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Les Exclusifs de Chanel Beige Chanel for women

Les Exclusifs de Chanel Beige Chanel for women
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I have it: 395 I had it: 83 I want it: 450 My signature: 17

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Chanel Beige was presented in 2008, when it joined the collection known as "Les Excluisifs". Beige includes aromas of hawthorn, freesia, frangipani and honey accords. The perfume was created by Polge. The bottle is available as 200 ml edt and it has been on the market since September 2008. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Polge.

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Honey Freesia Frangipani Hawthorn

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Les Exclusifs de Chanel Beige Fragrance Reviews

nathalie87
nathalie87

And.. If you like chantecaille "frangipane" but find it to cloying this is a better alternative, i think!:-)

Oct
22
2014
nathalie87
nathalie87

I love this fragrance! It is sweet and a little tropical flower smelling, but also dry
And therfore never cloying:-) i also find a hint of spice in it, chanel spice ;-) which makes it very sophisticated! I just put one spritz on, otherwise i will get a mild headake because of the flowers, i think.. But abselutly a very nice warm, floral chanel scent! For me perfect all year around but so elegant in the winter and around christmas i think:-)

Oct
22
2014
Bluemarinejosephine
Bluemarinejosephine

I have this memory from my childhood years, when my father gifted me my first perfume. Chanel No 5. As he as handing over to me this black&white box containing the minimal, iconic bottle of this legendary juice he whispered to me “All fine ladies wear Chanel”. I think I was 12 years old at the time…

Since then, my perfume collection is always filled with Chanel bottles, not because I like Chanel perfumes per se (far from it, I think that with the exception of “Coco” all other perfumes are rather average) but, because my father’s words are imprinted in my mind… “All fine ladies wear Chanel…”

I do not really like Chanel perfumes as the majority of them have very distinct adelhyde notes which I do not prefer. Therefore, I may be somewhat negatively biased when writing about Chanel perfumes.

I was recently killing time at the airport, waiting for my flight where I decided to try “Beige” from the Chanel line “Les Exclusifs” and I realized this: Chanel makes pefumes for two categories of consumers. The first category is for people who admire the brand. In this category falls the classics like Chanel No 5, for example. The second category is the one which is for the more sophisticated consumer. ‘Les exclusifs” fall in this category.

To make a long story short “Beige” became my new signature scent. “Beige” is inarguably a masterpiece. There is a skilled artistry in the combination of the notes to create a perfume so elegant, light and pretty. It is really a skin scent. It doesn’t smell like perfume in the sense that you will not wear something that smells like roses, or sugar and marshmallows or citrus… It smells exactly like you, only better.

It is difficult to put my finger on the notes, they are so well balanced that cannot be distinguished yet, I know that what I am smelling, the end result, is just marvelous. It is light and clean and juicy but does not have any citrus opening; it is floral and feminine without any of the headiness that one might expect; it is warm and deep but it isn’t oriental or a strictly winter scent; it is powdery but not dry.

One can wear it day or night, at work or for special occasions, it is very versatile. The longevity is not massive, I would give it some 4 hours at best.

I love “Beige”. It’s me. It’s how I always wanted to smell, like a fine lady who wears Chanel.

Enjoy the perfume quest!

Oct
20
2014
diamondsr4ever
diamondsr4ever

This is my review for Les Exclusifs Chanel Beige.
I have left it a very long time before writing about this because I wanted to leave a review which was worthy of such a gorgeous perfume.

I was given a decant of this some time back. I knew from the moment I first spritzed that I would have to be very careful not to waste a single drop of what I can only describe as the nectar of the gods.
Imagine yourself cocooned in a huge vat of honey and frangipani.
Cloying you may think. Sickly you may think. But I would say, think again.
For me, it is as if someone had tranquilised me with a dart gun of the most relaxing, calming elixir that could be found. But please don't think that this is so relaxing it could put you to sleep, because just when everything is settling down on me I am pinched very gently by a small bouquet of freesias. The effect of the freesia means the whole experience is taken to another level.

There may be few ingredients in this expensive perfume but for me the ingredients it does have are perfectly blended and worth every penny of my hard earned husbands money.
Try it and hopefully you will be as transfixed as I am.
Edit: I also have Flora Nymphea. May be some small similarity but this is in a leagus of it's own.

Sep
19
2014
tanichka74
tanichka74

Chanel Beige- amazing, loving, sexy scent. I love it!

Sep
15
2014
rinz09
rinz09

Elegant and refined are the first words that spring to mind with Beige. Creamy florals with a beautiful and rich honey note. This is a amazing fragrance. It develops quickly and is truly a triumph. I highly recommend Beige!

Sep
05
2014
Lana148
Lana148

Chanel Beige opens up with a blast of a bit heady floral, with frangipani flower being the star in it.

Later the fragrance settles down to alluring, abstract honey mixed floral. This one smells unmistakably Chanel, but not too complicated or over the top.

With the name Beige, I was expecting something boring, but this fragrance associates with a color yellow to me, if that makes sense.

Jul
19
2014
lizakaya
lizakaya

I have been working my way through a decant of Beige this spring and summer, and learning to really enjoy Beige. Initially, I found the surprising note of hawthorn off-putting, I expected Beige to be a soft, cuddly floral. In retrospect, I think the hawthorn makes this a little more complex and interesting, a little more true to the title. Beige is a floral, but the hawthorn somehow tones down the floralness of the floral, making this an incredibly wearable frag. Because we will be heading into fall in the next few months, this is not at the top of my FB list, however, I can definitely see splurging on this spring/summer 2015.

Jul
16
2014
nebbe
nebbe

I have a decant of Beige, and I reach for it several times a month. I want it for those occasions where I want to smell like an icy blonde - classy and slightly unattainable (in a good way!).
Excellent longevity for me, and the honey note is just right - not overwhelming, but ladylike and pleasant.
FB worthy - it's on my want list!

May
19
2014
cake n' cuddles
cake n' cuddles

I'm not sure what I was expecting wearing this but it is SO chanel. Like, looking at the notes I was expecting something sweeter mentally, honey and fragnipani sound very sweet, and then freesia is such a light and fresh flower.
This fragrance is sort of sweet and sot of fresh, but it's totally chanel. It has that musky, strong, heady chanel perfume vibe, I can't describe it any other way, I just notice it in all the fragrances.
So it does smell like the notes, but definitely with a chanel spin. This fragrance is not sugary, girly, or fresh. It's musky, stylish, and stuck up. As far as chanel goes, it's still very wearable.
I do like it!

