N°5 Parfum

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

PRODUCT

When Gabrielle Chanel created N°5 Parfum with perfumer Ernest Beaux in 1921, she launched a revolution in a bottle. It was the first of its kind — ground-breaking for Beaux’s innovative use of aldehydes, or synthetic components which add layers of complexity, making N°5 shockingly modern in an era of single-note scents. As the most potent symbol of the luxurious simplicity for which Chanel is renowned, N°5 has since become more than a fragrance. It is an olfactory heritage: an idea of femininity, a masterpiece of chic, passed on from generation to generation. The now and forever fragrance.


Designed in 1921 by Gabrielle Chanel herself, the simple lines and incredibly plain white label of The Classic Bottle were as surprising as the fragrance. The chiseled stopper, cut like a diamond, was inspired by the geometry of the Place Vendôme that Gabrielle could gaze at from the balcony of her room at the Ritz in Paris. Over the years, only subtle changes have been made to the original design in order to preserve its stunningly contemporary aesthetic.


Since the creation of N°5, Chanel has practiced the art of baudruchage to seal bottles of parfum. Performed entirely by hand, the technique consists of placing a fine membrane over the neck of the bottle and holding it in place with two rows of pearl-cotton thread. It is then closed with a wax seal. From this moment, a pact of exclusiveness is sealed: the bottle can only be opened by the woman for whom it is destined.

COMPOSITION

A bouquet of abstract flowers is how Gabrielle Chanel described N°5, a floral-aldehydic fragrance whose formula requires no less than eighty ingredients. At first, the scent unfolds with a stunning surge of Ylang-Ylang and Neroli (bitter orange tree blossom). Then, a perfect harmony of voluptuous May Rose and sensuous Jasmine from Grasse emerges, followed by a vibrant woody base of Sandalwood, Bourbon Vetiver and Vanilla. An ever-changing fragrance with no single dominant note, N°5 boasts the incredible power of being able to be interpreted differently based on the wearer, thus revealing each woman’s uniqueness.

ART OF PERFUMING

Parfum is the most precious, concentrated and long-lasting form of fragrance, with its own specific application. Gabrielle Chanel's advice was to apply it "wherever you would like to be kissed." Neck, wrist, décolleté… Apply a drop of Parfum on each pulse point, letting it develop on your skin and feeling the fragrance echo the beat of your heart.

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Love that it is not a spray.
January 18, 2019
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2 months ago
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Linda
I love it! and have used it for years and will continue to also give as gift.
January 2, 2019
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1 month ago
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Bobbie
My wife loves this perfume
December 30, 2018
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2 months ago
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John
I love this classic fragrance on my wife. It isn't overpowering and the hints of musk and floral seem perfectly balanced.
December 24, 2018
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2 months ago
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Dave
The chic packaging of the No5 Parfum was the indicator that Chanel remains the finest of perfumes. And then the smell confirms it. Always classic. Always classy, for ages 16 to 106.
December 24, 2018
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2 months ago
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J
There is nothing that makes even an older lady like myself feel so very special when she wears this most beautiful parfum. I have used it for many, many years and will never be without it. Nothing can compare to No. 5.
December 21, 2018
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2 months ago
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Amelda
My girlfriend likes the product very much and I like it on her.
December 18, 2018
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2 months ago
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Rob
My granddaughter found her great-grandmother's Chanel parfum bottle in the original box and has been in love with the scent. As a gift for the holidays I bought her her first Chanel parfum to enjoy for many years.
The scent is a classic that has survived 4 generations in my family.
Thank you Chanel!
November 16, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
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Seattle
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