Jersey was a favourite fabric of mademoiselle Coco Chanel. She favoured this among many other materials for it’s versatility in creating clothes. At chanel.com you can read: mademoiselle’s fondness for this elegant and fluid fabric now inspired a masterful, lavender-infused scent.  The author of Chanel Jersey is Jacques Polge,an in-house perfumer of Chanel. It was intrudeced in 2011 and is built on notes of lavender, musk, vanilla, tonka bean, wildflowers, jasmine and rose.
The opening of Jersey is made of warm lavender. The lavender note is treated really well here creating a very elegant and comforting aroma that embraces the wearer. A lavender like this is not common in modern perfumery. Early after application the smell of vanilla appears. It adds a nice dose of sweetness while also making the Jersey composition even more mild than it is. At some point the duet of lavender and vanilla smells quite gourmand, making me think of a yummy pudding. The last main ingredient used for creating Jersey is musk. It perfectly blends with vanilla and the aroma of lavender, adding a little depth to the whole concept of this perfume. Tonka bean, having a vanilla-like aroma is not noticeable. I really can’t also notice the presence of wildflowers or rose. I’m sure they are here, but the dominant note of vanilla covers it all.
Chanel Jersey is a very light fragrance which prefers to stay close to the skin rather than leave traces of it few meters behind you. Yes, it lasts long as for a lavender-based perfume, few hours at least. Combination provided by Jersey makes it a wonderful comforting scent or a perfume that might be worn to bed. It’s aroma is absolutely soothing and relaxing. It makes you want to grab your favourite blanket and watch one of those all-time-favourite love stories on the sofa, drinking a nice cup of tea. Jersey is absolutely non-offensive which makes it a safe choice to the office. It would suit a person wearing black and white for work.
Jersey by Chanel is a perfume that can be compared to a well-fitted tee. It works so well on your body that you might actually forget that you’re wearing it. Although I think Jersey can be treated as a unisex fragrance it tends to lean a little bit toward feminine. It undoubtedly has a sweet quality which might not suit every man but I think that many can easily pull it off and wear it with joy. It’s a happy perfume. Smelling your wrist should make you feel like having a stroll around a lavender field somewhere in Provence or at least cast a smile on your face.
Chanel Jersey is a part of Les Exclusifs de Chanel collection and as for now it’s the latest perfume in this family. Perfume from Les Exclusifs are available in Chanel boutiques and I’m not sure if they can be found someplace else. There are two sizes available: 75 ml and 200 ml. Les Exclusifs de Chanel perfume bottles are made of transparent glass and they’re tower-shaped having a square basis. Each bottle has a white label with Chanel logo and a perfume name and they have a nice black-lacquered cap.