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Two drops of Chanel N ° 5: the 100-year history of a revolutionary and timeless perfume


Desired, sold yesterday as today: Chanel N ° 5 is 100 years old, and for the occasion of giving away a precious necklace.

Like the it-bags, we could find in the gallery of the most loved and requested perfumes that stand up to the passage of time even among the perfumes it is possible to select the classics. Most of all, which entered history also for becoming the iconic perfume of Marilyn Monroe, we could only put Chanel N ° 5 in first place on a hypothetical throne.

To give to a girl who has become a woman, to a rebellious fashion addicted, the legendary perfume born from the grace and audacity of Mademoiselle Coco is the perfect fragrance: its aura, which today is illuminated by its hundred years, still makes it the most desired and sold perfume since the 1920s.

Chanel N ° 5: 100 iconic, revolutionary and divine years, how the fragrance was born

Just two drops of Chanel , Marilyn Monroe’s answer to the question what do you wear in bed, undoubtedly contributed to making Chanel N ° 5 the most loved perfume by women, and thus represented over time by movie stars: many like Catherine Deneuve, Nicole Kidman and recently Marion Cotillard , have acted as celebrity testimonials, helping to enrich the precious and prestigious image that this perfume has always enjoyed.

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Going back in time, in fact, Chanel N ° 5 was born to be an iconic perfume, and the merit could only belong to Coco and her desire to give women a different perfume, one that abandoned the classic floral essences, but became more daring , focusing on musk and jasmine, fragrances worn by courtesans and prostitutes. So the revolution took place, saying to the chemist Ernest Beaux I don’t want any scent of roses or lily of the valley. I want an elaborate perfume.

No sooner said than done, the hunt for the perfect mix began, and when Coco found it in the fifth test bottle, she decided in that fifth attempt, the name that is today is legend: “I launch my collection on May 5, the fifth month of the year, let’s leave it the number he carries and this number 5 will bring him luck ”. A fortune that would last forever and ever.

The 55.55-carat diamond necklace celebrates the centenary of one of the longest-lived perfumes in history

One hundred years of this wonderful fragrance that knows no age could not go unnoticed, so Patrice Leguéreau, director of the Chanel Fine Jewelry Creation Studio, thought of a dedicated jewelry collection, named Collection N ° 5. This is of course a set but not salable born solely to celebrate the fragrance, and which finds its maximum expression in the celebratory collier diamond from 55.55 carats, which tells the essence codes thanks to a specially made gemstone, a diamond by cutting customized.

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Director Leguéreau is aware that this is a real event: “We started with a rough diamond that we cut, not to make the largest stone possible, but to obtain a perfect octagonal diamond weighing 55.55 carats” . After the launch of this exclusive collection, we are sure that an exhibition dedicated to the history of Chanel N ° 5 will soon arrive, and within which it will certainly be possible to admire this masterpiece as well.


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