - I got this from my husband for my 30th birthday. It is special for me for a lot of reasons, the main one being that my husband loves it on me and that he bought it for me. The other reason is that it was my first Chanel perfume (yes, I had to wait 30 years to get my first Chanel!!!). But mainly it is a very classy, sensual, sexy, warm perfume. I love wearing it in the cooler months, it makes me feel very sophisticated and rich....because that is how it smells - it is quality perfume - no doubt about it.

It will always be a classic for me for all the reasons listed above.

Try it and you will love it too.

May
02
2013
frag-overdose
frag-overdose

This IS… real supreme
This defines perfume as it should be.

The spices, the flowers, the woody notes, etc.
All could be common, everyday scent.
Just too ordinary.

But this IS… the alchemy in perfumery
There’s harmony, and REAL feast to the olfactory!
and it will forever be...

May
01
2013
pedrogiriboni
pedrogiriboni

I bought the edt last week and i loved it. It smells young, like a 20-something confident person. Orange or something like it in the beggining, but the heart to base notes remind me of chance - its just the same in my skin. Disapointed with longevity and sillage - here brasil it's fall now, kinda hot, and even this way ppl around me don't feel it. Maybe my next try will be the edp. Really recommend it. I'm a man and I'm loving it.

Apr
29
2013
charmedbella
charmedbella

It is official. I want to wear nothing else but Chanel. This perfume house is by far my favorite!

I've been wanting to try Coco Chanel for quite some time. I already own Coco Noir and Coco Mademoiselle. Now that I have all three of the Coco Trinity, I must say I definitely prefer Coco and Coco Noir over Mademoiselle.

Coco is sexy, glamorous, bold. Coco is a confident, daring woman. She doesn't mind being over-the-top. She gets what she wants and means what she says. Whether Coco is in a power suit for work or black lace lingerie and heels, she is always commanding and tenacious. She is a lady of the night. Coco is red lips and black lashes and diamonds. Coco laughs a little too loud and her stare lingers a little too long. But she is beautiful and deliciously feminine and everyone wants to be just a little bit closer to her.

Spicy, sweet, warm, soft, rich, expensive, womanly. This fragrance is so alluring and seductive. A must-have for a confident, attractive woman. This could working during the day with the right outfit, but is probably best suited for evening occasions. Great for when you need some added glamour in your life.

Apr
28
2013
Crafty_mare
Crafty_mare

The ultimate in an evening or winter perfume When I spray it on I feel über extravagant and a grown up woman. I wouldn't have picked this perfume in my younger years, but its been my favourite perfume along with Allure for over 10 years.

Anyone interested in purchasing this ( especially if its been requested as a gift from a fella) buy the best Eau De PARFUM you can afford. The Eau de Toilette is fine for a handbag to have a quick top up, but if you want to impress your lady the PARFUM is ALWAYS the correct way to do it!! Believe me, my husband made that mistake once, he's never done it again lol!!

Apr
26
2013
MiguelHarris
MiguelHarris

I'm a guy and I must say........................

I've owned a little sample of this.. I wore it while I had it.. the next time I go to Macy's... I'm going to spray or dab this on.. then buy the fragrance with everything it comes with.... I love this Dark, warm, spicy,leather, smoke the powdery note reminds me of Gardenias.. very Unisex

Apr
23
2013
ArtzGirl
ArtzGirl

This is one of those 80's fragrances that just defined that era. I love the smell of this and associate this with women a few years older. I was in my early 20's when this first came out and this was a bit too heavy for my taste, at that point. I feel that it is something that I should revisit now that I am at another age and stage.

Apr
17
2013
Libran
Libran

I was bought this in EDP as a gift in the 80's! What can I say? I have had a love affair with this fragrance ever since! This is class in a bottle. I think it has the perfect balance and gives me everything to make me feel special when I wear it. Suitable for the office, special night out or just to be cosy at home! I love the powdery soft dry down and the way it envelops me with sweet amber tones. There is no brash vanilla or harsh green notes in this beautiful fragrance. This is like nothing else in my humble opinion! There are others that tempt me and I stray occasionally but I always come back! My wonderful husband has bought me a new bottle recently and I am a very happy lady!

Apr
13
2013
flying_colours
flying_colours

GORGEOUS. I love Coco. I have the EDP. Maybe just because I know it was made then, but it smells so 80s to me. By which I mean power dressing, shoulder pads and big hair. It's strong and sexy and powerful. It's one I'd probably have hated when I was in my teens, but now I'm (a tiny bit) older it really appeals to me. I love to wear it when I go out, but I wear it during the day too just because I want to be around that smell all of the time. This is one perfume I know I will be buying again and again!

Apr
04
2013
aveilhe
aveilhe

After testing a decant of Coco for three days (and beginning to panic when it was almost gone), I ran out and purchased a full-sized bottle of this beauty!

Coco is a gorgeous, spicy rose perfume. It is also a big, bold, 80's fragrance with massive sillage. I highly recommend dabbing so as not to overdose. I also suggest applying it directly to skin (not clothing), because the warmth of the skin truly brings out the complexity of the notes, particularly the rose.

Coco is not a perfume I would have initially thought I would be so drawn to. It is the first Oriental fragrance with civet that I have liked. But, as with all Chanel perfumes, I find the notes to be so expertly blended that they all seem to meld seamlessly (including the civet).

The citrus notes, along with coriander at the top, create a tart, dry opening. The dryness blossoms into a warm, cinnamon-clove spiced rose. Underlying this is a rich layer of resins, amber, sweet tonka, and warm vanilla. It reminds me ever-so-slightly of Fendi Theorema (a discontinued love of mine), because of the predominant citrus-spice notes.

Coco is a classic Oriental: perfect for a bold woman and best when worn on a cool night (with a dark shade of lipstick ;)

Mar
25
2013
BetsyMeszaros
BetsyMeszaros

I love orientals but this one is definitely not for me. I tried it at Lord and Taylor just before lunch. Just one spray was over powering. By the time we got to the restaurant the first thing I did was go to the restroom and wash it off my wrist. Even though I used soap and warm water a whiff of it still remained. Just don't get this one at all.

Mar
25
2013
thecapn
thecapn

Coco is such a sexy, grown-up (but in no way old), and confident fragrance. I'm not big on orientals, and I don't really like rose, but somehow I am in love with Coco, maybe it's just one of those rare perfumes that is so good it I love it despite it being everything I normally hate, the other being Dior's Midnight Poison, another oriental-rose, but oh boy do I love it. Most oriental fragrances are just too much for me, either too strong, too sweet, too cloying, too spicy, too choking, too thick, too woody, too...whatever. Even if I don't mind some, it's rare that I just completely fall in love with them. But Coco doesn't make me feel like I'm going to suffocate the person near me, or like I smell too old for my age, it just makes me feel very, very sexy, with a bit of dark side. It's interesting, because how many Chanels are like that? Most are sophisticated, chic, and make you want to dress up in your hautest (is that a word?), most chic outfit. This one does the opposite, it makes you want to un-dress, and would be better paired with something out of a La Perla Catalogue than Vogue.

Mar
24
2013
Bklynlatinlady
Bklynlatinlady

Why is it that the famous No. 5 is the one you always hear about. I was really introduced to Chanel when I fell in love, it was with Cristalle EDP. But for my Bday, wanted to treat myself to a new fragrance and was really on the fence, buying Chanel No.19, but it's quite similar to Cristalle. Then all I kept hearing about was Coco Mademoiselle, esp the sales lady at Saks was really pushing it on me, but nah it's too light for me I don't smell all that pow of Chanel but then I thought let me go to the orginal Coco, the Madame, not the Mademoiselle, and wow I fell in love with it.
I won't deny this EDP is a heavy scent, has a lot of pow, this is true Chanel. It gets you noticed, I kept sniffing myself and every time was thinking why doesn't this Chanel fragrance get all the buzz. I love it, its animalic, it's sexy, powerful, gives u that I'm woman hear me roar feeling or smell me :). This is not a shy scent.
It has a sweet opening but doesn't last long at all. The cloves and amber are strong all through out, then the almonds smooth it out, then the floral notes begin to float in and they stay. Luv this.

Longevity on me is way past 12+
Fell alseep and woke up and could still smell a hint on me.

Mar
24
2013
darksome
darksome

I'm such a jerk that I tried this scent. Spicy scents and Chanel perfumes just don't work for me - but I'm still so silly to try them out :D. The most dominant scent in Coco (love the name!) are deifinetly cloves (I hate that note in fragrances) with some floral notes (rose).

Coco definetly is similar to KENZO JUNGLE L'ELEPHANT. They both are florales with this cloying clove notes that make them smell like a spicy scent mixed with old sweat.
Coco is a little more edgy but more floral, L'Elephant is a little more smoother but spicier.

But I still don't like either of them - they actually remind on an old bittery female teacher, that lost her sense of fashion somewhere in the 80's.

Mar
20
2013
Délicieux
Délicieux

I adore all stages of this scent from start to finish, but the dry down is truly glorious. After an hour or so it becomes pure, unadulterated heaven and it just keeps going. I can't keep from smelling my wrists all day long. The Tonka bean, vanilla, sandalwood...grrrr. I'm so happy my husband loves this as much as I do or I would cry.

You don't need a lot. It could be strong initially...but wait for it to mesh with your skin before you decide if it's right for you. If I had a signature scent this would be it. I do wear and enjoy other fragrances, but this really is perfection in a bottle! I'll never be without it.

Mar
19
2013
wallywinthrop
wallywinthrop

Rich, honeyed, warm, spicy. This was another of my mother's perfumes, one she would wear to political functions with my father when I was growing up. It took me a while to adapt it for personal wear, but once it happened there was no going back. I suppose Coco Mademoiselle is more targeted for my age group but unfortunately that one is not for me at all. The grande dames of perfumery are usually my choice - and this one is definitely part of that pantheon despite its relative youth. The tonka and the orange blossoms are what give this its mouthwatering richness, with resins and vanilla to keep it warm.

I am not a glamorous girl by any means but I like to add a touch or two of it where I can, when I can - when I extend a hallowed invitation to a nice boy into my home, they sleep on Coco-scented sheets. :-)

Mar
19
2013
arrode
arrode

This smells lovely. It's so strong smelling and spicy. I can definitely smell the clove more than anything else in this. The amber and sandalwood are apparent also. It's such a ladylike smell I could see myself wearing for formal events in the evening. Quite a sexy scent! One spray is all I could see myself handling as a mid-twenties lady. It's lovely. I don't get much of the flower notes in this and was surprised to see the fruit notes in this because I don't smell peach at all in this.

Mar
17
2013
Assiduosity
Assiduosity

Coco by Chanel is the quintessential smell of the decade of apparent plenty.

More than a dozen years after the death of Gabrielle and a decade after the launch of Cristalle, it was time to ring the changes at Chanel: to herald the dawn of a brave new world.

The world of cool as ice creations such as No19 was long gone, their sparse feminism to be replaced with an enormous outpouring of fin de siecle flouncing femininity.

No perfume encapsulates these gestural sexual politics better than Coco.

So these new attitudes divided, so does the perfume.
Some encounter classic rose and sandalwood. Others an almost fruity almost sweet vanilla that betrays much of what was to follow within a decade. Another house holds that this is a grand floral, while others still cry animalic wood.

In truth this apparent confusion belies the truth: Coco is complex.

It is a perfume that sought to be everything to every man and woman, just as it could be argued women everywhere found themselves having to do just that at just the same time.

And yet, and yet, the overall effect is not of confusion but of an overabundance of confidence and an unquiet coherence that brings contentment to all who encounter it.

This scent maybe identity crisis underneath, but on the surface it's a mini-series superstar.
Oh yes and my goodness did it, for better or for worse, change the game.

The cry went up:

'Madame Chanel is most definitely dead.

Long live Coco.'

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At the time it would have seemed inconceivable, but today, can a man wear Coco?

Hell why not if he's got the hotel room to go with it!

Mar
15
2013
cloudberry
cloudberry

Such a pretty, well-constructed scent, a pretty, showy sister in the Chanel family of perfumes. On me, Coco has a booming sillage and an almost unsinkable longevity. I was so in love with it when I first wore it many years ago as a show-offy young girl. At the time, I was a Chanel-aholic, and snagged every single Chanel perfume, makeup, jewelry, and clothing that I could afford to get my young little hands on.

I must have gone through a bottle or two of Coco, and always felt self-confident, pretty and rich while wearing it. People always immediately identified it as Coco, as it was quite the perfume of the moment for quite some time.

One of my best friends still wears it every day as her signature perfume, and she smell marvelous in it. I can't think of her without smelling Coco, or smell Coco without thinking of her. Proust's madeleines?

I guess I just wore it too much, or the fragrance became too "corporate" smelling for me, or my body chemistry changed and it became overwhelming on me.

Coco, I admire you and love to smell you wafting by me on the street. Thanks for the good times we had together, pretty lady! xxoo

Mar
15
2013
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CHANEL ... Can do no wrong!

Mar
14
2013
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

I've been sampling the EDP on this for a short while now and wanted to stop by and leave a second review. The bottle of pure parfum I'd sampled was several years old, and may have matured. I think that is why the scent was so much more powerful to me in sampling that bottle.

Since trying the EDP spray sample a few more times, I've come to appreciate the EDP version as a stand alone fragrance and wanted to review it as such.

This is, quite simply put, rapture. Gorgeous! Addictive. Seductive. I can't stop sniffing it when it's on! My boyfriend likes it, too, so I'll definitely be saving for a bottle of it. Silage is good, lasts a few hours and then stays closer to the skin for a few more. It can still be smelled on clothing the next day.

Mar
08
2013
jeanbean7777
jeanbean7777

I have always liked the scent of this in the bottles I've come across. Someone gave me a bottle of this when I was 22 and I thought it was gross at that time ...but I always liked to sniff it inside the bottle because it has an addictive scent. It definitely is well blended and a masterpiece whether you like it or not. A few years ago I sprayed this all over myself from a tester and it was overwhelming. However, it seemed to get attention of other people. I now have another sample from sephora and I am using it sparingly and I think it's good. Not sure if its "me"... Very strong oriental scent. I can smell the rose and spices. It's sweet and deep. Lasting power is amazing. This can be seen as very sexy and very mature. I think this is 35 year old plus scent.

Mar
07
2013
ravenwydd
ravenwydd

I was always on the fence about Chanel. For some reason I thought it was something my grandmother would wear...an older person's perfume. My signature scent has been Prada and D&G The One. I dabbled with Angel as well. While at Sephora, I was looking for samples and the staff there asked me to try it and game me a sample... at first it smelled old but a couple of minutes later, I was in heaven. I couldn't help smelling my wrists. I felt delicious. I can't say I have one signature scent but I do enjoy: Coco, Prada, The One and Flowerbomb. A couple of spritzes will do... Love Coco!

Feb
21
2013
Namida
Namida

A polite oriental, a contradiction in terms. Tamed and not so strong as I thought, Coco leaves me cold, strange for an oriental spicy!

Feb
20
2013
Belledandy
Belledandy

I'm currently on a Chanel binge, sampling them whenever I can as they're not easy found in my town. After the fond reviews here I tried Coco (Modern formulation, in EDT) and, wow. Where to start? It is so very different from my dear No. 5. The scent is mysterious, almost melancholic. I don't get sexy, or necessarily sophisticated, but the feel is like trying to remember a dream once one has awakened.
Like with most Chanel fragrances, I have a hard time easily classifying the notes. The opening is strong. I was shocked at how masculine it smelled, and my first thought was how very "Chanel" it was. My nose can always find rose, and I get fleeting glimpses of jasmine, but most of what I smell is a complex dried spice/incense. The drydown is quite nice, and it mellows considerably. It wears a bit closer to the skin than No. 5, and feels a bit more like an aura than a perfume. I really think I like this, but I'm terribly on the fence as to whether or not I'll wear this. I will update when I've tried the EDP. As of now I keep getting flashes of my female relatives, even though I doubt any have worn this. Perhaps it was just too popular during my early years, but the overall feel I get from this is one of ageless, nurturing, almost maternal femininity. Not so much "old lady", more like "mother" in the primal female archetypes of "maiden, mother, and crone." It would take a special woman to tame and own this scent. Chanel Coco doesn't need to proclaim her sexuality to the world. The woman who wears her knows who she is.

Feb
17
2013
lyciumchld
lyciumchld

This is just beautiful! Sweet with the slightest hint of pungency, sensual, just dark enough to slide into sexy territory; a lovely amber with a light touch of rose. LOVE.

EDIT: I had tried the pure parfum (with the dab stopper) and this scent was immediately gorgeous on my skin. With the spray EDP, it takes a good half hour to mature and there seems to be a bit of a powdery note that I didn't smell in the parfum. Still beautiful, but not quite the show stopper that was in the other bottle.

Feb
14
2013
HilaryAppleFace
HilaryAppleFace

Coco by Chanel has been one of my late rediscoveries. I had a teacher from high school who used to wear it and whenever she walked by my desk, I would take a large, merciless sniff. It smelled so sweet, but not sugary and subtly sensual.

I hadn't tested it onto my actual skin unil a few weeks ago. I fell completely in love with it. On first application, there is a strong, nail polish-like smell. However, that note fades quickly and it gets right down to the thick amber and clove. In the background, I detect a soft, antique-smelling rose and other aldehydic floral notes.

The woman who wears Coco is one who has classic style- red lips, pearls, and sleek hair. I definitely need to make sure there is a bottle of this in my future.

Feb
12
2013
wyrdlam
wyrdlam

Coco Chanel is sophisticated and classy. It starts off smelling delicate with a great mixture of white florals. The rose and clove are the two scents I can detect the most. The clove gives this fragrance a nice pungent kick, but I’m more in love with the gorgeous rose in this. The rose is strong for the first few hours, and then fades as the sandalwood and tonka bean break through.

As for sillage, it’s noticeable, but not overbearing. The projection starts off pretty decent, and then grows stronger and hits its peak within an hour. It lasts for 5-7 hours on my skin, but clings to my clothes for days. I would only wear Coco on special occasions, like for a nice night out. There’s also something animal that comes out in the drydown, and I appreciate how distinct Coco is. Overall, I like Coco, but it’s not quite for me. It’s too mature for my taste, but it is a wonderfully constructed fragrance. 4/5

Feb
08
2013
shwetadwivedi
shwetadwivedi

This perfume is not for the faint-hearted. This is a perfume with a personality. It will not lurk in a corner and be shy and demure. It is like a very confident woman that dresses bold and she stands out. It also for this kind of woaman to wear.

I have a love and hate relationship with this perfume. I totally hated it when I was little and couldnt believe it was a niche perfume. As I grew up ,it caught my attention & I found it to be awesome, magnetic, very powerful and definitely v high class. I wore it alomost daily for a while until I realised that it is more of an evening scent.

Now I am back to dislikeng it perhaps because it v different and is a bit of an acquired taste in my opinion.

It is a classic nonetheless & you have to have it in you to carry this one off.

Feb
06
2013
sygrid29
sygrid29

i had this perfume recently and i must say that don't judge a book by its cover. im not so into coco when i buy it last november since this one is sale in the mall. i can't resist the bargain since this perfume is chanel. no matter quite skeptical that i aint gonna use it. im a fan of light perfumes such as flora by gucci and ricci ricci. but as i get older i must admit that im craving for a more serious perfumes such this one since unbelievably goes very well with my chemistry.. may friends compliment me well when im wearing coco. to much their surprise im wearing this one. its like a big shock to them since they all have this impressions that chanel fragrances screams granny. im glad i have this one since 2 spritz goes well for more than 24 hours..

Feb
03
2013
curvealert
curvealert

This is not so much a review; it's more of a declaration, since others more erudite than me have extolled the virtues of this classic perfume.

I bloody love this scent! It's spicy, sexy, soft and sweet. There is a sharpness to it in the beginning, but after half an hour on the skin the notes blend together into something really special. I envy and admire the woman who can pull this beauty off in the day time; for me it is too sultry and strictly night time - for 'that' special event with 'that' dress. The longevity and silage are impressive. Less is more with this one; spritz too freely and you will overwhelm yourself and everyone else within spitting distance.

Feb
01
2013
vdxl
vdxl

I do prefer Allure Sensuelle in EDT more, but Coco I love in EDP. It has a very nice Frangipani note I adore, it smells young, sensual, sultry, decadent. That's youth, not the dullness of pink fruity florals or cotton candy. Grow up, and you'll get more. It smells a little unisex ( the EDT is definitely masculine and more resinous-spicy). As a Chanel, it is not restrained, and I don't get the Opium reference, rather a trip to the Islands of the Pacific. And it smells vacation...

Feb
01
2013
MineralDiva
MineralDiva

Coco was my signature scent for years. It is one I've recently re-discovered and fallen in love with all over again. Classic and sophisticated - yet not for the faint of heart. A little goes a long way, and in the process, it is like being wrapped in something so luxurious that it nearly defies description!

Jan
28
2013
MargoCat
MargoCat

My signature scent. The EDP is better than the EDT, stronger and more unique, the bottle is a classic too. Definitely recommended for a woman who wants to feel powerful, sexy and one of a kind. Very, VERY strong perfume but if a perfume is not intense or doesn't last long is not a worth-to buy perfume if you ask me. Coco is like a rare eye-catching, beautiful, magnetising gem. My point is...GO FOR IT ;)

Jan
20
2013
Mmbetorres
Mmbetorres

I smelled it for the first time today....on a man! It was incredible. His wife died, and he wears her perfume to remember her. It is definitely a unisex scent, as far as I can tell.

Jan
18
2013
lupereira
lupereira

One word: Glamour. It's a vintage luxury scent that evokes sophistication and elegance. A sublime carnality. A mature fragrance that on young ones is very interesting, gives a strong personality. I'm sure that Coco is a divas's signature fragrance.

Jan
18
2013
teilani
teilani

There is little I can say about this gem that has not been said already.

When I first smelt it, I felt as though I was coming home. This is the first scent I have encountered in over a decade that has me even thinking of dislodging my established signatures. It is powerful, graceful, and luxurious.

This is for when I take the time to do my hair, ensure that the lacquer on my nails is immaculate, and I am polished to a high shine. It is also for when I am in a splendid state of dishabille. Happily, with its longevity (some 18-24 hours), it can easily accommodate both, and everything in between.

Jan
13
2013
talamantra
talamantra

Bow before Coco Chanel and J Polge
was the perfume of Coco Chanel -
Or as J Polge wanted to be like the perfume of Coco Chanel
White roses vanilla floral lace velvet pearl The smell and appearance imagination
Perfume for the woman born with the air tops
Aristocratic Unique Perfect equilibrium Beauty and Personality

Jan
13
2013
Julia1234
Julia1234

So I have the huge bottle of EDT and I hate it. I wanted a small bottle in case I would get sick of it, but for my birthday my mother got me the huge bottle and I hate it!!! Any one want to swap? message me if you want this big bottle for a sawp.

Jan
09
2013
twinklestar.pa
twinklestar.pa

Five minutes after I put it on I can't smell it. Got a bottle from an internet store. I tried spraying it on my clothes...no help. I'll try putting it over moisturizer. :(

Jan
08
2013
Lkrautter
Lkrautter

This scent is wonderful and daring. I usually avoid mainly spicy scents, but this is an exception! With a light hand and in the right setting, this scent demands respect. I feel mature and professional in this. I also like to wear it with my hair down, eyes smoky, dark clothing and dark nude lipstick. Absolutely smoldering, if I may say so. Excellent on a cold crisp night.

Jan
07
2013
snowbunny007
snowbunny007

I posted a review on here awhile back, and stated that I was unable to wear this because of it's uncontrollable sillage and that it didn't work with my chemsitry. Well, here is an update...

I tried this fragrance one more time. This time, I used the pure perfume in the flacon. I am now a convert!! The perume is perfect because you can control exactly how much you apply. Whereas with the spray, it's almost impossible to extract fractions of a single spray.

