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Chanel launched a new edition within the collection Les Exclusifs de Chanel in March 2015. It is a feminine scent called Misia, named after Misia Sert, the closest friend of Coco Chanel. Misia was a muse for many artists of that period, similar to Coco.

Chanel (l) and Misia (m)

Chanel (l) and Misia (m)

The composition was created by Olivier Polge, and it represents his first venture for the house of Chanel. Olivier Polge is the son of Jacques Polge, who has been the official in-house perfumer since 1978. The fragrance is powdery, floral and reminiscent of the scent of expensive makeup.

Olivier Polge

Olivier Polge

But the reason why i write about this fragrance is that i read the book Coco Chanel – The legend and the life. Her life fascinated me and i would like to read out this one sentence that describes her friend Misia the best. “Her duty was pleasure… She had understood, unlike most women in her set, that pleasure is not to be found in things themselves but in the way you take them…”

Les Exclusifs de Chanel

Les Exclusifs de Chanel

Such a wonderful sentence when you think about it! Yours, Fran

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