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on 9/28/2006 1:13:00 PM
More reviews by Violeta
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I absolutely LOVE this perfume; my husband said itís ok but cringed his nose Ölol. Some men ware absolutely drawn to me because of it!! Bottom line is that I love it and there is noting better for me then to get out of the shower, dry my skin and lightly mist this on! The price is quite high but hey, I deserve to be spoiled continued >>
on 9/26/2006 9:18:00 PM
More reviews by getsinyoureyes
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I like the idea of wearing this fabled and famous perfume more than actually wearing it. Iím sure the thought of smelling synthetic and wearing a fragrance that doesnít invoke any identifiable notes in the 1920ís probably seemed exciting and modern. But a lot of time has passed since then and this just doesnít smell modern anymore. When sniffing the nozzle and my skin this just smells like sour baby powder. continued >>
on 9/20/2006 4:13:00 PM
More reviews by rsm1309
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I wonder if the reviews saying this fragrance smells 'old-woman' or 'old-fashioned' would say the same thing if the perfume had a different name and the reviewers didn't know this was a 1920's fragrance? Because to me it's surprisingly modern and well rounded. There's no way you could put this pefume in the 'musty' catagory with the Guerlain blends like Mitsouko and Jicky which really do seem quite ancient, and far too strong for the modern nose.No 5 is sublime. If '1' was a sickly sweet floral, and '10' a champagne dry grassy chypre, No 5 would score a perfect '5', dead centre, so well is it balanced.On first examination it can be quite dry and grassy - sometimes the fragrance even seems to split into different notes. But the drydown is a lovely vanilla-amber balance of perfect pitch. No wonder this is the worlds number one fragrance.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 9/14/2006 8:36:00 PM
More reviews by orisha_girl
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Curly, Other
I wore Chanel no5 when I was a teenager - I fancied myself artistic and elegant, really I was just pretentious and trying to be "grown up" before I was ready. Even though I wore it for a couple of years, I never really liked it - I just liked the idea of wearing a classic. I've tried it a few times again recently, hoping my nose has matured, hoping that maybe this time I'll finally understand what the hype is about, and every time I'm disappointed. On me it is always synthetic, metallic, jarring, cold, sour and masculine, all qualities I detest. The other chanels I've tried are the same on me, which leads me to suspect it may be a body chemistry issue. Chanels and I just do not get along. :-(
on 9/14/2006 4:42:00 PM
More reviews by alexcous6915
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
I totally agree with the assessment of "fancy baby powder." It just doesn't work with my body chemistry at all. I have had a bottle for years, but will give it finally to a friend of mine...
on 9/2/2006 10:31:00 AM
More reviews by alice_alix
Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure
This is a classic fragrance par excellance. Woody and discreet, a "no nonsense" fragrance. I personaly have never *loved* it so much, but I've never got so many compliments on any other fragrance. My DH likes it a lot. I used to got it as a gift from my parents, husband, friends etc. when I was younger, so I wore it then: didn't love it but I appreciated its secret charm and chic. Now they all know that I don't love it so much, so they stopped buying it for me and I wouldn't be buying it myself any more, as I have some other favourites. But if you are a right woman for it this is a fantastic fragrance. Oh, and the packaging: unbeated, gorgeous, simple and elagant. The other big plus: wonderful body range.
on 8/27/2006 5:50:00 PM
More reviews by skywalkerbeth
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
My tip top ab-fab favorite scent of all time. I can't believe only 62% would buy it again. Heresy!
on 8/22/2006 10:37:00 PM
More reviews by robotica77
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I like the classic bottle; I hate the scent. It is the first, but I do not think this evokes "woman" by any means. Who said a woman had to smell like fancy baby powder. Regardless of its history, it still smells like "old posh lady" in black suits, pearls, a wig and her red leather handbag. To use Nicole Kidman for the ads is a mismatch. She is too delicate for this scent. Someone like AISHWARYA RAI would be suitable to pull off this scent as its spokesmodel or another dark-haired creamy-skinned vixen.
on 8/10/2006 11:58:00 PM
More reviews by NPC_Citizen
One of my favorites, classical and feminine. The only draw back is the ezpense, but however there are not many fragrances that smell nicer than this.
on 8/6/2006 2:50:00 PM
More reviews by PeeShee
There are some very harsh reviews below about No5. And I really can't understand that. This is an amazing, classic, elegant, feminine fragrance. There is nothing foul about this scent at all. Women of all ages can pull this off. It's soft, floral and a little powdery. Good for day and evening. It is just PERFECT.
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