Sunday, December 7, 2008
Chanel No. 22 = Perfection
Oh, Chanel No. 22, how do I love thee? I cannot count the ways. No’s 5 and 19 receive all the attention and devotion. I say, let the droves have 5 & 19 and leave me with 22.
No. 22 is meant to be an aldehydic white floral with a touch of incense. I must admit to not even smelling white florals – to me, it’s all about aldehydes, soap and incense. No. 22 smells as if the most pure French soap were crafted into an incense cone and burned – cleanly – without smoke. Where No. 5 is haughty, you’re humble. Where No. 19 is cold, you’re warm. You are the epitome of class and grace. I am devoted to you, you are perfection.