The new floral fragrance Misi is the fifteenth composition from the Les Exclusifs de Chanel collection and the first one created by the young perfumer Olivier Polge. Behind the simple lines of the laconic bottle hides a complex floral arrangement of violet, iris and rose.
Misi is an unusual vintage fragrance, which is even more charmed by the story that envelops its appearance. Olivier Polge drew inspiration from the time when Diaghilev's Russian Ballets reigned on the stage of the Opera Garnier, and Misia, the girl in whose honor the fragrance was named, dizzy Cocteau, Picasso, Stravinsky and many other talented and legendary personalities.
Misia was Coco Chanel's best friend, the embodiment of pure energy, who, merging with Mademoiselle's fortitude, helped the latter find herself. Born Godebskaya, who later became Misei Nathanson, Edwards, and then Sert, she is known by her first name, not her last name. “Misya is Misya,” the writer Paul Moran liked to say. She was a multifaceted person and combined a passion for art and literature, wealth and power, love and life.
In the late 1900s, Misya played the role of a gray cardinal in the creation of Russian Ballets. Financially, she significantly supported Diaghilev, introduced him to many important people and in every possible way contributed to the development of art. Since then, Misi's name has been closely associated with theater and art.
Inspired by the atmosphere of that time and the biography of an amazing friend Gabrielle Chanel, Olivier Polge recreated those bright and impressive moments of the past in a new fragrance. Powdery violet intonations, supported by notes of Grasse and Turkish rose. Iris lends softness and depth to the composition, while the aromas of tonka bean and Lao benzoin create a sophisticated velvet trail.
Les Exclusifs de Chanel Misi will go on sale on February 28, and it will be available only in one place - in Beauty Boutique Chanel on Okhotny Ryad.
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