1957 2018

8.3 / 10 489 Ratings
A popular perfume by Chanel for women and men, released in 2018. The scent is powdery-fresh. It is still in production.
Pronunciation

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Powdery
Fresh
Floral
Creamy
Citrus

Fragrance Notes

White muskWhite musk BergamotBergamot IrisIris NeroliNeroli Powdery notesPowdery notes CedarCedar HoneyHoney

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8.3489 Ratings
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7.7435 Ratings
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6.5156 Ratings
Submitted by Rivegauche, last update on 23.05.2024.
Interesting Facts
This fragrance was released on the occasion of the re-opening of the flagship store at East 57th Street, New York.

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Turandot

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Turandot
Top Review 103  
Nice - and that's meant nicely this time.
Once again I try to judge the fragrance from a different perspective.

Does Chanel already have this in their normal assortment?
No they don't, so that's a plus. Expands the customer base. Neither does it flower like Chance or Coco Mademoiselle, nor is it exhausting like N°19 or Cristalle. It also doesn't buzz like Coco or N°5. 1957 doesn't look back to old classics, but continues the clean Chanel DNA skilfully.

Does the scent polarize?
No - because he really isn't unpleasant or takes getting used to.
There's nothing buzzing, there's nothing provoking, you don't get involved either. You can find that good or boring. It is certainly not a mistake in the sense of the sales figures. So I can't help but think that the companies are not launching new perfumes to do something good for the world, but simply to make sales. I assume that the production costs will be covered by the limited edition. If not - N°5 creates the scope for everything to be paid by Chanel...

When it comes to fragrances that are considered powdery, I often flinch first, because either they are too one-sidedly iridescent for me - although I don't like irises to be inflationary - or the air stays away because I have the feeling that I have sneezed into a powder can or even worse into a packet of detergent. Neither of them I can accuse in 1957 and therefore I describe this rather dry note not powdery but rather silky.

Do you have to have this in your collection?
You don't have to do anything at all, but it would be a very useful fine and light addition to my Chypresammlung, for example, without being influenced by a sporty, citrus-fresh, tropical or other holiday mood-
to access it. 1957 is bright, friendly, considerate, calming, uncomplicated, flattering and yes, the fragrance will end up on my wish list, even if I don't want it to give rise to any very romantic feelings and I don't see it as the ultimate in Chanel's portfolio either. I like him and that's enough, because I'm my own yardstick.

As is well known, the term "superfluous" is often used as a nice word in fragrance evaluations. This time I mean it literally. Not only do I like the fragrance itself, I also like its restraint in terms of durability and sillage, and in terms of classification I simply assume that it was not explicitly presented as unisex, but that the subject was simply dropped under the table. It doesn't matter who wears it, as long as you feel comfortable with it.

Once again I think: Olivier Polge did everything right.
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Yatagan

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Yatagan
Top Review 85  
The little white one
I am fully aware that with the assessment that this white musk fragrance is not the ultimate of winter 2018 / 2019, I will attract the wrath of quite a few women, and of course I am also aware that I don't have to presume to evaluate a fragrance good or bad that doesn't correspond to my preferences, so I give it the note that's up there from me and therefore I assure all those who now feel triggered: "I'm really really sorry, and I apologize unconditionally (...), I offer a complete and complete revocation if necessary. The accusations actually lacked any factual basis, and it was in no way a fair comment and thus stemmed from pure malice. And I deeply regret the misfortune that my comment could have caused some - or their families - to feel. And I hereby assure you that I will never again allow myself to make such a mistake, either now or in the future." (Quote somewhat freely from "A fish named Wanda").

Seriously: somehow the fragrance is already good and reminds me strongly of the (probably) much more expensive White of Puredistance, which also features white musk with a honey-sweet note, but in this one a bit more refined and complex, in this one a bit more striking. But is it even necessary to combine powdery musk with powdery iris root and "powdery notes" (see above)? Obviously already.

