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Sexay laday happening right here!
I've probably received more requests to review Chanel Coco Mademoiselle on YouTube than any other perfume. And in a related factoid, I've received more requests to suggest a replacement for young ladies' beloved-yet-tired Coco Mademoiselle than any other perfume.
Striving always to serve and protect (at least as far as fragrance is concerned), I come up with a few options in this video: Yves Saint Laurent Elle. Laura Mercier Minuit Enchanté. Estée Lauder Sensuous Noir. Chanel Égoïste, the original one. Maybe even the latest Agent Provocateur, L'Agent.
But none of those features Coco Mlle's masculine Windex freshness, the element which keeps the perfume from becoming one with the skin. It's Windexy nature compels Coco Mlle to always use its outdoor voice, in a constant olfactory announcement: “Hey! You! Sexay laday happening right here!”
A little overstatement never goes amiss when signaling “open for business” to the menfolk, which accounts for Coco Mlle's continued popularity with both sexes. I can't deny that it does what it does well. But I'm tired of smelling it, just like many of my YouTube fumies.
Any ideas about about a methadone version of Coco Mademoiselle that I could recommend to those coming off the Coco M?