May
05
2014
Sugandaraja
Sugandaraja

Chanel Beige

Eau de Toilette

I’ve always loved Beige. I’ll admit I laughed a little on its release ( “What’s next, Pablum Pour Homme? Ennui Sensuelle?” ), but over the years, I’ve warmed to the name. The color beige isn’t an inappropriate analogy for the smell, especially if one harks back to the deeper, fawn-like shade it originally referred to.

Beige is a delicate floral, hovering between freesia and hawthorn, with a half-sweet honey and a quiet peach note. I detect a quiet sambac jasmine in the distance, shining on to the accord like a bright light through curtains, and something in the vicinity of acacia. Beige is slow to let you tease out individual notes, and the overall impression is a translucent floral abstraction, warm and embracing without resorting to oriental notes or going the indolic-animalic route.

I shouldn’t be the kind of person who loves Beige. I like florals that mean business: I wear Poison; I wear Ferme Tes Yeux. But Beige is my escapist scent, a pollen-tinged close-up of a flower; a bee’s-eye view of Spring.

Parfum Extrait

Chanel has recently released an extrait version of Beige that I have mixed feelings about. Oh, don’t get me wrong – it’s lush, ravishing, and beautiful. It’s simply not unique.

Added to the notes of the eau de toilette is a large rose, orange blossom, and jasmine, all traditional stars in florals everywhere. The peach note inherent is rendered more lifelike; almost a syrupy, ripe nectarine, and the sweetness is increased substantially. The top notes are an ecstatic burst, and the most dramatic of any opening in the Chanel line ( unless one crosses the aisle to the punchy lavender of Aramis ).

The drydown, however, is a bit of a letdown ( a surprise for an extrait, as extraits are all about those long, lingering drydowns ). The effect is rounder, fuller, and duller, the rose and jasmine coming to the fore and making it more mundane. Beige is special, but when it leaves its own little freesia niche enters into the larger pool of millefleur florals, it’s certainly not giving Joy and its ilk a run for their money.

The extrait is by all means quality, but in the end my money went to the Eau de Toilette.

( Tested in-store at Chanel for the extrait and in store and from my own bottle for the eau de toilette. )

Apr
16
2014
pansylady
pansylady

I had pretty high hopes for this one- lots of white flowers, honey- what's not to like?

As soon as Beige hit my skin, though, I got an overwhelming whiff of "sickeningly sweet"- it took me a little while to put my finger on it-

Then I remembered a drugstore men's cologne/after shave that my brother wore in the late '60s, not long before he was deployed to Viet Nam, called Hai Karate- (I'm sure that most of you are too young to remember this one- fortunately)

It did eventually calm down a little into something still sweet but bearable, but we just didn't mesh-

Once again, proof that I'm not a Chanel girl...

Mar
17
2014
Nirsara
Nirsara

My sister was in Paris during the holidays and she went a "little" crazy buying me a Christmas gift. She winded up in a Chanel-store and decided to buy me one of the perfumes of the exclusives line. She had named my favorite perfumes to the sales lady and based on that she had blindly bought a bottle of 200 ml of 'Beige' for me. Yes, blindly, not even trying it herself.
I had read on the site of Chanel about the exclusive fragrances and based on that, I would have bought 'Gardenia'. So you can imagine that we were both nervous opening and trying it.
The first five minutes we thought... Oh no, Beige is boring and generic!
But after only a couple of minutes Beige began to develop quickly. Luckily it developed into a very fascinating and unique fragrance. Beige is definitely not boring. It is not stuffy, it is not for invisible librarians who wish to remain unnoticed behind big glasses... Nonono, Beige is made for a lady, a Real Lady.
If I would describe the regular fragrances of Chanel in one word, I would say:
- Allure & Allure sensuelle = sensual
- Chance = charming, Chance Tendre = innocent, Chance Fraiche = sparkling
- Coco = sexy, Coco Mademoiselle = sassy, Coco noir = naughty
- Cristalle = cool
- N° 5 = sophisticated
- N° 19 & N° 19 poudré = fresh
Knowing that, I would describe Beige as elegant.
Effortlessly and timelessly elegant.
It's wonderful, just wonderful.

Feb
26
2014
dalmajen
dalmajen

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

Feb
17
2014
lovescents999
lovescents999

I had such high hopes for this scent and actually bought it unsniffed. How could I ever go wrong with this masterpiece? I loved it, but it didn't love me back. Beige opened up so richly on my skin, with the power of honey so sweet and potent, only to dry down to something heavy and unpleasant. Maybe it's the hawthorn in it? It made me feel like I'm choking and couldn't catch a breath. But, how did this happened with all the perfect notes in it? It will always remain a mystery to me.

Feb
17
2014
Cams
Cams

Beautiful! The initial spray captures the senses; it's sophistication and class. This fragrance changes everything the colour beige may conjure up; just fantastic!!

Feb
08
2014
Dominic80
Dominic80

Classy as always Chanel is Chanel. But BEIGE which has such a wonderful and almost flesh alike name disappoints a little... I don't find it focused.
Don't get me wrong, you won't ever even go near cheap with any Chanel, they are just too classic to bring you down, but, in this one, maybe the honey, maybe the flowers are just a tiny bit almost like.. girlie! And not in the sexy seductive sense of the word (well at least the nick name that immediately can excite a man's senses!). No Lolita, here.. Just a light, sweet, hunny perfume, well balanced and composed but just uninspired.
I would have loved it to be a drier, sexier #5! With Ylang Ylang, lots of powder and heliotrope, and, a slight touch of adamant, unforgettable suede..
More carnal,obsessive, loving, and adictive! This is just nothing like (and i don't even know why!) i had thought it would be... I was envisioning Lolita, and found myself dancing instead with a little blonde at the Country Club in some little cozy midwestern city!
No!!!! I wanted Lolita, i wanted mystery and seduction with the classic touch of hedonism that Chanel rarely so abruptly denies to her fans.

Jan
23
2014
temporalgrace
temporalgrace

Exquisite. That's the first thing that comes to mind. The whole fragrance is wonderfully light and well-blended. It brings to mind a very luxurious bath in a huge tub with the most expensive bubbles and soaps you can buy. The frangipani is a little plasticine for the first hour or so, but it eventually calms down. The honey is light and sweetens the fragrance nicely; in fact, this fragrance smells like I had hoped Elie Saab would. I'm surprised the hawthorn isn't higher ranked as a note. It gives the fragrance a nice haziness and sweetness, as if I am actually walking by a hawthorn tree. The hawthorn gives this a similar feel to No.5 in the opening- don't get me wrong, it smells nothing like No.5, but it is clearly recognizable as a Chanel for that quality. My only qualm is that the sillage and longevity seem to be lacking. You might try spraying your hair or clothing if possible!

