Back when my friends and I celebrated my birthday one of my friends had bought a new perfume, Chanel Gabrielle. She let me smell it and I fell in love with the scent. Sadly it was very pricy so I thought I’d never end up getting it anyways, but you know me, I always end up buying the things I think I’ll never will buy. So, to keep this story short I bought the perfume and today I’m going to review it for you guys. So, if you’re interested in finding out what this perfume is like and whether or not it’s worth the 103 Euros!!!!, make sure you continue reading!
First things first: the packaging. The Chanel Gabrielle perfume comes in a gorgeous golden box with a white lining. I think the box itself already looks incredibly luxurious and I absolutely love that. I am aware of the fact that it’s just a paper box, but still. I just really like the look of it. And I do think that a luxurious perfume like this should come in a gorgeous box like this one. That’s a must in my opinion.
The bottle itself has a very nice design as well. On one hand you could say that it’s very simple and basic, maybe even too basic, but on the other hand you could say that it’s very special, unique and classic. I have changed my mind about this a million times, but currently I think that the design of the bottle is very classic and authentic. The bottle does have a rather basic square shape, but it does have something unique to it. I also really love the golden details like the little thingy that says Chanel Gabrielle and the golden lid with the Chanel logo on top. I just think that it’s a nice designed bottle and I love it. I do think that it looks a little small, but it comes with 50 ml of product so that’s quite a lot. Don’t let the packaging fool you on that one!
Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum (50 ml) – €103
Having thoroughly discussed the packaging, I think it’s about time to start talking about the scent. Like I wrote in the title of this post, this perfume is my new love so it’s not a big surprise that this review is going to be nothing but positivity. However, I do think it’s important to clearly explain why it is this amazing, especially since the amazingness does have to balance out the price of this perfume because that, that’s just absolutely insane. If you would’ve told me a year ago that this year I would buy a perfume with this kind of a price I would’ve said you’re absolutely nuts and that I would never, in my entire life, spend that much money on a bottle of scented water. But I did it anyways.
But enough about that, let’s talk about the claims Chanel made regarding this perfume. I found a whole passage on this perfume on the Douglas website, so I’ll try to summarise that for you guys right now.
According to Chanel this is THE perfume for women. It has a clear composition of sunny flowers. It’s a perfume for women from the sun. It is build around four white flowers because the white flower is the only flower that could embody the unrestrained femininity of Gabrielle Chanel herself. The scent is created with the freshness of orange blossom and the intensity of jasmine, while accentuating the creaminess of Ylang-Ylang and grasse tuberose. Together these flowers form this powerful perfume
All together Chanel describes this perfume as floral. A feminine, floral scent. And I agree with that. However, it’s not your regular floral scent, it’s much more unique than that. That because the floral accents aren’t as overpowering as they can be in other scents. Everything about this perfume is very soft but still powerful enough to be distinct. I actually think it’s incredibly difficult to describe what this smells like exactly, so bare with me.
Aside from being floral this perfume also has something fresh to it. In some ways it does actually remind me of freshly washed linen. And who doesn’t love the smell of that? Well, imagine that scent in combination with some luxurious flowers and a touch of Chanel. That is what this perfume smells like and I really flippin’ love that about it. It really is the best thing I have ever smelled and also one of the most unique things I have ever smelled.
I do think it’s very important that if you buy a perfume as expensive as this one, that it is very unique. I mean who is going to spend 100 bucks on something they can find in the drugstore as well. I think Chanel did understand that very well and therefore I honestly think that even though it is a crazy expensive perfume, it is still worth it. It truly, truly is the best thing I have ever smelled. I know I have said that a million times by now, but I really want to make sure you understand how good this smells.
But it’s not just a nice smell, quality wise it’s also a very impressive perfume. That because it’s a strong perfume, but not strong in a way it will cause a headache. It’s strong enough so you can smell it throughout the day without needing to spray a million sprays on yourself, but it’s not going to be so strong that people can smell you coming from miles away. It’s just the right amount of scent. Of course how much perfume you like does depend on the person, but in general I think it’s exactly strong enough. If you do wish it to be stronger you can always spray on an extra spray, but I personally always use one spray only.
What I like about this perfume as well is that it’s very long lasting. The longevity of a scent is another thing I look for when I’m buying a more high-end or luxury perfume. Again, Chanel understood that message very well. This perfume stays with you all day long, and if you were to spray it on your clothing it will stay with you for even longer. There is absolutely no need to re-spray throughout the day or even to spray again the next day if you’re wearing the same shirt because this scent is going nowhere.
Overall I’m just deeply in love with Chanel Gabrielle. I never thought I’d ever fall in love with a Chanel perfume but I just love this so much. It’s such a luxurious, feminine scent and I really can’t say a bad thing about it. I love it from the bottle to the lid and all I can say is: give it a try, it really is worth it!
And that’s everything for this review. I hope you enjoyed reading it and be sure to let me know if you’ve ever smelled this perfume and if so what you think of it. Also let me know which perfume is your current favourite, I’m always willing to try out some new amazing scents!