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BEAUTY: Bringing Back The Classics

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Betsy Kroll

Carrying on the legacy of the name that created Chanel No. 5 is no small feat, but if anyone is up to the task, it’s Jacques Polge, Chanel’s talented perfumer since 1978. This month marks the introduction of Les Exclusifs de Chanel, an impressive fragrance collection comprising four classic scents—No. 22, Gardenia, Bois des Iles and Cuir de Russie—and six new ones created by Polge. Like many of Chanel’s fragrances, all of the new scents, packaged in identical bottles, have names that relate uniquely to the iconography of the renowned house: 31 Rue Cambon is the address that was Mlle. Chanel’s apartment, atelier and boutique, and Coromandel evokes the screens that she famously used to decorate her apartment. Polge’s light, modern take on Eau de Cologne, above, is the only part of the collection to be offered in a large, 400-ml bottle. Each fragrance costs $175 for 200 ml.

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