Jan
22
2014
hsd1
hsd1

Extremely vibrant florals dipped in honey. It is interesting how things can be so different on people's skin. On me this was so overpowering I had to wash it off ( I also did this with Coromandel). Afterward, the scent was at a normal volume, and still very much on my skin. At that point I got a more pleasant honey vibe.

I pictured the imagery with beige to be subtle and soft (which I love and it sounds like it is doing on some others). This doesn't seem modern to me. Sadly on me this is the exact opposite and ends up being a loud sweet floral, albeit a classy one whom I'd respect.

Dec
20
2013
almarie
almarie

I really enjoy this scent! I think I might fork over the money for this one because it's unique and I don't have anything else like it in my collection. This is IMO, better than Chanel Jersey which I find is too green smelling and not in a good way. I think Chanel has a winner here with Beige.

Dec
04
2013
Germany
Germany

chanel Beige, what a beautiful feminine perfume. This is a very smooth , sweet and refreshing , elegant perfume.
It opens with a honey note , sweet , tropical and fruity. It's the frangipani that gives it that tropical fruity jasmin vibe and its so wonderful combines with the sweet honey note. Soon after I smell fresh cut grass, green and peppery which I believe comes from the freesia , the Hawthorn is hazy and again sweet, just lovely !. A must have for a chanel lover.
Someone said fresh , sweet, clean soap smell, I agree with that!

Aug
28
2013
AliciaArruda
AliciaArruda

My absolute favorite Chanel fragrance of all time (it goes Beige, Cristalle eau Verte, and Coco Noir/Coco Mademoiselle tied for third). It is creamy, smooth, and elegant while also being pleasant and low-key enough for casual, daily wear. It's simple and blends seamlessly with the natural scent of my skin. I think that the honey and frangipani work wonderfully together, the freesia adds a slightly fruity aspect to it and that the hawthorn really grounds the scent and keeps it from being too sweet and simplistic. I love it. Would drown happily in this stuff.

Aug
24
2013
freddinos
freddinos

Yes, soap it is! Very good quality sweet and clean soap. The name matches the fragrance perfectly, but unfortunately the same does not apply to its price tag in my opinion. A well done soapy honeyed floral, inoffensive but I do not desire it, my sample was more than enough an olfactory experience as far as Beige goes. Could work for others though, as it is a creation of quality nonetheless
Thank you MrsLetterO for your generosity xxx

Aug
17
2013
Mozartiana
Mozartiana

Pleasant, but hardly worth the price tag. Longevity is minimal, about 2 hours on my skin (pale white, Caucasian).

Jul
23
2013
DivotDiva
DivotDiva

Tested today at a Chanel store. Very soft and lovely, drydown provides a soapy powdery scent but not a cheap soap/powder! Reminds me of something but can't recall...it's not palmolive...safe office / luncheon perfume. Not sure it warrants the price but will put on my want list for now.

Jul
16
2013
leboblue
leboblue

Smells like freshly washed very long hair! Summer is here and with the heat, humidity and frequent showering and changing clothes, I'm able to breeze through scents quickly. I did not know this fragrance was composed of only 4 accords. IMO, It is one of the freshest Chanel creations. I bought this at Chanel in NYC two summers ago and fell in love with it on that hot muggy day, to my surprise, those 4 simple accords capture my heart still and again on this hot muggy night.........

Jul
05
2013
alchemist1976stephanie
alchemist1976stephanie

THIS is how I want my powdery fragrance to smell!! At first, it starts with a loud, slightly sharp soapy floral note that I was expecting to take over the fragrance, It is kind of reminiscent of dish soap ever so slightly.... but then after about 10 minutes, it blooms into this gorgeous, powdery, but not stuffy fresh floral, clean scent.
I am reminded of a soap I once fell in love with the scent of and hoped I'd one day find it in a perfume. Well that day has arrived!!! Yippee!. So good in warm weather, very comforting. Not cheap or chemically smelling. This had a lot of thought put into it. Well rounded, soft, cozy. Sillage is good, longevity good. Drydown- BEAUTIFUL! Feminine. Definitely FB worthy! Unlike any other Chanel I've experienced!

Edit: If you want to smell like Baby lotion but grown up, this is the perfect scent! I can't get enough! Sorry Coromandel, you'll have to wait until fall. I'm making Beige my first Les Exclusifs purchase!

May
30
2013
IsaIsabella
IsaIsabella

Warm yellow florals. Starts off a bit soapy with a characteristic Chanel fragrance note. Predominantly floral scent but there is a hint of honey to make it round. I'm not a floral person but this is good stuff!

May
21
2013
ranchorita
ranchorita

Chanel Beige started off very soapy on me and seemed to disappear quickly, but I'm so glad I didn't cover it up with another scent or scrub it. The classic thumbprint of a Chanel scent is on this one, but it's very light and pretty. After several hours, I could smell the freesia which is a personal favorite flower. I do catch the sweetness of freesia here but not its peppery quality. Lovely fragrance and light, but enduring. I will wear my sample some more to see if this will go on the want list. I think this will make a great summer fragrance.

May
08
2013
meama
meama

24) This range is so successful that we would tend to put each one on the podium. Unfortunately it's the weakest link,...we keep Mahora (Guerlain)

Cette gamme est tellement réussie qu'on aurait tendance à tous les mettre sur le podium. Malheureusement vous êtes le maillon faible, on garde Mahora (Guerlain)

Apr
23
2013
Shorokh
Shorokh

I was looking for a white floral perfume since a long time. But 99% of them have those citrus-bergamote-etc. top notes, and the same amber-patchouli-musk at the base. I was soooo fed up with that! I was exactly looking for something different.
So. The composition opens with frangipani which catches your attention immediately, then suddenly it gives way to the so light and innocent hawtorn, then you start to feel freesia....... and then vice versa!! The 4 notes are playing with each other as well as with your nose. It`s a fabulous sweet game, because outside under the sun one note is dominant, then when you enter an air-conditioned room - another notes start their play.
It`s a perfume of good mood. Don`t expect too much complexity from it, it`s pure joy of being a happy lady!

Apr
18
2013
ForrealMe2
ForrealMe2

this smells like chanel coco a tad bit fresher with soap...it turns really soapy...err i don't like this one either..such a shame but if you like fresh soap with citrus and the chanel signature notes you will love this

Apr
05
2013
aveilhe
aveilhe

This is the "girliest" of the Les Exclusifs line that I have tried so far. Beige is a clean, honey-sweet floral with a hint of soft powder.

