N°5 Parfum

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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.


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.


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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Why did you choose this?
I like it
Guest U on Jun 4, 2019
Mother's Day present.
Sandra G on May 1, 2019
I like it
Guest U on Jun 4, 2019
My mother’s favorite perfume... I wanted her to have it for Mother’s Day.
Farrah K on May 2, 2019
Mother's Day present.
Sandra G on May 1, 2019
I've been wearing this since 1970
Janet H on Apr 30, 2019
Very hard to find 'real' parfum - love this
Guest J on Apr 13, 2019
A special 50th birthday gift for my sister. All women deserve at least one bottle of Chanel in their life!
Guest R on Mar 10, 2019
it is the ONLY fragrance my wife will wear,period
Guest A on Mar 4, 2019
For me. Love the parfum
Guest A on Feb 20, 2019
Timeless Elegant Fragrance
Guest A on Feb 18, 2019
That is what my wife prefers (for the past 40 years )
Louis G on Feb 16, 2019
Because it smells good and my wife wanted it. I'm easy.
Guest J on Feb 13, 2019
I first purchased this for my daughter when she was a teenager. This purchase is for her 40th birthday. Since that first purchase she’s always worn Chanel Number 5. Thank you for your perfume it’s a special bond between me and her.
Guest E on Feb 1, 2019
Gift for my mother - it's her favorite perfume
Victoria B on Jan 30, 2019
Today, January 11, is my BFF of 33 years, 45th blessed born day. This has been one of her desires so I thought, what better way to celebrate her 45th than to give her one of her desires
Tammara L on Jan 11, 2019
The only fragrance I've worn for years... absolutely the only one I will wear.... it makes me feel special!
Patricia A on Dec 27, 2018
Christmas present to myself. This was my grandma’s scent, and it comforts me.
Abby G on Dec 26, 2018
My wife likes this fragrance.
Herschel C on Dec 22, 2018
These are staples in my fragrance wardrobe. I needed to refill my backup supply.
Linda L on Dec 20, 2018
This is the only perfume my mom likes. I get it every single year for her birthday and it's her favorite gift.
Sheryl P on Dec 18, 2018
This is my wife's favorite fragrance.
George N on Dec 18, 2018
Gift for wife
Guest R on Dec 17, 2018
mother convinced us all years ago that she was allergic to every thing else
Guest T on Dec 17, 2018
My honey is running low on her bottle, so I thought I would get her a bigger bottle for Christmas. Thank you
Guest E on Dec 15, 2018
I recently received a sample of Chanel No 5 and found I’ve “grown” into the scent. It’s beautiful. In my 20’s I wore No 19, in my 50’s Allure, and now No 5. It chose me.
Lynna J on Dec 13, 2018
My wife's favorite.
Guest G on Dec 13, 2018
My Girl friend, of 57 years loves this fragrance
Kathryn S on Dec 11, 2018
I wanted to send my sister a gift and I saw a Chanel and I remembered our Mom who is 89 received Chanel for her 16th birthday. It is always a popular perfume
Guest R on Dec 9, 2018
Ordered (first time) for my wife of 37 years because she is worth it and deserves only the best.
Guest F on Nov 30, 2018
Wife's favorite always a good gift
Victor N on Nov 27, 2018
All time favorite , my wife remembers this on her mother.
Guest R on Nov 22, 2018
Since I only use the Chanel No5 I use this and am out.
Janet W on Nov 21, 2018
My mother, My wife, My daughter use all the times
WON-HIE C on Nov 16, 2018
Has been the favorite of the women in my family for generations!!!
Guest P on Oct 21, 2018
Chanel no5 parfum is my favorite parfum, it’s such a classic scent ❤️❤️
Silibaziso M on Oct 11, 2018
Trasha : I just love this product, its fragrance is nice :) !
Trasha S on Oct 11, 2018
I want her to try the most potent of the line to see which she likes the most.
Guest M on Sep 2, 2018
I've been wearing it for more years than I care to admit and I still get compliments all the time. They don't know my age, but they know my Chanel No 5.
June C on Aug 16, 2018
This is my favorite fragrance EV VERRR !!
Cheri D on Aug 9, 2018
It is my mother's favorite! And I;m her favorite son - so why else?!
Adam P on Jul 31, 2018
Love this fragrance, and finally decided to purchase it.
Guest R on Jul 21, 2018
Love this scent. Don't have a lot o

Love this scent. Will try smaller size to tuck in purse.
Donna H on Jun 1, 2018
I have worn Chanel No 5 my entire life...it is always in my purse. My mother wore it too...
Katherine H on May 25, 2018
shirley f on May 22, 2018
My mother passed away in 2000 and I am purchasing it for Linda my mother-in-law. It reminds me of my own mom.
Linda B on May 18, 2018
My signature scent!
Diana G on May 17, 2018
wife likes the scent
James L on May 11, 2018
My Mutti (Mom) never leaves the house w/o her Chanel!
Marietta C on May 11, 2018
She loves it!
Eugene T on May 10, 2018
Francis S on May 7, 2018
Tried it before,love the fragrance
Usha W on Apr 25, 2018
My mother’s favorite perfume... I wanted her to have it for Mother’s Day.
Farrah K on May 2, 2019
I've been wearing this since 1970
Janet H on Apr 30, 2019
What is the difference between eau de parfum and parfum? Eau de toilette? Cologne?
Marj R on Sep 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The highest concentration of a fragrance is the pure perfume (or Parfum). An Eau de Parfum would contain the second highest level of the fragrance oil,next would follow an Eau de Toilette, and finally the Eau de Cologne.

A Parfum has the highest concentration of the fragrance oil while a Cologne would have the least amount of fragrance oil and is the lightest of the fragrance levels.
Is the 7.5ml of the No. 5 parfum a spray or have a stopper?
monica w on Sep 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: N°5 is a floral-aldehydic fragrance whose formula requires no less than eighty ingredients and is an ever-changing fragrance with no single dominant note. Please know that our N5 parfum is the most pure form of our fragrance that allows you to apply a drop of Parfum on each pulse point, letting it develop on your skin using our iconic stopper from our parfum bottles.
Is this a mens fragrance?
Khalil S on Mar 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: N°5 Parfum is a beautiful floral women's fragrance. However, as fragrance is a personal preference, men may wish to use this fragrance as well.
do you think i can travel with my parfum bottle how secure is it? any suggestions>
leona s on Dec 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Our parfum when opened, is not able to be resealed. For this reason, we would not recommend traveling with the N5 Parfum bottle as the stopper may come apart from the bottle which would cause your fragrance to leak out.

We would suggest the N5 Parfum Purse spray which offers refills and is perfect for travel.
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The fragrance that never goes out of style, if you are going to buy perfume you might as well by the best.
May 17, 2019
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Nothing in the world even comes close to Chanel !!
March 26, 2019
3 months ago
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Purchased item for a friend 's birthday present. She LOVED it. The presentation was exquisite!
March 16, 2019
3 months ago
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Peggy Thomas
I just love the smell has not changed in 40 yr. My husband gave me my first bottle on our first anniversary he is still helping me smell my best! Never stop making!!!
March 15, 2019
3 months ago
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A classic parfum. One of a kind!
February 25, 2019
4 months ago
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Love that it is not a spray.
January 18, 2019
6 months ago
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I love it! and have used it for years and will continue to also give as gift.
January 2, 2019
5 months ago
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My wife loves this perfume
December 30, 2018
6 months ago
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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
6 months ago
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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
6 months ago
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