Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Bazaar Fragrance Awards 2016 -

“Chanel’s Les Ex­clusifs scents have al­ways cap­ti­vated me,” says Natasha. “And Boy Chanel ap­peals to my mas­cu­line-fem­i­nine style and per­son­al­ity.”

The love story of Arthur Ed­ward “Boy” Capel and Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel is the in­spi­ra­tional can­vas of this exquisite fragrance. Suited up in tai­lor-made tweed, groomed to per­fec­tion with his sig­na­ture mous­tache, and with a pen­chant for ad­ven­ture, this tall, dark, and hand­some suitor cap­ti­vated Chanel’s heart; he gave her the courage to bring her fash­ion dreams to light. A sud­den tragic end to his life left Chanel with a mur­mur of him, for­ever in her heart, but his in­flu­ences lived on in her pas­sion for cul­tures, pol­i­tics, and spir­i­tu­al­ism. Cap­tur­ing this his­tor­i­cal two-act in an essence, Chanel nose Olivier Polge looked to­wards the en­er­getic zests of lemon and grape­fruit, as well as the notes of laven­der, a clean slate sig­na­ture of Chanel’s aes­thetic. A heart of rose gera­nium fol­lows on its heels, and then, ghosts of le­mon­grass, ly­chee, and or­ange blos­som to end—like mem­o­ries that will al­ways sur­vive the hands of time.

Boy Capel and Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel rid­ing with Boy Capel

Les Ex­clusifs de Chanel Boy Chanel EDP, RM1,470 (200ml)

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