This is not a heady floral, but bright and fresh due to the freesia note. I wish I could speak to the fragrance of hawthorne, but unfortunately, I am not familiar with its scent. I can only imagine (from the description on Fragrantica) that it lends an additional level of sweetness to this perfume. Base notes (with the exception of honey) seem almost non-existent. The dry down is relatively linear.

All in all, Beige is a pretty Spring floral, but it is almost too sweetly-floral for my taste. It reminds me a bit of Penhaligon's Ellenisia, but I think I prefer Ellenisia as it has more overall richness and complexity.

Mar
27
2013
FunnyGirl
FunnyGirl

A bitter mixture of Gardenia Chanel, Lobogal Pour Elle and Ralph Lauren Glamorous with a hint of honey sweet flower dust. Very nice and subtle.

Mar
25
2013
LANIER
LANIER

Reflected in the prism of the descending mirrors like a painting by Marcel Duchamp, Mademoiselle Coco Chanel sat on the stairs in a beige boucle box suite with black trim. She narrowed her eyes dropped her head slightly to peer from under the brim of her hat to the bottom of the steps. She could just see the shoes and shins of the first three people seated in the first row. Hundreds more were out of sight beyond the curve of the staircase awaiting this; her return into the world of fashion.

“Why did I return? One night at dinner Christian Dior said a woman could never be a couturier.” Ah yes, that quip to some American reporter was now being repeated all across Paris as the entire city and in fact the world waited to see if she still had it in her to be modern and innovative. In fact, if she was still No.1.

She could smell the freesias at the top of the stairs where the models were assembled waiting to walk down upon her command. There was also a hint of frangipani and hawthorn flowers which permeated the air like a golden honey and took her for a fleeting moment back to Chateau de Royallieu and Boy Capel. Her new line, even the beige suit she wore was really the result of, a refection really of his style. If it hadn’t been for Boy: She stopped herself. It was time.

She looked up to the models. They were ready. No time left for nerves now, time to be courageous. She nodded to the first one, Marie and watched as the young woman passed her in the navy suit that would in only a few moments signify her signature look for the rest of her life and beyond. She could let herself smile just a little now as the model in black dress passed by, then the white, and then the beige, her favorite color these days.

She would prove Dior wrong, on this February day in 1954. She would show the world that she, Gabriel “Coco” Chanel was back to stay, indeed that she, a woman was a great couturier.

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Beige is the new Black. It is what Bill Blass’ Basic Black wishes it could be. From Les Exclusifs collection by Chanel the very chic and smart Beige makes its entrance with the smooth glide of legendary fashion model form the 1950’s. Suzy Parker is who I see as the perfect woman in Beige.

Jacques Polge took the idea of one of Chanel’s favorite colors (the others being black, white and navy) and turned it into a beauty of a perfume. This is what honey should smell like when done right. Not heavy or sticky and sickening but smooth and mellow with just touch of queen bee to add a bit of a sting. There is freesia here that is bright and a bit spicy adding the perfect complement to the wild honey. These two notes introduce the premier model of the show which is one of my favorite scents from years ago, frangipani. This wonderful flower also known in Hawaii as Plumeria, the most popular flower for the Hawaiian lei is invigorated with a sultry tropical beauty that gives this perfume sensuality and fullness. Underneath the feminine curves of the honey, freesia, and frangipani is a straight forward masculine hawthorn. It really ties the four notes together and presents them with a seriously chic sophistication. Yes just four notes in Beige, simple yet elegant.

This is a perfume that stands up beautifully throughout the day. Impressive longevity but never in your face, no, this is a perfume that is great without having to be flashy or loud. It is self-contained, confident that it will always be the right choice for a woman of any age who possesses perfect taste and impeccable style. The best part is that Beige goes with everything.

FIVE GOLD STARS *****

Mar
09
2013
oona noir
oona noir

I'm wearing this today and for some reason, it is reminding me of Versace Crystal Noir. Which I find bizarre since they have seemingly no overlapping notes.
Anyway, I like this a lot. I think I will get a decant and see where it goes from there. It is a bit sharp when I put it on, and that bugs me a bit, so I want more time with it. But I like how feminine and long lasting it is with just perfect sillage.
Edit: I was just over at PC to check into getting a decant, and they list Gardenia as one of the notes. Now I have a better sense of why it was reminding me of Crystal Noir! So to those who have strong feelings about that particular note, it's in there.

Mar
07
2013
EnglishCountryGarden
EnglishCountryGarden

Lovely Hawthorn/Rowan blossom and plenty of frangipanni. Could not find the honey or fressia notes at all, no sweetness in this to my nose. Then again, freesias seem to have had all the fragrance bred out of them recently, so I might be missing the point. All I know is my wedding bouquet was mostly freesias and was a fragrance bomb. I wouldn't buy freesias now. A liberal shaking of powder, like hawthorn blossom being blown about in a damp English spring wind. Yes, it's a damp perfume, not dry at all, certainly not fusty. Hawthorn and rowan blossom always remind me of almonds and the smell of amniotic fluid, so I'm getting some almond and a few contractions here too. Not one for young girlies, this is another of those mature perfumes for confident ladies who are above advertsing or explaining themselves. All in all, glad I made the effort to try it, but won't be making the herculean effort required to go out and buy it. I don't really think I will ever be old enough to appreciate it's dusty maturity.

Feb
22
2013
patrick-fragrancelover
patrick-fragrancelover

Beige intrigues me. Every time I smell it, something takes me back. Childhood memories. Keeping close to my mother, and my grandmother. It doesn't smell of old lady powder, or anything close to that. It is floral, stand-off, dusty, but also warm and somehow comforting. Beige seems older than her 2008 release. Beige is wiser than the rest.

Feb
12
2013
Axum
Axum

I didn't expect Beige to contain such a good evocation of frangipani...but it does, and the honey and hawthorne work surprisingly well too. With notes like these, "Beige" seems a strange, meaningless name, suggested by an overly cautious marketing team.

Of the les Exclusifs, I've enjoyed Beige for its simple femininity, and Sycomore for its oddness. Beige is more wearable, at least for a woman.

Feb
10
2013
suzyk
suzyk

Today I smelled Beige for the first time. It didn´t remained me color beige at all. Maybe white. But it doesn´t mean that I didn´t like. Actually I love it and now after certain time I can´t stop sniffing my hand. It´s very classy, elegant and adult smell - something like perfectly tailored little white dress. Honey and frangipani creates beautiful harmony which evokes balance between classical and modern. I will definitely buy it.

