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In the realm of luxury fragrance, Chanel is a name that commands unparalleled respect and admiration. Synonymous with timeless elegance and sophistication, the house of Chanel has crafted numerous iconic perfumes that have become legendary in the world of haute parfumerie. Among its illustrious fragrance line, Chanel Gabrielle and Gabrielle Essence are two of Chanel’s newer fragrance releases. Chanel Gabrielle is a vibrant and luminous composition that radiates optimism and joy. With its blend of radiant floral and fruity notes, it captures the essence of youthful energy and spontaneity. On the other hand, Chanel Gabrielle Essence embraces a more sensual and intimate character, delving deeper into the allure of femininity. Its rich and velvety floral bouquet exudes a captivating warmth that resonates with sophistication and seduction. This article outlines the key differences between Chanel Gabrielle and Gabrielle Essence.

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Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum

When Chanel Gabrielle was released in 2017 I was super excited. We hadn’t seen a brand new fragrance from Chanel for a long time, and when I saw Kristin Stewart was the face of the fragrance, I thought this was going to be a super strong empowering fragrance for the modern woman.

Unfortunately, I have to say I was a little underwhelmed with the original Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum (I prefer the Essence which is reviewed below).

The fragrance is a fairly light, pretty floral. It starts with a super fresh Grapefruit and Mandarin Orange top note; nice. This is followed by Orange Blossom, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, and Lilly-Of-The-Valley heart note; also nice. These notes are all supported by a classic musky, woody and cashmere base.

For me, ‘nice’ really is the best word for Chanel Gabrielle. There is nothing special about the fragrance, nothing new, and other which justifies it’s price tag in my view.

In addition, I find the branding confusing. For such a pretty and feminine fragrance, Kristin Stewart feels like the wrong choice.

There is nothing really wrong with Chanel Gabrielle, it’s just that for £120 for the 100ml, I expect to be blown away. I also expect the fragrance to last really well, but Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum only lasts a couple of hours. If you really want it to last you need to buy the Parfum Extrait which I’m afraid is £250.

Chanel Gabrielle Essence

The release of Chanel Gabrielle Essence saw Margot Robbie introduced as the face of the fragrance; a choice which is much more appropriate in my view.

Chanel Gabrielle Essence is far superior to the original Gabrielle in my view. The perfume has something more interesting about it; opening with Strawberries, Blackcurrant and Peach. Some of my favourite notes, and perfume notes we haven’t really seen used by Chanel previously.

The white floral heart remains but it is accompanied by an interesting Coconut perfume note; again, something new from Chanel. There is also a hint of Vanilla in the base which mixes with the coconut to create warmth and lasting power.

Chanel Gabrielle Essence performs like a perfume, lasting a good four hours at least.

I recommend Chanel Gabrielle Essence for someone looking for a nice feminine fragrance from Chanel, who doesn’t like Chanel Coco Mademoiselle (my review of the Coco Mademoiselle range).

Chanel Gabrielle Essence
Chanel Gabrielle Essence comes in a 50ml, 100ml and 200ml size
Soki London

Sophie is the perfume enthusiast behind Soki London. She reviews the latest perfumes and entire perfume ranges on her YouTube channel and website.

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