“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)