Jan
16
2013
eilismaireg
eilismaireg

If I wanted to smell like the colour 'beige' I imagine maybe something more like 'Idole' or even 'The One', something warm, slightly sweet and comfortable. This is entirely boring for the ridiculous price and is not worthy of being in the exclusifs line. I would go for No 5 Eau Premiere, if I were you instead.

Jan
15
2013
Nmsekhmet
Nmsekhmet

a real symphony of a fragrance. I grew up on a street lined with hawthornes--and this is hawthorne.
I think this is one of Chanel's best.

Dec
28
2012
Rawannnna
Rawannnna

smells like nothing. very light. unusual for chanel

Dec
19
2012
rickyrebarco
rickyrebarco

Very lovely and unusual floral. The honey is sweet but it is balanced by the hawthorn, which smells almost lemony and the freesia adds a bit of sharp note, too, in contrast to the very intensive frangipani. All the notes are clean and beautiful and natural smelling. I quite like this. Luca Turin described Beige as boring. He is wrong. This is a changing and lively fragrance, unlike any I have tried before. I will definitely enjoy my nice decant.

Dec
02
2012
TillyWave
TillyWave

Beige is above all a simple but powerful fragrance. It goes on strong, has good tenacity, and gives a presence. It stately radiates versus having a capricious personality.

It goes in with a big sweet rush of frangipani, with a few green notes beneath it, as if you are smelling the whole flower. As it wears down it morphs into a sweet floral freesia dripping with aromatic green tea and honey. And that's pretty much it. Beige is pretty linear but it never gets annoying or overbearing.

It's simple but it has a quality of being the best frangipani/freesia/honey scent you've ever encountered. I have to be in the mood for something sweet in order to wear this. It can also be a bit strong for work or close quarters if you apply more than 1 spray. Given that, you will smell like the classiest woman around.

A few sprays will do, it can have good sillage depending on how you wear it, and it lasts all day.

Dec
02
2012
almondcookie
almondcookie

I got a bottle of chanel beige today. I've always wanted a bottle since it lunched but I never came around to do so. Actually I couldn't get over the price. However each time I visited a Chanel store, upon spraying generous amount unto my clothing, I got a feeling of content. All is well, I am calm, I am at peace and all I see is white which is my best colour. Honestly if you are think of getting a signature scent try Les Exclusifs range. They come in 75ml and 200ml. That's all you need.

Nov
19
2012
smelling_gr8
smelling_gr8

My first Chanel Exclusifs to try and I have to say I am well impressed! In fact, I am so impressed I now WANT a full bottle of this....if only I could get my hands on it!
This is a thick frangipani honey, almost like a full blown frangipani flower had been dunked in a pot of golden honey. It is heavy enough for a cold day or a night out, but not too overpowering, amazing longevity and silage. I want to keep sniffing my wrist all the time. Received lot of compliments while wearing this....now I will just have to start saving up SIGH!

Oct
26
2012
busik
busik

All of them have tried and most of all liked Sycomore and Beige. With this fragrance once an association theater, long dress to the floor, elegance, restraint and femininity.

Oct
24
2012
FiveoaksBouquet
FiveoaksBouquet

On my tenth bottle, which may provide a hint that I like--make that love--it. Beige seems to me like a perfume from a hundred years ago, made with modern-day aromachemicals. Part of its appeal for me is a changeable quality. It doesn't smell the same every day. Sometimes one note seems predominent, sometimes another, and you never know which impressions will come to the fore. Even after so many bottles I feel it's hard to grasp what it smells like and I think it's that quality of elusiveness (along with being in my favourite aldehydic floral category) that keeps me coming back for more.

Oct
05
2012
milkyway
milkyway

oh whow...the creamiest, loveliest and the most feminine scent i've tried in a loong while. Frangipani and honey together create an amazingly non-cloying scent (due to high quality ingredients unlike some of the other scents with the same ingredient, I'm sure). It stays realy close to skin and just begs to be sniffed..Very cosy and warm. Love it. If it weren't for the price tag I'd definitely wear it to bed like many of you suggest;)

Oct
05
2012
Fashionista2
Fashionista2

Bought this today and find it so elegant and soft and warm. I love Chanel fragrances but often they are too strong (except for the gorgeous Chanel 5 eau premiere, which I adore) and now there is this beauty. It's the kind of fragrance that you could spray your bed sheets with and just be lulled to sleep in its enveloping scent.

Sep
11
2012
cbishton
cbishton

I tried this in the Beverly Hills store recently and thought it was really lovely but my boyfriend thought it "smelled like all the others" - nothing special. Still I kept sniffing my wrist and enjoyed the soft powdery "summerness."

Aug
29
2012
bond_girl1979
bond_girl1979

It is very much what it's name implies: beige in name, beige in nature. It's soft, quiet, inoffensive and without any ruffles.It's very much an "office scent" not too dissimilar to Cartier Baise Voile - although I think Beige has the edge. It has a daytime sensibility and versatility to it. It's pretty, but unfortunately doesn't seem long-lasting, it disappeared on me after an hour leaving me with nothing to work with. So I conclude that the sillage and lasting power is a bit weak.

Aug
09
2012
Myratas
Myratas

I was given a sample of this today and I just love it.
Did not give me a headache, light floral scent especially for Spring and Summer months.

Jun
19
2012
misschic
misschic

I recently got a sample of this and have worn it a few times. I have already told my boyfriend that I want this for Christmas. The smell is divine and very long lasting on me. Definitely the fresh signature scent I have been looking for.

Apr
23
2012
LanaD
LanaD

Very classy; I'm in love. Great for Summer!

Apr
10
2012
Aroussa
Aroussa

Beige is the most peculiar perfume I have ever come across. Not the actual fragrance, no. Although that is quite peculiar, too, as many Chanel fragrances are: in this case, a bunch of wild flowers, that were put in the sun for a few hours, then stuck under somebody's sweaty arm for a while, then taken out and sprinkled generously with honey. No, not the smell. But the way it sits on the skin. So close and tight and secretive. It becomes a part of your skin, and you never know Beige is there. You won't be able to smell it on yourself. Nor anyone else around you. I always get comments on my perfume from friends but on this one - not once. The only person who will be able to smell this on you will have to touch his nose to your skin. If you allow him to do that. That's why I think it's called Beige. It's so unassuming, so neutral. But only on the surface. Until you get very close. Pure sensual magic.