My conclusion is that this fragrance has a wonderfully warm and animalic sensuality. It is elegant, confidant, romantic and timeless. It is avante-garde on the younger woman and unforgetable on mature women. I love it.

The perfume flacon is pricier than the EDP spray, but it's worth it. It lasts far longer, you have total control on where and how much you apply, and a little drop goes a long way. The sillage is amazing and it lasted ALL day and ALL afternoon- remaining fresh without going stale. As it faded, it still had a freshness to it that usually fades with less expensive fragances. I feel this is because of the form I am using- perfume.

If you thought you could not wear this because it was "a bit much", try it in the flacon and be amazed!

Jan
07
2013
cerversa
cerversa

I am a man, +50 years young. I just love this fragrance. I usually wear it in the cold nordic winter days, just outside taking a walk. And sometimes I use it when I'm at a party. I love to wear Chanel, and especially Coco. It's totally unisex for me..

Dec
27
2012
kristalbee
kristalbee

I bought this on Sale a few weeks ago and emotions have gone from nauseous to ecstatic. First night I sprayed it on like a cheap cologne -big no no -this stuff is strong. I preceded to feel sick headache y and was all for putting it straight on Ebay and cutting my losses -but I gave it another chance the next day with a whisper of fragrance - and thought -Mmmm -this could be ok - now I've grown to love it and its on of my favs. Although its heavy I think it smells the best when worn if fresh air -daytime use. its very complex and some days smells quite different depending on the weather and conditions -but always pleasing. It will however, be put away come spring as it really is a cosy, heavyweight winter warmer.

Dec
27
2012
Lashala
Lashala

I am blonde with non-blonde character and Coco suits me perfectly :)

Dec
25
2012
florblanca
florblanca

Having worn Coco Mademoiselle for years - I was keen to try the grown-up version, Coco.

I love the richness and warmth of this perfume, and the spiciness is beautiful, it excites in an ultra-feminine way.

Unfortunately for me the sweetness in Coco is just a bit too much which is a pity because I would otherwise consider buying it.

Dec
11
2012
RosesPeriwinkle
RosesPeriwinkle

This hates my skin. I got a waxy bitterness and something that smelled like art supplies and the dry down was bland. It's a shame, because most of the notes usually wear very well on me and I like the idea of wearing a Chanel fragrance.

Dec
11
2012
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

This review is for the EDT. The outfit I would wear is an oversized black cashmere sweater with a pair of leggings and some cute little ankle boots. That's my favorite way to dress--casual yet elegant. And the EDT fits my style to a T.

I like the EDP too, but for some reason I could never bring myself to buy it. Something about it just didn't agree with my chemistry. It was a tad jarring in a way I could never explain or understand. Then along comes the EDT and pow, it's exactly the way I always wished Coco smelled. Cloves are very present, but they are somehow smoother and woodier. I find the EDT to be very heavy on amber; and generally more soft and cozy. I also think I smell lots of honey and a touch of peach easier in the EDT. It's very hard to pick apart the fragrances and say exactly what's different or why one works on me and the other doesn't. All I know is that the EDT is perfect for me.

If you are tempted to diss Coco as an outdated 80's perfume or say that it's for old ladies, get with the times! Haven't you noticed--the 80's are back! ;)

Dec
11
2012
Kysyona
Kysyona

Isn't this what Bree from Desperate Housewives would wear? Hands down, it's definitely the best rich housewife perfume ever created ( and I don't mean it in a bad green envy-poisoned way!! :) ) The perfume is like a dense leather and oriental spice oil elixir that can hardly be word on a night out because it is way too subtle ( very rich and strong, but yet subtle in a most classy way ) and could hardly be part of the "Here I am - look at me" moment. "I am so successful, content and fulfilled, that I don't even care what anyone thinks" is more like it. I am absolutely convinced, that this should be worn as a reward for one's own achievements: judging by the price label, you would have to have at least one ( financially acknowledged ) behind your belt, or be related to someone who has, and whose fruits of succes you are allowed to harvest :). I am waiting for a pure perfume bottle to arrive and i know it will be a while before I can wear it thinking:" It's been hard work and now I am finally there". I would also recommend Coco to those who have given birth ( a huge life achievement in my view! ) recently and are making their comeback into society as newly established themselves.

Dec
11
2012
octobersun
octobersun

Well, I've been thinking, if I went to a first date these days, I would have to buy this Coco. So sensual but so ladylike, classy, sophisticated, can be a real support in important situations. Can you imagine anyone treating badly a woman smelling like this? I can't.

Dec
09
2012
MJ1209
MJ1209

When it first came out it was MY fragrance. Since then I feel as if it's a bit dated. I still love the warm powdery oriental vanilla fragrance. It doesn't have the sharpness(?cinnamon-y?)..." of other floral orientals. Winter fragrance for sure.

Dec
08
2012
missliberty11
missliberty11

Coco eau de parfum is one of my all-time favourites and signature scents. Five years ago, I bought the body lotion which was beautiful and elegant, but so strong on me that people around me would comment on it. A fragrance should never wear you, so I felt discouraged from buying the parfum. Just recently I decided to give it a try and made a good deal on eBay from a private seller. The result: I love it! And my husband who never comments on any of my perfumes told me more than once how lovely I smell. He thinks it is discreet and not heavy, which has probably to do with me spraying a tiny dab behind each ear and on each wrist. Coco eau de parfum smells absolutely elegant and divine. However, upon spraying I get a smell that reminds me of cat piss! I've read that they use some ingredients of a specific animal and I'm not really excited about it. The middle notes are gorgeously flowery and balmy on me. It is hard to describe as I can't figure out exactly which types of flowers there are. It is overall a complex and exquisite perfume, very Chanel. It is suitable for a woman who is mature (not necessarily in age) and self-confident. Someone who knows where she stands. It is an erotic scent but not screaming sexy, just really subtle in erotism. This is my perfume when I want to go out, have a dinner date in an elegant place or feel sensual. It is beautiful in colder weather too. Try the eau de parfum and be aware that the eau de toilette smells very different.

Dec
03
2012
b@by
b@by

Classy, feminine, warm fragrance. I get a similar vibe from Red Door, but this is better. Not for everyday wear, and I'll be happy to use up the sample and not buy a bottle, but it's certainly a lot better than some of the good ones I've had, including Mitsouko imo.

Dec
02
2012
littleibu
littleibu

I bought the EDP and I dont like it. It is too strong for me. My mum loves it though. I probably will try the EDT

Nov
21
2012
xjulietdx
xjulietdx

My mum used to have it and on her it smelled delicious, really sweet and balmy. When I was at the department store I saw a big bottle of Coco and I couldn't resist it. I bought it as a gift for my mum, she was so happy.

I always was a bit scared of the civet note and I thought I wouldn't like it. I sprayed some of my wrist and waited. The opening spray was a huge blast of peach and mandarin, I didn't except that! After a couple seconds the fruity aspect changed into really heavy amber, bulgarian rose and cloves. I felt a bit uncomfortable cause it was so strong, but I do like it when it calms down. The vanilla and tonka bean became stronger & the pomegranate blossom starts to bloom. It smells like melted flowers! It's very mature, it reminds me of a classic, confident women. I wouldn't recommend this to those who are into light scents cause it easy can be overwhelming. Coco is a wonderful composition & well blended notes. A true masterpiece.

Nov
19
2012
Gulnara
Gulnara

Classy & sophisticated: People keep saying it is a heavy perfume, old, not suitable for day time and so on. But I don't find it strong at all. To me Coco Mad. and a lot of other modern perfumes are heavier than Coco Chanel. I think one can even wear it during daytime in winter, of course applying very little of it. And I wouldn't say its silage is great. It has just moderate longevity and silage. It is one of my favorite fragrances. It is 30+ scent, not for little girls. And it is not old lady fragrance, it is just mature.

Nov
19
2012
irisjetaime
irisjetaime

Coco means for me Christams time (because i had it for Xmas).
Very warm, spicy, glamorous and oriental scent.
It is like being in Arabia by night.
I close my eyes and i'm on the top of a roof in Cairo in the XIXth century late in the night.

Nov
11
2012
cancerman82
cancerman82

coco mademoiselle allure sensuell and these one the best perfume i smelled ever i love the quality and longevity and smell like magic woooooow

Nov
10
2012
cinnamonswirl
cinnamonswirl

Coco smells reassuringly expensive and manages to make amber and spices feel a little distant rather than huggably sensual. This would be a great perfume for a professional woman who wants to smell good but not too approachable.

Nov
08
2012
nofixedstars
nofixedstars

Finding myself craving a new perfume, and limited to what I could buy locally as it was a whim of the moment, I tested a variety of scents and ended up with Coco. I have to admit that I didn't anticipate liking anything at the Chanel counter nearly enough to buy a large bottle of it...but that's exactly what happened. And I will be wearing it frequently and with delight. The Chanel line-up has never appealed to me; the numbered ones, while of good quality, don't work with my chemistry, and the newest offerings haven't impressed me at all, especially the Chance series. Coco, on the other hand, impressed the hell out of me. Rich, solidly constructed, with a gorgeous balmy base--- this is one beautiful perfume. Not remotely "mature" or "old lady"...and delightfully not a fruity-sugary-insipid mess like so many newer perfumes. I enjoy the whole ride, from the complex, floral and spice opening to the luxurious balmy drydown which keeps its complexity. This is a perfect daily scent as well as being luxe enough for nights out (or in)...Equally suited to a leather jacket or a little black dress, or a leather jacket AND black dress. By the way, I can see this working very well for men, as Jae found. And someone (Kterhawk?) mentioned a note reminiscent of Mitsouko, which seems possible to me...Thumbs way up for overall quality and also longevity. A delightful surprise new favorite to keep on the most-used perfumes shelf.

Nov
06
2012
AnitaSarawak
AnitaSarawak

The smell is very rich and strong. Just one spray will last a whole day. It makes me feel bold, sexy and confident.

Nov
06
2012
paulanoog
paulanoog

This is a very multi-faceted fragrance. It smells great on a tester strip--bold, severely sexy, complex--but once it touches my skin, it smells like cat piss. After the initial shock of the cat piss, it calms down to a smooth amber, leathery sort of smell. It smells soft, tender, yet solid and strong at the same time, if that makes any sense.

Maybe one day, my chemistry will change to accommodate this fragrance, but for now, it is simply not meant to be.

Nov
06
2012
Tovah
Tovah

Narcotic, sultry, womanly...perfect. One of the greatest works of fragrance art, ever. So beautiful it stuns. When I wear this I feel like I could conquer anything.

Nov
04
2012
piapedersen
piapedersen

Love - love - love... and sex! 'Coco' has it all. This is always on my shelf and I wear it often. The beauty of Chanel's flacons is indisputable.

Nov
02
2012
BlackBlood
BlackBlood

I bought this last year when I was seventeen and it's been my signature fragrance ever since. I just love it and I wear it almost every day. There are days when I have felt like using another perfume, and most of the times I've regretted it and wished I didn't. I use the EDT for everyday and save the EDP for special occasions. Personally I think anyone can pull it off if they have enough confidence to wear it and be themself.

Oct
24
2012
angeldust44
angeldust44

ah my lovely coco my all time fave of me and my best friend ff love it love it love it..... did i say i love it ..... the warmth, the smell cannot be beaten.. i have tried many times but it cannot haha...i am still trying to find a perfume i can wear throughout the day which will take place so i can have my coco as a treat one or two times a week as its so expensive to purchase but i am still searching. No matter where i go i always get complemented on it when i wear it... its a heavy warm spicy scent in its own right.. hope you love it as much as we do....

Oct
20
2012
karolla28
karolla28

If only Marilyn Monroe knew Coco, she would love it, not No5. Wonderful, balmy, rich and luxurious. Coco is like full moon evening in Venezia, for lady in little black dress. I loved this perfume when I was teenage, now I'm 30 and feel wonderfull to have it :) Now I dare to wear Coco, LBD and red lipstick :)

Oct
19
2012
Nirsara
Nirsara

Okay, Coco is one of my all time favourite fragrances. You have to dare to wear Coco. To me, Coco is the actual No. 5. It's the darkest, richest and deepest fragrance of Chanel. It's hard to top Coco. Allure makes me think of Velvet, no. 5 makes me think of satin... Coco makes me want to wear leather. Coco is not so much loud as she is sexy, mature and confident. I say Sexy with capital S, not sassy like Coco Mademoiselle!
Wear Coco when you feel like a dangerous syren and you want to lure men into the dark. Leave her on the shelf when you feel a little bit insecure, otherwise she will be wearing you. Be a true woman, own Coco!

Oct
12
2012
Shonarose
Shonarose

Spicy.
Sweet.
Savory.
And undeniably 'Coca'
As in the cola, and the narcotic plant.

She's very loud on the initial piquant and almost noxious Indian-esque application but soon relaxes to let her warm, oriental petals bloom. An underlying pomergranite juiciness is relished in her first stages of wear.

Confident spices and smoky, yet colorful warmth resides into the day with power.

Bold and rich in her entirety, hypnotising sandalwood and sharp coriander mellows away into a very pleasant vanilla-musk dry down on my skin.


Alltogether,I simply can't respect or enjoy this intoxicating, sensual scent any more.

Oct
10
2012
winterhausen
winterhausen

The golden standard of spicy ambery varmth, yet utterly sophisticated fragrances. My most beloved perfume. Perfect for fall, winter and perhaps early spring, while icy winds still fills the air. My most complimented fragrance.

Oct
03
2012
ver jaina
ver jaina

Oh Coco, i try to like you because you smell classy out of the bottle..but once applied, all i have on me is old basement musty smell :(
I dont want to smell like an old rag T__T

Oct
02
2012
Betweenshades
Betweenshades

I stopped by the Chanel counter to try Coco Noir, but they didn't have it, so I figured I'd revisit a scent I hadn't tried in a while.

Another classic done right. Warm and spicy and against the grain with the current trend of sweet fruity frags. It's definitely a showstopper. When I first sprayed it, I felt like I had stepped back into time with the top spicy citrus notes and then I was floored by the heart and base. But, that's how it is with classic Chanel!

It almost feels like a cousin to Youth Dew. Those that say that the YD bath oil makes it more like the old formulations cannot be off the mark. It's a "perfumey" perfume that's probably not for anyone, but it's worth the try. Spray it on and let the ride begin; you'll have a grand few hours smelling the ever-changing scent on your arm!

Sep
29
2012
HumingbirdHeart
HumingbirdHeart

Smelt this for the first time a few weeks back, didnt try it on my skin as i was testing something else out but thought it was a wonderfully heavy sent for the upcoming dark nights and looked forward to wearing it.
However, yesterday i went back and tried it on my skin to wear for a day and found the the lovely spices and topnotes died almost instantly on contact leaving behind nothing much more then a woody musk. ICK!
I dont know what it is about my skin that did that to the sent but its not nice.
So this is one i will be smelling on OTHERS!

Sep
29
2012
ThePixie
ThePixie

I have the EDP. It's strong, rich, dark, warm, balmy and oh so wonderfully spicy. I don't get an overwhelming amount of florals to be honest. There's just some in the beginning but in the dry down it fades and the balmy and warm spicy scents really come out. It's a highly assertive, even masculine scent, and in my opinion rather unisex.

A word of caution about the EDP: I'm not sure about the EDT, but this is about as strong as a perfume can get. One spray will fill a room if you're not careful. It's not the type you can just spray on as you're running out the door (unless you want to knock everyone out). Coco is best when it has had time to sit on your skin for at least an hour, as at about that time it will start to calm down and not deliver such an obnoxious punch to everyone within ten feet of you. I really recommend wearing it under clothing rather than on exposed skin, as the latter tends to make the scent nauseatingly strong. I tend to hold the bottle a good deal away from me and just do one spray. The scent will last the entire day, and will cling to your clothing for days (not an exaggeration).

Coco is a wonderful scent. Classy and rich, with confidence bordering on arrogance.

Sep
21
2012
diaspro42
diaspro42

Intense, strong, very flowery, almost nauseating. Absolutely perfect for a mature woman.

Sep
18
2012
muskymoi
muskymoi

The dry down is superb. My skin should always smell like this. If humanly possible, I'd nuzzle my own neck with coco on me. I'm literally going to finish this review and buy a bottle online. I can't be without it because....Winter is coming. (that was a play on 1) game of thrones and 2) it's more of a cooler weather scent) in case that didn't come thru clearer).

Sep
09
2012
hellkat
hellkat

Coco has a story for me. I was pregnant when I first smelt Coco. I was working in Mayfair (London) for a jet-setting property developer, very rich and very charismatic. He kept losing secretaries because he was so temperamental. But for some reason I lasted a while with him, perhaps my phlegmatic nature balanced out his permanent state of semi-hysteria. My only problem was that he LOVED the smell of Coco. He insisted that all the women in his life wore it, and when travelling (which he did a LOT), he would bring back bottles of it for us to wear, myself, his previous secretary, his fiancee, his mistress, I don't know whether he made his mother wear it when she visited him, but it would not surprise me :) So it has a very evocative memory for me. But I didn't mind at the time, as it didn't make me nauseous (always a risk in a pregnant woman, LOL) and it was, after all, free perfume. Yes, it is a strong smell, but pleasant in itself, and it evokes a chaotic and interesting time in my life. My only issue is that I was pregnant at the time and I wonder now whether it would smell different to me. I just haven't got back round to trying it again.

Sep
09
2012
aurine24
aurine24

@smelly mama .. maybe old ladies like to smell as classy elegant and sophisticated as coco was meant to be.. and you surely have to grow many decades to be able to appreciate that..

Sep
08
2012
cuivre
cuivre

On one of my friends, it gives me a headache, as it smells very heavy and musky on her. I think she's a bit heavy-handed with it. On me, I adore it. Not even a hint of musk with my body chemistry (I'm not fond of heavy or musky fragrances). A little goes a long way, though. It's a very lasting fragrance, about 12 hours on me, which is wonderful.

Sep
02
2012
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

Oh i so love this perfume,at first i got Coco Mademoiselle..i love Coco M but i would of liked it a bit more denser with its freshness but that is not the age group they were going for i think when they made that perfume, so if i get Coco M it will have to be the parfum directly..i like much denser,louder fragrances and i went to Macy's on 34th and tried every perfume on but didn't find anything new that struck me..so i asked to try on Coco before i return Coco M and lemme tell you i am so happy i did...I love the aldehydes in this perfume and what got me is it has that lemon,citrus scent i was looking for as Coco M does but intensified its not the same fresh but the citrus is in there and it's sillage and staying power is amazing i can smell it the next day..i love the spiciness and warmth it brings..it is so sophisticated and classy i wear it all the time..i can't not just wear this for evening or winter because its such a nice oriental perfume. I only wonder if in the future i could like Chanel #5. I will sniff that one again and see if i like it more as i test it and see how it transforms through out the day...until then this is a permanent must have in my collection and the most mature because it has everything a perfume can offer.

Sep
01
2012
canadianpetite
canadianpetite

In a recent Laguna Beach trip, I discovered a Fragrance Boutique. I bought Chanel Coco and Cristalle. This review is for Coco.
I have always loved Coco and Dior Originale but didn't think I was mature enough so wasn't worth the splurge. At the boutique, I sampled so many (thank goodness Leonart behind the counter was so patient) but none made me jump up and say "I have to have this" until he put on Coco. Right from the start, it smelled so good to me and hubby. Beginning was huge floral, spices and animalic scent. Drydown becomes softer, warmer floral with amber. So delicious. My SIL also loved it when I passed by her. No sugary sweetness that has been popular lately. To me, it is an elegant day or night scent for a mature, confident, sophisticated woman, which explains why many may be saying it is old-lady-ish. I am so happy that I am finally able to appreciate such an iconic scent. I am told that my skin's ph is great in holding any scent in its true form.

Sillage is big and longevity is exceptional. One spritz or dab (oil) is enough for the whole day with sillage of at least a foot away.
5/5

Aug
28
2012
po
po

Coco is a warm, soothing, deep spicy rose for me.
Embodies the spirit of a long lost glamorous era and creates a comforting spicy aura around you.
Makes me slightly melancholic.
I don't find it sexy or sensual (at least not in a sex kitten or a dominatrix way)
I imagine it would be the scent of a strong but still sensitive woman that everyone would respect and admire.
Seriously classy.
Old school perfume drug.
Test with caution.

Edit: Coco was formulated 28 years ago. When you smell right from the bottle you may get a dated feeling but don't be fooled, take your time. Coco is not for the impatient but for those who can feel her glory. After all this is not an air refresher, it's a real perfume made to reveal its beauty when melt on the skin and become part of you.
I was shocked to realize that I never recognize Coco, I even forget I'm wearing it. There is a delightful aura around but I don't have the ''I'm wearing perfume'' feeling. It adapts to the skin amazingly.
Many women save Coco for rare occasions. I can see why. Coco is special, no doubt. But instead of waiting for a special day to wear Coco with your best gown wouldn't it be better to wear Coco every day with your best smile and make it special anyway?

Aug
28
2012
cocorosie
cocorosie

Coco has so much depth to it, so many different layers that it smells different almost every time I wear it. It has those sparkling, chanel-y top notes, but it also has something very warm and woody-floral going on at its heart. There's also a slightly masculine edge, which makes it very cool and chic in my book. A real classic. I wear it in the winter and on fancy nights out (or nights when I want to feel fancy anyway!)

Aug
26
2012
TheDentist
TheDentist

Yesterday, I Got 3 Chanel Perfumes
Coco Original
Chance EDP
Coco Mademoiselle

I Prefere
Coco chanel original .. as a mature/rich/sexy/night-out scent

Coco Mademoiselle .. as a Girly/during work scent

Chance EDP .. works for Both(Mature & Girly)

Anyway, that's what i Think ;)

Aug
26
2012
TanteSimone
TanteSimone

Got a sample vial of this when I was 12, along with Cristalle. Between the two, I liked Cristalle better since I was still young then. I remember that COCO is very warm and leathery. It was something I wouldn't wear that time but I liked its complexity.

I had Allure but it was only so-so for me and now, the more I think about it Coco should be my other Chanel. True, I live in the tropics but I am positive that I can use this as long as I just put a tiny dab like what I do with Shalimar.

Overall, I like it and is something I have to revisit now that I am nearing 30.

Aug
24
2012
sweetgirl
sweetgirl

this is nice.....but kinda dated for 2012 for the young crowd...but still classy ....i just tried to wear this many times....even my 58 yr old mom hated it on me....for a modern soft twist ...go with : CHANEL COCO NOIR. THIS is fine if your 60 and classy ..no offence older ladies:) JUST SAYING.

Aug
24
2012
Trinidella
Trinidella

I could have sworn that I rated this fragrance already!!! It is sooo exclusive. I know that I am at exclusive events when I smell this on other women. This scent is worth every dime spent!!!

Aug
24
2012
drummagick
drummagick

Just tried Coco for the first time at Macy's. I get dried fruit compote with a lot of added orange, some tonka, maybe a bit of amber. If there is clove in here, I can't smell it. Some clove would have helped. It's very rich. I imagine that pre-reformulation Coco must have smelled much better, with more spice.

Aug
17
2012
Nursie
Nursie

Oh how I would love to love this fragrance. I love on the card and on other people but, on my skin, tis an olfactory train wreck. Somewhere between loo spray and fly spray :-(

Aug
12
2012
lucyreynolds81
lucyreynolds81

ABSOLUTLEY GORGEOUS!

Aug
11
2012
pinkmuzic
pinkmuzic

Hello :D everyone :) i finished my COCO Chanel lovely fragrance & i would like to get another one Pleae if anyone wants to swap one with me either Eau de toilette or perfume xoxo please email me i'd love that
Hugs to you all

Aug
03
2012
Bigsly
Bigsly

A syrupy/spicy fragrance. The dried fruit type quality is obvious but the florals are mostly used to provide smoothness/softness. There is a touch of the amimalic. This is very well balanced but a bit too simple. I was hoping a nice sandalwood note would emerge and offer some dynamism, but that didn't happen for me. I much prefer Maharanih, for example. Coco strikes me as an oriental fragrance for someone who is not an aficionado but understands quality. This review is for the vintage formulation.

