Chanel No. 5 is one of the greatest classic scents, in my opinion, and I've always had a bottle around. It's expensive but worth it. I got started on it as a kid because I'm a huge Marilyn Monroe fan (she wore it) and I've worn it on and off for many, many years. I wonder how many young Nicole Kidman fans will latch onto it now that she's associated with it in the new advertising! Here's some interesting info about it if you're wondering what the scent is:
Chanel No. 5
Year Introduced: 1921
Scent Type: Floral - Aldehyde
Top Notes: Aldehydes, Grasse jasmine
Heart Notes: Rose, ylang-ylang, iris
Base Notes: Amber, patchouli
I simply adore this line.Why it took me years to like it, it's a mistery to me.The drydown is divine:creamy flowers.I have the EDp and my only complaint is the lasting power--one hour.I use it on top of the body lotion and bath oil intense.
To answer the reviewer below: yes, this is "deffently" for me and I am 35 years old.
Ugly Packaging, I dont care if its chanel and its sopposed to be classic. It smells like an old lady. If thats what your going for then this is deffently for you
This is seriously the worst smelling perfume I have ever come across. I guess it's okay if you have great grandchildren.. but other than that, no.
The most "chic" perfume, the quintessence of true perfumes.
Young girls find it old ladyish, because they 're used to non offensive synthetic fragrance notes.
Chanel No 5 is a fragrance for sophisticated women, it 's not me really, but it s a great scent nonetheless.
Sadly, while I love Chanel No. 5 on my mother and my friend Elizabeth--although it smells completely different on these two women--it just doesn't work with my body chemistry. On them, it smells subtle and sophisticated, but on me? Not so much. It's too overpowering.
Love the packaging. Love the classy reputation. Love that it's Chanel. Hate the smell! I wish I liked it, but I just think it smells awful. It smells like old clothes from a thrift store.
YUCK! I have no idea how this fragrance stayed on the market for so damn long! It is so strong and gross. I had to wash it off 3 minutes before I sampled it. Think old lady with a ton of lipstick and blue mascara wearing a fake fur coat and curlers in her hair. It is really bad! ugh- just thinking about it grosses me out. How could this smell good to anyone?!
Is it just me or does this smell so much like a soap.
I'ved loved Chanel No 5 for a long time and associate it with my grandmother, some of my fave times in history, and with stylish, classic women in general. But why oh why did Baz have to make that ridiculous 'movie' with my fellow countrywoman Nicole Kidman? It now feels like all the identity I had attached to it has been stripped away and replaced with the boring spectacle of her stressed out face staring from every bus-stop bill-board in Sydney. The day the ad was released the tip of my cleaning glove caught my personal bottle of the stuff and it fell from its shelf and smashed onto the bathroom floor. At any other time I would have been devastated.