The first Chanel N°5 was captured in a simple rectangular bottle with the top which resembled Place Vendome in Paris. I knew they're from different periods, but isn't it the case that the percentage of alcohol for EDP should be more than parfum? So today, I craved a bit of luxury, I smelt Chanel No.5 on a client yesterday, she said she uses No.5 edp, edt, hair mist and body lotion. Once, many months ago, during a visit, she sprayed some of that hair mist on me and I was charmed and transported from a dreary working girl to a rich socialite in an instant. I like edt but it doesn’t hold, 2 hrs and gone with the wind, edp is a lot richer and last longer on me.... Every woman, no matter how working class, needs a little self love and luxury in life, There’s only so much chocolate a girl can eat to feel better, but chocolate and Chanel No. My mom had the perfume and would let me dab a little when I was a kid. L'Instant usually stays with me throughout the day but yesterday it was fading a bit.
The first bottle was designed by Chanel herself and represents her classical principle – the less is more. I loved the perfumed powder and was use it often...as far as Chanel goes I'm a 22 girl always and forever! Spritzed a bit on and then a few minutes later, without thinking I added No. I don't normally combine fragrances but will where these together again. Chanel No 5 is achingly familiar, full of nostalgia..
Ultra smooth, the notes are there but blended so well they are lost in each other just as it is so easy to get lost in this fragrance. The drydown is irresistible -- warm, vanillic sandalwood with the signature soapiness that lingers for hours. lol) But because this is now one of my favorite fragrances, I feel I need to.
For me, Coco is the queen of orientals..of course, Chanel No 5 is the queen of aldehydes. It's taken me two years - but now it moves from 'like' to 'love' An acquired taste. I have avoided reviewing No 5 EDP for ages because... Like others, It took me many years to appreciate No. I have tested it dozens of times between 1998-2016. I recall at least two of my earlier testings where I actually scrubbed it off!
It demands skin, patience, and a intimate romp with your individual chemistry before she tells her secrets. This is a rich mature lady wearing diamonds at the casino playing poker. I've noticed enhanced longevity and projection when I do that. 5 set a precedence for soap fragrances that many have attempted to surpass since then. I still bought it anyway, but never really had the guts to wear it outside because of the "feminine older lady" impression that most people have on the perfume.
I know this is such a classic and everybody should like it (at least those with good taste) My mom loves No. It's definitely a reference point in the perfume world and whether you like it or not, it will forever reserve its spot. First I get clean, Dove soap aldehydes, smooth, creamy ylang ylang, and a gorgeous silky powder from iris and orris root, in that order. Then one time I went on a vacation to New Zealand and for some reason forgot to bring my usual fragrances with me; this was (ironically) the only perfume I had in my bag.
Maybe that's from smelling other, heavier vintages ala Salvador Dali and Quadrille, but Chanel no 5. And in the car, heading home, this clean scent would make me come back for it. So I wore it and hit the clubs at night with a few new friends that I'd met in a hostel.Chanel N°5 is a very complex fragrance which does not allow any of the fragrant components to be isolated out of the composition, what was exactly a request of the great Chanel – the perfume should not smell like a rose, or a lily of the valley, but as a composition.The perfume became famous thanks to many celebrities who wore it, among which Marilyn Monroe.There is a certain something about this scent that cannot be duplicated.It is that luxurious essence that is common to all Chanels I've tried so far, an indescribable something that oozes class. 5 is sharp, devoid of warmth and powdery; on others, it is a sumptuously rich, warm bouquet of ylang, rose and jasmine with the signature clean, soapy aldehydes heralding the intensive floral heart. What do you say that hasn't already been said (and probably been said better.