The Inspiration The Inspiration of Patrice Leguéreau

In 1921, Gabrielle Chanel imagined a fragrance that would transcend perfumery and embody the fearlessness and modernity she believed women possess. Thus, N°5 was born. In 2021, 100 years of the scent’s celebrity is marked with the same creative stroke. CHANEL High Jewelry introduces a collection with the same unbreakable spirit, masterfully crafting a showstopping centerpiece: a breathtaking necklace set with a 55.55-carat diamond—the ultimate homage to the legendary scent.

N°5 is a tribute to intuition. In the same way Mademoiselle revealed her conviction when selecting the fragrance’s formula, Patrice Leguéreau, Director of the Fine Jewelry Creation Studio, trusted his creative impulse, noting, “We know the bottle, the stopper and the composition of the fragrance, but to unify perfume and high jewelry, I had to follow my instinct.” After he completed his initial research, the same knowing drove the creation of the N°5 pieces. He adds, “The collection evolved quite naturally when my intuition took over.”

Of his process, Patrice Leguéreau explains, “I took a lot of time to research. I went to Grasse, France, where the N°5 flowers are grown. I went back and reread books\u003b I looked at the first N°5 bottle housed in the archives and immersed myself in the N°5 universe.” With over 120 pieces, this is the House’s largest high jewelry collection to date.