Powdery white floral. Which reminds me of Estee Lauders White Linen.
Not so modern, I'm sorry.
A classic definitely, but still a bit mumsy to me.
I'm not a floral perfume person most of the year, much more about the deep dark incense, woods and spices. But in the spring I crave something different, and Eau Premiere is just stunning. It's the very essence of spring, but not too flowery, not too sweet, not too heady - just cool and classy and perfect. Love it!
Absolutely lovely, floral and soft I love it, pretty pretty pretty. I love the drydown, it's absolutly devine and classy and rich smelling.
This is the most beautiful interpretation of No. 5. I grew up with a mother that used the original No. 5 and I always thought it smelled like "old lady perfume". I was absolutely won over by this version. It smells so luxurious, I put it on every day and at night before bedtime so I can smell it as I fall asleep. I love it.
I'm quite hard to please when it comes to fragrances, often initially falling in love with one only to find I can't bear it after half a dozen wearings. THIS IS ONE I CONTINUE TO LOVE! I have been wearing it every day for the past few months and it makes me feel happy - what more could you ask for in a fragrance? x
I don't own this, but I do spray myself silly every time I walk by the Chanel counter! No. 5 edt is one of my favorite perfumes of all time. I love aldehydes, and I love powdery smells. To me Eau Premiere then smells like they took the parts of No. 5 that I love out and replaced them with some lemon. It's very citrusy on initial spray, and is mostly missing the pretty fizzy aldehydes. Then the citrus fades, and it starts to smell pretty much like no 5, but with lousy staying power - it lasts about 2 hours on me, and that's if I douse myself pretty thoroughly. It also makes me sneeze for some reason, where the original does not. Of course, I can understand loving this if the original is not for you, and I see that it is pretty popular for that reason. But if, like me, you love no5, I'm not sure if you need this... I thought I did, but I'm happy to save the money!
yes....$125 is steep but you get 5 ounces...having said that. I am a chanel junkie and have always loved number 5..especially the parfum but i've found its just not wearable for everyday for me.
When this came out I was very excited. It is truly the scent of number 5 but softer, younger and more wearable for everyday. The harshness of the aldahydes isn't there and it makes a huge difference. I've found that when I layer it with chanel 5 body lotion or body cream...it's a wonderful soft scent that lasts all day and don't smell "old lady". I've gotten tons of compliments on this and will continue to purchase as long as its around. Thank you Chanel!
This is my everyday fragrance and that alone says alot since scents easily trigger sinuses on me. Eau Premiere has neroli, roses, jasmine, ylang ylang, amber, vetiver, and sandalwood. The difference between Eau Premiere and the No. 5 Eau de Parfum is that it is lighter. I find Eau Premiere more wearable. Don't get me wrong, I love Eau de Parfum (I mean it's a classic formulation for a reason); I find Eau de Parfum more sexual, stronger, & daring. The Eau Premiere is sexy, yet soft. Not all eyes on me like the Eau de Parfum. Eau de Parfum is sophistication (I like to think of it as conceited but i'm not sure that's a good description) and the Eau de Premiere is sensualization (you know more easy going). As far as stay put power Eau Premiere has less than the Eau de Parfum but not tremendously less. Personally on me Eau Premiere can last all day with just one spray; Eau de Parfum will last till I shower. Although I love Eau Premiere's scent i've heard comments that it smells like something Johnson and Johnson created (like the baby shampoo or cleanser). That comment does bother me a bit because I wouldn't pay $125 for 5 oz. of Johnson and Johnson. . or maybe I would. Haha. Main drawback: I would like this in a smaller bottle and only because there are days when I don't want to spray it in the morning (or most likely I forget) and something comes up and I want it there in my small bag ready to mingle like my lipstick or lipgloss :)
This is not much different from the original Chanel No.5. I prefer the original to be honest which is stronger. This is just a lighter version . I really don't see the point of it. If I want a 'lighter' Chanel No.5 I would choose the EDT .If I want a stronger version I would get the EDP and the Parfum.
EDIT: December 2010 I have finally succumbed to the joys of Eau Premiere . It took some time and a couple more big samples.
The citrussy start is very elegant and soft - elegant. The whole Eau Premiere picture is soft and No. 5 'air brushed'. It actually makes the EDT seems heavy and opaque in comparsion ( side by side on skin )
I will be getting a bottle.
EDIT: May 11 2011 I got the 40 ml bottle and finished it. Now I'm on to the 5 oz ( 150 ml ) bottle . This is a gorgeous light but memorable fragrance. Creamy rosy face cream smell.
I was not able to wear Chanel #5 but this I can wear, and I love it. The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't last terribly long on me. The bottle is so huge that I could spritz it all day long and have it quite awhile. Wish they'd make a small size you could carry with you. Despite the lack of staying power, I am going to hang onto this one!!