Chanel Gabrielle Essense is the newest fragrance from Chanel. It is a feminine and soft white floral with a slightly fruity opening that immediately blends into the florals in the heart with notes of Grasse tuberose, jasmine, ylang ylang, and orange blossom. It dries down with vanilla, musk, and sandalwood.
The bottle feels pretty light considering it’s size because the glass is very thinly cut allowing the juice to go all the way to the edges. The bottle looks very classy and sophisticated in its simplicity, which is the look I think Chanel was going for here.
Top Notes: citrus, red fruits, black current, peach, and petitgrain
Heart Notes: white flowers, tuberose, jasmine, ylang ylang, and orange blossom
Base Notes: Vanilla, musk, and sandalwood
This fragrance lasts all day on my skin and immediately makes me feel more lady like when I spray this. To me, it smells like a fresh and light white floral that is soft and pretty and I fall more in love with it each time I wear it.
It is a well blended fragrance that I feel is appropriate for any occasion and could be worn in the work place without overpowering anyone around you. I think this is a fragrance anyone would enjoy.
Comparing to the original Gabrielle fragrance, I think Gabrielle Essence is less citrusy and sharp in the opening and more creamy and silky in the heart than the original Gabrielle fragrance that is more sparkling and light in the opening and brighter in the heart Notes. The dry down seems pretty similar between both versions with Essence smelling a little deeper and full and the white florals hanging around longer on me. Gabrielle Essence is my favorite between the two, but both are lovely and I do plan to pick up the original at some point.
I am so happy this does not contain patchouli because that is a note I can not wear at all.
Overall, I’m in love with the pretty and classy scent of Gabrielle Essence and highly recommend checking it out in person. I definitely feel like this fragrance could be a safe gift for a fragrance lover in your life because I think most people would like this one.
Gabrielle Chanel Essence Eau de Parfum is currently available at Chanel.com, department stores, and everywhere that Chanel fragrances are sold.