The original N°5
N°5 is an abstract fragrance.
A floral bouquet of May Rose and Grasse Jasmine propelled by aldehydes.
In 1921, Gabrielle Chanel decided to create a fragrance unlike any other:
"A woman's perfume with the scent of a woman."
To fulfill 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, exalting molecules.
Mademoiselle gave the scent a name like a code.
A name that made all others unfashionable.
To house N°5, Mademoiselle chose a simple laboratory bottle. A minimalist design that would highlight the fragrance.
The stopper, cut like a diamond, was inspired by the shape of the Place Vendôme in Paris. The lines of the now iconic classic bottle have remained virtually unchanged since its creation.