Aug
03
2012
guest_Vie Cafe
guest_Vie Cafe

I was just hitting the neighbourhood drugstore to get myself a bottle of the Eau de parfum when the clerk asks me:

"today is senior's day and seniors get 30% off. Are you buying this for your mother?"

To which i reply:

"yes, yes it IS for my mother! How did you know?"

Mu-hahahaHAHAHA. Fool.

(I should add that I am 33yo and somehow sales associates don't think I would/should wear this myself)

Aug
02
2012
rosarossa
rosarossa

Coco is like to put 'class' inside a bottle and when you spray it, you'll turn into a princess no matter if you felt like a poor frog before! This will be the next birthday present I'll buy to me. It's a promise: a beautiful harmony so rich and intense, only a bit strong but long lasting! A must have, a must smell, a must buy....

Aug
02
2012
suhaesa
suhaesa

beautiful,full,rounded..one of the most amazing perfumes of all time ..i love it so much..it is so classy,refined and sophisticated..its in a class of its own..rich yet not over whelming..strong yet mellow..true to coco s nature ,from all of chanels perfumes i feel that coco in particular represented her true charechter and sense of style and elegance.

Aug
01
2012
Rinadin
Rinadin

This is perfume is one that is very close to my heart. One drop of this and I immediately think of my mother, and the comfort she brings to me. This scent is absolutely to die for, and I always get loads of compliments when I nick a squirt or two from mom's bottle. I remember hugging onto stuffed animals spritzed with Coco so I wouldn't be so lonely when my parents went out on dinner dates... I just love this perfume.

Aug
01
2012
jellybeantree
jellybeantree

Coco is to die for , but it's not an everyday fragrance for me, it's so special that it's for special occasions , so warm and spicy and rich! It's really a red lips and tight black dress fragrance , oh how sophisticated and beautiful , 10/10 lasting power ,like all Chanel's is exceptional ! Such a beauty !

Jul
27
2012
picisziv
picisziv

Coco is likely to be spicy, I risk to say woody on me. Powdery as well, according to my friend. One has to know about me that my skin loves powdery scents and every single perfume turns powdery on me.

I assume that I have the reformulated version. I have never had the chance to smell the original one, but I can’t complain about the scent or the quality. I put a few drops on upstairs and my Mum told me she could sense it right after she opened the front door. Not bad, is it? I visited a friend and when her mother came home she immediately complimented my perfume. I heard later from my host that after I left they could smell it everywhere – even next morning. Thanks God they loved it!

Coco is the bittersweet balsam an Egyptian goddess could use as an immortality elixir in the ancient times or it can be the aphrodisiac of an infinitely beautiful alien from a distant galaxy. Coco embodies every form of pulchritude a human can think of. I do believe every woman should smell like this at some points of her life.

If Coco were a song, it would be 'La Revancha del Tango'

Jul
27
2012
margien
margien

A very strong perfume but with an incredible lasting power, oriental woody to my nose. Very good quality. I have a bottle that is fifteen years old, eau de toilette, and I think EdP would be too strong.
I recently laid hands on Chanel no.19 EdP and Chanel no. 5 Eau Premiere which is also EdP but the lasting power/ longevity of these two is very dissappointing, I have to reapply in two hours already. So I agree with others that it seems that nowadays the longevity of the Chanels is not so good.
Edit: I tried EdT Coco in the shop two days ago and compared it to my fifteen years old bottle: they are comparable in lasting power/longevity! I think the type of perfume, oriental, is just stronger in base notes so naturally has better staying power than lighter smells like no.5 and no.19.

Jul
27
2012
omixochitl
omixochitl

Dear Coco,

I think I finally I understood you. You always seemed too intense to me, a tad aggressive even. But I approached you with patience and an open mind, having forgotten everything I knew about you. You finally let me in, you revealed to me your true beauty. Just one spray and I was able to see it. Believe me Coco, this doesn't happen to me often so you definitely are special.

You are a spicy rose, a majestic one, with thorns and everything. A bomb of dark, pungent cloves, bold civet, spicy coriander, intoxicating opoponax and warm amber with just the perfect amount of woods and sweetness.

I want to know you better, I promise to come back to you and find out if I can make you a part of me.

Oh Coco even if I can never wear you, I must admit that you are
B E A U T I F U L!

(This review is for the Eau de Toilette)

Jul
21
2012
Radchick
Radchick

Warm, soft and spicy, with enough kick to get your attention. I smell cloves the most, then a mix of amber, sandalwood and a touch of rose. A complex classic beauty, a must-try for perfume lovers.

Jul
18
2012
EauSensuelle
EauSensuelle

Coco by Chanel is the sweet, slightly animalic floral you've been smelling everywhere. I love Coco.

The opening smells a bit like a faint yet comforting mixture of sun-dried flowers oozing with nectar, classic oranges and a light dusting of animal fur.

The middle arises as the dried flowers come back to life, this could never happen better anywhere but Coco. The intimately sensuous base slowly comes and you've got to wait for it. Till then, Coco is a nice spicy, floral and balmy composition, as smooth as satin.

The quietly resinous base is almost all the reason for me buying Coco. It smells ... just divine. Divine. Divination. Pure alchemy of gold.

Overall, Coco is a sophisticated, grown up perfume. It commands attention, and never must be made fun of by the shenanigans who wear things like the horrendous Deseo by J Lo. I would wear Coco to a nice and comfortable dinner in front of the fireplace. Best perfume of the 80's. Call me crazy.

Jul
17
2012
mendosita
mendosita

Coco is one of my favourite perfume of all time. I don't wear it alot though. It is super elegant and feminine. Quite heavy and sultry. It's a rich mix of amber, flowers, spices, vanilla, sandalwood- it's all there. Sillage is very good, as well as staying power. Somehow I get the feeling that newly produced Chanel fragrances are not that strong as they used to be. But maybe it's just an impression.

Jul
17
2012
miss mills
miss mills

Ah, Coco, what can I say, this is my idea of heaven. Amber(gris?) and civet combine for the most beguiling drydown I've ever smelt, hot and spicy yet coca cola-ish and sexy. Class in a bottle, end of.

Jul
13
2012
Edgalyndo
Edgalyndo

I love it! one of the best perfumes and scented. I thought that this was a fragrance: boring, cloying and overbearing ...

But one day I had the wonderful opportunity to smell this. I could not believe it's Coco Chanel!. this is a old fragance but is very: elegant, sensual, feminine and cute. And somehow has the perfect balance: the strong clove, sweet amber, flowers, and oriental notes, and form a perfume exquisite and feminine.

I give this to my mother on her birthday and she is very happy with this.
When applying the Clove is very intense, but over a few minutes change to a more floral fragrance and amber note is predominant. After 30 minutes the fragrance is appreciated to perfection, with a persistent entry note of clove, and amber,
then in the middle notes are exquisitely floral: neroli and rose. And the exit with woody notes of : Sandalwood, Tonka Bean and Civet.
Only one application is sufficient as it is very longevity and strong.
One of the best fragrances you can buy, For all ages, I recommend it! (:

Jul
13
2012
SnowFleur
SnowFleur

I love this perfume!!! I had never smelled it in the bottle before but when I did I had a flood of memories from my childhood in the 1980's. I wasn't sure about it at first so I sprayed it on my wrist and that was what did it!!!! I have to say I don't follow the idea that certain perfumes are for certain seasons......but I don't see myself wearing this in the summer too often!!! Actually having typed that it sounds like a dare....tomorrow I will give it it's chance to shine in July!

Jul
11
2012
Nicely
Nicely

im an men but i like this frag very much its very strong has a nice projection very classic,

Jul
10
2012
Merlinrumpel
Merlinrumpel

I have the old version, its a flowery, strong, classic & elegant perfume. it´s warm and i recomend it for night use only, not suitable for close & hot spaces. it´s a headturner & you cant go wrong with chanel. I love it, but i only use in special occasions becauso it too strong for my taste.

Jul
08
2012
guest_
guest_

I couldn't help but notice when I watched one of the commercial links on this page, the third one down, the word Marshall Fields at the end! Remember Marshall Fields?

Jul
02
2012
Sophie.love
Sophie.love

Wonderful !!!! Amber-sweet and soft spicey , and super-long lasting . Magnificient perfume .Not only for young women , or mature women .... this perfume fits everyone .It's a Chanel , so....it's perfect !!!!!

Jul
02
2012
amywamywoo
amywamywoo

I have the 100ml EDP, money well spent as this bottle will last me forever. Just one squirt is enough, or do the 'walk through'. It will last all day, i can even smell this in the morning.

That first spray is a bit much but give it 15/20mins and wow! (i swear i can smell plums?).
Its spicy, exotic, warm and sexy.
Perfect winter scent.

Jul
01
2012
Perfumefreak
Perfumefreak

I do get coca-cola in my Coco EdP.
Actually, wearing Coco two days ago, I thought i smelled coca-cola and rum and cigarettes.
I usually wear Coco at autumn but making an exception and wearing it in the summertime,
it was so different and pleasant: Lighter and juicier.
At autumn, Cocos essence is deeper, heavier and smokier.
Coco is my Adult-scent.
A friend is giving away two of her Chanels and i'll be getting Coco edT.
I hope it is as good as the original edP.

Jun
30
2012
Patricia40
Patricia40

I have never gotten feedback from strangers for a perfume before like I have for Coco. I sprayed the EDT once in at the perfume counter and for the remainder of the afternoon people ask what I was wearing. I washed my hands many times and its still there, I love that. I have gotten comments about how amazing it smells, so I am a happy camper. :) I can't wait to wear this tomorrow. I think I am going to need a backup bottle, I'm officially in love.

Jun
27
2012
CoolBreezes
CoolBreezes

On my left arm there's a drop of vintage Coco EDP and on my right, a drop from my recently purchased bottle.

Remember vinyl record albums?...the music on them has a depth and warmth that's not quite captured by a digital recording. The digital version is a crisp facsimile, a "lighter", synthetic version without the highs and lows.

It's like that with these two. I'll absolutely wear the reformulated juice as it's still interesting and very wearable. The vintage is simply deep, rich, and honey-orange intoxicating with a real *wow* factor.

Both a beacon and a sentinel.

Jun
27
2012
Migotka
Migotka

I think for people who are afraid to try this one because it was made in the 1980s, I have an advice. Forget about the dates, forget about the age. Coco is an amazing scent that does not smell vintage, old, or old fashioned, and if you get rid of the preconceptions, you might be able to find a real treasure.

I am not a fan of vintage myself. I have a problem with many famous, 'big' perfumes, an yet, I immensely enjoy this one. For me the key was to wear it on warm afternoons- a walk in the park surrounded by Coco was a pleasure.

In terms of notes, it is well blended in a way where the notes all come together rather than individually. There are subtle rose undertones, fruit, clover, and the cosy, spicy base. A bit hard to decompose as every time I smell it it is different. It is slightly soapy and powdery, but when outside, this feature is not as prominent as in closed spaces.

Part of the allure of it is the sophisticated image of the scent and it is easier tu pull it off if you o not concentrate on when the perfume was made.

Jun
24
2012
Catty
Catty

It´s really great! but it´s so dated . . .very 80s!
I really can´t wear anymore dated scents, despite I love the vintage fumes.

I think that definitive Allure is a more modern version of Coco. It´s not so spicy and heavy like Coco. Due to the flowery vanilla. Allure is lighter. Coco is beatiful, but it´s dark/dense for the evening.

With Allure, you can lunch with friends, make shopping on the afternoon, work with it or even go in a Opera. It´s elegance through all your day. This versality makes it very modern.

I can´t image a workmate wearing Coco 10am at the office. This scent pictures a 50+ lady, with red lipstick, very well dressed going for an unforgetable evening.

It´s also beautiful anyway.

Jun
22
2012
PricklyAndHot
PricklyAndHot

Elegant and feminine fragrance!

It smells mostly the juicy enough mandarin citrusy note beautified with a little bit bitter mimosa note and spiced by the not too sharp clove note on the sandalwood and amber notes base with the quite delecate vanilla note sweetness.

This fragrance smells noble enough. And more worthy than almost all other next fragrances by Jacques Polge for Chanel such as Allure, Coco Mademoiselle and Chance, for sure.

Its lasting power is very good. And the sillage smells quite classy.

Despite it includes many notes that I don't like a lot, in general I like this fragrance. It's worthy!

Jun
15
2012
Shoshi
Shoshi

First of all, I smell a note of chocolate or cocoa in this scent, does anyone else? I have an ambivalent relationship with Coco. Sometimes I love it, especially the parfum. Other times, I can't wash it off quickly enough. The edp is the strongest version, at least the pre-reformulation bottle.

Jun
13
2012
Lovergabrielle
Lovergabrielle

Too mature for me. But for a "Lady" this is definetly a must have

Jun
13
2012
LorettaMartin
LorettaMartin

My boyfriend gave it to me as a gift and I must admit I quite disliked it. It's too overpowering and it reminds me of an old woman with pearls and fur coat. As soon as I wore it a couple of times to please my boyfriend I left it in a cupboard and ended in my mom's hands. Thanks God!

Jun
12
2012
Muzoona
Muzoona

Does anyone smelled a coca cola or coke smell in this perfume ??

Jun
07
2012
nikkimouse
nikkimouse

I think this should be named 'Tonka' by Chanel. There is such a huge dollop of TONKA :) (and amber) and I am happier for it!

2nd, Chanel uses the may rose, which is very expensive, can only extracted during may, at a certain hour. The quality from this rose is unmistakable, The rose in this is just the right amount, that even people who THINK they don't like rose end up loving this sent. Even younger boys and girls love this scent. You simply can not resist it's allure.

Coco is a very cool and seductive character, not one that needs to show off with too much spice, one that knows here value without being drowned in it.

Men should give this one a try, and if it ends up a little to feminine for you, try layering with a simple masqueline scent. I find that leather crop from demeter workis nicely, as well as pipe tobacco, and whiskey tobacco :)

This is still, after soo many new scents introduced to my sniffer, still by far one of the very best. Sillage is perfect. Longevity is very good, used to be better, so I do look for vintage and purchase it when I can. But I am content with the reformulation, it's very close.... close enough

Jun
07
2012
Hellokt
Hellokt

This is probably a generation gap perfume. My best friend says whenever he smells Coco, he thinks of me and us in high school. Ahhhh! Wow, I wore it the year it was launched. However, when my 8 year younger brother smelled it on me he said I smelled like an old lady. Ha! I guess to him, I am. Funny how different generations think different things when it comes to fragrances. Fair enough! The way I draw the line between my generation and the one after me is "those who saw Star Wars for the first time in the theater (me...the cool generation) vs. those who saw it for the first time on tape".

Jun
04
2012
MaggieKat
MaggieKat

I thought that this would be beautiful and I was going to buy a big bottle of it, the description sounded awesome, but thank goodness I tried the samples of it that I own before I bought a bottle. Ugh, all I got was a massive dose of musk. Nothing else. I guess it must be my skin chemistry reacting to it in a weird sort of way but definitely not for me.

Jun
02
2012
Baldric
Baldric

Oh yes! The first time I tested this I thought it was ok, a bit sharp, not spicy or smokey enough for me, too floral. Nice, but I didn't think i would be moved by this. Then 3 nights later I put on the shirt I had worn when I tested Coco and was in heaven! It was a rich, warm floral, resins, spice and everything nice. I decided to test again on my skin and am so glad I did. I can't believe I almost dismissed this beauty. I was telling my friend about my new found love of Coco and she scoffed and said it is what her grandmother wears. We argued. I insisted she take the rest of my sample since I had purchased a whole bottle. The next time I saw her she was singing its praises and spritzed some on before we walked down the street to her neighborhood pub. About an hour later the bartender came over and asked which one of us was wearing a Chanel. Then he went on to say "I don't know anything about perfume but I can always tell when a woman is wearing a Chanel because they smell so classy". Perhaps he was trying to get a good tip but he seemed genuinely pleased with himself and it made my friend really happy to hear.

True, Coco can be heavy and overwhelming if over sprayed. 2 spritz max for this one. I sprayed this on in the bathroom the other night and was on my way to the living room when my husband commented that he could smell me from 15 feet away before I even entered the room. So yes, a light hand is needed. It lasts forever and just gets better and better as time goes by.

Coco defies categorization. Lighter than many 80s perfumes, yet more potent than many of the newer scents that come out on the market. Not quite an oriental, not quite a floral. Timeless. Womanly, motherly, sexy. Comforting and elegant. I have worn this to weddings, to funerals, to work, and to bed and will continue to do so for as long as they make it.

May
30
2012
HelenAnn
HelenAnn

I have and love the EDP. Always feel elegant wearing this and is the only perfume I wear where my husband says "hmmm you smell nice today"!! Easy to wear day or night.

May
28
2012
kuanyin4
kuanyin4

This is what I call a classy scent, elegant even, and yet it is still warm and inviting. Very sweet, with an even disposition. I am none of these things, but they are attractive to me. I feel wonderful in this scent, and it is long lasting. I'm glad I finally own a Chanel. I never care for No 5 and yesterday's sniff reaffirmed that I still don't. I long for No 19 though....

May
27
2012
akats
akats

I was always thinking that it is not my type of smell, as I was very young when I first tested it. Recently, I remebered it again and I completely changed my mind. It is a wonderful fragrance, not heavy and overwhelming as I was thinking, but soft, powdery elegant, creamy spiced and romantic! I am mature enough at last, so as to appreciate its beauty although I will be always a chanel 19 lover...

May
25
2012
snowbunny007
snowbunny007

I tried a decanted sample of this and found I could not wear it. The anamalic base notes were too prominent, and the heart faded too quickly. It was not for my chemistry. I have a friend who wears it, and on her it smells fresh, soapy, sophisticated and sexy. On me, well- it does not. Too bad. I've always wanted to wear a Chanel fragrance. I will keep trying.

May
14
2012
cathxinjin
cathxinjin

Like it yet not for a girl at my age (24). Too classy.and my boyfriend thinks it smells old grandma's waredrobe.but any wonman who wears it will have my respects.It is so elegent.defintely a classic

May
14
2012
ladypenelope
ladypenelope

My favorite of all time , love , love it. xxxxxxxx

May
09
2012
diego.lesgart
diego.lesgart

Otra excelente y deliciosa fragancia de aquella decada, misteriosa y sabrosa cuan brandy ... Espectacular ...

Apr
22
2012
Annica
Annica

I thought this would be an aggressive and pushy fragrance but how wrong was I not? It is the most snuggly and lovable fragrance I have come across since Jasmin Noir. Adorable and timeless. The longer it lies on your skin the better it gets. Soft and spicy. Gorgeous! Hope my sample lasts until I can afford a full bottle.

Apr
22
2012
soolii
soolii

one of the BEST perfumes! longlasting frag. for anytime of the day <3

Apr
05
2012
atv315
atv315

This is a great perfume that can appeal to lots of different generations in my opinion. I used to religiously wear Coco Mademoiselle and, although I still love it, I think it is a closed chapter in my life, if you will. I have outgrown it (or maybe I know that I had so much fun during the years that I wore it that I want to keep it in my memories of my wild 20s!). It's a bit too sweet and heavy for me now that I'm a whopping 30 years old. Although I love sweet and heavy fragrances, nowadays I tend to like something a tad less cloying or a strong or masculine note that cuts the sweetness a tiny bit and Coco seems to be a great compromise. I met an 80 year-old wearing this and I would wear it (and I have a strong aversion to "grandma perfumes") so I think a lot of different people can pull it off. The only problem I have with Chanel scents is that they have a lot of notes and a lot of sillage that create a big presence, which I don't necessarily think everyone's personality. Sometimes I feel like the perfume wears the woman opposed to the other way around.

Mar
30
2012
Winter
Winter

I love Coco.
This was my first parfum of "adult", a gift very special for my birthday eighteen.
I have a lot of memories with Coco through the years.

It's a mysterious parfum, seductor, warm.
This perfume reminds a luxury lingerie moments. Black lace, candles and romantic dinners.

A parfum to feel a confident woman itself

Mar
28
2012
finzi
finzi

This will always be my Chanel of choice. Warm, sophisticated, discreetly sexy, glamorous, elegant... I could go on. It's slightly sweet, but not in the candied, pinkly girlish way that so many modern scents are. This is for women, not girls. I started wearing it in my mid-20s and it always attracted compliments. It has such warmth and depth, but is never too heavy. It feels so luxurious!

I wore it year round and felt it worked no matter what the season. In the summer, if the sun warmed the skin where I'd applied the perfume, I was treated to a waft of that heavenly, beautiful scent. No matter whether other people liked it or not, I felt a million dollars wearing this perfume.

I'm on a break from my Coco at the moment. I wanted to branch out, experience new scents and learn more about perfume in general, but no doubt I'll return to Coco again. My other half loves this scent, it's the one I was wearing when we met and he thinks it's drop dead gorgeous.

Mar
24
2012
solbrasil
solbrasil

Thank you JB78! You totally "unveil" the mistery for me about Coco...I used to totally love Coco in early 90's and was always wonderying "what the heck" happened with my nose...since this perfume seems different these days! Too bad that they have to alter the original, when the original was such a wonderful sophisticated scent!!!
Still love it but not as much as used to...

Mar
23
2012
Chanel Man
Chanel Man

Coco by Chanel is truly a masterpiece. Jacques Polge is at his finest one of his very best creations.

Mar
13
2012
connie.o'strand
connie.o'strand

I have the EDT and I absolutely am in love with this. I smell it and cannot help but smile :) Love <3 My ALL time fave (only in fall and winter can I wear this though)

Question: I am looking for a new scent, I like Opium, Shalimar, Dior addict, Miss Dior Cherie, Donna Karan cashmere mist, euphoria, and amazing grace.

Any suggestions? ;))

Mar
11
2012
Woofer
Woofer

I fell in love with this scent during the eighties when I was in my early twenties. Recently, while trying to find a new signature scent, I fell upon it again but was disappointed to find that it smelled so different to me. ( I posted about it)! Well, I think I found a solution! I tried the pure parfum, and it smells so much more like what I remember...the depth balanced with the sweetness, the elegance and the exotic...I highly recommend this approach!

Mar
11
2012
Nettle
Nettle

What a sophisticated, timelessly elegant, glamorous scent. I would love to use it every day but I am saving it for special occasions. It deserves more than jeans and T-shirt.

Mar
03
2012
chanchita
chanchita

Coco is my all time favourite and signature scent. I tend to wear it most in the evenings/when going out, or in colder weather during the day time. It envelopes me like a luxury pashmina and lifts me up like a sexy pair of heels. It's the perfume I wear when I wear nothing else!

On me I initially find it very sharp when spraying on but this dies down very quickly and I pick up a balmy mixture of cloves, rose and peach. This settles down to a stunning, warm, heady mixture of jasmine, blossom and rose, all wrapped in cloves. Finally it dries down to a sexy, powdery vanilla with hints of sandalwood, amber, labdanum and tonka bean. I adore this scent from beginning to end - Coco drives me Loco in a delicious French manner! I love how it makes me feel; sexy, approachable, womanly, friendly, yummy yet grown up and not to be messed with.

Mar
03
2012
PlunketNurse
PlunketNurse

i first bought a pure parfum, and thought to myself wow this is amazingly complex with a rich floral gardenia smell. So i bought the edt, and found it just as adorable as the first though brighter and more defined in composition, finally i bought the edp,and lets say this is my favourite, it is classy and more of a lbd occasion smell yet it so soothing and timeless, creamy spicy and just so florally lush, almost a tinge of cacherel eden comes through. While i found chanel no. 5 boring and date, even oppressive, chanel chance boring and weak, coco mademoiselle is certainly a timeless classic imo. I wish i could make it my signature but i think chanel bois des iles have won my heart on that one.

