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August 29 2014

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Shine On With Chanel

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chanel-chanceThe last time I wore a lotion laden with glitter, I was probably going to prom, where I also donned a rhinestone choker and a one-shouldered gown covered from strap to hemline in varying shades of blue bugle beads. In terms of sparkle, it was a triple threat—one that should never be repeated. So when Chanel’s new shimmery ancillaries (out this month), infused with the various iterations of the brand’s beloved Chance fragrance, came across my desk, I was skeptical. However, if there is one house that can make body glitter grown-up-worthy, it’s Chanel.

The original eau, now available in iridescent body cream form, lends a subtle glow to dry winter skin and wraps you from head to toe in the feminine floral aroma. For those who prefer a more delicate dose of scent, the Eau Tendre powdered perfume leaves behind a light, fruity trail and pink shimmer that softly catches the light. And if your potency preference falls somewhere in the middle, there’s Eau Fraîche Shimmering Touch—a glistening gel-based formula with notes of citrus, jasmine absolute, and vetiver. All three—unlike the crystallized trio from my high school past—are beauty gems worthy of a big night out.

Body Cream, $75, Powdered Perfume, $50, Shimmering Touch, $50; chanel.com

Photo: Courtesy of Chanel

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