Last Friday the Style Tyrant received a surprise gift from the house of Chanel. Hidden inside this giant bag was a 200ml bottle of eau de toilette from the EXCLUSIFS DE CHANEL collection of fragrances.
The Tyrant was first introduced to SYCOMORE at an exclusive afternoon tea for bloggers, nearly 2 months ago. In fact it was Chanel’s General Manager of Communications, Susie Stenmark who kicked off my obsession when she suggested the Tyrant might enjoy the fragrances woody notes and before I could reply ‘I’m a Comme man’, I’d been spritzed!
Obviously I’m no beauty expert and for what it’s worth, I’ve always believed that the test of a great fragrance is how the scent evolves over the course of the wear. So when I woke up the following morning to the subtle notes of cypress, juniper and pink pepper, I was sold.
Obviously I wasn’t paying attention because Stenmark and her gorgeous assistant Amiley both explained, that the fragrance could only be purchased from Chanel boutiques (hence it being part of a range called EXCLUSIFS DE CHANEL!?!?!). Had I paid closer attention I would have avoided the embarrassment of approaching a sales assistant at the Chanel concession (in MYER) begging for ‘the fragrance that smelt like a ‘bush fire’…oh yes I did!
I realize this post is couldn’t be further from the Style Tyrant’s usual offering, however I wanted to challenge my photographic skillz and capture the woody masculine tones of vetiver, cypress, juniper and pink pepper that according to the press release, ‘stands on its own, with no frills or timidity and builds up its mystery and lasts.’