Mar
01
2012
Jillzilla
Jillzilla

To my great astonishment, now that I am pregnant, the EDT of this fragrance melds perfectly with my chemistry and after a slightly sharp and soapy opening, the composition quickly softens into a musky, rosey, fuzzy spicy fragrance with an identifiable civet note, and a warm and resinous amber/sandalwood base that goes on FOREVER, reminding me vaguely of an incense that I've never really actually smelled before.

Many hours after application, the fragrance devolves into a woody powdery rose-sandalwood scent. Granted, it's still a bit powerful, so I have to be prepared for that! Last night I wore it to bed, and sillage was still detectable more than 12 hours later, and that was from just ONE spritz!!

I will note that I find a big difference between the EDP and the EDT. I cannot seem to pull off the EDP, which is too sharp and spicy on me, but the EDT works just fine on my skin (under certain conditions, which apparently include being under the influence of pregnancy hormones). In the EDT, the clove note seems subtler, or maybe more fleeting, and before I was pregnant I found the composition all-around soapier...like an exotic spicy soap. Now I find the EDT composition to have additional incense qualities, which is fantastic for me, since I love incense in fragrances.

Feb
29
2012
stinkydog
stinkydog

Some very strange reviews, even considering that noses and body chemistry differ... Coco is truly a winter perfume,for cold snowy days. I think it would be suffocating on humid warm days.If your assessment is shaped by the first hit of perfume,it will just blitz your nose. You really need to step away and let the this both dissipate and combine with the skin, to appreciate the intensely warm womanly spiciness. I like that it doesn't make a shy statement, for instance doesn't rely on an insipid likable vanilla note to carry it. It is one of those fragrances where the scent lingers in clothes for days (so the memories it carries had better be good ones!)

Feb
26
2012
twinbeauty
twinbeauty

I have worn Coco for a long time and was very disappointed to discover it had been drastically reformulated. According to article that I read, the perfume industry is regulated and must no longer use many ingredients that were staples for many classic perfumes (oakmoss, clove oil, nutmeg oil, etc.) So, that being said, Coco does not smell the way that I remember and expected. it is much lighter than it used to be, no longer as intoxicatingly spicy. The new reformulation is still classy and maybe even much more likeable to the masses....I however miss the comforting scent of the heavier spices and peach and vanilla. I think this new formulation is much thinner, more floral, less spicy, less warm. I plan to continue using the newest version as I refuse to search the internet for vintage version.

Feb
22
2012
ginawadsworth
ginawadsworth

I had not tried any Channel's before as it always made me sad. My late beloved granny used Channel No 5.

Anyway I tried Coco to see if I would like anything from this amazing perfume house. It blew me away. So sexy, strong, sensuous and seductive. Heaven scent for a romantic date with someone very special. An undoubtedly well condstructed perfume to use with a very light hand. Could easily overwhelm so not good for the office. I now have found a fantastic perfume for those unforgettable moments with my huisband.

Feb
19
2012
lotus3
lotus3

i have dark olive and warm skin and this perfume blends with my chemistry magically. I receive lots of compliments from my students men and women...

MY perfume. Just perfect. Have a light hand though... a little goes a long way, no need to apply again during the day.

Feb
18
2012
artsyrn
artsyrn

Maybe I applied too much? It is sickeningly sweet. Makes me imagine heavy,velvet curtains and an old maid factoring in to the equation. Not me.

Feb
15
2012
alyaa
alyaa

Coco channel was nearly my signature scent when I was in a deluded quest to find one. On my skin, the spice is very subdued and I can smell oranges, flowers, vanilla and wood all at different concentrations through its development. Yes it is a power perfume but an elegant waltz rather than a bomb. Coco surrounds me with a lovely sillage and has amazing staying power. If it was reformulated, I would say that the civet accord is more muted and all for the better. Everyone says No 5 is the best channel, for me there is no contestant to Coco. Coco is the couture of perfumery, timeless beauty, classic elegance.

Feb
15
2012
mylancome
mylancome

Agree with Firsttime's statement: beware the strenght of Coco parfum, it can be a sexy
perfume and can give you headache if apply too much.

Feb
14
2012
firsttime
firsttime

Caution :
Drop for 4-5 stoppers = Baby powder and Naughty
Drop for 8-9 stoppers = Sexy and Luxurious
Drop for more above = Headache and want to wash off

Used with carefully because it's too strong and long lasting.

Feb
14
2012
Scarlette
Scarlette

Wonderful Jacqueline just gave a GREAT tip...if you take one dab of YD Bath Oil (very lightly), and overlay Coco EDP, it smells just like the vintage old formula Coco! Heaven.
Thank you so much!!

I enjoy today's version very much too!

Feb
02
2012
LadyGNotGaga
LadyGNotGaga

I just tried Coco today at the perfume shop, it reminds me of Opium very much only toned down and much more subtle. Pretty much everything I like about Opium while leaving out the things I dont (Opium is too heavy on clove for my liking and its too strong when first sprayed). This is nice right away and doesnt come across as obnoxious. I think like most perfumes, you dont need more than 1 single spritz.

Feb
02
2012
Jayne58
Jayne58

A lot of people have commented on how sexy and sophisticated Coco is, but for me it is the ultimate comfort scent. I'm lying in bed today feeling unwell but wearing a soft, rich, warm blanket of Coco, which is helping me to feel less sorry for myself. I recently splashed out on a tiny bottle of pure perfume and it is worth every penny. Beautifully blended so that no one note dominates, there is nothing to irritate or nauseate. Coco makes a lovely nurse.

Jan
28
2012
teena724
teena724

I must have bought a fake. I thought I was safe with 1.7 used .. Don't get me wrong. I love my fake. But pretty sure it is a fake because all I can smell after 20 minutes is warm orange blossom honey and clove. This smell is divine, but not the divine as in original.

Jan
26
2012
TankGirl
TankGirl

As my journey at Chanel house continues, here I found another perfume I would love to wear but I cant. I discovered in Coco that I absolutly hate the smell of cloves. Coco gave me a very syrupi impression, very sticky and very 80'. The cloves and the roses gave me a headache. I like the smell of Coco, I just can smell it often, and off corse, on my skin: never.
Goodbye my dear, I shall not test you again!

Jan
19
2012
Chantal
Chantal

I hope that those who love this will not mind a review from someone less crazy about Coco EDP, and I hate to write a less than flattering review, but I feel like I should mention my impressions because Coco is classified as an oriental spicy, and I disagree. I tested this today, thinking that it might be something like Shalimar (spicy, vanilla, oriental, soft) but with some different twists and turns (namely the opening). Instead I found a fruity cross between Givenchy's Ysatis and Dior's original Poison (strongly resembles this in fact, this dry, potent floral scent surging outward, only Coco is stronger, and it felt synthetic, I'm sorry to say, because I got a strange headache and nauseated feeling.) I was really hoping to like this, because I still haven't found a Chanel fragrance that agrees with me. I've had similar reactions to Chance and no.5, and a particularly regrettable experience with Coco Mademoiselle. It came to a point where I was trying to scrub it. I've washed by wrists with dish liquid and other soaps five times, and the scent keeps warming up and coming back (similar thing happened with Coco Mademoiselle, actually). This might not be spectacular for someone with allergies. I am not writing this review in order to bash it either. My aunt favoured this for years, and I'm sure it was beautiful on her. The bottle is terrific too, really classy. I guess that I just want to tell people who are seeing the category listed as oriental spicy that it's really more of a floral. Maybe not a bright and airy floral, but a floral none the less. I think this could be a nice perfume. It just isn't an oriental, and it isn't my type. That's ok. It may be great on someone else!

Jan
12
2012
movs
movs

When I spritz Coco I can almost hear Grace Jones' "Slave to the Rythm", because this perfume reminds me so much of my late teenage years, when Coco was my signature scent. I'd be wearing a black slim fit dress, stilettos and Coco and dance the night away. Coco always makes me feel elegant, sexy and in the mood for a party.

There's something so vibrant to this sophisticated perfume. I think it's the spicy coriander cutting through the bouquet of elegant flowers and hot balmy notes. It's a modern and very spicy oriental. This complex perfume is so hard to describe but it's sparkling as champagne, bold and sexy as a beautiful femme fatale and exclusive as (almost only) a Chanel perfume can be. Sillage is beautiful and longevity very good.

With Coco you'll always have the right perfume for a gala dinner, a night in the opera or for the exclusive night club. That being said Coco could be a signature scent as well, even though it is a bit demanding; you won't go unnoticed but you'll most probably be recognized by your exquisite taste.

In 3 words: ELEGANT - SPARKLING - SEXY

Jan
05
2012
ahc4490
ahc4490

I want to love this perfume I really do and I have tried, in fact I am still trying. I have gone back and forth with this one, I should like it, I love spicy, and warm. I love orientals, but this smells like cough syrup and bugs spray for the first 5-10 hours. It last forever, even after a shower my skin will still have a faint smell of it and clothing will reek of it for days upon days or until washing (maybe even longer). It also is a perfume that will wear you completely, I have two spritz's on right now as I type this and it is like a syrupy pepper cloud of NyQuil around me. I do like smelling it from the bottle and the scent of it on my skin 10+ hours after the initial spraying.

Dec
29
2011
sofababe
sofababe

Coco is hot stuff!!
Grown up, spicy, glamourous and definitely Chanel! Sillage is immense, lasting power is extremely good, especially on clothes, I can still smell it on my scarf even after 5 or 6 days.
Coco is what I wanted No5 to be, but I don't enjoy that at all, thank goodness I found Coco, my classic Chanel!

Dec
23
2011
Coutureguru
Coutureguru

So then, I've made a full circle! Back in 1985 when Coco was launched in South Africa, I had a part time job with the company that oversaw it's release here. I participated in the launch in various department stores with great gusto, liberally dousing myself and anyone within arm's reach! The commercial played relentlessly on monitors all around the store and I became enamoured of Ines de la Fressange, Lagerfeld's muse at the time and also the face of Coco. It was around this time that I was dared to enter my first drag pageant ... Miss Gay Legs. On the way to the club a friend asked "what will you call yourself?" Drenched in Coco as I was and poured into the tightest black cocktail dress I could find (I seem to remember ruffles cascading over my right shoulder and lots of tight drapes) I barely gave it a thought and said "Ines ... of course!".

Coco is as hypnotic as it ever was! I am in a rose/wood phase at the moment and happened across a well priced EDP on Ebay. Best purchase of the year!!!

An orchestra of light peach and delicious, heady rose leads to a winding path, softly caressed by moonlight and trailing Jasmine. Dare she find out where it goes? As Coco deepens she becomes sultry and sensuous ... a wanton woman grabbing a trumpet from a player in a dimly lit Jazz club. She kicks off her black suede stiletto's and climbs atop a table ... wet red lips serenading the night with dripping tones.

Ok Ok ... so I have an overactive immagination LOL. Isn't that what fragrance is supposed to do?

Dec
20
2011
DarkClarissa
DarkClarissa

I had this a few years back and wore it often. It was more a case of not wanting it to go to waste rather than liking it. It is an extremely warm, spicy, heady fragrance. The cinamon lasts for hours and is cloying.

Dec
18
2011
nikkic78
nikkic78

For quite some time now I've been under the impression that Coco does not smell good on me. On my skin I would sometimes get a smell that reminded me of dryer sheets:(
But I loved it none the less. When testing it , it ends up on my coat or scarf and is heaven for weeks. I would spray a paper blotter and keep it in my nightstand drawer to smell before bed. It was the most beautiful scent in the world to me.
I had it in mind to test it sometimes to see if maybe on day Coco would feel about me the way I feel about her.
So for my birthday my sweetie got me the Chanel parfum wardrobe that comes out around Christmas time!!! Today I dabbed some on and I'm pleased beyond words. This concentration is working for me. The best part is my son who is 6 came to me and said "Mommy, I like how you smell" Enough said:)

Dec
18
2011
Camin
Camin

I tried a sample of this. Based on the notes I thought I would like it, but it didn't work for me. I absolutely could not stand it. It was a scrubber and after that I had to douse myself liberally with Black Afgano to rid myself of every last vestige of Coco. We're talking major headache. I got the lemon air freshener thing some others got. I think a lot of the older classic fragrances just don't work for me. I seem to gravitate to the newer niche scents that are more unisex. I think that where some get "sophisticated, classy" I get "artificial and overwhelming." I do like Chanel no 19, though, which is a classic. I am afraid to try Shalimar. It's interesting how after you have tried a lot of samples (I must have about 50) you start to get a real sense of what will work for you. It seems like a no-brainer but it's really kind of cool. I am an outdoorsy, back-to-nature kind of gal, but still very feminine. Maybe we should set up personality forums to see if we can find a link between who you are and what you like :)

Dec
16
2011
CathyGQ
CathyGQ

The first time I smelled this fragance I fell In love with it !!! It was masterful, refined, conservative, yet it had character and finesse in how all of the ingredients were rendered . I simply adore it and it´s bloody difficult once you´ve worn it to not make it an every-day type of fragance . In a word distinguished . As the day progresses it becomes more subtle and calming yet still retains its charm and character . Some things can´t be improved upon . Coco is one of them . I love strong fragances like OPIUM and COCO two of the best fragances ever !!!

Dec
14
2011
Decodawn
Decodawn

An ideal fragrance for the Autumn/Winter Months as it is a very powerful fragrance, warm and spicy, some say very similiar to Opium by YSL

Dec
11
2011
SG2424
SG2424

My all time favourite perfume.
I have tried many others but none come anywhere near the wonderfully intoxicating Coco.
Many think it is too heavy for daytime but I disagree, if you find your signature scent then it really does not matter what the time is....
This is a perfume for the confident woman who likes to be noticed when she walks in a room, not a shrinking violet.

Dec
09
2011
mylancome
mylancome

After smell both Coco and Coco Mademoiselle parfum, i understand why both have the Coco name. Classic Coco is an elder sister, a complex blended oriental fragrance, Coco Mademoiselle like a little sister, a chypre floral have a little hint of the Classic Coco.
I though I can bear this strong perfume, but I can't fight the strong fume of Coco, I had a headache cause by perfume for the first time.

Dec
09
2011
Maying Prantis
Maying Prantis

I adore this scent, it's a classic. It's going on the Christmas list!

Dec
08
2011
just_sara
just_sara

This parfume has stand the test of time.. for a reason. My favourite no.1 and will always repurchase :)!
At first I was like mehhh... dont get it. But then it came to me. My aunt was wearing it one day, and i became totally obessed over it! Have never came across a pafume I could love more than this.

First spray is very sexy and floral. Afterward it dries down to a chique warm parfum. MY boyfriend loves it. It is not too sweet, not too spicy, not too vanilla. The scent is a bit mature, but complex and unique! <3!

Dec
07
2011
jufconnie
jufconnie

I really loved this perfume in the 80's but my favorite scent was KL by Lagerfeld wich is a little simular. When KL was discontinued I knew Coco should take its place as my signature scent but it took me some years to really buy it and let it into my life. Now Coco has been my signature scent for many years. (Although at the moment I own so many perfumes I don't really have a signature scent anymore) Coco is my all time favorite perfume. Last month I decided to celebrate that fact and I bought a pursespray with pure perfume. That smells even beter, smoother and creamier than the EDT or EDP. LOVE it.

Dec
06
2011
Pari88
Pari88

Midnight rose how could you! :-) lol everyone is entitled to an opinion. This is just CLASSY. I will wear it when I am mature enough to deserve it. It smells expensive, intelligent, sexy, and wise. Not for the young or young at heart, maybe the old at heart. The inspiration for all the yummy new perfumes we own and love now. It combines the old with the new so perfectly well. The warmth and calm of earlier perfumes, think 1920's even 1960's, and the warmth and coolness of the 80's and 90's to make a yummy ultra timeless perfume, COCO, AMWAAAAAAAH!
Chypre Floral
10/10

Dec
01
2011
me79
me79

Classic, class, sexy and all class all the way, love it !

Dec
01
2011
lhollingdrake
lhollingdrake

This thing is alive and brazen. It walks into a room with shoulder pads, pencil skirt, and attitude. The cadence of a man but all woman. If you are going to put this on, please make sure to dress appropriately. This is no soccer-mom saturday fragrance.

Nov
28
2011
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt
Giannahazagunaka Buddhizt

I was in love from my first sniff at age 16! To my untrained, inexperienced nose I did not smell rose (which I hated at the time) I smelled a smooth sexy cool cocoa bean... but not candy like or very sweet... just cool but steamy sexyness....creamy, dreamy. I had to have it. It was my first real perfume buy. I actually put in on my xmas list and my dad sprung for it. I remember opening on xmas day... feeling like I had a crown jewl that none of my friends or foes could possibly have (and they didn't) or possibly understand. I still am absolutely dreamy-eyed.. gaga over coco chanel... a sultry but cool, very sophisticated, collective lady. When I'm not sure which of my many perfumes to wear and I'm sick of everything so fruity or sweet I reach for her over and over again, now being in my mid thirties... she's just as relivant as ever, if not more so! A true classic among classics, some will come close but none could ever be this very unique, original beauty :,,,)

Nov
24
2011
LindyLou
LindyLou

This perfume lasts really well which I have been looking for, for a long time, in a perfume. You may have to find the correct amount to apply as it is quite strong (I have a small parfum). It is sweet but manages not to be girly or sickly or mannish ( Yes I have smelled *some* sweet perfumes that seem to have compensated for the sweetness with flyspray). It is bold without being unapproachable. It is sensual with heady oriental flowers. It is amazing.

It will do well with colder weather, but as yet I haven't had the opportunity. It may be silly but I think it reminds me of the smell of impending rain in summer. Its the kind of perfume I'll wear on those really great summer nights when the sand is still warm but when there is a sea breeze blowing.

Nov
23
2011
maeculpa
maeculpa

mmmmmmmmmmmm coco..

she is my Goldilocks going out perfume, not too loud, not too timid, not too girly, not too brash, not too hot, not too cold..she is Just Right!

Coco is for grown ups.

Nov
21
2011
ralucucky
ralucucky

I like it more than Coco Mademoiselle, but it's not for me. I'm not that kind of woman that I imagine wearing it.

Nov
14
2011
Aredore
Aredore

Disillusioned with Mademoiselle - which was very specifically targeted towards my age group - I requested a sample of the original.

Good god, this thing is beautiful.

This was back when I wanted to make Shalimar my signature - the smoky citrus-vanilla wore on me like second skin, sexy like a cozy cable knit sweater “accidentally” showing off the lace of my bra.

Coco is aggressively sexy. She’s a big, bosomy, come-hither spicy floral with solid musculature and good bones. Smoky, resinous and rich, I imagine a dark-haired ingénue towering over me in a power suit and heels. Her eyes are kholed and cold. Red-lacquered lips form words through a cloud of cigarette smoke; “You are not worthy.” I cower and slide coco back on the shelf. Such voluptuous magnificence was never meant for uncertain waiflike figures.

Yet I covet this thing I can never be. When I am brave enough to wear it, my nose is glued to my arm, lost in a fantasies of impossible romantic escapades. I am powerful, aggressive, beautiful, transfixing. Desire me. Fear me. I am Coco.

Nov
13
2011
karaaslang
karaaslang

this is one of those scents that can be your signature scent. not suitable for daily use,it is more proper for an evening. if you like spicy, exotic, sophisticated smell, you must give it a go. this reminds me 'fire', that powerfull.

Nov
13
2011
Nicole79
Nicole79

The more i weare Coco EdP the more i become addicted!
One of the Best !*****
Gorgeous, exotic and sensual .
*** agree with Nopasho....once you're hooked it's for life !!!***

Nov
09
2011
jae
jae

ATTACK OF THE GENDER-BENDER

Being a rose-lover, not even Coco's iconic status as a "symbol of feminine class" could keep me away for too long.
The weird thing is that this was one of those magic elixirs a woman could use to seduce me. I was very nervous about even approaching a Chanel counter to sample a female Chanel fragrance, of all things. But diving deeper into perfumery changes things. When I tested this the first time (mid-2010), I brought a female acquaintance with me.

I totally understood why the saleslady who sprayed me was perplexed. A middle-aged woman with a conservative look, she had probably NEVER seen a man want to sample Coco for himself. Well, Coco settled and everything that would have made me putty in a woman's hands was absent. Was my nose playing tricks on me? I asked my acquaintance for a straight-up opinion. She LIKED it on me... I took a mental note of that but was still afraid to buy it and wear it. I still remember that scent haunting me for that whole day. That has haunted me for a whole year.....

Fast-forwarding to the present, I am now a proud owner of Chanel Coco EDP. I recently tried Coco again, was enchanted again and finally decided to man up. I would STILL love to smell this on a woman and it's probably still that magic elixir that the right woman could use to seduce me. But on MY skin, this is PERFECT! Roses, spices and smokey incense take center stage. Longevity is insane and the sillage is STILL outrageous. I love this enough to wear it, regardless of the perceptions surrounding it. Why? Because I love it.

In today's perfume trends, where cavity-inducing gourmands (especially vanilla) and watery florals are the norm, Coco could pass for an extremely sophisticated masculine/unisex.

For those of you who might be wondering, "How dare he?!?", I must state that Coco Mademoiselle passes for a fresh aromatic unisex fragrance on my skin. This was recently the general perception of an all-male staff.

The power of skin chemistry. The power of Chanel...

Nov
04
2011
nopasho
nopasho

I finally relented. I had a mini of 'Coco' edp and I almost sniffed my wrists to pieces. So time to fork out the money. It would better be worth it! And my God, it is more than worth it! This must be one of the most capitivating, beautiful and 'moving' fragrances of all time. Chanel nose Jacques Polge propably sold his soul to the devil to get the magic formula for 'Coco'. Be warned, girls: this is no 'Coco light', aka 'Coco Mademoiselle' but the real deal. Deep, mysterious, seducing, sensual, addictive, an olfactory hard drug. Once you're hooked, it is for life. The top, middle and base notes perform a breathtaking dance around you. They contrast and harmonise, they strengthen each other and then weaken each other. They attract and push away. Like a seduction. Charm and excite. The rose and the civet. They play and they fight and they caress and scream. It is that complex and deep. And it has development that lasts for minimum one day. Be warned. 'Flowerbomb'? Hahaha! This is a real 'fragrance bomb with some flowers in it. But it is friendly fire. The mandarin, peach, jasmin, pomegranate and coriander of the top tango passionately with the middle of mimose, orange blossom, clove, rose, clover and these two work with the base to form a perfect 'ménage à trois'. The base is really formidable with labdanum, amber, sandalwood, tonka bean, opoponax, civet and vanilla. Each of these separate notes is in itself a beauty. Sometimes when you have to many stars in a team, the end result is a mess. Here it is a feast for the nose. Everything works seamlessly together to create an olfactory orgasm. This is one of the few scents that is a very strong memory trigger and has the power to bring up emotions. I literally got tears in my eyes one day after applying 'Coco' because of it's utter instinctive beauty. Like looking at the real 'Irises' of Van Gogh. This is a classic. And rightfully so. This is perfumery art of the highest level. It gives pleasure, brings up emotions, brings back memories, makes one dream of a better world and relieves the stress of a busy office day wher collegues fluttered around in Acqua di Gio, Fantasy, Cool Water and White Linen. It lifts you up to another world. A world where Madame Coco herself would have said to 'nose' Jacques Polge: 'Mon chère Jacques, it was worth every centime selling your soul to the devil for this fragrance'. A tour de force, a work of art, a magical and deep and inspirational and comforting and soothing perfume that brings joy, consolation, happiness and hope. Yes, it really is that good!

Nov
02
2011
TheCountess
TheCountess

As much as a Chanel perfume fan that I am... I have to be honest and say I don't like this perfume at all. It smells like air freshener on me. Like heavy gardenia.

