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Jacques Polge is Chanel’s Master Perfumer. To create Chance Eau Tendre, he reimagined Chance in a “constellation of tender and vibrant notes, fruity and airy, intoxicating”. He probably had a girl in mind who’d wear it too: someone with kind eyes, hands so nice that people notice, talent to match her passion.

He couldn’t have imagine how it’d  really be worn though. That I’d buy it in a rush in an airport before a trip that would change things in ways we couldn’t have expected. That it will always remind me of two sleepless nights in the Hudson Hotel, of dark foyers, hairs standing on end, of  May in London, of white roses in bloom on the streets near my house, of feeling like things are always getting bigger than I want them to.

Maybe it’s better that way.

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  1. this really makes me want to go to paris: trips on the metro, macarons in bed, red lipstick, and delicious+expensive-but-so-worth-it perfume. i love the way scents can make us dream like nothing else (which is probably how i ended up with so many bottles on my dresser)…

    March 8, 2012
  2. Your words really speak to me – I have very distinct associations with Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel.

    October 22, 2012

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