1932 is impressive
1932 is a burst of flowers, aldehydes, musks, and woods. Chanel DNA is evident from the first sniff, like all their fragrances.
Bergamot and neroli make a marvelous entrance, welcome us with its shiny and sparkling harmony of citrus and floral. Neroli, the flower from the bitter orange tree, carries bright, citrusy facets, with green tonalities that go along well with bergamot oil. This precious flower lifts up bergamot’s floral notes, provides depth and tenacity to the citrus.
Slowly, jasmine and ylang-ylang wave their petals. A breeze of fruity and honeyed floral swirl around the powdery backbone. They flaunt their beauty by revealing their sweetness and tenderness—Jasmine’s lactonic facet resonance with Ylang’s spicy profile, providing roundness and balance. Together with the citrus accord, their fruity aspect creates an impression of soft and watery pear flesh. Delightful.
Chanel’s aldehydic signature is very true in the heart. Together with violet and carnation, they create a fascinating powdery backbone. Violet plays a huge role in giving the volume, while aldehydes and carnation provide the texture. Violet accords offer depth and complexity to the aldehydes without overpowering it. Instead, it enhances the floral facet of the aldehydes, revealing its tender character. Carnation magnifies the heart’s charms with its spicy and rose facet, adding a glittery finish to the powdery profile.
Musks and woods provide strength to the backbone. The musks are floral, powdery with a faint animalic notes, an ambrette-like profile. With the woods and ambers, it creates subtle leather feelings. The woods are creamy and earthy, reminiscent of vetiver and sandalwood. A subtle dry, smoky, and peppery incense appears in the middle of the base accords. Indeed a very luxurious, silky silhouette that speaks elegance and sophistication, which truly represents Chanel.
1932, Chanel’s Bijoux de Diamants
1932 took inspiration from Chanel’s High jewelry collection. It was the year when Gabrielle Chanel first launched her jewelry collection, “Bijoux de Diamants“. Jacques Polge, the nose behind this fabulous creation, wanted to express Gabrielle Chanel’s visions of the pure and everlasting brilliance of diamonds through this fragrance, using precious flowers and woods. And I think it worked. 1932 is a brilliant creation. The nose preserved the signature of Chanel beautifully, moreover, highlight it with glamour.
Before I took the plunge and bought 1932, I was really into Chanel No. 5. However, I felt Chanel No. 5 might be too heavy for me. I adore the signature, but I don’t think it suits my personality. 1932 still carries the DNA, but it smells younger and brighter. I fell in love with 1932 from the first sniff. I just had to get it. And I am not at all disappointed with the performance. I always get compliments when wearing it.
Although finally, Chanel launched No.5 L’eau, which is the younger version of No. 5. I already put it on my wish list, along with other Chanel’s Exclusifs (because all of them are awesome).
Have you tried 1932? What’s your favorite from Chanel’s Exclusifs line?
Do you have a Chanel wishlist just like I do?
Until next post, cheers!