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on 12/18/2007 4:14:00 AM
More reviews by JClarke
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
This is a classic that I personally find over-rated. It's a very old-fashioned fragrance. It's really for older ladies (which I am) but I wouldn't buy it for myself. It's described as a floral but I find it quite heavy. There is a lot of jasmine in it, which I find rather old-fashioned. Interestingly, I quote from Wikipedia: "Laboratory tests have shown that Chanel No. 5 contains secretions from the perineal glands of civet cats. Civet is a powerful fixative, making the scent last a long time. Animal rights groups such as the World Society for the Protection of Animals express concern that civet is harvested in a method cruel to animals. The Chanel company claims that, starting in 1998, natural civet has been replaced with a synthetic substitute."I wouldn't think of it as a modern scent, although I understand that young women are "re-discovering" these older perfumes now.Its history is legendary - the first fragrance created by coutourier Coco Chanel in 1921.The packaging is faultless - very elegant bottle which is well worth keeping as an investment.
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on 12/13/2007 9:00:00 AM
More reviews by persiangirl85
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I am in my early 20's and I love, love this perfume. It is feminine and sexy.. and very classy. I do not think it is for everyone though, especially not teenagers! It is a nice break from many of the fruity/excessivly floral scents that are so popular presently. Plus, Miss Monroe loved it so I'm sold ;)
on 12/1/2007 10:25:00 PM
More reviews by tessabeth
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This fragrance smells so feminine. It is light but still confident. It is powdery, clean, sophisticated, and complicated. It is me as a kid playing with my grandmother's make-up and string of pearls at her vanity. Unfortunately it is too mature for me. I can't wait for the Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere to be released! It is a softer version of the original, with less aldehydes. Perhaps I will find it more wearable.
on 11/29/2007 5:18:00 PM
More reviews by HallyGirl22
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Sophisticated and a classic! This perfume is'nt for everyone, I certainly would'nt recommend it for a teenager or most people in their early 20's. Simply because the sophistication level usually is'nt there so they are'nt able to appreciate a scent like No.5. This is for the sophisticated woman that likes the finer things in life and can appreciate a classic scent that many iconic women have worn.
on 11/21/2007 9:46:00 AM
More reviews by ulku
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
For me, it's not just a scent, it's a unique experience shared by sophisticated women all around the world since 1921. Its a phenomenon... Classy, avant-garde, brave, very confident.But I know it doesn't appeal to 18-year olds. You have to be at least 30 to appreciate it. Reviewers who don't like it should give a second chance to it a couple of years later.
on 11/19/2007 10:15:00 PM
More reviews by jamiemp
I'm SO surprised by all the negative reviews. I've read for years about how great this fragrance is, but I never smelled it. I finally ordered a sample vial (I'm hunting for a new signature perfume), and I love, love, LOVE it. It's so gorgeous and feminine. I really adore it, and even though it's pretty expensive, I ordered a full-size bottle today. It was sort of familiar to me, and my mom told me that my grandma used to wear it when she had the cash to buy it. That explains the familiarity and the happy, warm feeling it gives me. Yes, I can see where it could be old-woman-scented, but careful application and a great attitude will change all of that. Seriously, I adore it.
on 11/10/2007 7:59:00 PM
More reviews by carela11
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
I have to be honest, and write that I relly disliked this product for a very long time. Now I simply love it. It grew on me. It is very clean and exotic all at once. There is a definte air of elegance at beauty. I believe that is the reason it has stood the test of time. This fragrance is not for the faint hearted though.
on 11/10/2007 7:05:00 PM
More reviews by Greenelou
I also wanted to love this product, it seems like something Nora Charles would spritz on in one of the classic "Thin Man" movies, but I just can't stand this scent. I feel like I smelled like a medical experiment when I wore it, all I could get from it was an overwhelming chemical odor. Still has one of the most beautiful bottles ever though!
on 11/10/2007 8:59:00 AM
More reviews by WendyW
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I really wanted to like this fragrance. It's a classic. The current advertising is beautiful; however, it smelled like bug spray to me. I'm not trying to be funny, it really smelled like bug spray. I waited for the dry down and it still had a very chemical odor. I tried the eau de perfume too.
on 11/10/2007 3:47:00 AM
More reviews by katwalker
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I have almost no sense of smell. But, boy, I smelt this when I sampled it back in college. I can't even tell you what it smelled like, but it irritated me so much that I tried to wash it off an hour later! I just couldn't stand how it smelled on me!
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