All right then is a fine sharp-floral note, which can be smelled on the one hand by the allegedly contained neroli oil (which you can't smell so clearly in the sense of "yes, there's neroli in it", but rather in the sense of "yes, sure, there's something about neroli up there, so it must be that light fruity floral note I smell there"), on the other hand by the allegedly contained bergamot oil (you know....) could be caused.

If you throw it all together like this, 1957 will bring out a fragrance that many (especially women?) will like (musk, iris, honey) and which I really don't have to smell of a man (Please save your comments on the gender theme of perfume: Thank you!), but which probably smells quite delightful on a woman (Please save it...: Oh, forget it!).

Somehow I had to spontaneously think of the little black one, which allegedly belongs to a woman's basic wardrobe (which is very beautiful) and which, contrasting here, found an olfkatorischen reflection as a small white fragrance miracle. Could be essential.
I'll probably even like it at some point.
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Salander

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Salander
Top Review 69  
"I want a perfume for women that smells like a woman!" - Coco Chanel
When Karl Lagerfeld "the Great" turned off into the entrance of the cosmetics headquarters, he already had the firm idea in his head. The renovation of the New York boutique on 57th Street was about to be finalised, and the reopening was approaching. He has also just moved his Métiers-d'art collection to the Metropolitan Museum. These events should be celebrated with a new perfume in addition to the current fashion collection. The fragrance could be called 1957. At that time Coco received the Mode Oscar, the "Neiman Marcus Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Fashion" in America. It was the year of her comeback after the war and overseas she was still very successful for a long time. That would be a nice homage to Gabriele Chanel and the Americans. Oliver (Polge) will certainly agree. And he will certainly come up with something great that would combine the idea with a fragrance.

This is how the 17th perfume of the series "Les Exclusives" by Chanel was born.

And now, before I continue with the perfume description at this point, I would like to take a short detour.

Last year, perfume generated sales of around 40 billion dollars worldwide. Brands, manufactories, maisons and manufacturers as far as the eye can see. The attempt to test all new releases promptly gives an idea of how senselessly Sisyphos must have tried to fulfil his task.

At some point, when I took the news magazine "Der Spiegel" in my hand, a little light came on to me. Sooner or later the same topics will be discussed in all newspapers, only with a different focus and usually differentiated according to one's own political convictions. What applies to various magazines and trade journals also determines the fragrance landscape. Trends are gradually being picked up and interpreted differently by different manufacturers throughout the market. Today I don't follow every brand anymore. Etat Libre d'Orange has been stolen from me for a long time. If someone enjoys driving his olfactory ghost train laps and tarring his synapses at the same time, he is welcome to do so. I'll wait outside.

On the other hand, I like most of Guerlain and Chanel's creations very much. My expectations are disproportionately often fulfilled by the two traditional houses. Under the direction of Thierry Wasser or Olivier Polge, no "toxic" compounds are invented, but poems of molecules, a scenttaura that caresses the wearer. For me, the most beautiful olfactory encounters are feminine, creamy, powdery, floral and pure. 1957 is in my eyes a direct hit.

In the first line you will find a white musk fragrance that does what it does best in a fine manner, smelling of cleanliness, cleanliness and sensuality. Oliver Polge himself describes 1957 as follows: "Its essence, its basis is white musk from eight varieties, only comes to full bloom on the skin".

I would like to be honest, with a blind test I could only have clearly stated that this is an ethereal feminine musk scent. Besides, I only noticed the similarity with two other fixed sizes. The fragrance that Cacharel has made successful with Noa and White Suede refined with leather is varied by the perfumer with soft tones of Jacques Polges beige.

In 1957, Oliver Polge created a wonderful understatement fragrance in the tradition of his father and according to Coco Chanel's motto: "I want a perfume for women that smells like a woman" Hand on your heart, don't we all want that?

