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Ambre: Ernest Beaux, 192X, the first perfume made for Chanel by Ernest Beaux
Notes: Vanilla, opoponax, resin, amber

Chypre: Ernest Beaux, 192X
Notes: Oakmoss

Jasmin: Ernest Beaux, 192X
Notes: Musk, ambrette
Rose: Ernest Beaux, 192X
Notes: Rose, spices

No. 20: 1921

No. 27: 1921

No. 14: 1922

No. 18: 1922

No. 55: 1922

No. 21: Ernest Beaux, 1926

No. 11: 1926

No. 31:

Magnolia: Ernest Beaux, 1929
Notes: Sandalwood, cedar, rose, orange flower, tuberose, champaca, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley, lemon

Une Idée: 1929

Sycomore: 1930

Le 1940 Beige de Chanel: 1930
Notes: Jasmine, orris, amber

Le 1940 Bleu de Chanel: 1930
Notes: Aldehydes, violet, lily of the valley, cedar, sandalwood
Le 1940 Rouge de Chanel: 1930
Notes: Rose, geranium, vetiver Java, amber

Ivoire: 1932
Top notes: Aldehydes, bergamot, neroli
Mid notes: Ylang-ylang, lilac, carnation, jasmine, rose
Base notes: Vetiver, orris, iralia, sandalwood, opoponax, incense, vanilla, coumarin, musk

Glamour: Ernest Beaux, 1933

Three Moods: 1934

Mademoiselle Chanel No. 1: Ernest Beaux, 1945

Mademoiselle Chanel No. 2: 1945

Mademoiselle Chanel 31: 1945

Cynique: 1946

No. 46: 1946
Top notes: Aldehydes, bergamot, neroli, orange
Mid notes: Ylang-ylang, rose, lily of the valley, jasmine
Base notes: Vetiver, orris, sandalwood, coumarine, vanilla infusion, musk

No. 10: 1970

Bois Noir: Jacques Polge, 1987, relaunched as Égoïste

Une Fleur de Chanel: Jacques Polge, 1998

Sources: 1000fragrances, Basenotes, Cleopatra’s Boudoir, Fragrantica, Perfum Legends, Perfume Projects