Beauty Must Have: Chanel N°5

A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Coco Chanel 

We all have tons of perfumes, but there is always that one. It’s only worn on special occasions.  Chanel N°5 Eau De Parfum is no ordinary beauty must have. Introduced to the world in 1921  by French couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel . The chemical formula for the fragrance was compounded by French-Russian chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux and it has been history ever since .

In 1920, when presented with small glass vials containing sample scent compositions numbered 1 to 5 and 20 to 24 for her assessment, she chose the fifth vial. Chanel told her master perfumer, Ernest Beaux, whom she had commissioned to develop a fragrance with modern innovations: “I present my dress collections on the fifth of May, the fifth month of the year and so we will let this sample number five keep the name it has already, it will bring good luck.”


Can you guess what this classic perfume is made of?

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top Notes Aldehydes, Bergamot, Neroli, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart Notes Iris, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose
Base Notes Base Notes Amber, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver


The legacy has expanded to N°5 EAU PREMIÈRE SPRAY and N°5 L’EAU SPRAY .






The super lux version which is limited edition is N°5 PARFUM GRAND EXTRACT. The now and forever fragrance, in its rarest, most collectible form. With a very limited quantity available, the grand flaçon of N°5 is a treasure for the parfum connoisseur and fragrance collector alike. Its fabled heritage and abstract, eternally sensual bouquet are further elevated by this grand presentation — the classic faceted bottle, secured by means of baudruchage, a masterful sealing technique perfected by CHANEL. A hand-assembled, artisan-crafted case protects and encloses the legendary scent. LES GRANDS EXTRAITS may be dabbed onto skin using the jewel-cut cabochon stopper or artfully displayed among a woman’s most cherished keepsakes.


Fall starts Thursday, September 22…while you are shopping for your attire treat yourself to this everlasting scent.

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