reikigoddess's review of Chanel No.5


943 reviews

57% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$$


on 10/1/2009 8:53:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I never liked this but as I've gotten older my tastes have changed a bit & I decided to give it another go. One of the reasons for my strong dislike was probably because the testers are always of the EDT, which I still find pretty foul. The EDP is much nicer imo & I'm sure the pure perfume is beautiful. However, the EDP did give me a big headache.

Here's some interesting info. I found on : The environmental group Greenpeace reports that at least 36 well-known perfume brands contain chemicals that are hazardous to health and the environment. Francis de la Cruz, Greenpeace Southeast Asia toxics campaigner, said that phthalate esters and synthetic musks—two toxic man-made chemicals—are contained in several perfumes. “These chemicals are known to be persistent and they intensify once they enter the body by inhaling or through the skin,” he said. “It’s not acute poisoning but it’s chronic, it stays in our system and accumulates in the fatty tissues of living organisms,” he added. De la Cruz said phthalate has been found to have bad effects on the DNA, male sperm and restricts lung function in men. Synthetic musks can attack living tissues, he said.

Two perfumes containing these toxic agents, he said, are Chance and No. 5 of Chanel (for the complete list see

Greenpeace randomly selected 36 brands of perfume for a quantitative analysis for phthalates and synthetic musks at the Netherlands laboratory, TNO Environment and Geosciences, which conducted the study from 2003 to 2004.

De la Cruz said Greenpeace has started meeting the manufacturers of these perfumes to discuss how these hazardous chemicals can be phased out of their products. “Other ingredients that are not harmful can serve as substitutes,” he said.

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