Chanel’s joyous scent and its bright new star …
You don’t need to have seen Whitney Peak in action on screen (she’s in the Gossip Girls reboot and other films and TV shows including Molly’s Game) to get an instant sense of her charisma and energy in the new Chanel Coco Mademoiselle campaign. The 20-year-old actor is full of mischief, elegance and energy in the new film, a celebration of the vibrant scent; Coco Mademoiselle, in its distinctive peachy pink bottle, is a bright blast of amber and wood notes, with tonka bean and an overdose of patchouli. “There’s a mystique, a mystery” about Coco Mademoiselle, believes Peak, who says, “I put on fragrance as a form of self-care.”
This rings true to something a friend told me the other day. Her daughter is studying for her final exams, and my friend went in to see how she was getting on in the depths of revision. Her first thought was ‘Oh you smell so nice!’ And her daughter replied, “Yes, I thought I’d treat myself”, having sprayed the Coco Mademoiselle she was given for Christmas. This perfume embodies the idea of fragrance as a lift. I definitely agree with Peak when she says, “Without my fragrance, I am incomplete.”
The eau de parfum version is peachy, fruity with a fizzing energy. And there are options for all different moods and moments too, from the Extrait (€120), sophisticated take that emphasises the iris Pallida accent, to the L’Eau Privée (€89), which is more about the citrus and soft jasmine. Finally, Eau de Parfum Intense (€76) is described as “full power” Coco Mademoiselle.
Try the new Coco Mademoiselle Hair Perfume as an intro to this sweet scent that’s full of the joys of spring. €65, at counters nationwide.