In 1921, Gabrielle Chanel asked Ernest Beaux to create "a woman's perfume with the scent of a woman", rare and powerful. The perfumer presented her with a visionary composition featuring an unexpected approach to the use of aldehydes. Mademoiselle chose the fifth sample of the fragrance, and decided to name it simply N°5. To house the new fragrance, she chose a radical bottle adorned with a white label and crowned with a faceted cabochon. In 1986, Jacques Polge, CHANEL nose since 1978, reinterpreted his predecessor's olfactory score to create a fuller, rounder version of N°5: the Eau de Parfum.