the very essence of femininity. A powdery floral bouquet. A timeless,
legendary fragrance that comes in a refillable purse spray you can take
with you anywhere.
In 1921, Gabrielle Chanel asked Ernest Beaux to
create “a woman’s perfume with a woman’s scent”, rare and powerful. The
nose presented her with a visionary composition that made unprecedented
use of aldehydes. Mademoiselle chose the fifth sample of the fragrance,
and decided to name it simply N°5. For this new fragrance, she opted for
a bottle with a revolutionary design, adorned with a white label and
topped with a faceted cabochon. In 1986, Jacques Polge, the CHANEL nose
since 1978, reinterpreted his predecessor’s composition to create a
fuller facet of N°5: the eau de parfum.
The eau de parfum draws
inspiration from the parfum with which it shares its floral aldehyde
signature. This floral bouquet composed around May Rose and Jasmine
features bright citrus top notes. Aldehydes create a unique presence,
and the smooth touch of Vanilla an incredibly sensual trail.
How to use
The eau de parfum comes in a spray for smooth and
supple application on skin or clothing.
To revive the notes of the fragrance throughout the day, the spray comes
in a practical travel format you can slip into your purse and take with
A complete perfuming ritual for the bath and body is also available to
enhance the scent trail of the fragrance.