Chanel launches a new edition within the collection Les Exclusifs de Chanel in March 2015. It is a feminine scent called Misia, which is the fifteenth fragrance in the Les Exclusifs de Chanel collection, but the first of perfumer Olivier Polge, who has become a Chanel in-house perfumer to continue the work of his father, Jacques Polge.
The Misia fragrance is named after the magnificent Parisian Queen Misia, the best friend of Coco Chanel and pianist of artistic origin who owned a saloon in Paris and was a muse for many artists of that period.
Misia represents Polge’s first venture for the house of Chanel.
“My inspiration for the fragrance was not Misia herself, but the turn in the Gabrielle Chanel biography, which was marked by their meeting. With the fragrance, I wanted to illustrate the atmosphere of Russian Ballet, the smells of theatrical powder and make-up of the time,” he explains.
Powdery notes of violet, iris, orris root, Turkish rose and rose from Grasse evoke the era of the 1920s. The warm and seductive base is made of notes of benzoin from Laos and tonka bean. The fragrance is powdery, floral and reminiscent of the scent of expensive makeup.
Chanel Misia will go on sale from February 28 at select stores. Price: €133 (around $151) for 75ml and €255 (around $290) for 200ml.