Monday, January 24, 2011
Understated confidence - Chanel Cuir de Russie
This morning, I needed to gain some confidence. I was attending a meeting and one of the participants is someone who doesn't like me for some reason.
So I grabbed Chanel Cuir de Russie (a very large decant was given to me by my perfume sniffing pal FF - thank you!!!)
I spent extra time getting ready for work this morning - making sure my hair was done (pulled out the old straightener wand!), applying makeup (not just my normal lip color) and wore my best work clothes.
The meeting went very well - I met and chatted with another participant, a new employee where I work, and was at ease when said-me-disliker walked in the room.
Cuir de Russie doesn't knock you over the head (or should I say kick you in the shin). It's a wonderful warm, slightly sweet leather that helps me square up my shoulders and lift my chin. It's more beautiful well-worn leather gloves than motorcycle boot. It's understated, confident and gorgeous.
Notes from Chanel.com : Albanian Birchwood, Jasmine, Oriental Rose, Ylang-Ylang,Tunisian Orange Blossom, Calabrian Bergamot and Sicilian Mandarin.
Reviews from Angela at NST , from Perfume Shrine, and from Chicken Freak