Early in 2017, I came across the rumblings of a new IT bag from the luxury designer house of Chanel. It is called the Gabrielle bag and if I’m to be perfectly honest, I’m a little on the fence about it. Still, as they say, don’t knock it till you’ve tried or seen it, so I won’t.
But a month or two back, I was told that there would be a new fragrance launch by Chanel this year, named, you guessed it, Gabrielle. Verily, this is the year of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, and this brand new perfume is the first from Chanel in 15 years!
Most of us are familiar with the name Coco Chanel, yet often we forget that it wasn’t her real name. Her name was Gabrielle, and the House of Chanel has decided that it’s time to remind us of this. If you look into the life of Coco Chanel, she was a woman ahead of her time. A bit of a rebel, an entrepreneur, never married, and if the stories are true, popularized sunbathing and tanning. Tsk, lady, you set up generations of women for wrinkly, leather textured skin 😛
She also boasts a rather murky war past, if the stories are to be believed, and that is a little unsettling at this point in time. But I can understand why the company holds on to her history. There are many stories to tell, and one of it, is this new Gabrielle Chanel perfume that is only just made available in stores, and is Chanel’s very first new fragrance in 15 years!