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Chanel coco mademoiselle Review

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Perfume Review

Created in the year 2001, Coco Mademoiselle is a best selling Eau de Parfum from Chanel. Within this Chanel coco Mademoiselle review, brand history and the perfume story are key fragments for the perfume’s credibility and reputation. Every Chanel fragrance comes with its own unique tale to tell, and that’s what makes each one a beautiful fragrance, due to the uniqueness that comes with each.

Of course more about Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum in terms of its iconic packaging, first impression in regard to scent smells and fragrance notes will also be discussed. You should have a good idea about the fragrances longevity and projection too, as these are important factors to know when picking a personal scent for your own collection.

Brand History

Coco Chanel is an iconic figure within fashion and style. Coco, originally named Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, was born in the early 1880s and orphaned at a very young age. Raised within an orphanage, the nuns there gave Chanel a very important skill which would later on be the making of her career and trademark in fashion-sewing.

During her early years after leaving the orphanage, Coco began working for a seamstress and singing within vice clubs and bars, for income. It wasn’t until Coco began circulating higher society and making romantic relationships that her first fashion centre could actually begin.

Her creations were first worn and advertised by herself, and it wasn’t until her friends from her romantic circles began paying her to make clothes, that more and more people began to demand her business. In 1910, business took new heights and Coco opened her first store in Paris Rue Cambon. Further stores in following years arose, as more and more people wanted her simplistic and chic designs that went beyond older styles of corsages and corsets. She reinvented the modern woman’s wardrobe and slowly influenced away restrictive and uncomfortable corset wear forever.

Perfume History

1920, was the year that Coco had released her very first spray bottle perfume. The fragrance, No.5 became the first major accessory within fashion, and was an unforgettable extension towards Coco’s fashion line.

Chanel wanted to prolong the experience of fashion and style towards her customers, and she promised an extension of the experience with her line.

The first perfume came to be due to the backing of fragrance department owner Theophile Bader and business entrepreneurs Pierre and Paul Wertheimer. This deal that was negotiated saw that 70% of profits from the fragrance would be taken by Wertheimer, leaving just 10% for Chanel herself. With the profit revenue of the perfume increasing exponentially over the years, Chanel actually repeatedly tried to sue to have the terms of the deal re-negotiated. Nevertheless, this venture opened up further opportunities for new perfume ventures like Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum, as Chanel knew of the business boundaries in excavating new potential relationships and entrepreneurial concepts.

Chanel Fragrance Perfume Story

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle was a later release in comparison to other prodigy perfumes, however the sweet scent harnesses a unique story in itself. The iconic fragrance highlights the daring and approachable side that Chanel brought to life, and in turn offering the same face and costume to those that also wear the fragrance. The unique daring attributes that are showcased in the scent unleash rebellious nature, despite tying the fragrance to a strong backbone of femininity, delicateness and alluring seductiveness.

The scent video campaign happened to tap into the wild nature of a woman, with the use of the actress Keira Knightley. Navigating the perfect chick-flick soiree short film, the campaign highlights flashbacks of a daring adventure in the midst of social night nostalgia. The morning after the charade of fun, showcases Keira Knightley’s surreal ballsy nature to not hold back, nor expect anything in return. A woman who remains in charge, and holds the reins to her own life, indefinitely.

Perfume Bottle & Presentation

Just as the story entails, the bottle showcases the same delicacy as the woman in the perfume tale. Delicate, feminine, beautiful and entirely uncomplicated. It’s the classic Chanel timeless stopper and shape, with less brash details and attention to bold calligraphy details. A little really goes a long way with this elegant Eau de Parfum bottle, and for good reason. The presentation is all about unmasking the female form with all its beauty. Sometimes, delicate features are louder than bold composition.

