The night vision of the ‘Orient that starts and ends in Venice’ imposed itself upon me and that is where I wanted to go.” perfumer Jacques Polge.
In 1984, there was Coco, that sumptuous blend of wood, resins, flowers, spices and fruit.
I am completely in love with the fragrance and the way it makes me feel when I wear it, but there is so much to be desired quality-wise.
While its sheerness is part of its character, I wish more than anything that I got more than a couple of hours of performance on both skin and fabric alike.
I had it on my radar for a couple of months but last week I gave in to it.Top notes: grapefruit, Calabrian bergamot, Heart: rose, narcissus, rose geranium leaf and jasmine.Base: tonka bean, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli and white musk frankincense.There is heavy emphasis on the orange note and the underlying salt adds a sweet softness. Grapefruit, bergamot, francincense, geranium, rose, patchouli, fruit and an added kick of sandalwood. I love the bottle, because it suggests a sweet, balsamic and woody parfum with strong personality, but it doesn't fit to the parfum I smell on my skin.A very interesting evaporation process on me what I've never had before but there is too much contrast between the different phases for me.
"For Coco Noir, I thought of Coco and of Coco Mademoiselle too, because it’s also part of the history.