Hi there sexy smelling APJers
About a week before I left Vienna I was sniffing my way through the new Eau de Parfums of the Chanel Exclusives when a lovely SA came up to me and asked if I would like to go on a Chanel Scented Journey. Intrigued, I signed myself up and asked a friend to come and join me.
Not knowing what I was about to embark on, I went in open minded and happy to get away for a little bit of scented fun. Now, I will be perfectly honest here, I did not come out and tell her that I was going to write a post about it, nor did I tell her that I looovee perfumes and have more than 2 bottles at home. I thought it might make her uncomfortable and clam up. I did ask permission to take one picture of her with the essences in front of her and she agreed (no close up of the box was allowed).
CHANEL: Scented Journey
So, to begin with she asked me several pointed questions about my scented memories or what I find to be the perfect scented experiences. We spoke a bit about flowers and colours and then we dove right it.
Now, if you think that this is all hogwash and you do not want to read any further, I understand completely. However, take into consideration the most amazing Chanel box that came out full of essences that Chanel uses in its perfumes. My jaw dropped when I saw what lay before me and I wanted to go through each and every one of the mini bottles. Unfortunately, that is not how it works. Taking into account my answers, she had me go through 10 essences where I had to guess what I was smelling and then give an opinion on how I liked it.
Well, after about half an hour of sniffing and swooning or cringing, she walked away for 5 minutes and then came back with what she thought would be my perfect Chanel perfumes. I was told that Beige or Boy would be to my liking. Now, she hit the nail on the head with Beige as I already have gone through a bottle of it and still love it. But Boy? Unfortunately she did not have any samples of Boy left but she gave me samples of several of the other perfumes to test at home.
You may wonder if I walked away with anything. Yes, sure did – after several wearings I fell in love with Misia EdP as I find it a tad rounder, less sharp in the opening and overall more tenacious than the EdT which tends to fall flat on me after about an hour of wear. I received a decant of Boy from a dear friend and will be giving it a full wearing when it warms up a bit here and wonder if she got that one right too.
If you have the opportunity to take the Chanel Scented Journey, please do. It was such a joy being able to see the essences lined up like that and actually smelling some of them. I would love to hear if you have had the chance the smell the new EdPs and what you think of them.
Till next time,
Big smoochy woochies,
11 thoughts on “CHANEL: Scented Journey”
Hi there Sandra,
O M G
I so want to do this. Hopefully it will be available in Sydney, or maybe we could do it in March in Rotterdam?
Hiya Portia! You would love this. I will check to see – but do not think Rotterdam has the Exclusives. Sandra xoxo
Wow Sandra that sounds like so much fun! I would have wanted to work my way through the box too…. what a tease!
xx Tina G
Hi Tina. I asked if I could just look and choose which ones to smell – no way – all top secret. She would not let me near them. Boohoo. Hope uou get the chance to do it. Sandra xoxo
That sounds amazing! Wow, did not know that was possible. I’m so jealous….
Hi Rickyrebarco, Hope you can find it in your neck of the woods. Good fun and without a fee which makes it even better. Sandra xo
Misia is my favourite too Sandra, what a wonderful experience!
That is so cool. A Chanel essence box is exactly what’s missing in my wardrobe.
I will have to try the Misia EdP again. I didn’t notice too much difference. I’m down to my last quarter of an inch of the EdT and actually don’t want to be without it.
Hugs from the east. 😀
Oh my!!! Lucky you!! Is this available everywhere, or in big markets only? Cuz I need to go!
What a gteat way to spend a day.
Good choice Sandra. Misia EDP is on my wish list too.
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