The fresh N°5
N°5 L’EAU is a vibrant abstract floral.
Radiant citrus top notes soar skyward with the aldehydes, followed by a floral whirlwind of jasmine, rose and ylang-ylang, and then the dynamism of vetiver and cedar.
In 1921, Coco Chanel decided to create a fragrance unlike any other.
"A woman's perfume with the scent of a woman."
To fulfil her request, perfumer Ernest Beaux broke with the traditional codes of perfumery and presented her with an olfactory revolution.
Gabrielle Chanel gave it a name like a code.
A name that made all others unfashionable.
In 2016, Olivier Polge, Perfumer for the House of CHANEL, reinvented N°5 by dissecting the original formula and taking hold of each ingredient to create a new balance and an ideal dose of freshness.
To house N°5, Gabrielle Chanel chose a simple laboratory bottle.A minimalist design that would highlight the fragrance.
Its stopper, cut like a diamond, was inspired by the shape of Place Vendôme in Paris. The lines of the now-iconic bottle have remained practically unchanged since its creation.