Chanel No. 5 - perfume for women

No. 5 by Chanel - The timeless classic fragrance from Coco Chanel created by Ernest Beaux in 1921. This iconic floral aldehyde fragrance is one of the best selling perfumes of all time. "The now and forever fragrance. The ultimate in femininity. An elegant, luxurious spray."

Chanel No. 5 Fragrance

Chanel No. 5 Perfume

Chanel No. 5 - fragrance info

Perfume House Chanel
Introduced 1921
Perfumer Ernest Beaux
Scent Classification Floral
Fragrance Notes Top -- aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, ylang ylang
Heart -- jasmine, rose, muguet, iris
Base -- vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, amber, patchouli
Package Design Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
Print/TV Campaign Models - Gisele Bundchen (2014)
Photographer - Patrick Demarchelier
Director - Baz Luhrman
Models - Brad Pitt (2012)
Director - Joe Wright
Models - Audrey Tautou (2009)
Director - Jean Pierre Jeunet
Models - Nicole Kidman, Rodrigo Santoro (2004-2009)
Director - Baz Luhrman
Models - Catherine Deneuve (1978)
Available Products Eau de Parfum 1.2oz / $61.50, 1.7oz / $80, 3.4oz / $115
Chanel N° 5 Parfum 0.25oz / $95, 0.5oz / $160, 1oz / $260
Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere 1.35 / $64, 2.5oz / $88, 5oz / $125
Chanel No. 5 Eau de Toilette 1.2oz / $50), 1.7oz / $65, 3.4oz / $90
Chanel N° 5 Les Grands Extraits 7.5oz / $1700, 30oz / $3200
Chanel N° 5 Sensual Elixir 1.7oz / $65
Body Lotion 6.8oz / $47.50, Velvet Body Cream 5.3oz / $80
Bath Gel 6.8oz / $47.50, After Bath Powder 5oz / $60, Bath Soap 5.3oz / $23.50

Chanel No. 5 Perfume Campaign

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Chanel No. 5

"A WOMAN. A DESTINY. A PERFUME. Created by Gabrielle Chanel to be the ultimate in femininity, N°5 has cast a spell on millions of women - and men - around the world. Inimitably luxurious and infinitely seductive, its legend lives, each year adding to its mystery, its depth, its desirability."

Chanel No. 5 - perfume editorials

Cosmopolitan - July/August 2020
Chanel No. 5

This fancy bar soap bathroom hack is pretty much everything. Ahh, so this is what "happy place" smells like.

CHANEL No. 5 The Bath Soap, $26,

DIPTYQUE 34 Boulevard Saint Germain Perfumed Soap

SISLEY Eau de Champagne Soap

CLAUS PORTO Cerina Brise Marine Mini Soap
CLAUS PORTO Madrigal Water Lily Mini Soap
SIMPER GOODS Sugar & Citrus Soap Gem
SIMPER GOODS Cocoa & Mint Soap Gem

Learn more about these Fancy Bar Soaps

(Bennett, Alexis. "Life: Fancy Bar Soaps.." Cosmopolitan July/August 2020: 56)

Allure - March 2020
Chanel No. 5

Readers' Choice Awards - The Hall of Fame
It's time to vote in our 2020 Readers' Choice Awards. But before you cast your ballot on, let's celebrate six of the products you've shouted out the most in this contest over the years.

CHANEL No.5 - Award Tally: 20
Arguably the world's first celebrity fragrance, this 99-year-old rose-and-jasmine scent won its first two Readers' Choice Awards in 1996 and has gone on to rack up 18 more.

("Readers' Choice Awards: The Hall of Fame." Allure. March 2020: 59)

Chanel No. 5 Perfume editorial Marie Claire Inspiration Board
Marie Claire - March 2016
Chanel No. 5

Fragrance Files - GENDER FLUID
Who's the say what a woman or man should smell like? The coolest new scents occupy neutral territory.

