First there was Coco, then Coco Mademoiselle. In 2012, Coco Noir, a fragrance described as a ‘stunning baroque nocturnal’ makes its appearance. Coco Noir’s inspiration comes from Gabrielle Chanel’s travels to Venice, where she discovered baroque art and developed her taste for color… and for gold. This fragrance is redolent of women who choose ‘intensity over the boring norm, seductive detours over shallow exhibitionism, and true luxury over vulgarity,’ the house explains.

A luminous oriental perfume, Coco Noir by Chanel opens with citrus notes spiced up with pink pepper. Jasmine, rose, narcissus and geranium leaf come together in the heart. The trail reveals dense notes of patchouli, frankincense, vetiver, white musk, vanilla and tonka bean. Perfumer: Jacques Polge.

Eau de Parfum 1.7 and 3.4 oz.

You’ll recognize Coco eau de parfum’s sleek bottle, but in opaque black glass. The bottle is graced with a sprinkling of golden accents.

top notes
Bergamot, Grapefruit, Pink Pepper

heart note
Jasmine, Rose, Narcissus, Geranium, Cedar

base note
Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Frankincense, Patchouli, White Musk