The Stopper

The stopper’s shape recalls that of Place Vendôme, a signature visual throughout the collection.'

—Patrice Leguéreau

Paris is the city of CHANEL. And at the heart of Paris is Place Vendôme, whose geometric perimeter is perhaps best recognized as the inspiration for the shape of the N°5 stopper. Used throughout the collection, emerald-cut diamonds fashioned to the precise ratio of Place Vendôme create a striking visual motif, with the architectural detail of the corners graphically omitted—a signature of the CHANEL identity.

View of the 55.55-ct diamond - Le Stopper

When a woman applies the fragrance, she holds the weight of the N°5 stopper intimately in her hand—a relationship now captured in high jewelry. Patrice Leguéreau, Director of the Fine Jewelry Creation Studio and designer of this collection, says, “I use emerald-cut diamonds in different positions—sometimes as the stopper sitting on the bottle, but also, with a twist of the wrist, as though the cap has been removed.” A grand paradox, it is by lifting the multifaceted stopper of the N°5 bottle that the ultimate femininity of the scent is revealed—a duality translated into 5 high jewelry styles.

N°5 COLLECTION The Stopper

A film of Savoir-faire: The Stopper

Some designs are effervescent, featuring cultured pearls (seawater cultures emulate aldehyde compounds, a transformative element of the N°5 formula), while graphic forms of transparent rock crystal become wearable versions of the stopper. Exceptional savoir-faire wraps styles in undulating ribbons of precious metals and gemstones. Emerald-cut yellow sapphires are all aglow, like Place Vendôme in the sunlight.