Nov
01
2011
ANSD
ANSD

I can't explain how much i love this scent...It brings me happiness and positive thoughts...I love to feel the strong cloves scent, gently mixed with a special rose and amber. The best part of it is the lasting power, that is simply UNBELIEVABLE. It lasts about 72 hours on skin, even after 3 showers...I have never seen such FRAGRANCE BOMB like this...

Oct
29
2011
crysna
crysna

OMG! i love COCO with all my heart! it makes me feel so clasy and sexy! good longevity, love the sweety smell on this one really outstanding, some people says its a old lady type fragrance but im not a old lady and suits perfectly on me! compliments from everywhere, you never go wrong with CHANEL!

Oct
28
2011
geckolost
geckolost

I tried this the other day ago at Ulta. I tried Magie Noir at the same time which isn't a good way to test a perfume, I know, but I don't get a chance to test any that often. So I'm sure for a good test I need to try it separately. What I smelled was very fruity! Which was unexpected. Sort of a tart berryish smell with a bit of spice. It sort of reminded me of Madness. I didn't like it.
Edit: a few days later I can still smell this on my sweater I wore when testing. I love the drydown! It's sweet and smokey. I'll definitely have to test again!

Oct
25
2011
Giselle Viz
Giselle Viz

Well, I have to admit this is now growing on me. I received a bottle of COCO from my hubby about a month ago. I was using a little bit on my wrist before I went to bed. I guess I had to become more familiar with the scent to appreciate it.I discovered that it smells sweet and spicey on me. It took me about 20 tries before I understood this composition. It's very different from all my other perfumes but, I know I'm beginning to like it. Finally, I get what all the hype is about. I think It's a very classy fragrance.

Oct
25
2011
galthea
galthea

My one and only beloved signature scent.
Do I need to say more?

Oct
19
2011
missymary
missymary

I'm in the camp that does't know why Coco is hyped as deeply exotic and sensual. I can hardly get anything but an ordinary slightly spicy rose. If I wanted a big intense spiced amber rose, I'd go to McCartney's Stella. I can't understand it, because my glamorous little mother, sadly missed, used to love Poison and Coco above all her 80s and 90s bombs. Still, nope, no matter how I try, Coco remains simply a dryish floral, with a shot of Old Spice, but it has no elan, no allure, no vavavoom. Sigh.

Oct
06
2011
chowchow41
chowchow41

This is an intense, seductive,sensual, intoxecating, breath taking perfume. It stands out of all other perfume's i know due to its outstanding ingredients. I wanted someting else then the perfumes that are on the market these days. I love those to [chech out my wardrobe} but i wanted something else than another L'eau ore another Giorgio Gioa. I have those to but i was looking for someting with that UMPH effect. I found it and i love it. Loving jasmin, vanilla, peach mimosa the right amount civet. I must say USE WITH CAUTION, spray once and walk trough that cloud and it is enough to last a day. Wonderfull.

Oct
06
2011
Giselle Viz
Giselle Viz

I have tested this perfume on me time and time again, trying to understand it but, I can not handle the intensity of the scent. I just don't get it! What is so special about the combination of these notes! I just can't find what makes people love it so much. I wish I could appreciate it as much as it's fans.

Sep
30
2011
takeasniff
takeasniff

Sorry guys the review below was me I was not logged in properly. I would also like to say that Chanel gets the bottle right. Rather than spending too much time on the appearance of the bottle it seems they spend more time on the contents which reflects their perfumes character so well. Stylish but not understated confident and never garish or tacky also they are easily available with a range of products and the lotions so you can layer the fragrance many perfumes just are so all over the place in as far as supply to customers one week the store has it another they don't but you can always find a chanel counter and know what you are going to get no nasty surprises and they don't discontinue things all the time so you can like something and know it will be around no flash in the pan efforts.

Sep
27
2011
guest_
guest_

I can't believe people think this is spicey. If they do obviously that is how they feel but I can't live without this stuff because on me it is a honey vanilla smell but not in a celebrity style of perfume it is obvious it is chanel. I find it very mild. I put it on my wrists and all day it wafts up just lightly and other people can smell it but only if they sit next to me and lean in. It maybe is sprayed too much with some people but 1 or 2 squirts and it is just divine. I really want to try the body lotion but I am not sure if that turns musty if it mixes with your clothing. I don't think this smells old either even though it has been around a long time. It is well worth the huge price tag and I have never had anyone say they don't like it they may not wear it themselves but it doesn't bother them when I am wearing it in fact they will often say "You smell nice what's that you have on?" When I tell them they say "No really, I thought those perfumes smelled really old but that smells nice". Go figure??

Sep
27
2011
jazmam
jazmam

I am referring to the E.D.P. and I'll add it does need to be use sparingly, which makes it an amazing value plus the fact that it last forever adds to it's real value. Sillage is perfect!

Sep
21
2011
jazmam
jazmam

Is it me or does this smell like coco before the chocolate? Like if all the notes combined , the final product smells like a sexy creamy coco bean? lol

This was my first ever real perfume purchase, I was 16 (in the 90's). I was very aware of who coco chanel was, and was't expecting to smell coco.... I took a sniff aat the department store, and still remember my first thoughts and that was just wow, how sexy but cool, it doesn't smell like chocolate, and even though there is no coco note I couldn't help but feel like with all the notes combined to create this masterpiece that together they reminded me of a coco bean , but done in a way to perfectly fit a perfume, just reminded me of the ultimate sexy but very cool sophisticated youngish (20-40) yr old gorgeous lady.. and lol, I still get this impression when I smell it.

My niece (now in her teens) absolutely hates what she always refers too as ''old lady rose scents'' she only likes those soft fruity candy victoria secret type perfumes, and out of the MANY I make her try... this was the only 'mature' perfume she liked and in fact she loved it, she said the rose is so well blended I dont really pick it up, she's now begging me for a bottle..lol

I do have the coco mademoiselle which in it's own right is a new classic, but really I feel like it doesn't come close to it's original Just WOW what a timeless gorgeous fragrance!

Sep
21
2011
Alara
Alara

Coco EDP! How intense art thou!
Coco and I have met before but I sampled it with very little focus and didn't want to comment. Also, I think it was a very hot day and it may have scared me a little. And I like scary potent fumes. Just as I like great horror films, though I find very few to be scary
nowadays, perhaps the ones that poke a part of my mind that's been tuned into that particular type of fear since I was a little girl.

Along those lines, comes Coco. Familiar. I've felt it before and it rang that bell in some far corner of my mind.

It's sweet and so potent that an unopened sample vial radiates the intoxicating scent a good 10 centimetres in diameter.

On skin, wow, The Perfume, I get the same feeling of dominance and presence as I get from the original Poison, my personal favourite. Quite powerful and momentous but not overwhelming; though I am sure it can be if one goes overboard, and I sure can be giddy, fickle and not take things seriously enough and slather on strong perfumes because "I'm not sure I can smell it..." *insert some Gemini ascendant smiley symbol here please*

Coco is feminine with a big F, a fullblooded woman encapsulated and, on my skin, all the ingredients dance around a blood red rose and a whole field of sweet clovers whose scent I'm more than familiar with as I used to eat its petals A LOT when I was a kid.

Later the scent goes ambery and I believe that, if I put it on my clothes, I'll feel it radiating its last molecules somewhere in 2013. I am very tempted to do so, though.

I like how it makes me feel, how it combines my childhood memories with my womanhood and it feels lovely to sniff it and reminisce and ponder and make believe.

Sep
15
2011
AimeeSoui
AimeeSoui

Usually, an oriental spicy eau de perfume would be too heavy for me to wear, but this classic and genious fragrance is tender,soft and flowery with a spicy touch. Chanel fragrances are my absolute favourites and this is no exception. The sillage is medium, does not spread out too much but gives away small hints, something which somehow makes the fragrance more personal and exotic. The eau de perfume is long lasting and gets even softer during the day without loosing its wonderful base. 

Sep
09
2011
shabbus
shabbus

I am with GeekWeevil regarding Chanel's Coco. I've tried it several times now, both the perfume and the EDT. I really want to be the type of woman who wears this effortlessly.
But it's not to be. On very first spray, the scent is just incense. Head shop/new age shop incense.
But very shortly, there is a smell of lemon coming up through the incense, which only serves to make me smell like a well kept public lavatory. It's inescapable for me - I smell like the air freshener they put in public facilities.
I've not been able to keep the EDT on long enough to describe the evolution, but the EDP on me has none. It stays pure incense (the lemon recedes a bit) for hours, and I am sure my office mates think that I am popping out for a smoke.
The bad news: I will never be the Coco type.
The good news: I was able to use 'GeekWeevil' and 'Chanel' in the same sentence.

Sep
07
2011
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

To me Allure Sensuelle is similar to this one, only not as good. The opening is a big floral aldehyde and the spices are soft, like a hint of them having fluttered by. The base of this smells wonderful. A hint of vanilla with labdanum and opoponax, with only a small hint of civet (which is just the right amount IMO). And it lasted a good 8-10 hours. If this smelled throughout like the dry down does, I would love it, but the opening of aldehydes is a bit much for me. Aldehydes aren't really my thing, but they do suit this so well, giving it that golden classy touch. This is one of the most wearable Chanels to my mind, easy elegance in a bottle, for day or night.

Sep
07
2011
adrienn99
adrienn99

i liked the opening and was thinking maybe i was all wrong and it is not only a hype but something that deserves its status. nope. not to me.

it is just a big strong artificial fruit and soap smelling something... i cant like it , sorry.

Aug
31
2011
elderflowers
elderflowers

The triumph of craft over shock value. Perfectly assembled, my favourite out of all perfumes by Chanel, and one of only two that I can wear (the other is the much more daytime-friendly, but less artistically accomplished, Chance). I have wooed so many grande-dame orientals, in the vain but perpetual hope of becoming a languorous, sophisticated siren, and Coco is the only one prepared to be my friend. The drydown is my favourite part, so I apply this scent in the morning to clothes I intend to wear out at night.

It's immediately recognisable. So is the third movement of Vivaldi's 'Winter', which the scent of Coco for some reason often brings to my mind (and it seems I'm not the only one for whom it evokes Baroque music). I love the idea of smelling how that piece sounds, so much that I frankly don't care that everyone with an ounce of cultural exposure can identify it instantly. If both are rather overplayed, that's because both are that great rarity: an easy-to-appreciate classic masterpiece.

Aug
28
2011
ION
ION

Coco, is a perfume with a funny name but mind you, its name is the only funny thing about it :) !
If I had to find better words to describe it, I would call it "fine art in a bottle"; elegant, sophisticated and a very classy smell indeed.
It is so well done that it reminds me of a baroque piece of music performed by a top (finely tuned to perfection) orchestra.
It is undoubtly one of the finest perfumes ever created, one can tell that this one and "Tiffany for Men" come from the same nose.
M. Polge had created two masterpieces so early in his career, it is high time he came back with something of the same level I think.
Anyway, it does smell like "Allure sensuelle" (frankly it is the other way round) but "Coco" is a little better (that "little" that makes a big difference if you know what I mean).
It is the perfect perfume to buy as a gift to someone when you don't know what she's wearing, such an exquisite creation it is.

A note: I don't think it smells like madame Coco Chanel at all but that shouldn't hold you back anyway. :)

Aug
27
2011
geekweevil
geekweevil

Based on the 'Who likes this also likes' panel, I should have loved this perfume like no other. Every other perfume I've tried there comes up trumps when i trial it. This is how i found all my favorite scents.

Except Coco.

My goodness, I really hate this perfume. I've tried it three times now and each time have ended up scrubbing it off within a few hours as i cannot bear to smell it any longer.

What is even more tragic is that i like Coco Mademoiselle more than this one. I don't WANT TO, but i think it's really pretty and wearable, despite it not being at all my usual thing... I like old lady perfumes and powerhouse 80s perfumes! What is going on!!!!!

I can see why people like it, it just makes me smell intensely sickeningly fruity or something and i want to gag!

Aug
26
2011
Misenchanted
Misenchanted

I received this as a gift about 21 years ago and thought it was just ok, but not something I would have purchased for myself (I was 21 at the time). I became pregnant not long afterwards. I ended up giving it to my Mum as it ended up making me sick to my stomach (which I am sure had a great deal to do with morning sickness and not the perfume). I smelled it the other day for 'old time's sake'. Yep, still makes me feel sick. Such is the power of scent and memory.

Aug
23
2011
mylancome
mylancome

Is it? Are you sure you are getting the classic Coco? The classics had come out lighter ver. for young people and asia market.

Aug
20
2011
Gardeniawhore
Gardeniawhore

Why, Why,WHY did they change the formula for the parfum?! It was so wonderful - now it smells too much like lemon. It's also a different color.

Aug
20
2011
aquila_2009
aquila_2009

Hi.

Unique as you are.COCO is one of the most influential creations in the whole of perfume's history,it is really beyond words...Everything about it spells drama,opulence,striking features and indulgence of the senses.This legendary perfume definitely makes you feel like you are worth more than a million dollars.Memorable,Rich,Special, Ladylike,Exquisite,Sensual, Glamorous,Spicy,Classic and Very French.

It is rich and sophisticated with hints of orient spices.COCO starts with notes of pomegranate blossom,peach and orange blossom that is fresh yet strong,adding a garland of tempering elements with a soapy vibe(orange blossom and rose)and some spices(clove and clover).the unforgettable and warm base notes full of animalistic civet,tonka bean,amber and vanilla which projects it is seductive message "i am all woman,come sit by me".

I would truly recommend it for anyone who wants to turn heads in any room.COCO is for the outgoing and excellent personality of the perfect lady.definitely for Autumn and Winter and a Special Evening.Looking great and smelling great is always is in style. wearing COCO will make you smell great.In fact COCO and a wonderful outfit,will make any lady look and smell wonderful.

Sillage?Superb.

Longevity?Amazing.

8/10

Aug
20
2011
7pi
7pi

bold..beautiful..totally female..a daring scent..it plays "hide and seek" all day; catching you in a day dream unexpecitedly. This is not a sugar stick in a bottle that young girls crave. It is the essence of a blossoming woman.

Aug
20
2011
jrova
jrova

Recieved this for a birthday gift(an early b-day gift). I can only handle the eau de toilette version as its not intense and since I am a 24 yr old female. I realized one thing; Overall I knew its an amazing scent once aired out, aslo I realized its much better sprayed on clothes than on my skin atleast. I 've sampled it before so I know it smells ok with my skin. For me ateast, it smells much better on clothing.
Also, its not a scent I would wear everyday and since I have a BIG bottle of it I am kind of hesitant. I told my mom to get me the small one for that specific reason. Since she is generous with gifts and overall everything, I have the big one. Not complaining though. Love her and like this scent.

Aug
17
2011
paulie86
paulie86

I just got a bottle of CoCo as a gift from my mom while I was home visiting and i'm so happy!! love you mom lol I always wanted a bottle but could never cough up the $85 and over price tag. Usually discounters overcharge on Chanel fragrances because they're hard to obtain so I could never find it for a cheap price.

At one Macy's I went to the 1.7 and 3.4 edp we're sold out they only had the 1.2 which I passed on. I went to the Macy's in my home town and they only had the edt so I got that instead. Both concentrations smell pretty much the same except the edp has a harsh aldyhydic opening and a very sweet/spicy, creamy, rich drydown. Where the edt has a cologne type opening with a softer, honey sweet, sophisticated, spicy drydown it's not as rich as the edp but it's still classy and beautifully chic nonetheless. I actually think i'm starting to prefer the edt over the edp lol. The lasting power for CoCo in both strengths is tremendous I could still smell them the next day after previously applying in the early afternoon the day before.


I think CoCo overall is one of the sexiest most "french" smelling fragrances I ever encountered. The only problem I thought to myself is why some of the fragrance sizes are factory wrapped in celophane and some sizes are not. I also love the bottle, and the vaporisateur because it shoots out a strong fine mist that covers large portions of your skin so you use less. CoCo might actually trample over Opium as my favorite fragrance lol

Aug
15
2011
Lini Darling
Lini Darling

Warm.
Mature.
Wise.
Playful.
Sensual.
and completely enveloped... is how I feel while wearing this perfume.

I am a very young person wearing this.. I read everywhere that this is a scent only for women 30+
Perhaps the 'wearing age' has more to do with the overall personality than the chronological age. I'm not sure!

In any case, this scent is a man, woman, and self-pleaser.

Although, of course, it depends on your own scent. You already know that :)

- Lini

Aug
13
2011
TawnyMoon
TawnyMoon

Bought this after smelling on someone else. It smelt sophisticated on her but on me ordinary. Guess one of those perfumes you've really got to try before you buy.

Aug
13
2011
airubgirl
airubgirl

Ah, Coco...starts out very in your face then settles into a very ladylike, but sexy scent. This is for a very confident woman who exudes class and sophistication... think buisness suit, but with the naughty lingere under it. You just have to get past the uptight exterior to the soft, sultry, femme fatale interior. I love this fragrance, but alas my horse does not so I don't wear it anymore. A classic none the less. Sillage is amazing so be careful with the application, this is the type of scent that you spray into the air and let it settle down onto you.

Aug
13
2011
renperd
renperd

Coco to me is like Aromatics in that it annoys close up, but pleases from afar. Try applying it to your ankles and it will reveal its magic. Warm spices with loads of style and quality.

Aug
13
2011
salihah
salihah

ive smellt this so many times and i dunno its like im smelling a completely different fragrance from every else who loves it
but maybe it just not for me plus im still in my teens maybe as i get older i will learn to love it

Aug
10
2011
Elise1214
Elise1214

This is yet another fragrance that I own, and I do love it! Coco is a fragrance that goes from smelling one way at first spray, to a totally different scent after it settles with your chemistry. I believe Coco smells most beautiful about 20 minutes after it has been sprayed.

Regardless, this is a lovely fragrance that exudes pure elegance, class, sophistication, and strength.

Aug
04
2011
Zuuus.p
Zuuus.p

Well, I am a bit confused with this perfume. After the first sniff I thought "Oh my gosh, this is awful and stinky!", but when it slowly settled I was in paradise. Probably one of the best drydowns of all perfumes I´ve ever smelled. Very warm, very spicy, it´s classic. Thumbs up Coco Chanel:)

Jul
26
2011
n.hidayah
n.hidayah

i guess i am the only one who get annoyed by its smell :-(

Jul
22
2011
Scarlette
Scarlette

One of my all time favorites. Best in cooler weather, perfect for Christmas. Sexy Christmas!

This is the fragrance I have purchased more than any other over the years, and anyone in my family would call it my signature scent. It is the one I wear the most for Christmas & holidays in colder weather.

My family always says that their babies smell like Coco until their bath from all of my cuddles!!! Even the men say "Baby smells like Auntie!!"

Will ALWAYS be a favorite.

Rich and deep, lightly spicy. Sweet, but not too gourmand. Balanced to perfection. Class.

Confidence is a must to pull this one off.

I always seem to need another bottle....EDP!

Jul
21
2011
fashionfaerie
fashionfaerie

I just came back to this one after 20 years, having finally grown into it. The EDT and EDP concentrations can certainly be recognized as the same fragrance, yet their characters are really different as worn. I'm currently appreciating the EDT because it goes through a phase of being a gorgeous honeyed rose, whereas I'd previously just loved Coco for the spice and resins of the EDP. Either way you go, it can start out pretty harsh and noxious (blast of cedar and aldehydes?) if you overapply, so go easy! The drydown is just heaven, though, smooth and warm and spicy, so elegant. I actually think the EDT is great for everyday wear and doesn't need to be reserved for a special occasion, as long as you let the topnotes burn off before getting into a confined space with anyone!

Jul
18
2011
Tallulah117
Tallulah117

Coco is a spicy, warm, and elegant fragrance. I think it is best suited for evenings. A little spritz goes a long ways.

Jul
15
2011
hanya.2305
hanya.2305

it has a very nice fragrance and i love it

Jul
15
2011
pippab
pippab

I was at a fabulous Australian Grand Prix Ladies Day lunch in Adelaide and among other gifts, every one of the 1,000 ladies attending was given a sample size Coco. There's been a bottle of EDP on my dresser ever since. It was love at first sniff.

I think it's an autumn/winter fragrance and one that people always ask what scent I'm wearing. It's certainly worth the hefty price tag - it's Chanel after all. I would never be without it.

Jul
14
2011
Grehjohrt
Grehjohrt

When I smell Coco, I imagine that I am an elegant european woman that has a lot of presence.This scent is beautiful, because it smells so spicy and warm. Unfortunately, I do not have the personality to pull it off.

Jul
11
2011
the sun
the sun

For my taste,Coco chanel is posh,rich,glamorous and sophisticated it is so beautiful and clasic.Very strong,so need to spray small amout of this beauty.Good desicion for special occasions.Staying power incredible.

Jul
07
2011
Asmaa youssef
Asmaa youssef

coco is an opulent scent ,spicy,sexy ,quiet ,i feel comfortable with it , great for night in summer days especially when i want to be glamorous as an angel in the night or as Marilyn Monroe said
"I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it. "
i felt that when i smell something Wow like Coco Chanel
really Coco for me as a N.5 for Marilyn.

"What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course"
- Marilyn Monroe.

Jul
06
2011
missmonica
missmonica

Coco is my signature, my shapeshifter. When I am lonely or insecure it floats about me in a sweet cloud, smelling comfortably of spices and expensive vanilla. Though it never reaches cupcake sweetness, it has a comforting gourmand element, like a small piece of beautiful carrot cake with just a hint of some expensive imported vanilla.
When I am confident and happy it becomes a civet and cloves concoction, dry and smokey. It smells like a 1920's starlet, dark and mysterious. Confident and sexy. It wears so close to my body that it draws people in. The flowers are intoxicating. It is resinous and beautiful. It is warm and inviting. It is lovely. The lasting power leaves something to be desired, as does the sillage, but it's okay because it wears and melts so beautifully that I really don't mind applying frequently. I think I will repurchase in the EDP and see if anything changes. Absolute masterpiece.

Jul
01
2011
mademoiselle-c
mademoiselle-c

I would appreciate people not comparing this work of art to Coco Mademoiselle. Coco Mademoiselle is juvenile, bland and generic (this coming from a Chanel fanatic). Coco is rich, sensual and sophisticated. It is a beautiful cabernet sauvignon while CM is a drinkable merlot.

The smokiness, richness and tonka bean are the main highlights. The only problem I have with this fragrance is that you cannot find a 100ML bottle of it ANYWHERE!

This fragrance is love at first spray, love at first sniff and love at dry down. It is a euphoric experience that makes you feel like a true Parisian goddess. Coco is one of a kind - it cannot be compared to anything.

- C xx

Jun
30
2011
Sourneli
Sourneli

Very elegant.

Jun
18
2011
Fizzy
Fizzy

If you know the book "Color me beautiful" , it´s perfect scent for spring and fall women typ, with brown or red hair, romantic, rich and no working, going shopping to Monaco. It lasts for long and it´s typical french scent.

Jun
17
2011
pbandabby@gmail.com
pbandabby@gmail.com

my 1st real perfume,soo warm and spicey. almost too warm, reminds me of christmas time. i felt soo grown up and sophisticated when i wore this. too bad i kept hearing "oohh you smell great" coco?" i guess i like to be a little mysterious. anyway, it has been years an i accidentally concocted something strange and magical! ive been wearing gwen stephani's L which is all peaches n musk and mixed it with victoria secrets luscious kiss which is orenge coconut and tonka beans. either one is pretty simple on their own, but on me the mix smells just like coco, cept a bit lighter and fresher. they set each other off and get all spicy and warm. yum!

Jun
17
2011
belissena
belissena

I know, I know...it's june and this is a fall/winter perfume, maybe it's also indicated for evening...but I love it so much. Sometimes I need Coco, its floral and spicy perfection. I love mimosa and rose mixed with clover, clove, opoponax, amber and even civet, when used in the right way...it's so classy and feminine, strong but not loud, sensual but not vulgar...it represents the woman I want to be.

