one of my all time favorites.
i get the most complimented when i wear this and men look at me differently, at the office men of all ages find "reasons" to come near me.
this is my sexy elegant faragrance. ( i wear the EDT)
Love it! I love the fact that it's so old and that it has been around for so long. I love the way it smells on my skin; baby powder and woman. Everytime I wear it I come to think of the old days when women were real women and men were real men. Like a trip back in time. No 5 is timeless!
Quite simply, this is a wonderful classic. I have been wearing it since I was 16 and have never tired of it. Elegant, warm, rounded, feminine, ideal for any occasion, it is a beautiful fragrance that is ageless and unique. There are aldehydes present, which do not disturb me in the slightest, but overall the perfume is so well crafted that no one note is predominant. There is, however, certainly iris, rose, violet, sandalwood and vanilla on my skin and many others which simply add to the abstract floral perfection that is Chanel No 5. I have it in edp, soap, talcum powder and bath oil - I love it!
I agree with iamlloyd, who said it perfectly. I can't quite figure it out, either. Overall it is not to my liking. Way to strong and floral. My mom wears it all the time, but unless I'm with her, I can't recognize the scent. I don't mind the scent when she wears it, though. She gave me a small vial from her perfume bottle...and on me it smells completely different and most unappealing. Totally strange experience with this fragrance. Maybe my nose just doesn't process this right, but I'll not be buying my own.
This is one I keep coming back to. Always classy and sophisticated, though not for the lightest, hottest summer days. It makes me think of Paris and those immaculately smart ladies. Ageless and stylish.
mmm this smeells so good =) my mom has it & i steal it all the time SHHH =) its lasts a rlly liong time & i 143 it =) & chanel dun test on anmials =)
I own both the parfum and EDT of No. 5. My husband thinks the No.5 should be my magical "signature scent". He always raves when I wear it. It makes me feel cozy, warm, loved -- womanly. However, it doesn't make me feel like "an OLD lady"!! (I'm only 33.) I'm one who loves to --lightly-- layer shower gel, body lotion, EDT lightly all over, and parfum on pulse points. I don't _drown_ in it, but it melds together with my skin. It's cozy like being snuggled in warm blanket. (EDIT: This is my signature scent now. I just adore it.)
Considering my username, this just had to be my first review! :) This is gorgeous. It's everything a perfume should be: feminine, soft, unmistakeable and with a strong personality. Men of all ages love this. I have never met anyone, man or woman, who thinks this smells 'old lady' – in fact quite the opposite! Chanel N°5 has what so many modern fragrances of today lack: a soul. It invites you in, to make your own memories of its incredible, timeless scent. I will never be without it.
Smells like an old lady- no way would I wear this!
Very heavy...difficult to "smell." I know that doesn't seem to make sense...but it kind of confuses my olfactory senses. It's completely synthetic...that may be it. It's just an okay fragrance. Legendary, but mediocre.