Who was Misia…?

The blogosphere is abuzz with news of Chanel's latest fragrance - Misia. Mysterious name…? Not really: Misia Sert was the friend who introduced Chanel to the world of arts, and the fabulous Ballets Russes in particular. That's the inspiration behind the stunning new scent: all powder puffs, lipsticks, floaty frocks and elegance. It's been created by new Chanel in-house perfumer Olivier Polge (son of Jacques Polge, who's long been their 'nose), to evoke the scent of backstage in a theatre. Utterly wearable. Utterly beautiful. And, we predict, a massive hit.

We stumbled across this little film on Chanel's website which explains more about Misia Sert, and her role in Chanel's life - and watching it is just an enjoyable way to spend your coffee break, frankly...

Enjoy the film here

Find Chanel Misia at boutiques and stores which sell the Chanel Les Exclusifs collection of fragrances/£115 for 75ml (and absolutely worth saving up for)