Jacques Polge, the head perfumer at Chanel, has unveiled that the French fashion house is launching two new perfumes. Speaking with WWD, Polge revealed Chanel is reworking the classic Chanel No. 19, named ‘No. 19 Poudre’, which will focus on the more delicate, lighter aspects in the formula and introduced the upcoming Chanel Les Exclusifs Jersey.
Of note, Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s birthday is August 19th. And which famous place in Paris inspired Gabrielle Chanel for the design of the No. 19 Poudre bottle? The cap represents the distinctive shape of the Place Vendôme in Paris.
“We’ve found some new musks that are very interesting, and we’re working a lot at the moment on iris, which is a very important ingredient in No. 19 Poudre. We have our plantations in Grasse, with rose and jasmine, and we’re trying to find new qualitites in those. But we’re also trying to reproduce what was done 40 years ago, that nobody does anymore,” Polge stated.
Chanel’s No. 19 Poudre and Les Exclusifs Jersey are said to be available in stores in fall 2011 — or you can order online.