Fragrance Friday: Chanel No. 5

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The best way to describe Chanel No. 5, iconic.


This fragrance has been around for many years and it is still one of the best-selling fragrances around the world. Chanel No. 5 was created by Gabrielle “CoCo” Chanel and Ernest Beaux in 1921. There are many legends surrounding the fragrance’s origin. No. 5 is the name given because it was the fifth bottle presented to Chanel for her approval.

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Since its introduction to the world, No. 5 has been popular and the epitome of luxury. The scent’s popularity increased after the sultry film star Marilyn Monroe stated that was what she wore to bed. Even Andy Warhol created a series of work titled Ad: Chanel.

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Throughout the years, the bottle has changed, but the heart of the fragrance remains the same. With the notes of aldehydes, jasmine, bergamot, neroli, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley, vanilla, amber, lemon and rose, this iconic fragrance has stood the test of time. Today, lovers of Chanel No. 5 have the options of selecting different sizes, items for layering and reinventions of the classic fragrance.

Here are the versions of Chanel No. 5 :

Chanel No. 5 (The Original Version)

This is the closest version on the market now that is like the original scent created. This No. 5 can be purchased in the form of a pure parfum, eau de parfum, or eau de toilette. In addition to the variations, there are also body care items available to assist with layering.

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Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere

A reinterpretation of the classic. Still seductive, but fresher and lighter. Equally just as grand as the original.


Chanel No. 5 L’Eau

No. 5 reinvented for a younger audience. As one would guess, this fragrance has the same notes as the original Chanel fragrance, but prominently features the note of May rose from Grasse, which is owned by Chanel, and a base of white musk and cedar.

No. 5 L'Eau by Chanel

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