As if anyone needed one… Anyway…
I love the original No19. I tried the new “flanker”. I like it. It is a beautiful scent. But then there is this question that needs to be answered: Why?
If you like the original No19, you probably like the green leathery iris. None of it is there in No19 Poudré. In this case the new release is unnecessary or even unwanted. It is not even powdery.
If you do prefer the new release over the old one, then you must appreciate the musky rosiness added in place of the green bitterness. But if you do like this aspect why not buy Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Rose Muskissime. It has what’s new in No19 Poudré, only more up front and brighter. In which case this new release is still unnecessary.
Is rosy muskiness the new Chanel thing? Why? Does Chanel still have a central idea behind its creations? Can it handle another Bleu situation?