The original N°5
N°5 is an abstract fragrance.
A floral bouquet that blends May rose and Grasse jasmine, illuminated by aldehydes.
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.
A daring fragrance, an opulent, abstract, mysterious bouquet with no dominant notes. A radical change with the unprecedented use of aldehydes.
Gabrielle Chanel gave it a name like a code.
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.