By  on October 22, 2018

The Score: 4.2

The Verdict: Chanel’s first new fragrance pillar in 15 years, meant as a Millennial answer to No. 5, failed to fully impress our panel of exacting judges. While the scent was immediately recognized for its luxurious blend of ingredients—or, as one judge put it, for smelling “like money” and a few found it “elegant” and “delicate”—the general consensus was that Gabrielle is a bit of a snooze. Despite the criticism, at least one judge realized the house of Chanel’s ambitions with the fragrance, calling it “an ode…to ladies who—still—lunch.”

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