Coco Chanel Mademoiselle

Coco Chanel Mademoiselle

Welcome to Perfume and Aftershave reviews. On this website we research the products giving you interesting facts about different manufacturers but in this post its all about  Coco Chanel Mademoiselle perfume. We also test the product to give you our honest opinion on how it worked and was it worth the money you are about to invest. This Coco Chanel Mademoiselle perfume is part of a huge collection of perfumes from the Chanel fragrance Labs and over time, we will be adding new posts from this perfume manufacturer.

We have split this article into different catagories beginning with the; 

  • History
  • Perfumer
  • Notes
  • Description of Notes
  • What was our Findings
  • Public Reviews
  • Reasons to consider when purchasing your product
  • Description of different types of Perfumes
  • Where to store your fragrance
  • Media Section
  • Conclusion

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Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel picture

Chanel ( Gabrielle Bouheur Chanel) was born on the 19th August 1883 in Saumur, Maine-et-Loire, France and died on the 10th January 1971.

On leaving school Coco worked as a seamstress for 6 years and at night was a singer at cafe-concert in La Rotonde, where some say that’s when the name Coco was established.

In 1910 the french fashion designer opened her first boutique (rented premises) at 21 Rue Cambon called Chanel Modes and by 1927 owned 5 premises on the Rue Cambon.

The famous logo above was designed by Coco herself in 1920. Although there were accusations of collusion with the Germans during occupation, I feel it was probably true but this lady was a survivor and would do anything to be one.


Jacques Polge.

Jacques Polge

Coco Mademoiselle was created in the year 2001 by Jacques Polge, who was Head of perfumer at Les Parfums Chanel from 1978 to 2015.

During his time at Chanel he created the following;

1970 – Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent | 1982 – Diva, Emanuel Ungaro |

1982 – Antaeus | 1984 – Coco | 1987 – Senso, Emanuel Ungaro |

1990 – Egoiste | 1996 – Allure | 2001 – Coco Mademoiselle

2002 – Chance | 2010 – Bleu de Chanel

2012 Coco Noir – with Christopher Sheldrake


Top Notes – Mandarin, Orange and Bergamot.

Middle Notes – Ylang Ylang Mimosa, Morning Rose, Florentine Iris, Italian Jasmine.

Base notes – Haitian Vetiver, White Musk, Tonka Bean, Indonesian Patchouli, bourbon vanilla, Opoponax.

Fragrance Wheel

Description of Notes

  • Top notes: Also called the head notes. The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Examples of top notes include mint, lavender and coriander.
  • Middle notes: Also referred to as heart notes. The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle notes include seawater, sandalwood and jasmine.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application. Examples of base notes include tobacco, amber and musk.

What was our Findings

The scent of Coco Mademoiselle was a sweet and clean fragrance which was not too overpowering. At first, it was quite strong but over time it gently mellowed as the scent of white flowers and Tonka bean started to come through.

I’ve heard people say its an old women s perfume but strangely it was produced to target the 20-30 age group and it will suit any age group, young or old.

For best results its best worn on a cool day or an evening wear during a cool summer night while out for partying. Once you have applied the perfume that’s it for the day, yes the day, it lasts that long.

When you wear this perfume people will smell you and think “she’s wearing Coco, quality lady”. That’s it right there Quality. This perfume also comes in 2 sizes, very handy hand bag size and a 6.8fl oz bottle!

Coco Mademoiselle available at Amazon

Public Reviews

  • The lady was delighted as she requested it.
  • My opinion it was over priced.
  • A fantastic 80th birthday present- she loved it!
  • A gift for my daughter who was thrilled thank you
  • The lady i bought it for loves it…….Exactly what she wished for and would purchase this item again very good purchase
  • I bought this for my youngest daughter because I did not like the cheap perfume she was wearing.
    She loves it and so she should, it is proper perfume.
    Buy again – definitely. 

Romance is in the air!

Reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume

The reason why some perfumes are expensive really depends on what ingredients it contains which is why fake perfumes are cheaper.

Because of this, the products are not natural but man made, to actually copy the scent, which is really a false saving because you will over time use twice the amount of the fake product for it to smell for the same time period as the original.

There are lots of reasons to consider when purchasing your perfume as the following will explain;

Choose your perfume on whether you are purchasing the product for evening wear or office wear as you really don’t want to be going to work smelling as if your ready to party the evening away.

Perfume do smell differently on other people, the reason for this is the reaction of the ingredients to your individual skin type, we are all different. The fragrance will not differ much but the difference is there.

Description Of Types of Perfumes

  • Perfume or Extrait –  in English is known as perfume extract, pure perfume, or simply perfume: 15–40% aromatic compounds. 
  • Esprit of Parfum (ESDP) –  15–30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EDP and perfume.
  • Eau de parfum (EdP) or parfum de toilette (PdT) –  10–20% aromatic compounds (typically ~15%). Sometimes called “eau de parfum” or “millésime”; parfum de toilette is a less common term, most popular in the 1980s. That is generally analogous to eau de parfum.
  • Eau de toilette (EDT) –  5–15% aromatic compounds (typically ~10%); This is the staple for most masculine perfumes.
  • Eau de Cologne ( EDC ) –  Often simply called cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds (typically ~5%).
  • Eau fraiche – Products sold as “splashes”, “mists”, “veils” and other imprecise terms. Generally these products contain 3% or less aromatic compounds and are diluted with water rather than oil or alcohol.

Once you have purchased your product, where do you store it?.

Well most people will put their perfume in the bathroom or on their bedside cabinet by the window, but this couldn’t be worse for your perfume.

Perfumes hate direct sunshine and damp places like a typical bathroom, so my advise would be to store it in a dark corner of your bedroom and it will last as long as the manufacturer specifications.

Media Section

Coco Mademoiselle marketing Video

Link to Youtube


Coco Mademoiselle isn’t cheap, but like all things in this world if you want quality you have to pay for it! And I have to say its worth it!! This is a quality perfume created by a genius for Chanel to sell to you and me to enjoy.

I hope this article helped you, in making your decision easier on whether to purchase this product and also, what I have written in this article is my honest opinion on this perfume and I can guarantee you now, that I have no affiliation to Chanel in any way.

Thank you for reading my article, all comments are welcome so please leave them at the bottom of this page.

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