Jun
11
2011
abdu
abdu

hi everyone this perfume my sister love it and i trust of test my sis

Jun
08
2011
MsRachael
MsRachael

You want to find a perfume that makes a statement - that announces your presence to the world. I find that this perfume BLARES your presence. It's just flat out too strong for me. I realize it's a classic, but rose is meant to be a delicate, soft presence, not a nasal assault. No, won't be doing that again.

Jun
06
2011
luka
luka

a special perfume for special ocasions!!!!

Jun
01
2011
mlxo7
mlxo7

I thought I should give this perfume its due. If there is anyone like me, where your skin seems to devour perfume an hour or two after its applied, Coco might be your answer! Applied today at 12pm, the EDP is still on my wrist at 8:15pm. What brilliant staying power! Can't believe what it must be like on those of you who have no problem with a perfume lasting!
This is a really beautiful, expensive smelling perfume, quite spicy while sweet. The EDT doesn't last as long as the EDP (to be expected), but the EDP can sometimes be almost a bit headache inducing if you sniff it straight after spraying, I can understand why some might consider the top notes a bit 'old lady' with all the florals, but it soon settles into a lovely, comforting, warm drydown. Its a really classy and elegant scent, one of the few perfumes I would say definitely best worn (at least in my opinion - and experience) in the winter and on cooler evenings, as it can become a bit cloying. Usually I find I need to spray several times for a perfume to be slightly noticeable and to hang around for a while, but with this, two sprays and I'm done! Quite a beautiful piece of work.

May
31
2011
Louw
Louw

My absolute, all-time favourite fragrance! I first used it in 1987 - it was the first perfume I bought for myself because I liked it, rather than because my bf liked it or because I thought I would or should like it!

I'm pleased to say I love it as much now as I did 24 years ago! Strangely, as it's my favourite, I find it really hard to describe in detail - if pushed, I'd say there's just the right amount of amber, a little rose, maybe some spice - but somehow that doesn't do it any justice at all. I just know that it surrounds me with warm, sensual confidence and makes me feel like me!

I could go on for ever singing Coco's praises but I'll just say if you haven't tried it, just give it a go and you may find you love it too!

May
30
2011
StarMagix
StarMagix

My favorite from Chanel and has been for many, many years. This perfect scent can be worn anytime, any place. It has such a lovely feminine scent and gives a sense of security when I wear it. I know I smell good!

May
17
2011
greydove
greydove

So perfect! Spicy and delicate. Not too sweet..I almost bought it....BUT....Its dripping with civet!!! That heavy, sexual musk that smells like sweaty armpits. Why, oh why do the fancy houses have to put that dreaded animalic, oily, sweaty, b.o. in everything!!?

May
17
2011
puppynose
puppynose

So different depending on the concentration and the vintage. I used to assume that pure perfume vs edp vs edt made little difference other than, in most cases, the relative proportions of certain base notes is likely higher in the higher concentrations. I love the edp from the 90s- still have some,love it. Tried a current version of the edp from ebay seller and actually choked on the raspy harsh overbearing dry rough powder, my friends agreed and said it was setting of their allergies- my old one never did that. It may have been a dupe but don't know- I sent it back for refund. So, I got a 5ml edp decant from theperfumedcourt as I find their integrity high (like their prices can be). It smells wonderful. I also decided to splurge and get one of their tiny decants of the pure perfume - I'll have to check vingtage, can't recall off hand. Oh my god- not a redistribution of the base heart and top notes- an altogether different beast that I do not like at all! I tried to like it as we often say- I hate it. Sort of sour pungent "perrumey" in not pleasant ways to my nose- oh, and not powdery at all. Fascinating but costly discoveries!

May
15
2011
musicaficta
musicaficta

Coco transports me to other worlds. She takes me through a looking glass to wonderlands full of mystery and beauty. Her spices, white flowers and peach meld together seamlessly and leave me transfi*ed by her stunning radiance.

She is never tawdry, nasty or blatantly se*ual. Coco is, however, erotic in an almost spiritual way. She wears a diaphanous white sheath trimmed with luminous gold braid and wears orange blossoms in her hair.

Coco beckons me in every season, day and night, and I crave her presence.
I often take Coco to bed with me for my private pleasure. She surrounds me with her warmth and takes me through the night, holding vigil until the first rays of dawn appear.

May
14
2011
mariaraluca
mariaraluca

i've always had a passion for perfumes. my first chanel was half an year ago. a chanel 5, the elixir. loved it. when i tried coco, it really made me fall in love with it. it is a strong perfume, long lasting, and i perceive it as a sophisticated perfume. in my opionion , it can be used also by women between 30-40. i don;t see it as a perfume that suits only mature women.
there is something about chanel perfumes, maybe their story, maybe because they are easy to recognize... but they are absolutely fab. ( except chanel chance, that i love as scent but it gives me a headache).
chanel is about being feminine, strong, sexy, elegant, sophisticated.

May
14
2011
myrayolite
myrayolite

Melds with my chemistry very well, many compliments! :o) My last bottle, just bought, never used, was stolen when my house was burglarized. :o( I will invest again soon.

May
12
2011
Angelfreak4
Angelfreak4

I love this fragrance so much!! It is so fall and winterlike! I would never wear this in the summer-it speaks cinnamon and spice to me. This is the longest lasting fragrance I own (I have the classic bottle eau de parfume spray), and I have about 22 fragrances. The body cream is heavenly, also. Yes, I have had a few compliments!

Apr
30
2011
justlikehoney
justlikehoney

Bought EDP 55 ml(full) and EDT 50 ml(nearly empty) from Vintage Market with very cheap price (2 bottles in less 10 USD!) because it's Chanel with blindly information.Very warm, luxurius, and elegance but remind me to Granny's Fragrance!!!
I wore it for the meeting day because it's so expensive scent and just went to night club cause it's stay strong!!!

just a choice for me cause I love fruity note

8.5/10 for this classic one

Apr
19
2011
ShannyO
ShannyO

I chuckled with recognition at the reviewer immediately prior to mine. Indeed, being an 80's tween meant some heavy dousing...... thankfully we now live by the motto less is more! As for Coco, my first bottle was at 17, in 1992.... and, to be blunt, it was sex in a bottle, at least for me. I was still a chaste girl, but a few spritzes of Coco made racy thoughts flood my teen-queen head. It is definitely more of a winter perfume, as it evokes sitting by the fireside, enjoying the company of the man you love most. Combine it with some Getz/Gilberto, a glass of wine and a roaring fire. You (and your significant other) won't be sorry.....

Apr
02
2011
Soutty123
Soutty123

I don't wear this often but I would never be without a bottle. I am 40 and first wore it as a teenager (anais anais was the closest you could get to a teeny bopper perfume back in the 80s). I used to drown myself in it to the extent that even after my clothes had been washed my mother could still smell Coco wafting up as she was doing my ironing. She hated it back then!

Nowadays I wear it sparingly during the colder months only. The last time I wore it my mother asked what the lovely smell was!

Over the years I have received many compliments about this perfume. Men love it - although now that we are no longer in the 80s drowning oneself in it is no longer considered socially acceptable. Back then you had to spray yourself from head to foot to stand out from the other girls in Giorgio, Poison, Red etc etc.

Mar
31
2011
GracedeMonaco
GracedeMonaco

This fragrance is a classic and one of my Fall/Winter staples...a reliably elegant "goto" fragrance that is timeless. It is a bit on the potent side (a little goes a long way!) but the midnotes and drydown are beautifully powdery with just that slightest bite of tonka and sandalwood. I bought a bottle of this on a cruise with me (well packaged I might add) and the stopper came off the top & it spilled onto my address book. Five years later it STILL smells of Coco!!! I get tons of compliments on this scent however it does depend on the wearer on the scent's body chemistry, I would imagine. Definitely one to sample...try before you buy..this may become your #1 fragrance or totally not for you at all! Good luck!

Mar
26
2011
noorabbas
noorabbas

This is a very strange perfume! It somehow manages to carry me away the instant I get a hint of it! It smells like a magical spell! It smells like an oriental temple in an old story from my childhood memory store ! like an endless desert with nothing but golden sun and sand! Very dry ,very clean, and very spiritual! One day I was talking to few people from work when I waved my hand and came to smell my wrist , it stopped my brain from thinking for a brief moment and I thought : Oh my lord what a beautiful strange scent! It is a perfume that I will use and will insure to have as long as I am alive !

Mar
19
2011
milena
milena

Coco, very exotic, rich, intense, sexy, elegant and very sophisticated.

Mar
10
2011
Emiraa
Emiraa

Coco is made for me:) i love love love it!!!!
Sexy, elegant, special, oriental, unique and timeless fragrance.
For woman who like to feel special.
Man like it and i get lot of compliments when i am wearing it.

Mar
04
2011
oona noir
oona noir

Very soft, elegant and lady-like. Gentle spices and a touch of soap. The edp is extremely long lasting.

Mar
01
2011
Angel10
Angel10

I love COCO EDP! It is one of the very best elegant spicies! Men LOVE it, it is very sexy, soothing, and warm.

Maybe LT thinks it needs "more time" before being brought out again, but in my opinion, this one never went away! I have been wearing this for 22 years, since I was 18, and I still do. I am ALWAYS in need of another bottle of Coco.

It is so well blended, complicated, and rich, and it not for those who want to go unnoticed. And it will stay with you all day. Chanel has class & luxury down to an art.

Feb
26
2011
jolielady
jolielady

I'd often heard of Coco but I got it in my head that it's old lady and all that.Like Obsession. WRONG

Today I sampled it and I'm an instant convert. It even beats my great favourite Dolce Vita that I have loved and set on a pedestal for yonks.

Coco isn't too spiced and it's not strident and assertive like Poison and Alien. It has subtle depth and it's gentle. A big surprise for a lot of people, I think.

Feb
17
2011
Happyme2009
Happyme2009

I have the edp, and haven't worn it in years! Why? I don't know, perhaps I got caught in smelling all these new perfumes, simpler, easier to handle, and with more distinct notes... So today, I just sprayed it, and oh, the energy it's got it's amazing. On me it's extremely complex, very rosy, flowery, spicy. I sense the roses, the jasmine, the peach, the cloves, the opoponax. It's warm, powdery, spicy. I can tell it's coming from a different era of perfumery. Somehow, without smelling old fashioned, it has some of that timeless classical elegance nowhere to be found nowadays. And yes, it smells very very "perfumey".
This is a real perfume, perfume for a true lady, one that is sexy but elegant, classy, without any trace of vulgarity. It's the perfume for a high class wife, not an illicit lover, or even a hopeful girlfriend...... Paradoxically I am not a wife to anyone, but somehow I feel it fits me. Silage and lasting power are superb.
This Perfume for Perfume's Sake, just like Oscar Wilde once said.... Art's for art's sake....
Wonderful!

Feb
09
2011
querelle
querelle

I will never ever forget the first time I smelled Coco, which was many many years ago. Being in a state of complete happiness at that time, I needed ways to visualise that feeling, and Coco was the primary one. It had exactly what I was craving for: heart, voice, attitude, a simplicity executed in the most flamboyant way and most of all,it was simply unforgettable. Coco was the smell of that moment which has never left my mind since then. I wouldn't be fair if I tried to judge it, you never judge something you love dearly, you accept it exactly for what it is. But between us, the truth is, that Coco is almost flawless, a bottled perfection, a liquid which goes far from being just a perfume, it's a state of mind.
Rene Char said that, what comes into the world to disturb nothing merits neither attention nor patience.
Coco, no matter what, you will always have my heart. Full stop.

Feb
09
2011
tixa
tixa

One of my favorites. Specially for the evening. More complexes smell and the sent will last for a long time.

Feb
08
2011
Galya
Galya

New (reformulated) version of Coco edp is so shy.....
I do not can hear almost nothing :((. Old version was too strong and persistente for hours and hours....
If you adore this fragrance it will be a big dellusion.

Feb
05
2011
Cylob
Cylob

My sister blessed me by wearing this year after year since the premiere at 1984 and stunning me every time she wore it.

This is beyond perfect. A true creation of art. Deep & dark & warm & light all at the same time.
Constantly shifting and never the same.

Crazy flowers, woods & sweetness from the opening till the drydown and after.
No other perfume ever made this much impact on me and I hope that someday one will...

10/10

Feb
05
2011
TEXBOYSCENT
TEXBOYSCENT

The one scent that never -ever give me allergies as strange as that sounds. Being re-vamped sadly it was only then I could allow a posotive and new love for this great scent- the original formula I hear was altered so it must have been the sneeze they removed.COCO would be proud of this-

Feb
04
2011
Lady Love
Lady Love

Timeless beauty, a true masterpiece..

One of Chanel's best, and without a doubt, a sublime Oriental Spicy fragrance for women.

The edt version is a lovely, warm, elegant scent. Powdery, Spicy, and floral, with hints of sugar, orange and mimosa. Coco is a pleasure to sniff at every stage of its development, smells unique. This one and Opium, deserve to stay in the perfume Oriental Spicy Hall of Fame forever.

A must have for all fragrance collectors.

Feb
01
2011
ReinaT
ReinaT

Coco is a warm oriental. I started wearing it about 17 years ago, and I received a good reaction on it from the opposite sex. I love oriental bouquets, and I like Coco, but I still prefer Opium, Must de Cartier to Coco. I does work well on almost every woman, but it's a strong fragrance and not everyone can wear it. Also, it is nothing like No.5. It is a little on the spicy side and strong. It lasts a long time so you don't need to apply often. Definitely a classic warm oriental for evening and winter use.

Jan
29
2011
chaos2
chaos2

Love it for fall and winter. It goes with just about everything. Day, night, work, going out, staying in...
It goes with "-feeling like you look good and feel good", whatever you are wearing.
I agree, one spray is enough. It lasts all day. It just softens and gets warmer and sweeter.

Jan
26
2011
TrinitySydney
TrinitySydney

I love the way this smells on others, and I love the way it smells on me....for the 5 minutes during which it actually lasts. Even in perfume form, my skin simply eats it and it's gone.

Sadly, not worth the money for all the enjoyment I get out of it. I'm envious of those who can rock this perfume.

Jan
26
2011
TillyWave
TillyWave

EDT Review:

This is soft and creamy and nearly gourmand with spices. I cannot detect much by the way of florals, unless worn in a humid climate. The EDT recalls things that are warm, a fireplace in a dark brown room with wood paneling and floors, hot chocolate made with cream with cinnamon freshly ground on top.

The EDT calms toward the skin very quickly after application. I use perhaps 3-4 sprays around distributed between my neck and pulse points. It lasts with subtle sillage around 5-6 hours. The very quiet wood-vanilla base lasts much longer.

EDP Review:

The formulation is where the rose and jasmine florals come marching out. Te composition seems similar, but different notes fight their way out to the top. While the EDT is soft, creamy, and sweet, the EDP is stronger, spiker, and less well behaved. The flowers and spices in the EDP seem to leap out of the composition.

This is one of the few perfumes I own that only require ONE spray to the wrist, quickly dabbed to distribute to your neck. The EDP is very potent and long lasting.

I own both, and I like both a lot. The florals in the EDP are really beautiful, and I enjoy how brash the whole thing is. But I also like the subtle creamy, smooth spiciness of the EDT.

Jan
16
2011
Kterhark
Kterhark

This is my sister's signature scent. One night when we were going out together, I was driving myself crazy trying to guess what it was. I was quite certain I had smelled it before, but I have never worn Coco.

Now I see that the similarities are with Mitsouko, which also has a strong peach note.

Anyhow, a lot of women were wearing scent that evening(except me, I left mine at home!) but I thought my sister smelled the best. This wore very classy and stylish on her. I liked it.

Jan
09
2011
zvoncica
zvoncica

Coco is a queen of oriental spice
the mistress of gustatory buds
richest sheik of golden sand.

I see her sipping coffee in fur, silk and jewels.
I see her running in jeans and blouse.
I see her sleeping nude in a barn.

Coco is a owner of Taj Mahal
rainbow in desert air
monsoon in cognac lake.

Absolute must have.

Jan
07
2011
sweetnspicey
sweetnspicey

I tried the EDP, and wow, what a spicy floral! This fragrance made me feel very grown up and sophisticated, and maybe borderline stuffy. I don't like the opening because of it's intense potpourri-like floralness, but it soon settles into a slightly sweeter floral with hints of spice here and there. The dry down is a spicy vanilla, which is quite beautiful and caught me by surprise. This is a well-crafted fragrance for a woman who wants to be noticed but who also demands the respect of others.

Jan
06
2011
ojosverdes
ojosverdes

I got my hands on an vintage EDT bottle. What a beauty. This smells like a powdery sweet peach compote. It's similar to coco mademoiselle but creamier and richer. I tried the EDP and found it to be very strong. The EDT is the one that I like the most! This scent is cozy and it wraps you around in a veil! Extremely long lasting!

Jan
06
2011
mediterranean
mediterranean

My students love this on me. I think it is really elegant, for an evening in the opera for example. I can picture a pianist in a long burdeos dress playing Chopin while wearing this.

Jan
06
2011
Yourfoxiness
Yourfoxiness

So, i have this tiny, precious little vial. My goal, i know is impossible, because i cannot describe this elixer of love. Ill give you my impressions instead. It is, after all how a fragrance makes us feel, i believe, that is important. I feel like i just pulled on a light cashmere sweater. Said sweater hiding something silken, and blushing, as light as a breath of air. This fragrance i think, starts out youthful, a breeze of jasmine, peach, and light, which matures into a seductress.. Spices subtly evolving and changing, softening into a light musky lingering lovlieness. This beauty seems to span many contradictions. It is my old, and new love.

Jan
04
2011
greek_goddes
greek_goddes

I think i found the "one" for me and it is COCO!
I can't believe i haven't tried it before again...
It spicy, soapy and as the time passes it becomes more and more feminine!!
Yesterday i tried about 10 perfumes (i'm lucky and i don't get confuced easily)but when i smelled this i bought it immediatelly.
It is so beautiful, it is like i found a perfume similar to my character, it totally suits me!
Everyone should try this one!
EDP and ETD are similar, just the edp is more intense and you should use it carefully. I got the edt so i can use it easier and in bigger portions.
Unique, rich, expensive smell, clasic but not old, elegant, a great perfume!

Dec
31
2010
kosmoskukka
kosmoskukka

Coco, You took my winter sleeping heart. Giving me warmth and comfort when stepping in crispy cold outside weather, hearing snow under my feets. Under dark bright sky with stars. Seeing my breathing in air. You keep me warm in heart, eaven if there is cold outside. *** <3<3<3 ***

Dec
31
2010
SmokinBetty
SmokinBetty

Distinct and unmistakeable, I had this and need to get more, love it!

Dec
30
2010
tycon
tycon

This was my mamas parfume when i was a child, and god! that dreaming!

Dec
25
2010
SUHAD
SUHAD

I feel like princess when I were this, love it.

Dec
25
2010
ekati
ekati

Imagine that you are in a club the music is too loud and you can smell the most popular perfume of the year around you or sth like that.Perfumes that wanna be something or trying to say something but trying very hard.And then you hear an Ella's Fitzgerald song and you smell sth different..sth very sexy,elegant,sensual,seductive and VERY feminine.Coco!!
Thank you Chanel for this masterpiece.

Dec
21
2010
vsmini
vsmini

Oui Coco!
I used to wear Coco Mademoiselle for a couple of years when I was 21-22. I grew tired of it and abandoned Chanel fragrance all together. Just turning 28 now and I wanted to try a new fragrance and move away from my usual sweet gourmand fragrance. I recently picked up the Chanel fragrance wardrobe and Coco is by far my favorite. I wish I could wear it all the time but it's much too strong for work (I work in a hospital with patients). Last night I went out to a dinner and wore it and it was the perfect fragrance for the occasion!

Spicy, warm, sexy and inviting. I currently have the 0.12oz parfum extrait - which is the highest concentration. I have not tried the EDP or the EDT - maybe I should before I go buying the 0.25oz extrait from Chanel.

Dec
19
2010
romrom
romrom

the best fragrace ever made, I love perfumes and have a large colection of fragrace but this is my all time fav!!!
so much that it was my pick on my wedding day 6 years ago and still my number one pick today

Dec
02
2010
arg1971
arg1971

Im truly captured by Coco this smells like pure sophistication no need to describe the notes they speak well for them selves.

Nov
25
2010
iMaverick
iMaverick

When I first smelled a coworker wearing Coco, somewhere around 1995, it reawakened my senses to what a good complex scent smelled like. Coco begins as a deep, spicy scent full of mystery and sophistication, blooming with roses cloves, and orange blossom. The scent develops further, deepens to a strong, woody, and slightly ambery rose tinged with green chypre-leather notes, and finally finishes to a leather base with musk notes.

Go vintage, folks, dark orange amber juice. The new ones rolling out of the factory nowadays are just transparent shades of the original. The perfume gods blessed me with a 35mL bottle of pure vintage parfum, so concentrated that it will last me into the next millennia.

The EdP is a strange version which captures the woodier notes of the scent, but seems reserved with its rose notes, which I think is well needed along with the orange blossom to create the vision of Coco. I think the EdT and of course the Parfum are the best renditions of its true structure.

Coco is one of the best oriental created IMHO.

Nov
16
2010
guest_Lili
guest_Lili

Is is a great perfume but it is not my type...I used it once and It lasted a long, people liked it but I was feeling all the time it is the smell of a stranger, some other woman, it is not my type of smell.

Nov
08
2010
kylexora
kylexora

The first time I smell it was years ago, when I was teenager. I hate it, because at that time, I'm looking for floral and sweet perfumes. Two years ago, I stop by with my friends at Chanel and the salesgirl sprayed it on my wrist. I don't expect anything good from Coco because at that time, I am so much into Coco Mademoiselle.
Then we go for lunch and I keep smelling something very sensual, mystery and baroque. I think it comes from a lady who sit beside our table but then I realize it from my right hand wrist. Gosh!!! It smell gorgeous. Very lingering scent of sweet spicy aromas. Classy and elegance enough. The smell is strong if I smell it straight from my wrist, but when I put my wrist far from my face, then the smell become very seductive. I can imagine myself wearing this in a black long dress with mysterious look, stunning!! Very much for evening (it is EDP), and I purchase it right after that.
A very sweet oriental spicy perfume, classy and not for everyday use. But EDT is great for day use, it little softer, but remain the original character. Truly Chanel!!!

Oct
29
2010
oceanbreeze
oceanbreeze

Although I prefer Coco Mademoiselle and I am 48 (not a girl), I like Coco. It's extraordinary. A masterpiece. Just like the legend herself.

Oct
24
2010
miriel
miriel

Oh my God I don't have words for this one! It's definately my favorite fragrance. It's so classy and sophisticated! It's an oriental spicy but a smooth and gentle one. I'm just sorry I can't wear this everyday, everywere...Some times when I'm at home I just spray my arm and sniff it!
A must for all oriental lovers.

Update: after some hours of wearing it I smell this wonderful, gentle vanilla poping out through all that spice!! Amazing!!!

Oct
20
2010
GracedeMonaco
GracedeMonaco

I tried this YEARS ago...in the early 80's, in fact and it stuck with me that this was a classy, refind yet powerful scent (but aren't they all when you first apply them!?) I love the Rose,Orange Blossom and Jasmine...as these seem to stand out to me the most! Definitely a night scent and would be perfect for a special occasion. The spiciness just SPELLS S.E.X.Y!! Can't wait to get my new bottle!! If you like spicy orientals this one is definitely one to try but give it a good hour to get the true scent settled into your skin as it is quite potent at first application!

Oct
11
2010
Contessa01
Contessa01

Smells expensive, very classy. An absolute classic rose fragrance. Does not smell dated at all, dont understand the criticisms of this one. A timeless perfume, very sexy! get it!

