Chanel 19 Perfume by Chanel, Chanel 19 is a stunningly fresh, green and powdery fragrance for women that was launched in 1970, in honor of the 87th birthday of Coco Chanel on August 19.
The opening notes are an exhilarating green effusion of galbanum, narcissus and hyacinth, interfused with aromatic citrus nuances of neroli and bergamot. Sweetly intoxicating white florals emerge as the scent warms on the skin: lily-of-the-valley and jasmine mingled with powdery-fresh red rose, orris root and iris. Woody oak moss and cedar combine with leather, soft sandalwood and musk to produce a deliciously rich finish that perfectly balances the green and floral accords of this striking, many-layered fragrance.
This French fashion house was founded in 1910 and quickly made waves in the world of haute couture with simple and elegant yet daring designs. The now iconic No. 5, first released in 1921, was the brand's first foray into scent. Jacques Polge has been the in-house perfumer since 1978. Other designers who have worked under this label include Ernest Beaux, Henri Robert, Olivier Polge and Christopher Sheldrake.