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!
This has always been my favorite scent. I've worn it for over 30 years. And while some may insist that this is a "mature" scent, I feel any woman with confidence can pull this off. I wore Chanel No. 5 to practically all formal occasions during my college years. I felt equally comfortable wearing this simply elegant scent for business occasions.
Over the years I've tried many trendy scents but none have ever had the staying power of this timeless classic.
Chanel No. 5 starts out with a heady burst of aldehydes but quickly settles down to a delightful combination of jasmine and florals. The light sandalwood and vanilla base; however, keeps this classic scent from becoming overwhelmingly floral (you know, funeral home strength).
As this is a heavier scent than some florals, I usually wear just a light spray for daytime or work use. Then I carry the body lotion with me for light touch ups during the day. Full on parfum use is best reserved for evening wear.
I highly recommend Chanel No. 5 to any true lover of classic elegant floral scents.
This perfume is not for everyone. I don't agree with people when they remark that it is a prestige product and only popular for its name. Nor do I think it's an "old lady perfume". I am only 22, yet, LOVE this perfume! I think the fragrance is complex, but I wouldn't call it old, I would call it vintage and elegant. Since the fragrance is quite strong, you have to wait for it to settle down for at least twenty minutes before you go out with it. But, it ends up smelling lovely after so it's worth the wait :)
I adore this fragrance and I always have at least a bottle. I don't wear it everyday, I switch off with other fragrances. I fell in love with #5 when I was in my late 20's and early 30's.
I will go out on a limb and state that this fragrance is for a more mature woman. I'm not stating that it's an "old-lady" fragrance :-D. It is a sophisticated and complex fragrance and that type of fragrance can be difficult to carry unless you have enough life experience or to put it bluntly enough miles on you whereby this fragrance can be very alluring. I usually detest floral based fragrances but this one---is elegant and warm and my Husband says it smells divine on the nape of my neck. What more could a girl ask for, no matter how old that girl is? continued >>
Where do I start? C No 5 is my deep, enduring love, my fragrance HG. With time I have learned the value of investing in a timeless classic. It is simply "me," clean and lovely and feminine and always interesting. I am lucky that it really works magic with my body chemistry. And please note, I am neither old nor rich nor fusty. I am a performance artist, a social worker, and a lover of thrift-store chic. I never would have pegged myself as a C No. 5 fan, but once I tried it, I couldn't deny the perfection of this scent. Even though I am ideologically opposed to the whole concept of "prestige" products!
I will say this, I do not like the EDT version of C No 5 personally, as it has a urinaceous note on my skin. If that is the only version you have tried, please give the EDP or parfum a try-- and let it melt into your skin. The aldehydes quickly fade and it's worth the wait. I own EDP, pure parfum, body cream, and soap, and when I use them all together I feel like I am surrounded by a cashmere veil of soft, clean, warm heaven. The jasmine is rich and mellow, the neroli adds sensuality, the aldehydes contribute a shower-fresh softness... there is nothing else like the harmonious, indefinable, ever-surprising beauty of C No 5. Unlike a lot of trendy fragrances, which smell similar to each other and similar on different people's skins, C No 5 is as distinctive and unmistakable as the Taj Mahal and it either really works on you, or really doesn't.
you either love it or you hate it. it's for the woman who still believes in romance.