Chanel Launches Coco Noir Fragrance

Chanel in Venice (left) and the new Coco Noir fragrance (right).

“Before me, no one would have dared dress in black,” Gabrielle Chanel once said.

Synonymous with Chanel, black is the ultimate color of chic, thus, the inspiration behind the iconic luxury brand's new fragrance, COCO NOIR.

Created by Jacques Polge, Chanel's master perfumer, the new fragrance draws upon the Oriental scent that has been a trademark in Chanel fragrances from the start.

With top notes of grapefruit and bergamot, floral elements of Rose and Jasmine, and Indonesian Patchouli and Sandalwood notes adding sexy warmth, the new fragrance may just be the epitome of modern elegance, blending ladylike and luxury in one sensational scent.

So if you can't afford a handbag, why not opt to smell as rich and unattainable as a piece of Chanel luggage?

The Eau de Parfum Spray 1.7 oz. ($98.00, 3.4 oz. $130.00), will be available at select department, specialty stores and on on August 17th.