Apr
03
2012
Smile2nz
Smile2nz

I bought this as a blind buy and received it today and I absolutely LOVE IT!!! Such a nice soft floral for Spring and Summer, think it will be one of my favorites.

Mar
31
2012
amber23
amber23

Sprayed this at my friend's who adores it. Being called beige, i expected something light, smooth, flawless...but the heavy opening tone of freesia (i guess it was freesia) just totally killed it for me... :-(

Feb
09
2012
sionnach66
sionnach66

A huge opening of white florals as its head notes.

It then warms up to keep a very traditional floral oriental approach in its middle notes, tempering the floral bouquet with a certain sweetness brought in by the honey, but something else as well . Don’t know how to express the way it “travelled” on my skin and the depth of the fragrance other than to say it reminds me of other Chanel perfumes. As silly as it sounds, it’s like Allure, but with different notes.

Finally it took on a – lovely, I grant you – soapy nature before dying down into powdery base notes a few hours in. This lasted for many more hours, occasionally allowing whiffs of its middle notes again.

All in all beautiful, feminine. No modern gourmand quality, no unexpected mysterious notes here. It’s a very well rounded perfume which behaves as is expected of it, except maybe in its longevity, in which it surpasses my expectations. It’s the type of perfume you want left behind on the scarf you pull up over your nose when it’s freezing outside.

Feb
07
2012
mika71
mika71

I recently got a sample of this from the perfumed court. I was surprised out how much it reminds me of a Yankee Candle scent that is now discontinued; to me it's almost a direct dupe of their long lost Magnolia candle. I do like it, very nice for spring/summer.

Jan
25
2012
Calif Girl
Calif Girl

Sweet, happy, uplifting. Honey & Frangipani.

It is a bit soapy on my skin, which is great because I love soapy scents.

I find it more of a winter scent due to the sweetness.

Jan
17
2012
vialon3
vialon3

I went looking for Beige. When tested, this EDT had an edge over other Les Exclusifs because I was not looking for leather. From beginning to end, Beige is warm, cheerful,loyal and very up-lifting. So far, I like it as a winter fragrance. It rises above a cold, gray day and makes me happy! The Honey and Frangipani are lovely. Lasts 4-5 hours with a delicate sillage that I back into. Dry down is a soft and delicious cloud of special beauty. It does remind me of Marc Jacob's Daisy,a bit, but "B" has so much more depth. "B" allows me to wear it rather than it wears me. I am very pleased with this EDT.

Dec
15
2011
id
id

nice elegant florals but not original (at least not memorable for me), not for such a price. I smelled it somewhere else. Maybe Kenzo amour florale because of the same prominent frangipani note.

Dec
01
2011
alfarom
alfarom

Beige is probably the only composition in the Les Exclusifs range that I dislike. It opens with a suffocating aldehydes and floral combo that's at the same time loud and cheap to then evolve into an overly sweet, clean floral drydown that's anything but exclusive.

Overall Beige coul be ok but next to masterpieces such as 31 Rue Cambon, 28 La Pausa, Bois Des Iles, No.22, Cuir De Russie and Sycomore it results weak, uninspired and unremarkable.

Rating: 5/10

Nov
15
2011
ednafrau
ednafrau

yesterday i was finally able to try beige, which was on my wishlist for some time now. at first it is quite pleasant, but after a while it turned into something very synthetic. suddenly, it dawned on me that it reminded me of a smell from my childhood: downeys's fabric softener! i could not believe it. i showed it to my mother to get a second opinion and she agreed, albeit it is a softer, enhanced version of that laundry product...but seriously, how could something so high-end as a les exclusifs chanel smell so cheap? mind you, i adored the smell of downey's fabric softener, but would i shell out big bucks to scent my sheets? no way. perhaps those who never smelled the fabric softener will like beige, as it is pretty - although absolutely different to the wonderfully natural flowers of guerlain's flora nymphea, which i saw it compared to above - but i would not invest in a perfume so industrial. truly unexpected from chanel.

Oct
30
2011
Tusnelda
Tusnelda

I got this as a sample from the Chanel Boutique in San Francisco. When I first smelled it, I thought it was uninteresting and a little sharp, perhaps a bit like hairspray. I went through the entire sample over the summer anyway and it has totally won me over. I am in love. I am obsessed. I want more. The next time I come across a Chanel Boutique (which will require a bit of travelling, but hey...you'd do that for Chanel, wouldn't you?), it is definitely on my buy-list.

Oct
27
2011
Ambrosia8
Ambrosia8

I should love this, i really should. The notes just seemed so right for me. but then i don't. Don't get me wrong though, i don't hate it, i don't even dislike it! It's just so... blah. Nothing stands out, it's so well polished, so well balanced, so well blended, so... perfectly boring. Maybe i just don't get its understated elegance, but it seems so cold to me! I find there is absolutly nothing to remmember about Beige. And at this price point, well that's a problem.

Oct
17
2011
scentedrat
scentedrat

I love this. It is is a warm, soft, and sweet scent. Almost, but not quite, gourmand. It has none of the harsh notes most florals have on me. In fact, I would never have guessed by the smell that it was a white floral, as I don't get those notes at all. On me, it is definitely a scent for cooler weather and would become cloying in heat. It is very strong, so a little goes a long way. Staying power is average; a few hours at most on me.

Oct
15
2011
Amarylis
Amarylis

Chanel Exclusifs Beige eau de toilette is a sophisticated & classic white floral featuring Gardenia, hawthorne, frangipani, freesia & honey.
Soft,elegant and feminine.

Oct
08
2011
cedriceccentric
cedriceccentric

Who could have ever thought that a white floral could be that soft.

Clean, powdery, but with a real signature.

At first there is some sort of vintage quality (maybe the hawthorn à la Après L'Ondée) mixed with the oh so transparent freesia of the 1990s. The honey is so refined in here, very far from the "pipi" honey in Serge Lutens' Miel de Bois. A bright touch of tropical/solar frangipani but without the suntanning note. On a bed of face cream-like powdery vanilla musk.

Without wanting to sound pejorative, Beige smells very American in a way... First we know how americans love their white florals, but there is also that very clean transparency you find in countless american fragrances.

I have a sample from The Perfumecourt, but I also sprayed it at a Chanel boutique. And there is a huge difference in projection whether you dab it or spray it. I got way more sillage (than intended) when I sampled it a the Chanel boutique.

Beige could be worn at any time, it's easier to carry during daytime than say 31 Cambon or Coromandel, which are more wintery or nocturnal.