Why do men and women pefer different fragrances? ... By the time the commercial fragrance industry exploded, post-World War II, gender distinctions were in place - and marketing just reinforced them. "When Marilyn Monroe came along and said all she wore to bed was Chanel No.5, perfume became connected to sexuality and glamour, which really changed things," says [Rachel] Herz [a psychologist and neuroscientist at Brown University who studies the sense of smell]. ... Ann Gottlieb credits some of this line blurring to the growing influence of Middle Eastern perfumery. "We don't differentiate between 'male' or 'female' scents in the Middle East," agrees Sheikh Majed Al-Sabah, a Kuwaiti fashion executive who launched his own fragrance line, The Fragrance Kitchen, in 2005. Rose, for example, is universally loved. "I'm a huge fan of the original Paloma Picasso," he says, citing the (women's) perfume made with rose and ylang-ylang. "And you'll sometimes see bottles of Chanel No.5 and Shalimar on men's vanities in this region."

Sprays That Go Both Ways

(Goldstein, J. "Beauty: Fragrance Files - Gender Fluid." Marie Claire Mar. 2016: 220-221)

Chanel No. 5 bottle
InStyle - June 2013
Chanel No. 5

Beauty Talk - Ginnifer Goodwin
The refreshingly frank actress explains why she's loath to grow out her cool crop, the secret to her signature cat eye, and the one thing she absolutely will not do on her days off.

Ginnifer's Must-Haves
"I alternate between these two scents. My grandmother wears Chanel No. 5, and my best friend wears the Houbigant."

Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, eau de parfum, $88 / 2.5 fl. oz.;

Houbigant Paris Quelques Fleurs eau de parfum, $180 / 3.3 fl. oz.;

("Beauty Talk: Ginnifer Goodwin." InStyle June 2013: 168)

Chanel No. 5 Chanel Perfume
Allure Magazine - April 2013
Chanel No. 5 Perfume

Fragrance News - Dollars & Scents -- Don't judge a book by its cover -- or a perfume by its bottle. Fragrance experts single out the best scents under $60 (and explain why "smelling like cheap perfume" isn't the insult it used to be).

Jovan Musk, $20.42 -- Though its heyday was in the '70s, this skinlike scent still smells modern. Musk notes get a bad reputation for being animalistic, sweaty, even sleezy. (That could be due in part to the mass production of the ingredient beginning in the '50s, when it was used in everything from laundry detergent to dish soap.) A good synthetic musk (like the one found in Jovan) can smell "very clean," says scent designer Dawn Goldworm. "It enables all of the ingredients in a perfume to stick together and makes it softer." Adds perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, "Jovan also has a floral quality that's very No.5-ish."

(Guarnieri, Anne-Marie. "Fragrance News." Allure Apr. 2013: 194-200)

Chanel No. 5 Perfume
Marie Claire - Mar. 2013
Chanel No. 5 Perfume

Fashion Scents - Because no outfit is complete without a luxe designer perfume to match.

The allure of designer fragrances can be traced back to the launch of Coco Chanel's famous No. 5 in 1921, and the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, thanks to the busywork of fashion's finest houses from Saint Laurent to Valentino, such sparkling incarnations have become ubiquitous. This spring, newcomers like Reem Acra, who was inspired by heady amber notes from her native Lebanon, and L'Wren Scott, whose blend is spiked with rock-and-roll-esque absinthe and star anise, join the club with the debut of their namesake perfumes. So spray on: A sartorially inspired scent is a fashion lover's best accessory.

(Choi, Maureen. "Instant Classic: Fashion Scents." Marie Claire Mar. 2013: 108)

Chanel No. 5 perfume
Harper's Bazaar - Nov 2012
Chanel No. 5 Perfume

The Power of Perfume
The appeal of perfume is that it is at once ephemeral and empowering. ... My first and strongest memories about perfume come mother.... My mother wore perfume before going to Paris (Straw Hat by Fabergé), but the perfumes I recognized as hers were the ones she bought in Paris.... I knew them best not on her body by in the beautiful bottles on her dresser: Chanel No. 5, Lanvin Arpège, Guerlain L'Heure Bleue. The shapes of the bottles had authority, the force of elegance, and their mingled scents spoke of things about her that I could sense but not see, something on the outer perimete of my awareness.

