Perfume Review: Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel

I had the pleasure of receiving a wonderful gift from my boyfriend Vincent for our two year anniversary, a bottle of my favorite perfume: Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel. This is the Eay De Parfum Intense spray. I received a sample of this perfume a few months ago when Vincent got me a lovely red lipstick by Chanel. He chose this sample, along with a sample of their mascara. I quickly became obsessed with the scent and tried to conserve the tiny sample I'd received. I mentioned, while video chatting with Vincent one night, that I loved the smell of it. 

To my dismay, he told me the sticker price for 3.4 fl oz, to which I quickly said 'Never mind!'. 

My love for the perfume stayed in his mind, and he gave me this box days after our anniversary had passed. The shipping was slower than he'd expected, so it became an after anniversary surprise.

In the package came this little card. I think it's a very cute touch to add this little note. The actual packaging it came in looked very unassuming. It was wrapped in grey plastic and the sender's address was just a bunch of numbers. I think they did this to make the package look inconspicuous when being sent, which is a smart idea. 

Other than looking pretty, this card has no purpose. I think I'll save it for my friend Amanda to paste in her journal.

This is the box opened up! The paper inside the box is sealed with a Chanel 'wax seal', which sadly is not an actual wax seal but a thin sticker. I was a bit disappointed it wasn't an actual wax seal, considering how high-end Chanel is. Included in the box was my perfume, another mascara sample and a sample of Chanel No.5. Vincent selected these samples himself!

Here is the perfume and the box! The perfume is a lovely rose gold shade. I have the 1.7 oz bottle, which retails at around $110. 

Chanel describes this scent as: 'An extreme, luminous and deep concentration of Patchouli infuses COCO MADEMOISELLE EAU DE PARFUM INTENSE with a voluptuous dimension. The warm, soft and feminine Amber accord — an intoxicating blend of Tonka Bean and Vanilla from Madagascar — wraps the scent in sensuality.'

I have to agree! This scent comes off as very youthful, with a hint of nostalgia. 

When I was younger, an aunt of my purchased Princess by Vera Wang as one of my birthday gifts. I used the entire bottle in under a year because I was so obsessed with how flirty it smelled. I get a bit of nostalgia when I smell Coco Mademoiselle because they both share strong notes of mandarin and vanilla. 

Coco Mademoiselle gives the essence of the fun, flirty young woman on the run. It feels like a perfume I should wear while walking down the streets of new york in a flowing white top and cigarette pants. This is the perfume for the modern girl whos discovering her style day by day. 

I really enjoy the intensity of this perfume. It may come off as a bit heavy for some but I love to have a signature scent waft into the room with me as I step in. I'm hoping this perfume can become my next signature scent, so I've been wearing it every day. I spritz a small amount of my left wrist and a small amount of the base of my neck. 

A lot of reviews I read said they think this perfume is long lasting, and Vincent agrees! While I've become a bit used to the scent as the days go on, Vincent says he's been 'smelling it for days'. For me, this is a huge plus because this means other people smell it as well! I don't think there's anything wrong with a powerful smell, as long as it's a good one!

I hope you enjoyed my little review, and I encourage you to get a sample size of Coco Mademoiselle if you can!