Chic. Elegant. Refined. Noble.

A good alternative to Beige, but this time with a casablanca lily theme going on, would be the new Baiser Volé by Cartier.

Sep
24
2011
Indigomama
Indigomama

Beige, my best loved perfume ever. i have loved many and tested a frightening many. Left with one perfume for life (God forbid!), I will choose Beige with no hesitation. Beige is very well-behaved until pepper comes in. Just the right amount to signal that you are actually not that nice one may think. Beige may be worn equally morning and night, furs and jeans and nothing on, with heels and flip-flops. The only issue is that it is an Exclusive and therefore sells either by bottles big enough to last for decades or by 75mls, which are nkt widely available. Anyway, Beige is worth testing and investing in. And it lasts, lasts and lasts even on my skin, which is quite unusual for me

Sep
20
2011
ANGELICA07
ANGELICA07

Nice creation, quality is there !
Very straightdownward white florals all the way, tempered just a little (too little ^^ ) bit down by some softer notes (I guess it is honey ..??).

But, as much as I can admit this is quality Chanel work, this fragrance did not make me like white florals, which I can not stand.

Being part of the "Les Exclusifs" line, I think this perfume is available in the Chanel boutiques only .... and must be really expensive.
Anyway, for someone who likes/loves white florals, this is a must-try amongst Chanel's creations.

Sep
02
2011
DresdenDoll
DresdenDoll

This is a sophisticated floral, demure, inoffensive, and with impeccable manners. It is beige in name and personality, being neutral but classy. It is very elegant, but quite light compared to other Chanels, more of a skin scent. But all the notes are there, it is immaculately well blended. Warmed by the honey note, the sweetness tempered by the slight woodiness of the hawthorn, with two of the most beautiful flowers. I understand reviews that call this a cold beauty. It seems like something worn by a woman who seems untouchable. I would love this as an everyday fragrance, but the price of this is rather much for that. But finally I have found a Chanel to love.

Aug
21
2011
shenanigans
shenanigans

Truly beautiful and sexy. Not in a bodice-ripper kinda way but in a real stockings and good lingerie kinda way. And a girl's gotta have both right?

May
23
2011
Yamba1
Yamba1

Sophisticated in it's simplicity.
For a long time I have been searching for a scent that features frangipani but it not screaming
T-R-O-P-I-C-A-L !!!
This is a feminine, elegant and expensive smelling floral that also hints at mimosa (or Australian wattle)although this note is not listed. The honey gives this perfume warmth and does not serve to make this overly sickly sweet.
I do like this offering by Chanel and would recommend it to anyone who is searching for a pretty floral.
Thanks to my dear friend scorpiosheep for the opportunity to try.

May
21
2011
scorpiosheep
scorpiosheep

I found this to be disappointingly bland, for a Chanel, and particularly for one of the Les Exclusifs range. It is a pleasant enough floral, but nothing to proudly pronounce "Chanel!" I own Coromandel, and tiny bottles of 31 Rue Cambon and Cuir de Russie, and these ones really do grab your attention and make a REAL statement. Beige is just not special enough.

May
07
2011
ichigogirl
ichigogirl

Classy. Warm but very fresh, flowery but not too much so, ambery, but just a hint of it, a very well balanced perfume. Beige is a real lady and you can tell it's made from high quality ingredients.
Note: I only tried it once, as I RAN past the Chanel boutique at Heathrow on my way to board a plane.
But. It is lovely! I am truely greatful to the lady in the shop who shouted "Beige" across the room as she saw me approaching the perfumes, I would never have tested a perfume with that name otherwise... I had a very enjoyable flight, sniffing the air around me, and my wrist, with pleasure. Can't wait to try it again (but it's sadly not available in Sweden).

Apr
19
2011
Lady Love
Lady Love

Beige smells clean and soapy, It smells very light and fresh too. It reminds me of Prada Infusion d'Iris and Gucci Guilty. Beige also smell opulent and luxurious.

Jacques Polge created another nice fragrance. My only regret is the Very weak sillage.

Apr
06
2011
mediterranean
mediterranean

This one reminds me of Tuscani per Donna, as someone mentioned here.But while TpD has something sintetic, Beige is full of flowers with the honey sweetening it all very softly.The beginning can be a little bit invasive but after a while it dries into a comfortable clean scent very close to the skin.At this point it reminds me of Prada iris infusion (not the smell, the feeling).It changes during the day and you get different traces of it as you move.It is youthful too, compared with the other Chanels in this collection(think Bois des lles, for example)and more lively.It makes me happy.
There are three perfumes in this collection that got my attention straight away:Beige,Bois des lles,and n22.

Mar
13
2011
Cylob
Cylob

What a great fragrance!
This will be my present for my mom's birthday this year. I picked Gardenia and Beige for her to choose from and she went for Beige right away. She sniffed the card for days, haha!
Will get her the 200ml, so she can enjoy it for a long time...

10/10

Feb
23
2011
Αλεξάνδρα
Αλεξάνδρα

The first thing that strikes me when I smell it is CLASS. If I could embody class in a perfume I'd choose Beige. It's the aristocracy of perfumes, away from flashy nouveau rich celebrities. A simple elegant black dress whose inner collar label writes Chanel. Flowery and powdery. Discrete and unassuming.

Feb
02
2011
smellie
smellie

Smells like a powdery version of Polka Dot Skirt Spray...

Jan
01
2010
lindamelton
lindamelton

Elegant. Sophisticated. Discrete. Expensive. Poised and very classy; a smart tap with a velvet glove - not a sledgehammer, like some of the Les Exclusif scents. You wear Beige, it doesn't wear you.

Nov
29
2010
kylexora
kylexora

The first time I smell it, I only know this is a sweet smell, and I know this is a favorite among all Les Exclusif collection. The salesgirl told me that Gardenia and Beige is the most sold compared to the other Les Exclusif. Then I decided to buy one for me, not because I like it, but because I know many people looking for it even in online auction.
I bought it online for value of USD 159.90, yes, cheaper than a new one. It is a used, but previous user just use a very little amount, maybe about 2-3 ml only from a 200ml bottle. I was lucky!!! The perfume arrive at my home and I sprayed it on my wrist.
Heaven!!! Sweet, classy and make me hungry... That weird!! It smell like a barbeque chiken soy sauce, which popular in my country. Maybe because of the honey.
I didn't get much notes from this. After half an hour, the most I smell is frangipani, could be the heart of the perfume. Then I start feeling spooky. Frangipani is a plant which can be found easily in any cemetery in my country, Malaysia. We plant it in cemetery and the flower we will put in on a grave. Usually, we dont plant any frangipani in our yard because the flower remind us of cemetery, ghost and death. Don't beleive it?? Just come to my country and you'll know the truth.
Because Beige is using lots of frangipani, I decided not to wear it at night, especially with white dress. People might running away when they saw in in dark place, even cab driver may leave his taxi after I get in because he think i make him drove to the cemetery. Seriously, I will not wear it at night. Day, yes, but will definitely will wear it with other perfume. However, it very long lasting and very good sillage, another bad news for taxi driver at night, LOL...
Sorry Chanel, a quality goods but not preferably here.

