A deep, green, woody chypre with a brilliant amount of warm leafy loveliness, Chanel No. 46 (Chanel 1946) is rich and potent. A prominent bergamot, heady jasmine, charmingly complex orris root and a very vintage rose (almost reminiscent of Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose) create a multilayered and truly bewitching scent. And, there’s a dash of cumin into the smoky, powdery and Chanelesque drydown. It’s an endearing fragrance with its robust and yet uniquely elegant earthiness, but it’s also quite haunting.
Top notes: bergamot, orange and neroli. Middle notes: rose, lily-of-the-valley, ylang-ylang and jasmine. Base notes: vetiver, orris root, sandalwood, cumin, vanilla and musk
I was very excited to receive this rather rare bottle for my birthday… It’s better than I even imagined. 🙂