1955 was a glorious year for Coco Chanel as it marked the launch of the quilted shoulder bag, now cult. In addition, it is also this year that she receives the Oscar of “the most influential designer of the XXth century”. Finally, it was at this same time that Pour Monsieur was born. In addition, it is the very first men’s fragrance for the house of Chanel. He therefore embodies a whole symbol. Pour Monsieur unveils an evolution over time that is both classic and elegant. It is made of citrus-chypre accords combining a structured freshness with woody materials.
Finally a perfume for men at Chanel
In the 1950s, perfume for menis experiencing profound upheavals. Indeed, until this date, a simple fresh water or a Cologne allowing to smell good was enough. Also, that is no longer sufficient. Men assume more and more their sophisticated side and are more seductive. They therefore want more sought after essences. Also, it is in this context that Coco Chanel decided to create this perfume. This was the very first male nectar to emerge within the brand. Indeed, the designer has dedicated her life to women and has never launched men’s fashion. Yet many influential men have crossed her path such as Picasso, Churchill, Cocteau, the Duke of Westminster… She will therefore be inspired by all these great men, whether they are artists, politicians or even aristocrats. She will then pay them a single homage named: For Mr. This essence will then be borrowed from a timeless elegance perfectly suited to the new trend of the time. Pour Monsieur is deceptively mysterious, somewhat discreet and very attractive.
For Monsieur, an elegant essence sticking to the image of Chanel
Pour Monsieur was designed according to the idea of Coco Chanel, by perfumer Henri Robert. He had the brilliant idea of associating Sicilian lemon, orange, petitgrain and neroli from its top notes. As you will have understood, Pour Monsieur is a fragrance that can easily be described as invigorating. Plus, it’s packed with spices such as cardamom and that gives it a subtle, masculine sophistication. Its background, for its part, draws all its virility in the vetiver of the Bourbon Islands. Finally, it all ends with the association of Virginia cedar and oak moss. Pour Monsieur therefore has a warm and comforting aspect at the same time. Moreover, as if its freshness was not already invigorating enough, Jacques Polge had the idea of revisiting it in 1991.