You can enter paradise from two doors, one close to the perfume center and one from the main aisle. No matter how you enter, you aren't going to believe the new, luxurious space. We think of Chanel as luxury makeup. Now it has a luxury home in the DC area.
I had gone to pick up Chanel's new Les Exclusifs de Chanel 1932 fragrance. Its inspiration lies in the first collection of fine Chanel jewelry that was presented in 1932.
The composition of the new 1932 fragrance is floral with a focus on jasmine. It opens with fresh citrus flavors that include aldehydes, bergamot, and neroli. The heart is a heady floral, composed of jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, lilac, and carnation. The base is sweet, woody, and resinous with notes of vetiver, orris, sandalwood, opoponax, incense, vanilla, coumarin, ambrette, musk, and iralia molecule that possesses the character of iris and violet (description from Fragrantica). I will write my impressions later.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty, except Chanel brooch (source lost)