Oct
30
2010
floriana
floriana

Beige is floral powdery scent. My first asociattion was "elegant". Seems simple, but isn't. In opening smell jasmin and fresia in combination with lots of aldehydes and pleasant amber note, while honey note isn't so noticeable.
Reminds me on old classic scent, maybe on Arpege or some older Guerlain.

Sep
20
2010
guest_meri
guest_meri

I love BEIGE by channel. It's my real favourite and i am very fussy about what i wear. people stop me in the street to ask about what i am wearing. I have two other faves also, sisley and sung by alfred sung but BEIGE always comes out top for me. It makes me feel young,sexy and glamourous. If I were to wear nothing else I will always wear BEIGE XX

Sep
11
2010
missk
missk

Beige, supposedly was Coco Chanel's favourite colour in which she used as her theme to decorate her apartments. This fragrance was created to reflect her style and elegance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jul
12
2010
tessture
tessture

Sweet candy floral with tart edges and a soft faintly powdery base that must be the hawthorne. Pretty and very nice, but the price is a little high for me unless I'm mad for it, which I'm not. Pretty and nice.

Jul
11
2010
sherapop
sherapop

Chanel BEIGE is really an oriental floral, as in vanilla-amber-musk-saturated petals. Very sweet and strongly reminiscent of TRESOR, TUSCANY PER DONNA and LALIQUE.

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

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

Apr
24
2010
sofiii
sofiii

Beige starts fresh, and sweet, but not in a overly commercial girly fresh way. I can detect some fressia scent with some soft floral. Somehow it gives me nice association of spa, and relaxed holidays. It prejects the impression that Beige will be really easy to wear.

Soon it gets a little bit sweeter and earthier with a tiny bit of powdery feeling, and honey undertone.

Then about two hours later, it becomes really close to the skin, really pleasant to wear. It feels sitting in the middle of a nicely and carefully maintained garden, and having a cup of flower tea that's sweetened by honey.

Even though Beige is pleasant, I am quite disappointed because it does not have any of the iconic Chanel-y edge. Good quality, nice honey touch, and pleasant enough to wear, but somehow I feel Beige really has a 'beige' personality, and kinda faceless in comparison with other Chanel perfume. Well, it may be a good choice when you want some 'low-profile' from a luxary brand.
However, it's not my cup of tea.

Apr
08
2010
kastehelmi
kastehelmi

Meh.
Pleasant enough, but I could hardly wait for this to wear off to try something more beautiful, more interesting. Nice and flowery, not too sweet, wearable, but very very beige. I don't think I would recognize it on another person, it's not unique. As an expensive "exclusif" it's just another Chanel fragrance that is pleasant on the skin, but leaving some kind of hunger for something more.

Mar
05
2010
alex12cats
alex12cats

I got mine from Saks Fifth Avenue too!! It is a soft honeyed floral on me and very different to what i normally wear. The sales lady was lovely and indulged me with a sample of Bois des Illes. My next purchase........??

Jan
14
2010
essija
essija

Beige is my new favorite scent. This smells like really expensive shampoo on me. It reminds me of something a snobbing housewife would wear. I have to have me a bottle of this soon. Love how the floral is fizzy and fresh! Great lasting power too.. Could smell it all day! My favorite Chanel by far

Jul
31
2009
NebraskaLovesScent
NebraskaLovesScent

I was expecting a little more after all the hype Chanel Beige got in 2008. Finally got my hands on a sample, and it's nice, but I'm a bit disappointed. Beige is very simple and linear on my skin. Honeyed floral from start to finish. Yes, it smells lovely and classy and feminine. Yes, it lasts hours. It's a perfectly well-done floral fragrance that seems suitable for any age and any occasion.

Beige is worth a try if you're looking for an expensive modern floral. I guess it's just not quite what I'm looking for and not what I was expecting from Chanel in the 21st century.

Jul
14
2009
eskarina62
eskarina62

The Les Excluisifs collection was challenging curiosity for me, so when I first had the chance to sniff at the scents at an luxury shopping place in Dublin, I had the time of the day :-)

Beige, along with 2 more scents - Sycomore and Cuir de Russie DID IMPRESS ME. It does not possess the "typical" Chanel trail of ancient luxury, the mystery of the Femme Fatale lingering in the air, it's simpler, still feminine, tender,the essence of the woman of the 21st century - tender and confident at the same time.
It is a different sensation of floral, mixing with the sweetness of honey, yet discreetly giving way to the rather indiscernible blend of the freesia and hawthorne.
It is my next Chanel-MUST-buy

Apr
13
2009
Carla
Carla

Chanel Beige! My initial thought on this was another identifiable floral basic by Chanel. When I think of beige, I think blase, boring, blah! This fragrance is none of those. It's beautiful! Perhaps, beige in French is perceived as elegant, as this perfume certainly is. The intensity of freesia takes the lead with it's crisp, flowery coolness. The enlightenment of Hawthorne extends the cool floral feel and it feels as if you have entered a spring floral mecca. The franginpani adds the tropical essence and the honey warms ups the entire experience. To be as accurate and precise in my review, I've given it the "full monty" test and can confirm that it performs extremely well with an everlasting life of 10 hours plus. It's remarkable! This winning combination of tasteful notes is none other then a timeless Chanel triumph! It's everything a French perfume should be. With Cuir de Russie being my favorite, this is definitely a front runner! I like it! I really, really like it!

Jan
07
2009
Mynxxx
Mynxxx

I got this fragrance at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! It is so elegant and has such beautiful notes...of all the Chanel fragrances I own (the new No. 5, Allure Sensuelle, #19, Chance, and Coco Madamoiselle), this is my favorite! Nordstrom informs me they will have it in their store by April, but not sure if it will just be at the Nordstroms with the Chanel boutiques or not.

Dec
03
2008

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Les Exclusifs de Chanel Beige by Chanel 4.16 out of 5 based on 525 ratings and 98 user reviews

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