(Gaitskill, Mary. "The Power of Perfume." Harper's Bazaar Nov. 2012: 218)

Chanel No.5 Perfumed Soap
Allure - Oct. 2012
Chanel No. 5 Perfumed Soap

Raising the Bar
Let's get one thing straight: $75 is a lot to pay for a bar of soap. But this isn't just any old soap: it's Chanel No. 5 combined with ultramoisturizing glycerin and transformed into an 11-ounce bar. It even comes with its own Chanel-engraved dish. And if you consider that it could take up to two months of daily use to get through a bar this large, that boils down to $1.25 a shower, which is way less than our daily Starbucks habit. So maybe we'll just brew coffee at home until the last rose-and-jasmine-tinged suds go down the drain.

(Guarnieri, Anne-Marie. "Beauty Reporter: Raising the Bar." Allure Oct. 2012: 90)

Chanel No.5 Perfume
Marie Claire - Sept. 2012
Chanel No. 5 Perfume

Worldly Scents
Intrepid fragrance explorer Courtney Dunlop uncovers informs history of how culture informs what smells good to us. ... The French aren't afraid of their dark, spicy statement scents (think Guerlain Shalimar and Chanel No. 5).

(Dunlop, Courtney. "Wordly Scents." Marie Claire Sept. 2012: 346-348)

Chanel No. 5 Perfume
Allure Magazine - Aug. 2012
Chanel No. 5 Perfume

Om Marilyn's Makeup Table
Norma Jean Baker wouldn't have been Marilyn Monroe without cosmetics. Here are some of the products that enhanced her magnetic sex appeal.

Chanel No.5
"Five drops of Chanel No. 5" is what Monroe once told a reported she wore to bed. The actress reportedly took ice baths sprinkled with the perfume.

(Mead, Rebecca. "Forever Marilyn." Allure Aug. 2012: 126)

Chanel No. 5 Perfume
Allure Magazine - May 2012
Chanel No. 5 Perfume

Raw Power
Some of these experimental ingredients are so novel that they border on unnerving.

As the legend goes, in 1921 the French perfumer Ernest Beaux (or his lab assistant) experimented by adding a large dose of these powerful chemicals to a classic, floral-oriental structure, inadvertently creating a new genre -- the aldehydic floral -- and Chanel No. 5.

(Malle, Frederic. "The Fragrance Guy: Raw Power." Allure May 2012: 116)

Chanel No. 5 Perfume
Allure Magazine - Oct. 2011
Chanel No. 5 Perfume

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, almost all perfumes were florals. Like real flowers, there's a huge range, and they're prone to intermarrying with other families, which is why you'll hear about "floral greens" and "florientals."

Chanel No. 5
Perfumers might quibble that this is not a true floral, since it incorporates the synthetic compounds known as aldehydes, but this icon is redolent of roses and jasmine.

(Van Gelder, Lindsy. "All in the Family." Allure Oct. 2011: 263)

The Classic Perfume - To build mystique for Chanel No. 5 Chanel would give the fragrance to notable women, then claim she didn't have any more - increasing the demand for it. --Four new fall books revisit the glamorous life of Coco Chanel, the designer who brought knits and pearls to the wish list of women everywhere. The Books: Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life, by Lisa Chaney; Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War, by Hal Vaughan; Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style, by Jerome Gautier; Intimate Chanel, by Isabelle Fiemeyer and Gabrielle Palasse-Labrunie.
("Dos, Don'ts, News and Views." Glamour Sept. 2011: 104.)

Sexy Scents to Spice up your Scent Life - Sexy Classics: "Classic fragrances are powerful because they're made to be recognized and to last all day," says Malle. These four were each the first of a kind, and they all exude warmth and sensuality -- but it very different ways. [Perfumer Frederic] Malle explains... Chanel No. 5 (1921): "This was the first floral fragrance to use a huge dosage of aldehydes -- molecules found in citrus notes that provide long-lasting freshness. It has thickness and sexiness in its base, from musk, vanilla, and coumarin, but the light flowers and aldehydes on top dilute the scent's oriental nature. It creates sex appeal without shouting" (
(Edgar, Jolene. "Sexy Scents." Allure Dec. 2010.)

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