Chanel fragrances have a “Chanel-ness” to them in the same way that the Guerlain’s have the Guerlinade. It’s a sense of loftiness, for lack of better description. While I like several, they all feel too Blonde on my naturally brunette self. When I was a kid, I always envied the popular-well-dressed-blonde girl (oft named Jessica), and I think that there’s a part of me that rebels against Chanel for this reason. With the exception of Eau Premiere—the bouncy golden lab in this family of blondes—I can’t quite commit to any of them.
Today I’m wearing 28 La Pausa, and it’s a really great iris scent. It begins somewhat rooty/carroty/earthy, but just for a few moments. After the initial blast of topnotes waft away, the heart is a salty, velvety, abstract aria. Sung by a blonde. Like I said before, it’s a great fragrance… however, I think that, like other Chanel’s, it lacks sensuality.
With my Hermione inspired hairdo, Xtratuf boots, and plastic framed glasses, I depend on my perfume to provide sensuality.
Read a great review on this fragrance by Robin over at NST.
28 La Pausa is $210 for 6.8oz
Photo of Diana Dors