Episode 152 of Love At First Scent
In this episode I reviewed the new Exclusif from Chanel, Le Lion De Chanel, composed by Olivier Polge.
Here’s the blotter update:
– I will definitely explore my many thoughts on this scent at greater depth in a blog post (to which I’ll provide a link here), but for now, I’ll say that the drydown remains in that heavenly territory somewhere between Shalimar and Cuir De Russie; the Coromandel vibe is perhaps less marked towards the end. The suede-like feel and the vanilla-labdanum remain in tandem with each other, projecting both ferocity and velvety comfort. Interestingly, the pine-like, lemony facet of the citrus accord remains noticeable too, and recalls Shalimar Eau Legere. The big question is: gorgeous though it may be, does Le Lion say anything new? And that’s what I’ll attempt to answer over on Persolaise.com in due course.
Here you go: a link to my blog post with more thoughts on the scent — https://persolaise.com/2021/01/chanel-le-lion-de-chanel-review-olivier-polge-2020.html
Thanks for watching.
[Sample provided by Chanel.]
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