With the help of Jacques Polge the perfume nose for this particular fragrance, the simple yet powerful smell, really came into its own intense light, and became an added personality facet to Chanel’s fragrance identity

Our Thoughts on the Eau de Parfum

In comparison to the other Chanel scents, this perfume depicts elegance and sets itself apart from the earlier edition of ‘Coco’. The fragrance is nothing like other EDP perfumes, as it comes with a less flashy appearance and very simple representation. However this is exactly what the metaphor and imagery of the scent is trying to capture. Less is more. Rather than focus on exterior appearances, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle showcases the softer side of a woman’s nature, and how to tap into a good representation of femininity, by focusing on the raw fierce qualities of a woman.

This is why the scent’s makeup is very clever and makes it stand out. The white musk combined with orange blossom, mandarin orange zest, floral notes such as rose, Ylang Ylang, and fresh jasmine, compliment the grounding components such as bergamot, amber and vanilla. It is a mimosa of smells, and really can allow any woman to tap into simpler and unrefined beauty.

How many sprays are required?

All that is required for Chanel Coco Mademoiselle to really be in its power of smell, is a couple of sprays across the usual spray points of the body. Many make the mistake of over spraying on the skin, however the middle notes and heart notes really carry this fragrance through and intensify as the day goes on, so there is really no need. You can really make the best for wear on this fragrance and save yourself from over spraying and finishing it too quickly!


Top Notes-

The top notes of this fragrance include mandarin Orange, orange blossom, bergamot.

Heart Notes

Heart notes include, Mimosa, rose, Ylang Ylang and jasmine.

Base Notes

Finally, the base notes which perhaps are the main reason for the scent lasting several hours and more, is from the vanilla, patchouli, vetiver, white musk, amber and Tonka bean.




The quality performance of the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle fragrance is pretty impressive. The scent has an enormous floral, citrus and fruity sillage that really makes wearing it a bold choice for women. The scent remains pretty at large in terms of scent trails and fabric remnants, long after initial spray.


Just like the sillage, the fragrance will remain and can be smelled for multiple hours, and can easily last from morning until night. It’s a very low maintenance fragrance and a little can really go a very long way.


Similar to the sillage, projection of the scent is detected on the radar of many in close and far proximity. It’s a fragrance that makes any woman the one to watch, as it is very unlikely that you will go about unnoticed.

Target Market

The target market of this elegant perfume is for women in their prime, within the age group of 20 and 30. This fragrance was targeted as the more ‘daring’ perfume, and really attunes with powerful life-driven women who in this age group, usually go about their life to make big moves and not go unnoticed.

When to Wear

Even though the scent doesn’t limit women for the time of day or season to wear this, the floral zest combinations really make it the perfect summer and night fragrance. Depending on your preferences, some would find this fragrance far too strong and dark for summer, where others would thrive off of the energy this fragrance offers. Ultimately the power is in the hands of the wearer, which is what the perfume story has encouraged from its conception. Women make the rules.


The scents composition really make this individual and a one of a kind within the fragrance industry, and the Chanel perfume collation all-together. While some would believe this scent to be too brash and out there, others would believe the scent to be unique, fun and of a flirty composition. Nevertheless, it is very unique for what it offers as a perfume.

Value For Money

Just like all of Chanel’s products and luxury items, Chanel has seen a price increase which has therefore meant that value for money can be debatable. However, the price for wear is certainly more than good, as a little really can go a long way and therefore matches Chanel’s main tagline of the fragrance, where ‘less really is more’.


  • The bottle is beautiful and matches the aesthetic of Chanel to the core, its an accessory for everyone’s handbag.
  • The fragrance is a very fun and flirty fragrance, and is perfect for the younger target market.
  • There is a very long wear for a typical 100ml bottle, which can last for more than a year.


  • The perfume can be overpowering if oversprayed.
  • The smell is an acquired taste, and you either love it or hate it.

Similar Perfumes

Similar perfumes on the market today include Christian Dior Miss Dior, and Coco Chanel Noir.

Our Verdict

While this perfume is brash, bold and feminine, the fragrance’s smooth, citrus creamy texture isn’t for everyone, and definitely has an acquired taste. It is a striking scent that is for those that like to go noticed, making it a very memorable accessory for women who don’t mind stealing all the limelight.

0/5 Bottle
0/5 Sillage
0/5 Longevity
0/5 Projection
0/5 Price

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