So luxurious! When I wear this, I feel like a million bucks, It's classic, smells pretty, and is a people-magnet. I find that whenever I wear it, people can really tell that I'm wearing something amazing and want to know what it is. Just do yourself a favor, if you are going to buy this, please buy the eau de parfum, not the EDT. The EDP bottle is 100 times more glam and gorgeous than the EDT one, and smells more expensive and "accurate" as to what Chanel no 5 should smell like. It was worth the hundred bucks. Although it was a lot of money, I don't think I will go through this very quickly. All you need is one spray, once a day, and it melts into your skin and stays there for a really long time...
I have the classic bottle of perfume. IT is a beautiful bottle, and it smells so heavenly. I just wish it was a little cheaper. It makes me feel sexy and strong when I wear this. UPDATE: Walgreen's has a knockoff called instyle fragrances, I swear they are using the same product. it smells just like it. you get a 3.4 oz of perfume for 11.99. I will continue to purchase my chanel, but for touchups I use this instead. You can't tell the diffrence.
I have the Parfum which I got Duty free (yay for o/s travel). An absolute classic, sophisticated yet not grandma! After all, it's Marilyn's fave. Both my boyfriend and best gay friend love it.
This was my mom's signature fragrance so it's nostalgia for me. I love the teeny crystal bottle it comes in when you buy the pure fragrance. I recently got an eau d'toilette (sp?) spray and I must say the bottle is so ugly. Like drug store ugly. I love this scent in the winter, it lasts long and it's a classic. I used this since about age 20 and will repurchase and repurchase. Oh and when I got the spray, it came in a gift set with the lotion and bath gel - all in an adorable pink and white leather toiletry bag!
I tried very hard to like this. I love Allure and Coco and Coco Mademoiselle. I tried it again today in the department store. Even went without perfume to be sure it wasn't competing with something else. Maybe it is my chemistry, it smelled awful on me. Couldn't wait to get home and wash it off.
I wear to wear Chanel #5 when I have an important meeting- be it business or personal. It always makes me feel so confident and sophisticated.
Absolutely cannot wear this. Smells great in the bottle but the instant it touches my skin it devolves into something rancid. Too bad because it smells great on my sister. Go figure.
I agree with Dina37's review. EDP and EDT (and Parfum) are all markedly different. I wore some of the EDP today and was very pleasantly surprised. Chanel #5 is an unabashedly feminine, quietly classy (and classic) fragrance, obviously very well done. It's perfect, in my mind, for days or nights when you want to glory in your feminity without being obvious. I do believe this is best worn on women with a certain amount of intelligence and maturity...and that does NOT mean they have to be 75 years old! I find comments such as "this smells like an old lady" to be unoriginal and shallow. I'd love to either recieve the Parfum version as a gift, or even buy it for myself. It's a classic, beautiful fragrance.
I truly believe that most of the negative reviewers of this fragrance have tried the EDT,not the EDP. I myself find the EDT harsher and heavier, in a way. On me, it even smells a bit cheap! However, the EDP is a COMPLETELY different story. Clean (almost a note of warm soapiness), sensual, inviting. LOVE the EDP and though I am a fragrance whore, I think that I will continually turn to #5.