The new icon revisited, the quintessence of its era, N°5 L’EAU is delivered in a monumental, solid crystal bottle, sealed using the fine art of baudruchage. Adorned with a white label and crowned with a faceted cabochon, it is housed in a case of white lambskin leather. A rarity that exemplifies the long tradition of high perfumery. A limited edition of 55 unique, numbered pieces engraved by hand.
Less abstract than its forebears, the composition of N°5 L’EAU radiates citrus like sun-drenched honey. Top notes of lemon, mandarin and orange soar skyward with the aldehydes. Like a second wind, you can hear the rustle of flowers. Rose melds with airy jasmine and a new fraction of ylang-ylang, more modern than ever. Behind this floral whirlwind, vetiver and cedar convey a novel dynamism, softened by white musk notes. Never has N°5 been so natural. So fresh.
Today Olivier Polge, CHANEL Perfumer, has reinvented N°5, demonstrating in the Fragrance Creation and Development Laboratory the extent to which its structure is flawless and inspiring. With the subtle touch of a goldsmith, he dissected the original formula and took hold of each ingredient to understand its true role in the composition of the fragrance. Olivier Polge strove to create a new balance and an ideal dose of freshness to capture in turn the essence of his generation.
Art of perfuming
N°5 L’EAU is worn freely. With no preconceived ideas. Instinctively. Simply. Lavishly. Day. Night. For you. For others.
Apply with the faceted cabochon to pulse points on the skin: behind the earlobe, on the décolleté, and on the inside of the wrist.