There’s indulgence, and then there’s downright decadence. We’re calling Chanel’s Coco Noir Body Cream the latter.

We’ll be completely transparent – when we first laid eyes on that super sleek black jar emblazoned with our favourite interlocked c’s in gold, it didn’t really matter what was inside because, quite frankly, it had already earned its place front and centre on our bedside table.

But the sheer bliss that followed when we lathered ourselves head-to-toe in the moisture-rich cream with its velvety texture, enriched with the signature Coco Noir scent totally sealed the deal. Coco Chanel pretty much summed it up when she said, ‘the best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive’.

By Carmen Hamilton.