Chanel master perfumer Jacques Polge has "re-imagined" the beloved classic Cristalle with a lighter, fresher version, to reveal a sheer and luminous heart. Cristalle Eau Verte Spray ($105 for 3.4 ounces) has magnolia notes that are blended with fresh citrus and Neroli accents for a modern expression of the timeless floral bouquet.
I was able to get a generous sample of this new Chanel fragrance at Nordstrom. I like it even more than the original! To me, it's a different fragrance. I'm not sure Chanel needed the Cristalle name to promote this lovely Eau de Toilette Concentrée.
Cristalle Eau Verte Spray combines green, floral, and citrus notes to shine. Among them are magnolia, neroli, jasmine, bergamot, lemon, and what smells like a white flower blend - some of my favorites. This fragrance is refreshing. It's not complicated; it's wearable, light, and fresh. There's a prominent display of Cristalle Eau Verte Spray at Nordstrom at Tysons Corner Center - close to the Chanel counter. It's a perfect fragrance to feature with all of the spring makeup!
Allure named Cristalle Eau Verte Spray "Best Green Fragrance" in the October 1009 "Best of Beauty" feature. Now that I am wearing it, I can see why!
Cristalle Eau Verte Spray is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and, of course, Chanel.com.
Photo courtesy of Nordstrom