Sep
18
2010
Sissi
Sissi

it's warm elegant and it's a league apart
from the other Chanels. 95% of all Chanel perfume
have a cold metallic aldehyde note, this one doesn't it's warm with the opening of
spicy coriander orange blossoms semi-sweet
mandarin oranges with the predominant note
of juicy peach that which dominates Coco
Chanel with nocturnal jasmine and delicate rose.

Mimose dries the middle note cloves with
it's pungent scent clover with it's earthy greenish note then it become deeper and more resinous with the opening of warm and sweetish amber labdanum petals sandalwood dry with arid
texture tonka bean makes it grounded
and of course civet the animalistic
styling finishes this scent beautifully.

This was made in the 1980's but it has a
austere 1940's elegance in a time when there was Wartime shortages simple tailored elegance broad shoulders ala Joan Crawford clean lines and that what
Chanel wanted simple and elegant nothing
ultra feminine girlie with bright flowers just chic independent womanhood.

Sep
10
2010
vadim
vadim

a sophisticated, sexy and long lasting perfume. It's my favorite perfume from chanel. But my girlfriend doesn't like it unfortunately.

Sep
03
2010
Vixie
Vixie

A very sophisticated and delicate fragrance, long-lasting and with a good depth in its base notes, blended and balanced appreciably. Its decay is powdery but not weak. It is feminine and understated, but not wimpy. A mature tryst, a happy romance. Magnificent.

Aug
22
2010
Passionflower
Passionflower

Classic scent, but way too heavy and sweet for me. I prefer Coco Mademoiselle, but I can see why people like this one.

Aug
18
2010
elusivek
elusivek

I tried this on a whim and was quite surprised. I’ll admit I expected Coco to be dated and have the dreaded blanket of powder that so many of the 80’s fragrances did.

I wasn't enamored at first spray, yes, most definitely strong; you MUST have a light hand with this.

However as I continued to shop the fragrance really took hold of me. It's so subtle at first, like someone putting their hand on yours. Then it becomes more sensual and intimate like that hand going up your arm and tracing down your back. It gets your attention and arouses you without having to pounce on you.

Hours later I turned around quickly and was enveloped in a glorious scent. It took me a minute to realize it was me! It definitely turned heads & I noticed a couple men step just a little closer...

What I really like about Coco is that the floral is full and lush without ever being cloying or taking over the perfume. The spices are hypnotizing, not harsh. The amber, woods, and civet give Coco an edge and sophisticated air of mystery without making you unapproachable.

Call it bold, call it carnal, call it what you will, but you will be noticed! It makes me feel sexy and powerful, but feminine and beautiful, not common at all.

Not appropriate for work at all in my opinion but I will be (lightly!) dabbing it in a couple places when I want to be noticed or intend to affect the opposite sex.

Aug
07
2010
gypsykitten
gypsykitten

This is a perfect perfume to wear on a classy, special occasion. It is soft, spicy, refined and elegant. I actually can smell the clover in this which is one of my favorite, but rarely found, notes. A mini would be fantastic for me because a drop goes a long way and I can't imagine wearing this on a regular basis, but instead saving for special nights out.

Aug
06
2010
Kankuro
Kankuro

Coco (EdP) has been reformulated and smells now like a weak Eau de Cologne. It's a sad shadow of what it was in the past. We have lost one of the greatest perfumes of all time! !!Rest-In-Peace!!

Jun
30
2010
andrew85
andrew85

a masterfull combo of rose + vanilla... one of the most sofisticaded perfume that i have ever smelt... i really love this.... sensual + sofisticaded + luxury + white pearls= Coco eau de parfum...

Jun
30
2010
Casi
Casi

A few weeks ago, I penned a glowing review for Coco, but I simply must add to it. As of late, I have been wearing Coco quite often and she is officially in my top five! My former favorites simply do not compare and could never measure up. Coco makes me feel and smell like the strong, passionate, beautiful and intelligent woman that I have become. When I wear Coco, I am projecting everything that I am. What could be better than that? I am finding myself falling in love with several of the classic Chanel perfumes. What can I say? I have always been a late bloomer. In fact, I have taken a strong liking to No. 5, as well. I am going to have to eat my words and write an appropriate review for No. 5, as my opinion has completely changed.

Jun
25
2010
templeofvenus
templeofvenus

I love this perfume I was introduced to it many years ago and it remains special ;-) classy, timeless and seductive.

Jun
13
2010
adele l
adele l

Have to admit I do not like No5-too powdery and old fashioned for me. Coco though is incredibly balanced for what it is- a strong oriental with many notes that could go so wrong if the ratios were different! However it is beautiful- one of the best compositions ever

Jun
06
2010
Casi
Casi

Coco EDP is spicy and opulent with unsurpassed projection and longevity. Coco smells of incense and sweet spices with a touch of clean flowers resting on a deep, perfectly-blended base. Wearing this makes me want to throw on my favorite black dress with some killer heels! Wearing Coco inspires me to complete that look with a smokey eye, glossy lips and wear my long, brunette hair in soft, tousled curls. This could never be my "every day" perfume, nor is it my favorite, but it is definately a timeless beauty worthy of it's glorious reputation. I will always have Coco in my collection.

*Revision on July 12, 2010*
Coco EDP is, without a doubt, my favorite perfume! After a few days with my generous sample, I tried wearing a few of my other favorites. Soon enough, I was singing, "Nothing Compares to You," as I lovingly thought of beautiful Coco...with all of her strength, sensuality, beauty and mojo! I simply had to have a full bottle of this masterpiece. I have never had a perfume impress me like this! Many people subcribe to the notion of certain frags for warm weather and certain frags for cold weather. Most would say that Coco should be reserved for Fall and Winter. I look forward to wearing her then, but...For the record, I live in the high desert of California. In the summer, the temperatures are between 105-110 degrees! Yet, I am wearing Coco in this dry, miserable heat and it is BEAUTIFUL!

Additionally, now that I have discovered this gem, I am unable to enjoy most of my older favorites. Many of them smell too "sweet" or too "simple." None of them have even half of the character of Coco.

Jun
05
2010
jazzgoddess
jazzgoddess

A classic, still smells heavenly when I revisit it. I absolutely loved drenching myself in the shower gel - the bathroom smelled incredible.

I think it's one of those very glamourous scents that harkens back to to 40's/50's era screen sirens like Ava Gardner. It's very decadent and very grown up. The Mademoiselle version I don't like at all - far too sharp.

May
24
2010
appy
appy

This is THE perfume I measure all others against... and I'm a MAJOR perfume addict! This stuff is sophisticated beauty in a bottle. I love it so much, I get jealous when I smell other women wearing *my* perfume! lol

Whenever I wear it, I feel "like a million bucks". Okay, so maybe that's not the most refined way to describe it, but it's certainly the most accurate in my own words. I've always loved perfume, but this was the first perfume to truly make me feel beautiful and dripping with class. LOVE IT!!!

May
20
2010
kbrown7070
kbrown7070

I just bought yet another Chanel...I'm a very naughty girl. But I just had to have a bottle of Coco...my new love!

Only grown-up girls need apply here. Very potent stuff, this. Incredibly heady blend of roses, creamy florals, lots of honey, spices, woodsy/ambery/vanilla-y richness. Wow. The sillage is unbelievable, the longevity unequaled. And the drydown...delicous, mellow, creamy. I would say this has strong floral, oriental leanings. Slightly reminiscent of Opium, in the woodsy spices, but so, so much more addictive, womanly, classy. I think of creamy pearls glistening against soft black leather, damp blood-red roses, mahogany wood, exotic spices, and yes, as other reviewers have noted, cashmere. I have had Opium and Black Cashmere in my fragrance collection in the past, but this definitely replaces those as my rich, decadent, spicy fragrance.

May
19
2010
kugkng
kugkng

Glamorous sophisticate and luxurious scent forever!!! It's a legendary of perfumery.

May
17
2010
iris_iris
iris_iris

Review for EDT:

I was looking for a Chanel that I would like. I'm 21 so it's like super-difficult since I don't like green notes and I don't think any Chance is anywhere near classic Chanel.
I tried Coco Mademoiselle, and was really disappointed. Then Allure EDT and Allure Sensuelle almost killed me (haha), not to mention No5. And just when I was about to leave I saw Coco. So I thought "yeah, well why not I'm so disappointed already, it can't get any worse". I sprayed it on my wrist, and then... BANG! What happened? Where am I? The feeling was just like I'd travelled 30 years back in time machine.
Amazing scent! RICH, classy, vintage outstanding. Very spicy and warm with a prominent rose (I love roses). It's so beautiful I can't find words to describe it. It's like wearing a really expensive jewelery. You have to love it because it makes you feel wonderful. Is it oldfashioned? Yes and no. I could imagine Emmanuelle Riva wearing it in "Hiroshima mon amour". I could also see Joan Jett wearing it during her gigs.
Completely different than No5, much more oriental, spicy, floral and sensual (without powder)
For women in mid 30s? Good joke, I'm gonna buy it as soon as I have money :D

ps EDP version is even better...!

edit: who would thought that this suits leather jacket so well ? If this perfume even rock n rolls I think it can do everything. It's unstoppable.

May
03
2010
Beautiful_Scent
Beautiful_Scent

Coco is my everlasting love.
I test, then like, then buy many perfumes, but Coco will always have something special for me that is hard to define. A forever and ever dream, a beautiful, misterious and classic woman.
My lovely Coco will never be dethroned.
Coco is always there, never to betray me!

May
01
2010
Persian Belle
Persian Belle

It's a very nice scent but you have to have a lot of energy to wear it, otherwise it may give you a headache... and don't dab/spray too much!!! It's very strong! I find it only suitable for formal evenings.

Apr
16
2010
perfumepromosince16
perfumepromosince16

YOWZA! Unbelievable unbeatable in the autumn and winter. So warming, so classy, so so SO!....Just so. All is going to be okay on a day when I wear this one!

Apr
11
2010
kittymoon
kittymoon

I had it ages ago and I was definitely too young for this intense, rich and deep smell. All I remember is a deep and musky rose, rose, rose. I'm not conservative and posh enough for this perfume these days that I am old enough.

Apr
10
2010
Lune d'Ete
Lune d'Ete

Coco is a timeless classic, very elegant, tres tres chique. My husband really likes this one, it is very smooth, very rounded, rose and amber stand out the most on my skin. I wear it in the fall and during winter months.
I know it's dumb, but I think it will smell better on a brunette than a blonde, may be if she is wearing dark, rich colored clothing. I have a very strong co-relation between smell and colour...

Apr
08
2010
Budaqueen
Budaqueen

It takes time and maturity to love a fragrance like Coco.
I remember a girl wearing it at school when we were 16. Blond, blue eyed, slim and very talented girl... I remember thinking that although I could not say I loved the fragrance, I really appreciated the fact that it was so classic, grown-up and different. At the time, I was wearing the much sweeter Samsara.
I have matured and wore Allure, Allure Sensuelle and Coco Mademoiselle. I smelled Coco last time I went in a perfume shop... I spent the next few days compulsively smelling the strip of paper I had sprayed it on. I marvel at the fact that this perfume manages to smell 80's (reminiscent of Opium) but also very classical.
What I most prefer about it is this very elegant smoky after-smell.
I will not buy this just yet, I will probably wait for next winter...
I admit that I like the fresh/gourmand fragrances for daytime/summer, but nothing can beat a good Chanel juice in terms of class, elegance and staying power.
Where Opium is now a bit "dated" and very 80's, Coco has evolved into a timeless elegant classic.
Jacques Polge is a genius!

I must add to this review:
upon sharing my love of Coco with a close friend, she told me she had received a bottle of it for a birthday but did not like it. She then said that there was no need to look any further for my birthday present. I was a bit suprised that she would not have liked Coco, but hey, all the better for me if I get the bottle. Anyway, my birthday comes, and lo and behold, there is a Chanel box... of No5... which in my eyes takes even more time and maturity to appreciate, and I am not there yet.
Sop anyway, I am still longing for Coco (got a bottle of Coco Mademoiselle to finish before I will allow myself to properly enter the realms of classiness and maturity)

Mar
25
2010
panda0410
panda0410

Coco is a classic, the darling of the floriental world and much adored as a sexy, elegant and completely, evocatively all woman. I just adore this perfume! I wont go through the notes, listed here repeatedly, but I would like to say that this review is for the EDT. Much as I love this mystic lady her EDP form is hugely irritating to me and is incredibly heady - you need a great deal of control with this fragrance and trigger happy pump pushers will learn a valuable lesson if they arent careful. As indulgent as this lovely lady is, she takes no prisoners of gluttony, push too many times and you **will** regret it!! A light spray and you will be rewarded by the caress of her blooms, Coco is seductive and sexy, robust but elegant and refined, sophisticated and yet familiar all at the same time! This is definitely evening wear, possibly also cold chilly days - wear this on a hot summer day & she wont be kind to you (or your friends).
My major gripe is the packaging, new or old, I hate them both. I know there are fans of the classic Chanel flacons, but really, they are just awful and they dont travel well either, leaking has been a problem.

Mar
25
2010
rdx
rdx

This fragrance reminds me of my mom..
It was her favorite gift..
the scent is totally oriental.
sandalwood , rose, and amber is so clear

Mar
25
2010
valens
valens

I sprayed COCO eau de parfum 2 weeks ago on my jacket in DOUGLAS and it smells as strong as in the first day. To me it's the obvious expression of mysterious and silent strengh of the woman who's best friend is herself and COCO EDP.

Mar
23
2010
rithacha
rithacha

A charismatic scent!! Coco steps into a room. Heads snap to attention. Spines straighten out. Nostrils flare. Coco is the one perfume with a presence that COMMANDS respect, envy, desire. A spritz on the throat and you're out to conquer wars and hearts. Powerful powerful stuff, should come with a hazard warning.

Enough has been said about the fanfare of harmonious spices that unrepentantly curl and caress from head to toes, the punchy and unstoppable rose-peach duo that deal a deft one-two to any obstacle in your path, the civet base that Coco perfected into perfume famehood.

I sincerely feel sorry for women who do not own at least a mini of Coco. Coco is power and charisma liquified, so please do yourself a favor and buy some edp stat.

Mar
09
2010
lyndsey12
lyndsey12

I purchased this after always liking it when my mum used to wear it when I was younger. This has amazing sillage and smells extremely classy and rich. The drydown is lovely and warm. I wore this in autumn/winter weekend days or evenings. (Too good for work!).
I am late twenties and didnt find this to be an 'old lady' scent and my husband loved it.

Mar
08
2010
meisha
meisha

wondered what all the hype was about the best-selling perfume in the world (?). it smelled good when i sampled it in the store so i bought edp big refillable bottle. warning: this perfume has lots of staying power like the energizer bunny...goes on and on and on... the first time i used it in the morning i spritzed each behind my ears... strong at first but mellowed down to creaminess then as the day went on it became spicy/flowery. strong scent it lasted till the next morning. but made a mistake by spritzing one each behind my ear again. by the second night before bedtime my husband commented "yuck, you smell like a granny!" this time i spritz just once behind one ear only and only once...not the next day! btw, it's still winter here. will only wear this for winter. otherwise coco smells classy and glamorous! comes in a smart refillable bottle too.

Feb
19
2010
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

I first smelled this as a teenager and have gone back and sniffed it over the years. Well, I'm 37 now and think i have at last earned the right to wear it. It's mature, but not old ladyish. Beautiful, judicious use of spice which makes it sexy in a restrained way rather than a mallet over the head, very elegant.

Feb
12
2010
guest_a little eccentric
guest_a little eccentric

Huh...the amount of reviews about one fragrance! Yes, this is the one that intrigues everyone. Got it as a prezzie recently and knew straightaway that it's a keeper. I'm a little fussy but don't consider myself a snob and think that Coco Chanel is always going to be a standout fragrance and it's good to have at least one lovely Chanel fragrance on a girl's perfume shelf. Coco is hard to describe, but there's something about it that's always going to stand out of the crowd. Very classy, doesn't evolve into anything hairraising and, as for longevity, I've never come across anything that lasted soooo.....long. Even next day, after having a good scrub in the shower.

It's a strong fragrance, dab it sparingly, doesn't suit everyone and I'd recommend it 30+ ...sorry young girls. ;-( I haven't tried many other Chanel fragrances, but I wasn't blown away by No.5. I just can't imagine how a hot, sexy woman like Marilyn Monroe could wear such a "grandma soapy-scent" (agree with kittykati here). Allure is the other one that I'd like to lay my hands on,but all in all, Coco seems to be the best investment piece so far regarding many aspects of it, longevity, the mixture of ingredients, etc. Just think about the Chanel clothes. Timeless. They're going to be around in a hundred years' time...which is soon. :-)

Feb
03
2010
shaggy
shaggy

This is a timeless perfume. I have the edp. You only need a little it goes a long way.

Feb
02
2010
Puma
Puma

One of the strongest and in the same time most sophisticated perume that I've ever sniffed!
It's so spicy, so strong.
For nights.

Feb
01
2010
singlemalt
singlemalt

Ah, CoCo. You are the perfume that got me re-interested and fanatic with fragrance again. Lovely, warm, spicy oriental with some floral. Starts off a little sharply with a punch of cinnamon and orange, proceeds to add softer rose and white florals, finally drys down to warm spices and amber. Sillage is great and longevity is greater.
My brother-in-law gave me this bottle of edp over 15 years ago. Still stunning! Have tried the edp at the store recently and doesn't quite smell the same. Lovely but not the same. *Sigh* will try to give the new version some time.

Jan
31
2010
alicektn
alicektn

Dear Coco,

You are the spicy scent I want to add in my collection. I would never keep you for special occassions (although you are worth it), but I would use you as often as i could!You are too good to be left alone for too long. Yes, you are spicy,but you are also creamy. You are sexy and comforting. Refined but in a careless way. I love the warm and clean aura that surrounds me when you blend with my skin, and I love how you affect my mood. You can be too strong but I like that potential.

See you very soon :-))

Jan
23
2010
alexanna7
alexanna7

Its the femme fatale perfume!the best oriental spicy!class,elegance,dress up perfume,big event perfume!perfect for night time! I love chanel perfumes! On me i got a nice spicy rose! Love it!

Jan
21
2010
guest_alexanna7
guest_alexanna7

Wear this since 87.on my top orientals list.got to have that one!chanel are master in their perfume art!got rose my favorite flower!spices and vanilla.woman in nice long black dress and high heels with a dark cleopatra hair style.sophisticated and class.

Jan
16
2010
mymlan
mymlan

Coco brings forth memories of a friend of mine (now happily married) who used to wear the edt when we had evenings out years ago. She was, already in her 20's, very ladylike. Tall, powerful and she had a top models face shyly hidden behind designers eye glasses. Her hair was blonde at that time, and reached her shoulders in a classic cut hairstyle.

She always wore figure tailoured dresses: deep red or preferably black, or sometimes a black pencil skirt with a tight top. She always wore heels eventhough it made her taller than most men. Coco is just the right fragrance for such a woman at any age: mysterious, stunning and powerful. But also calm, feminine and sensual.

Coco edp opens up with a clear note of velvety roses which I find very pleasant. After a minute or so jasmine, peach and oriental notes joins the blend. When it starts to bloom the whole composition is so enriched that I really can't, or won't, detect any particular notes. I'm just enjoying the full aroma of this wonderful edp. When it dries down it just becomes softer, slightly woody, with a tremendous staying power as all Chanels.

I think that among all of the commercial Chanels, this is the best one eventhough I have a greater possible use for my Allure Sensuelle. With my body chemistry Coco is aimed for evening wear.

IMO Coco is also one of the becoming classics along with Samsara, Poison and Chloé (KL) and a few other beauties from that time. These gems are still bought by people who grew up in their haze. But in the future, when their daughters and granddaughters will continue buying them, they will become real classics. Just like Shalimar, L'heure Bleue, Chanel No5, Joy and the other beauties we won't forget. Try Coco today and you will be amazed and instantly seduced.

Jan
06
2010
Nicole79
Nicole79

OMG...how I LOVE it !!!

Coco is... floral, rich, not too "loud", velvety, classy, elegant, feminine, strong !


It is very seductive and sexy ,intoxicating, this is for a black outfit ( leather comes to mind) , it has an incensy -smoky vibe , pretty dark !
On me i get this sweet -leathery-incensy- flowery vanilla....so delicious !
There is deff. incense in it !

For nights only ;) or...chilly days ;)
ohhh...needs to be used with caution ...it's very strong , the sillage is wonderfull too and it lasts for ever.

Ladies... if u want to feel seductive , to seduce or turn heads wear Coco EDP !;)
Coco smells like a Woman !
Very beautiful scent indeed !!!

Coco could very easily become my signature ! One of the Best.
A must have for me...always !

Jan
04
2010
guest_Amel Blue
guest_Amel Blue

I want to buy a Coco Chanel parfum, but I am thinking about Allure Sensuelle too, because I read this one contain a specially note:frankincense, olíbano.

Which one is the best? Is anybody here help me? rs.I like a hot and strong parfums, with personality.
I give you a information: I like very much a frankincense scent, odour.

Thanks,
Amel Blue

Jan
03
2009
Chris v.V.
Chris v.V.

I was given a HUGE bottle of the stuff when it came out. Waaaaay too spicy for me. My husband would grimace and open the windows in the car whenever I wore it. Ended up giving it away to a co-worker who was ever so grateful.

Dec
27
2009
Dark Curls
Dark Curls

JB78 you are AWESOME!! I love 80's dark wave & new wave myself and I smelled this on a girl who like me dances alot at the 80's club here in town. I HAD to know what she was wearing because everytime she hugged me hello it smelled soo good and sexy. She told me it was chanel coco. I was hooked and immediately ordered the lotion! I LOVE this scent. I love how it came out in 1984 yet smells great and does not smell dated on a 28 year old. :) I want to get the perfume to go with my lotion very soon!!

Dec
25
2009
hollycat
hollycat

I smell the vanilla and spices, and some sweetness. But I have to say I dont like this at all. Its just not my style I guess. I remember a guy I used to date many years ago would give me tips on what he likes on a woman. He said he would like to see me in a cashmere sweater (ITCH!) with some Coco Chanel. I guess thats why I dont like it. Im a tee shirt, leather jacket, jeans with boots kind of woman. I have an edge. Coco cramps my style.

Dec
17
2009
guest_
guest_

Coco is my signature scent. I have a few other perfumes, but this is the one I have used for ages. I prefer the edt. The edp version is to strong and cloying for me. I love the edp version, but it just dosen't work for me. The edt version is much lighter and yes, more powdery but yet intense, I think. Its like an warm fuzzy wintercoat and it works so well, in december and other cool months. I almost never us it in summer, that I prefer not to use intense scents, when its humid. They get so cloying.
I love it all with Coco. The name, the bottle, the packing and the commercials. Its so sophisticaded and very lady like. But not to fru fru, like so many other fragrances. i don't think Coco is dated or anything like that. It needs to come out from the 80's image, som many have giving it. Its a pitty, that so many dislikes this stunning alluring. But I think that its just not for anybody. I love it and will use it, as long as I live. A true beautiful classy classic.

Dec
12
2009
l'essence
l'essence

The other day I used some Coco from a small bottle in a 'fragrance wardrobe'. My husband came in and said I smelt really good (he rarely notices my other perfumes) and I thought it was beautiful too, but tonight I've tried it again and it seems too warm, spicy oriental for me - I can't get the sweet notes at all. Perhaps because it is a very warm night here? Maybe this perfume needs to be warm on cooler evenings? Or there is the possibility than when trying the fragrance wardrobe I mixed a couple of other Chanel perfumes and ended up with something unique?

Dec
10
2009
Trvevil
Trvevil

I tried it in edt

So, this one was created in 80s and me thinks it must been reformulated. I dunno, just this feeling to it.. like Chanel #5 is reformulated and it's still good. I think back in 80s, early 90s it was more powerful than now. Just like
Poison, now it's soft juicy grape candy, which is anyway a classic masterpiece and which I adore so much.

