Name That Scent: Chanel’s Coromandel Smells Like A ‘Country Club Bathroom’

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we’ll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk.

Fragrance: Chanel Coromandel, $110

What Chanel thinks it smells like: “Created by CHANEL Master Perfumer Jacques Polge in 2007, the elaborate scent unfolds in undulating detail, starting with an amber vibrato, followed by dry notes of Frankincense and Benzoin, then, soulful woody notes that add elegance and depth to the sensuous accord’s striking trail.”

What we think it smells like:

  • “Like a hotel bathroom.”
  • “Smells like fresh laundry with fabric softener.”
  • “Like teenage girl mall perfume. Or country club bathrooms.”
  • “Fancy hotel.”
  • “Lots of vanilla.”
  • “Aggressively alcoholic. Citrusy too.”
  • “Bland.”
  • “It’s super alcoholic. It’s floral. It smells like a lady.”
  • “It’s interesting. It’s almost a little candy-like. But also has some soapiness too. Kinda fruity.”
  • “It’s nice. It actually kind of reminds me of those bathrooms you go into in airplanes.”
  • “Smells sort of masculine. Like sandalwood. Kind of spicy. I like it though.”

Tune in next time when we review a top secret scent — we’re not giving it away because that’s part of the mystery!

Check out our previous Name That Scent stories.

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