Thursday, December 11, 2008

One Sentence Perfume Review: 31 rue Cambon, Chanel

31 rue Cambon is a Shirley Temple chypre--pretty, precocious and mildly annoying.

Notes per Bois de Jasmin (and me): bergamot, jasmine, black pepper, patchouli, cistus labdanum, iris


Anonymous said...

And yet, who can resist her. I received a Shirley Temple doll for Christmas when I was 10 years and just loved her --- those curls!

BitterGrace said...

Oh, I loved Shirley, too. Her movies used to come on TV on Saturday afternoons where we lived, and my grandmother and I would always watch them.

31RC is very nice, but my inner chypre lover finds her a little too Goody Two Shoes.

Mary said...

I'm looking at those listed notes, and that combination does seem a little - odd? Is it a fem fragrance or does it have a unisex vibe?

BitterGrace said...

Oops, jasmine got left out at BdeJ, and by me. Most all the sites list jasmine among the official notes. I'll fix the post.

In answer your question, though, it's a moderately feminine scent. A confident guy could definitely wear it.