I won a mini bottle of the vintage stuff, and expecting something bright, green and fresh, I put it on only to turn my nose at its oily, dusty rootiness. Unlike Vent Vert, whose galbanum was flanked by an entire orchestra of notes to make it sing, Chanel No. Top notes: galbanum, neroli, bergamot Heart notes: jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, iris Base notes: vetiver, sandalwood, leather, musk Woody, oily, and vegetal, with muted florals and a hint of fresh cut leaves and watery cucumber, Chanel No.
19's song sounds like piano notes played with the damper pedal down.
Both are unopened bottles in box, one box still has the cellophane on the outside.
Does anyone know of a reliable reference for dating these?Instead of fresh or sunny notes, as there are in his Bulgari creation Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert, Chanel No. 19 the melancholy, poetic one.) I can't wait to get my reference Iris fragrance — the legendary Iris Gris by Jacques Fath.19 has a diluted, earthy, vegetal transparency like freshly sliced root, or moss that has just been unmoored from its base at a tree. Although it imparts a dusty, rooty smell and by nature is rooted in the earth, Iris always manages to smell a little uncanny, otherworldly, moody, and even spooky, hence all the references to enchanted forests and witches. 19 holds back — comforting sweetness, melody, and light — that is its virtue." You should see the results I get when I google it!Apparently, there are more than a few sites that suggest that buying your lady a bottle of Chanel No 5 will cause her clothing to magically disappear. Exterior box a bit worn, interior box still tightly wrapped in yellowed cellophane.