Such a lovely fragrance. A tad sweet for my taste, but I think is a very versatile perfume and works nicely with a lot of people. I prefer fresher smells with less heavy scents, but overall I think thsi appeals to a lot of people.
I do not know what everybody thinks is so great about it. I find eau première a little bit better and it smells less like urine...sorry
i think most people tend to buy it because it is Chanel and maybe by wearing it the glamour of Chanel Coco will radiate on them as well. :D
This is such a classic fragrance. To me, it smells classy. Every so often I find a new fragrance that gets me all excited and I'll buy it, but after a while, I go back to Chanel No. 5 and it's like coming home again.
What is more classic than No. 5, really? It is filled with memories of my mother. It was/is one of the perfumes/bath products she enjoys and I buy regularly for her birthday, etc.
I personally don't like No. 5,, or any of Chanel's perfumes for that matter, in any form except pure parfum (extrait). Chanel uses quality rose and jasmine; however whatever other additives they put in the edt/edp set off my husband's allergies. The parfum stays close to the skin and is elegant and refined for all occasions. It's feminine, but not too sweet/fussy.
For those who don't get what the big fuss is about, you have to experience No 5 in extrait! Such a naughty concept, pairing civet with jasmine: As if you've been caught with your honey out in a field of flowers, in a pretzeled embrace, in a delicious kiss, as the sun begins to set, and aroma of the jasmine flower begins to fill the air.
The parfum version is the ONLY way to go!
I love the story of Chanel and how this perfume came about. BUT just because something is a classic and a cult product doesn't mean its good. Yes it was at one point revolutionary but the 1920's are OVER! Amber and sandalwood are noticeable, very floral but that fake cheap floral made me gag. I mean people say its easily wearable, am I missing something here? Why do I hate it? It smells like a stale air freshener. My great aunt was wearing this and sadly gave me a bottle as a gift! OH NO!!!! It smells like grandma smell or an nursing home. It smelt bad on her too but whatever, she's 84 years old at least she wears perfume! I'm not a fan of Chanel no5. I dabbed a little and then washed it off it stank so much. Only a 60 year old would like this. Very powdery, overpowering. I do like Chanel No5 for men.... but for women ew! I gave it two lippies only because the classic bottle is beautiful. But that's about it. Scent is horrible...stick with the new chanel fragrances.
This will always be my favorite scent. It's light, powdery, sophisticated. Great staying power. I call it my "big girl perfume", and wear it on job interviews and such. I feel so much more powerful and in control when I wear it. It's a classic and I will always love it.
Chanel #5 is a symbol of class, beauty and good taste. I love it so so much, but it's lack of staying power makes me hurt (I use EDP!). Why, oh why are you so timid and short living on me? Anyway it is complex, soft and refined fragrance that makes me strong, professional, worldly and optimistic.
Interesting - here, in Poland, #5 is a symbol of bad taste and a lot of women think it's incorrect to wear it. Ridiculous, because it wasn't popular in the past and their mothers/grandmothers didn't use it. Moreover, it was hardly possible to obtain Chanel in any storage in the era of communism...
A classic for a reason! Marilyn Monroe said this was the only thing she wore to bed! Soft powdery scent, not at all intense or strong! I like this perfume for special occassions because it is pricey, i use it together with the No5 soap and cream, but the perfume in the cream makes me kinda itchy, but i still love this!
One of my all-time classic faves! Have already repurchased!