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Chanel Nº5 In The Stars:
5 Fascinating Facts About the Chanel Nº5 Fragrance
fashion4 weeks ago
Let’s dive into the history of one of the most iconic fragrances in the world: Chanel Nº5.
Last night, we went to the opening of Chanel Nº5 In The Stars — an installation at Rockefeller Center, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the iconic Nº5 fragrance. It was a wintry celebration full of fashion, champagne, mulled wine, ice skating and music! I couldn’t be happier to see events making a comeback in New York City, and this was such a wonderful way to kick off the festive season!
You’re probably very familiar with Chanel Nº5 already, but if you’re not, here are five fun facts to know about it!
Created in 1921 by Gabrielle Chanel herself, Chanel Nº5 was the FIRST scent created by a woman — and it remains one of the best-selling and most well-known fragrances in modern perfumery.
The bottle’s design is inspired by the architectural geometry of the Place Vendôme in Paris, where Gabrielle Chanel frequented as a regular visitor of The Ritz hotel.
Described by Gabrielle as “a bouquet of abstract flowers,” the Nº5 fragrance’s key notes include: ylang-ylang, bitter orange tree blossom, jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla. And her recommendation for how to wear it? “Apply it wherever you would like to be kissed.”
There’s a good reason why the fragrance comes with a premium price tag: it takes one TON of flowers to create just 1.5kg of the perfume’s concentrate!
The Chanel Nº5 In The Stars installation in New York City is free and open to the public from November 6-12, 2021! Visit Rockefeller center for some Nº5 themed ice skating, a detailed history of the fragrance’s evolution over decades, and special surprise activations every day. If you’re visiting Nº5 in the stars, don’t forget to use hashtag #N5INTHESTARS
Bon centenaire, Chanel Nº5! xx