Yes, there's such a thing as too much of a good thing — sugar, sunshine and even a shoe collection you never touch, are some examples. But sometimes, things are so well-made, all you need is a tiny amount to see a big difference.

Chanel's Sublimage L'Extrait works on the regenerating abilities of Vanilla planifolia — using the flowers, fruit and stem cells of the plant to create a powerful complex. Together, this Enriched Planifolia PFA ingredient has intensive regenerative properties — acting  on skin microcirculation, density, smoothness and hydration to deliver a rejuvenated complexion when skin is in dire need of help.

And because one drop is all you need, the bottle has been designed to release the perfect dose each time. The unique texture — it's not a fluid, gel or cream — feels dense at first, but melts upon contact, cocooning the skin in comfort.  The delicate scent — a warm, powdery vanilla, taken from the fruit of the Vanilla planifolia — adds to the luxury of the whole experience.

Use this once or twice a day as and when skin needs intensive help. Although you can stop this regimen once your skin has 'recovered', the experience is so therapeutic, you might be tempted to continue long after.

$719 for 15ml. At Chanel counters from 30 October.