(Source: WELT - "Not Paris, but America celebrated Coco Chanel back then")
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Chanelle

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Chanelle
Top Review 52  
Back to the iris roots
Chanel.
With the name alone, women get nervous, extatically pull out their wallets, don't look at the price tag, don't try anything, don't care about the screams of their husbands.
If a brand is already so far, it can do what it wants, because it is bought anyway.
Also the (mainstream-)fragrances of the last years, which basically all did not reinvent the wheel, but were exactly that: mainstream. Middle of the road. Nothing special.
Nothing really new came after Coco Mademoiselle. All' the L'Eaux and Eaux Premieres, that was only No. 5 in diluted... you could say when you smell it more closely. Chance Tendre... Fraiche...even just another packaging for the same, character, not to say unimaginative scent.
But then - far away from the mainstream - the exclusive fragrances. Then there was already the one or other hit there. e.g....Coromandel - stroke of genius! Chocolate Patch.
- and now? 1957?
I've been thinking all day about whether to hate him or love him. There are reasons for both.
Pro-57: The top note! Showery with a herbaceous undertone.
Contra-57: The top note! Has little to do with the fragrance and is much too ephemeral.
Pro-57: The shelf life! Sprayed in the morning, wrapped in Chanel in the evening.
Contra-57: The durability! The basis is vintage No. 5 Extrait with high dose iris. Clean aldehyde story with unsexy soft musk. Too much Persil, you could think after all those hours.
Pro-57: The fragrance! Unique - as if No. 5 Extrait had been reinvented, or even embellished. The Omma touch is gone, a few corners have been mixed in, exactly the kind I like: Iris said, the white guerlainesque musk, and gourmandy honey. Polge, you maitre, you!
Contra-57: If you are expecting something new and groundbreaking: Wait!
My decision wasn't easy, but it was made. Considering the fact that I was one of the two women (worldwide) who didn't like the current No. 5, I can now refer to the - now even better! - Variant. The best classic Chanel fragrance ever, enriched with the components that make it refreshingly new and edgy. So must the high demands on a brand! Glossy passed.
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FabianO

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FabianO
Top Review 43  
Artfully swinging, creamy spring-like elegance scent of old French school
Interestingly, nearly 90% of the "1957" owners are ladies. The new noble Chanel has been launched as unisex and although its beautiful, floating, noble design will undoubtedly enchant many female earthlings, I can certainly say that I find it to be absolutely ideal for men's use as well.

In general it can be said that - and I join the many previous speakers - Chanel has succeeded with "1957" in creating a wonderfully positive, light-footed, truly original French fragrance, which, precisely because of its harmony and balance, is ideally suited to the interface between man and woman and in its very natural cleanliness, freshness and elegance almost has the character of a very noble body spray
Discreet neroli, fluffy-fresh bergamot, very understated honey spots from the middle phase onwards, generally a mixture of silky, somewhat soapy, powdery, with a very positive, relaxed basic style. Light musk primes the whole thing a little bit.

Absolute buy/test recommendation for both sexes and its slightly upscale price justified. Artful.
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MeursaultMeursault 4 years ago
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Citrusy opening that leads to a very musky fragrance with present but subtles aldehydes. Smell like a creamy and luxurious soap. Very clean.
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MissBiscuitsMissBiscuits 3 years ago
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Paris-Venise with an aldehydic kick! The result is a sparkling neroli perfume that lasts. Two thumbs up.
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TRehfTRehf 3 years ago
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Similar to Dior Bois d‘Argent but less woody, more musky & with Chanel DNA. Projection is better, Longevity on par with BdA. Very classy.
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RisingChaosRisingChaos 11 months ago
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Dry, soapy-clean musk with a faint hint of underlying floralcy and sparkling top. Like dumping baby powder on myself, clumped on damp skin.
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JoaoMartinsJoaoMartins 5 years ago
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One of the most perfect floral scents I've ever smelled. Absolutely beautiful clean scent. Suits a refined and classy girl like no other
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