Chanel N°5

Chanel N°5 logo
Chanel N°5
label design 1921
by Coco Chanel
Name: "Chanel N°5"

Categories: Beauty - Fashion

Subcategory: Perfumery

Inventor: Ernest Beaux, for Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

Producer: Chanel (founded by Coco Chanel in 1909)

Production start: May 5, 1921Paris, France

Features: Floral-aldehydic feminine fine fragrance. Top notes: Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Aldehydes; middle notes: Jasmine, Mayrose; base notes: Sandalwood, Vetiver.

Interesting facts: The official launch place and date of Chanel No. 5 was in rue Cambon boutique in the fifth month of the year, on the fifth day of the month: May 5, 1921. Chanel's mystical obsession with the number five again proved to be her lucky charm.

Property: Chanel

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Chanel N°5 first bottle
Chanel N°5 first packaging
Chanel N°5, the first bottle (1921)

Evolution of Chanel N°5 bottle
Evolution of Chanel N°5 bottle (1921-1950)

Chanel N°5 by Sem
Tribute to Chanel N°5 (1921) by the cartoonist Sem, © Litographie Sem

Chanel N°5 catalogue 1924
Chanel N°5 in Chanel Perfumes catalogue (1924)

Chanel N°5 first advertisement
Chanel N°5 first advertisement (The New York Times, Dec. 16, 1924)

Chanel N°5 advertisement 1937
Chanel N°5 advertisement (Nov. 1, 1937). For the first time, Gabrielle Chanel herself promoted her perfume. Photo: Francois Kollar © Ministère de la Culture - Médiathèque du Patrimoine, Dist. RMN.

Ernest Beaux and Coco Chanel
Ernest Beaux (Moscow, Dec. 8, 1881 - Paris, Jun. 9, 1961), the perfumer who created Chanel N°5, and Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel (Saumur, Aug. 19, 1883 - Paris, Jan. 10, 1971), fashion designer and founder of the Chanel brand.

Chanel N.5 official history in a video: "For the first time" (2012)

Chanel N°5
Chanel N°5, an advanced version (2015)

Chanel N°5, 100th Anniversary 1921-2021
Chanel N°5, 100th Anniversary (1921-2021)