So, oh so Coco :D
Truly oriental, spicy, it suits women that is mature and knows what is best for her. She might be in her early 20s, but Coco doesn't smell too old fashioned and outdated on her. Spices aren't too much here, it sounds more like a well balanced spiced floral with velvety touch of sweetness.

I think they removed some components that gave this powerful character and which often smells old fashioned. It has something like washed clothes, detergent feeling a bit. You can say Coco is quite old perfume, but it's timeless.

Still, it has signature of Chanel in it. It's expensive, a definition of true chic for me.

I recommend this one to y'all who likes they perfumes with character and are fed up with recent new releases which are boring and sickly sweet. Dare to try it. I myself should try soon the edp to decide which one to include in my collection.

~ Parfum ~

It was first time of me trying parfum concentration ever. So I was a bit confused... and applied a drop behind each ears and listened...

At first it's very concentrated, I'd say 'perfumey', when I first ever smelled perfume it must have been something like this since it remained in mind as 'perfume'. It has quite strong and concentrated opening yet is more close to skin, however I sense it quite well for hours. Later it develops and gets more distinctive spicy with sweet animalistic note that lasts all through. I also sense Chanel signature note in it - it's something most Chanel fragrances have...

Well summarized, it's bold, kind of dark, alive fatale spicy animal that says 'Rawr!' It's very complex and a bit aggressive, not too easy to wear, your character should match it or it's just gonna suffocate you.

Dec
02
2009
thelaurenator
thelaurenator

This is truly the classic "little black dress" of perfume. It is a complete work of art. It doesn't smell even remotely 80's-- it smells timeless.

While I think this perfume is best suited for evening wear, I could see the right woman getting away with it in the daytime, especially in the winter. It is 'sexy' but it's definitely not erotic. No, Coco is a lady. She is sexy in a demure way while still being incredibly elegant and powerful.

This may be my favorite Chanel fragrance of all time, which is saying a lot, since I love many Chanel fragrances.

Nov
25
2009
Giorgio
Giorgio

How can I say? Others had already said all...
God inspired Jacques Polge when creates this fantastic masterpiece. Coco is floral, is oriental, is classic, is baroque, is delicious..."L´esprit de Chanel", The Chanel spirit...so true!

Nov
24
2009
Elisabeth M.
Elisabeth M.

Definitely the best perfume ever made. A timeless masterpiece. It smells so rich and complex and will never be outdated.

Unfortunately I am not the ultimate person to wear this, as I am a slender blonde with blue eyes - but who cares I enjoy wearing it.

Nov
12
2009
smp
smp

Coco symbolize the luxury & distinction, a good flowers combination that make it a classic perfume that never goes out of style. Better than nº5 in my opinion. Coco is for a night at the opera, for a wedding, for a classic concert, romantic dinner, a night passion...
Definitely to feel you so high...
Forever Coco!!

Nov
06
2009
guest_pixie
guest_pixie

a fragrance that will be around for decades a classic beautiful scent ! i work in the fragrance business and have tried 100s of "5 minute wonder perfumes" which are gone in a flash but coco is timeless,a real jewel

Oct
20
2009
Kankuro
Kankuro

In the past I have tried many perfumes. Massmarket and also niche. But there is one perfume, which I will never forget. It is Coco by Chanel! I remember when I met the fragrance the first time. I walked into a perfume store and askes the salesperson to show me some "spicy/orientals" without to much dustiness. She showed me several things, but everything left me cold. I was very disappointed and was about to leave the store, but then I saw the Chanel fragrances. I remembered how beautiful N°5 and N°19 are, so I grabbed the tester of Coco (Eau de Parfum) and sprayed some on my wrist. I was stunned! This fragrance is HEAVEN! I bought a bottle of it.

In the beginning I can smell something strong and spicy. It reminds me of the baroque era. I can smell the rose and some other flowers, but the fragrance is not too floral. After several ours, it becomes softer and milder, without losing it's character. The fragrance don't change so much, but it lasts an insane long time with perfect projection. Coco is exactly what I dreamed of: It's a spicy oriental without beeing dusty. The fragrance is surprisingly clear and can also be worn in the summer, wich is very rare when it comes to oriental perfumes.

I would recommend this fragrance to everyone who is self confident enough to attract attention!

Oct
19
2009
dina
dina

Way too strong and sharp fragrance. I don't like it at all.
I noticed that when this page loaded, the left area was showing only oriental spicy men fragrances! So it's kind of similar to only male fragrance.

Oct
03
2009
pimentosugars
pimentosugars

I agree with Belle De Sud that Coco does not evoke that sense of an 80s perfume but it does have one thing in common with the two perfumes she mentioned; Like most 80s perfumes I recall, Coco has longevity. The top notes do not disappear in half an hour, indeed, I don't notice them 'evolve' into something else...no, Coco stays on just as she sprays on, and never does anything as graceless as mutate into something unexpected. Time (a lot of it!) passes and then Coco fades. So you put more on, and that's it.

No strange surprises. The fragrance is clean but deep and very well balanced. Never too floral, Coco really does make me think of Audrey Hepburn, a heroine of hats and gloves, elegant and clever, without trying too hard.

Where doesn't it fit? Hmm, I do not find Coco very personal...it doesn't interact with my skin, it is warm but it doesn't warm me up, it is not playful or soft, it doesn't draw in. Not an alluring perfume, not seductive. But independent, stand alone, classy? Oh yes, Coco is all that.

Sep
24
2009
belle de sud
belle de sud

One of my top choices for classy glamour! Coco does not strike me as especially oriental nor does it evoke the 80's in the way of Giorgio or Poison to me - I revel in its rich feminity and inherent grace; a scent for a standout evening or occasion!
Much prefer to #5!

Sep
21
2009
chuaalba
chuaalba

i love coco,but think it is litle time in my skin,and its spensive for this reason
put in the night and no scent in the mornig,.decepcion for me

Sep
21
2009
Polymath
Polymath

spicy, warm, complex, intriguing. this one really resonates with me, and is certainly in my top 10, maybe even top 3.

Sep
10
2009
RouenFr
RouenFr

I love this, I would wear it every day. It is very clean and classic. This is one of the few scents that can blur the generation line.

Sep
09
2009
capless
capless

I received this as a gift from my husband who knows my love affair with good(ok, expensive)perfume. He's not particularly sensitive to perfume--one's is as good as another except for the really floral ones. For some reason he believes Chanel=class=she'll love whatever the the clerk tells him is popular. If he had purchased it because he liked it I would have used it to please him. I did try it a few times and it just reminds me of Shalimar which I just hate! I just don't like the Orientals. I make my own lotions and other toiletries with essential oils and looking at the components used in Coco I find I like the majority and have a serious addiction to sandalwoood but add them all together and yuck, gag...personal preference.

Sep
07
2009
Robynlovesperfume
Robynlovesperfume

This is a bit too strong for me when I first spray this, but I love it after those crazy strong topnotes subside. It's musky, alittle spicy, and with a soft & powdery vanilla in the drydown which is all combined just right. So sophisticated, and perfect for evening wear. A word of caution though: One spray of this goes a loooooong way, so use sparingly

Sep
07
2009
kevaana
kevaana

An extraordinary fragrance!A blend of classic with modern touch. It smells like skin, powdered and incensed skin.

Is a fragrance that makes me feel like a woman, not just a simple woman ...it makes me feel a desired woman.

I am fed up with all these new fragrances all with same smell...shampoo.

This one is classic.

Sep
04
2009
Kittycat
Kittycat

Very, very elegant. Coco is a classic. Beautiful !

Aug
12
2009
Jess6691
Jess6691

So not for me—and perhaps further proof that I was not meant to be a Chanel girl (although I'm not giving up yet).

Every stage offers something that offends—the clove in the middle note is perhaps the least appealing of all to me.

Jul
31
2009
guest_chanel forever
guest_chanel forever

actually this scent is perfect for me......is the one that i just wanted....i was looking for it all around and i find it finally...
my colleague has received for a birthday present, and she doesn`t liked it, so she gave it to me and now i think i just found myself...
actually i am a fan of Chanel....and of course i love coco too, i think i will wear it for all the time, and very long time
every girl must have it
adorable

Jul
17
2009
HelloLovely27
HelloLovely27

I love this perfume. I think it is so classy very lovely and rich. It is so beautifully done.
It has a freshness about it but then it is so mellowed out with the musk and sweetness with a bit of spice.
It is so well balanced out.
I think this fragrance is gorgeous...
sadly, my friends think i smell like a "old lady" whenever i try this perfume on...
This drives me absolutely INSANE!
Any aged person who wears this has class!
and that is all that matters!

Jul
04
2009
kenberlyc
kenberlyc

One of my best friends wears this perfume and it is just like her...strong,classy and elegant.

Jun
26
2009
Chandramukhi
Chandramukhi

I have to reckon: I have tried Coco only today, in 2009, for the first time. I see other people have memories of mothers and wild teenagehood scented with this fragrance. My opinion then is innocent.
When sprayed Coco, the jasmine strikes first. And I could visualise tones of tiny white and outworn flowers reversed on me. Then the scene is cleaned by a dry minty air, only to leave the place to a hoard of sweet woods. The mimosa is there also, with its powdery persona.
After a while of wearing Coco and not paying attention anymore to the melange of civet and rose and to the further development of the perfume on my skin, I felt strange. I felt depressed.This Coco induced me in a dark and messy mood. Just as the Coco Chanel's room, said to be overcharged in contrast with the simplicity of her design. Jacques Polge translated well that feeling of old baroque room with too many dusty objects. I need fresh air and spirits. Away, Coco!

Jun
26
2009
a bit vintage
a bit vintage

Coco is one of my favorite perfumes of all time! Now after quite a few years of separation from this scent I've decided to re-acquaint myself w/ it. I've been given a decant of the eau de toilette, and after wearing it again, I almost forgot how wonderfully creamy and warm it is. Just devine. I'm so happy that this perfume doesn't fall into the category of 'used to love, but now find terrible', like so many others I've revisited. I love it just as much as I did then. I know that I must have Coco in my fragrance wardrobe once again.

Jun
18
2009
Lila-Zen
Lila-Zen

I adored this fragrance as a young girl of 18-19 back in the 1980's so it's interesting to read that some feel this is an older woman's perfume!

I used to describe it's smell as a whisky hangover and it was my 'night' perfume at that age (Chanel 19 for day).

It's beautiful, warm, sensual and yet comforting - I don't wear it now as it represents a certain era for me but I love to smell it on others.

Jun
16
2009
missk
missk

Chanel has had its ups and downs with me over the years, yet the older I become, the more I appreciate their diverse range of classics. Coco was a surprise when I wore it for the first time. It settled on my skin like Coco and I were meant to be.

Clove is the most dominant note in this composition, yet it is presented in a way that is very hard to resist. The scent is almost delicious, like something I'd assume is edible. The white floral accords counteract nicely with the spices I find, providing a rich warmth and a hint of elegance.

All that talk about Coco being a mature scent is a pile of hogwash. I adore it and I'm young and wild as the wind itself. The scent also lasts and lasts. I have been known to sleep the whole night and wake up with Coco still lingering quite strongly on my wrist before my morning shower. With longevity like this it deserves to be commended.

The drydown was absolutely divine on my skin with a beautiful blend of rich vanilla, making this fragrance's composition the result of a very talented and masterful perfumer.

May
26
2009
Wristsniffer
Wristsniffer

What can I say about Coco Chanel that will accurately describe the experience of smelling it in person?

First, if you're a fan of leather, I predict you'll appreciate it. Second, if you're a fan of spicy, intense orientals, set upon a bed of deep, rich, indolic florals, I predict you will love it. Third, if you don't mind smelling like you just stepped out of a time machine, sent to the present day straight from the eighties, you most likely will purchase this perfume.

Don't get me wrong; I don't exactly want to wear a perfume that smells dated, but I can't help adoring Coco and coming back to it. My generation (I'm in my late twenties) didn't have the pleasure of experiencing this fragrance much in high school or college and I only discovered it by chance after falling in love with Coco Mademoiselle, after its launch which was aimed at my age group led me to the Chanel counter.

There's something very old-world and classic about Coco; though I love her daughter - Coco Mademoiselle, whose personality is so bold and at the same time, careless, I think Coco is the Chanel fragrance that best suits my tastes. She is refined, yet complex, mysterious yet predictable, and most importantly, she speaks volumes in all her beautiful sillage, intriguing those around her and prompting them to offer up compliments left and right.

I once was wearing this while waiting for a table at a restaurant and a young child said to her mother, "Mommy, something smells so good!" to which her mother replied, "That's a special perfume called Chanel and someday when you're all grown up, you can wear it too!" It made me smile.

May
15
2009
guest_kosova_gurl
guest_kosova_gurl

I like this kind of perfume its something awesome,it make me feel real "Lady"
i will prefer to all the girls use this one (Y)

May
05
2009
deeper_shallow
deeper_shallow

Very sophisticated - spicy and seductive, yet powdery sweet. I'd buy this if it wasn't for the vanilla, that gets too prominent on my skin.

Apr
27
2009
Lunohodik
Lunohodik

Soficticated Perfume #1!
After testing it for several times during last four years, eventually I came to understanding of it. I hated it, I was indifferent and now I'm falling in love with Coco! One can not fall in love with Coco at first sight, but as one's taste develops, as horizon broadens the time comes for the real feelings.
You need to grow up to wear this perfume. It can shock you at first and trick you but when you are ready, it will reveal its precious heart to you!
Spicy, woody, animalistis and flowery notes are blended together into and admirable bouquet. I must admit that the sillage is marvelous, but what else would you expect from a jewel of perfumery!

Apr
20
2009
satindoll
satindoll

My mom had this fragrance, but I didn't like it, because it was too strong.But it has a great staying power.

Apr
05
2009
JenniferEllenA
JenniferEllenA

I used to love this. Fell in love with it when it first came out in the heady 80's. Now I think it's overwhelming and heavy.

Mar
05
2009
holanda79
holanda79

It was my fifteen's gift, it was too strong to me when i was a teen, my Dad gave it to me that is why i try it to wear it when i had to go out with him, he said it smell really good on me, but to be honet i always spend more drops to finish it faster, so i don't longer wear it. Now it's over.

Feb
08
2009
Kama
Kama

I love this perfume!
I am wearing it today, with cashmere pulover..It makes me feek sexy, sensual...I feel vanilla, honey and some orintal oil... all mixed.. it gives great feeling! It is classic/orintal scent, not oldish at all.. I love it!

Jan
16
2009
hena a
hena a

my mum loves this too. i think its a bit too strong for my liking. and i dont really like oriental scents. but i admit that it smells 'rich'. i'm in malaysia 2 :)

Jan
15
2009
charlie
charlie

this is my mom's favourite perfume. she wore them for donkey years.. and she still adore it. its difficult to find this perfume in malaysia...

Jan
15
2009
snobuni77
snobuni77

A women I work with wears this scent & it seems to fit her perfectly.She is a well dressed women in her late 40's that has many friends & is very sociable.

I get a floral & leather mix on her.

It is a gorgeous scent that isn't to flirty but it's definitely FUN & sensual ;)

Jan
05
2009
jazzpunk
jazzpunk

My wild and wicked godmother bought me my first bottle at 17, I fell in love and have worn it ever since. I wear a few others, too, but when I am going out on the town, or need a little lift when dropping the kids off at school, I dab a little on, and I feel 17 (at least the good parts of it)all over again. The one perfume that makes people stand a little closer when you wear it.

Dec
29
2009
lote
lote

The version out today I swear is different to the one I wore in the 1990's. Somewhere down the road they seem to have somewhat "cleaned" up the smell. Perhaps in the sad road of cheapening perfume or trying to appeal to the new generation of noses something was lost.
I still cherish Coco as a gorgeous sophisticated and balanced oriental. Coco was a perfume that always made me feel glamorous and created plenty of male admirers when I wore it.

Dec
27
2008
mmsmlzgud546
mmsmlzgud546

Brings back memories of rummaging around in my Aunties makeup dresser. Polyester, and coty face powder. Just the first smell takes you back to a time when Red lipstick was a staple in every womans makeup drawer. As a grown up I can smell it differently. The top notes mostly smell of jasmin and rose with a tiny touch of coriander. Middle of clove but not in a food way with a dried rose petal note. Drydown is amazing and lasts all day. With a mostly Amber and Sandalwood with something else..Im guessing opoponax and civet? Musky! Good sensual scent!

Dec
21
2008
tessture
tessture

Powdery lightly oriental floral that dries down to a creamy sweet floral. Very feminine and pretty, but unremarkable in todays floods of pretty and feminine.

Dec
14
2008
Jillie64
Jillie64

I have been wearing this for a really long time. Probably since it came out. I recently came back to it, after realizing I hadn't been wearing it a often as I used to. I thought maybe it was becoming dated. But, then I put on again today, and realized i still love it! I don't like it when you first put it on. You have to wait a bit for it to soak into your skin. It is the only Chanel perfume I like. I like how soft, yet spicy it is. It's one of those scents that you have to get close to really smell & enjoy. So romantic. And, after all these years, it still drives my man wild! :)

Nov
30
2008
PR
PR

Oh, I very dare to wear it:)

today, I've got it as a present, and I'm enjoying very much this intoxicating fragrance. Aww..refinement..there's enough of it for another 10 fine fragrances!:))

This is, I guess, how mythical ambrosia should smell, simply divine!
and I should confess: it is a VERY biased review!lol

Nov
29
2008
Leesee
Leesee

A tenacious fruity-floral with discreet pinches of spice, firmly anchored by vanilla and amber, Coco is one of the most "un-Chanel" Chanel scents I have ever tried. It has none of the discreet refinement of No. 5, the chilly presence of No. 19, nor the girlish smile of No. 22. Coco is a brazen hussy of a scent, confident in her tawdry beauty, unapologetic about her lazy sexuality. Wear Coco if you must, but only if you dare.

Nov
29
2008
Lawnsong
Lawnsong

This perfume makes me feel sexy, stimulating and ALIVE! Even though most stores suggest it for evening wear, I wear it in the daytime because the scent stays with me. My students like it, too. Chanel scents never give me a headache like so many others do!!

Nov
29
2008
Surreal
Surreal

I think this is my favorite Chanel.
It is strong but at the same time soft, warm, expensive and very classy.

Nov
02
2008
aoi_hana
aoi_hana

I agree this is the sort of perfume that every woman should have. I asked my father for this perfume as a gift when I was 17, I didn't want to be a teenager anymore, I wanted to feel grownup and sophisticated, I wanted to feel like a woman and this was the fragrance that conjured up exactly that feeling. It's so elegant and seductive.

Oct
29
2008
Carla
Carla

One of the strongest yet toniest aromas Chanel has produced. Beginning with it's fruity bouquet then ending with the exotic civet's redolance(although now it's synthetic)I find it a bit overpowering for me personally, however,used sparingly in the evening in the appropriate atmosphere while sipping Kopi Luwak this might be the ultimate experience.

Oct
28
2008
SandraS
SandraS

The "black dress" perfum version everywoman should have. Great for every occasion when you want to feel your best, it empowers you. I like to wear it in cold days since its a strong scent and has a good staying power. To me it stands for self confidence and sensual woman, very sure of herself. It also reminds me of my school teacher, someone that made a strong impression on me when I was growing up.

Oct
28
2008
PR
PR

Awsome smell throughout. I particularly love how it smells after few hours, it is more mellow, but sweet, spicy and distinctive and very very rich, pure nectar for the nose

Oct
24
2008
Malegria
Malegria

Coco is simply beautiful.The civet based perfumes tend to be overwhelming, but not Coco! It is a very classy, glamorous and unique in every way.

Oct
21
2008
Luciana
Luciana

es una fragancia exotica, pero no es de mi agrado, es mas nunca he podido usar ningun perfume chanel por mas de 1 mes

Sep
28
2008
Sensuos
Sensuos

Verry rich and sensual fragrance!
A "must have" for every woman!
Intense, sexy, sweet, elegant, sophisticated, rich ...

Sep
22
2008
proly
proly

Coco has been my trademark fragrance for years..I always get compliments and I never tire of it.It is a classic beautiful scent!

Sep
20
2008
JulieMk
JulieMk

Coco is warm inviting fragrance. I like it

Sep
19
2008
a bit vintage
a bit vintage

Coco Chanel is rich, exotic and yet classy. It should not be used with a heavy hand. I owned this in the early 90's and mostly only wore it in the autumn and winter. Amazingly comfy and alluring for a special night out (or in!).

Aug
23
2008
guest_hagertygal
guest_hagertygal

Ahhh. I love to wear this to sleep. When the scent settles about two hours after spraying, it is a warm honey smell. I ran out of my coco and ended up pulling my sweatshirt from the laundry basket to smell it, until I got money for more. Addictive? YES!

Aug
18
2008
Marianne
Marianne

I didn't like it when I smelled it the first time because it remembered me of somebody or somehing I didn't like in the past. But it has only got to do with what I associate with the perfume, I don't blame the perfume ;-)
So I "forced" myself to see it as a neutral perfume, to get to know it anew. I like it better everyday...

Aug
15
2008
guest_
guest_

I actually had a male customer return to my store, and when the manager asked if he needed any help, he said he only wanted to speak with "that girl that smelled so good" last time he was there. Another man told the cashier he came to buy four bottles of wine, but ended up buying nine, because he did not want to walk away from me. Somehow, coco makes me feel happy

Aug
12
2008
guest_
guest_

This scent is totally worth the cost! My husband adores it, and it has great staying power. Somehow, it is a very relaxed scent, hours after it settles into your sking. I have heard many folks argue that "no one really buys chanel perfumes and that the idea of No.5 being the number one seller in the world is all hype." Not true! Many folks fail to recognize when someone is wearing Coco or No.5 because the scent becomes so intimate that it blends differently with each person's body, and smells different on everyone. Not like some scents today, that smell like people bathed in them, and smell the same on everyone, just like it came out of the bottle.

Aug
12
2008
guest_
guest_

This is the only perfume I will wear. I feel secure, knowing it won't get discontinued like so many celebrity scents out these days. On me, it fades to a lovely base note of vanilla and spiced honey.

Aug
12
2008
soirdelune
soirdelune

One of the original 80s power scents, and a bloody good one. Great for evening wear. The EDP, as ever, is far superior to the EDT.

Aug
01
2008
guest_pippi
guest_pippi

this one is the BEST EVER!!!
though a bit strong in the beginning. hard and soft at the same time, it reminds of pedantic order and exotic fantasy, it develops slowly into a very very feminine and seductive, truly wonderful image of a strong, independent WOMAN
a masterpiece!

Jul
16
2008
Candra
Candra

I had this perfume ten years ago and I want to buy it again. Is smells sophisticated and really rich. Staying power is great.

Jul
08
2008
guest_rogersgirl
guest_rogersgirl

I tried both the EDT and EDP and ended up purchasing the EDT. All I can say is try this perfume, its wonderful and warm. I LOVE this classic scent.

May
25
2008
Aiona
Aiona

Coco is the only Chanel perfume I've tried that I really like. (I don't like Chanel No. 5 at all. Allure is too flowery to me. And although I like Cristalle, it changes on me, and doesn't smell as nice as it does on others.) Unfortunately, Coco makes my husband feel like he's having an asthma attack.

I personally like it, because it smells like a very strong-smelling Bounce dryer sheet.

Mar
08
2008
guest_shelley
guest_shelley

i think this smell takes you to another world, with its rich and intense smell!!!!!!

Feb
19
2008
guest_rabyia
guest_rabyia

i love this smell its very unique and exotic with a sence of glamour representing beauty

Feb
19
2008
tackica_ns
tackica_ns

One of the strongest and in the same time most sophisticated perume that I've ever had.
It is not for everyday use, it should be rounded with complete story in respect of dress, occasion of use ect.
Very rich and very nice.

Jan
07
2008

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