Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere

4.3

168 reviews

77% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.4

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this perfume. It's so soft and beautiful. The top notes are lemony and sparkling. The next phase is very well blended notes of jasmine and rose. The dry down is a very comforting vanilla. I think this perfume smells of pure class! It's Chanel.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

I have always heard wonderful things about this fragrance. It is a classic staple scent for a lot of women. Being a perfume junkie I was excited to test it out and potentially discover a new favorite. I went to Bon Ton today and tested this on my wrists...it is one of the most horrible perfumes I have ever had on. Whatever is in it must not mix well with my pheremones because all of Chanel's scents I tried were so bad on me, I would not wear them even if they were free and I had no other perfume to wear. It smelled like a thirty year old bottle of Avon on me (I actually know what tha smells like, my Mom has some of those collector bottles) and it is a dead ringer. I would love to smell this on someone who loves it on them. I just can not imagine this smelling good on someone, although I understand it can. This is not a fragrance I would blindly order, test it out first.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Silver, Other, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I tried the Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere twice at Macy's Chanel counter. What a lovely fragrance! I'll agree with those reviewers who write that this fragrance wears off after an hour --- you are so correct!!! At $130 a bottle I'd expect a better product from Chanel.


4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This product has been reformulated, probably due to industry regulations (just like all the other products of the No 5 range). The old version came in the long bottle you can see in the picture, the new one is in the classic Chanel square bottle. All No 5 products I've tested are a lot weaker in sillage and seem to disappear quicker. This is even sadder if we consider that Chanel is famous for its potent and long-lasting formulas.
The most pleasant scent I've ever felt was Chanel No 5 Sensual Elixir. It's also the safest scent I can imagine, I would be really surprised if anyone found it offensive. Sensual Elixir is discontinued now, I guess the raw materials banned or limited could not be substituted in this gel form. Because of this I bought the Eau Premiere, which I used in the past, so I knew what is should smell like.
This new version of the Eau Premiere is creamier and soapier, it has less lemon, so it's closer to the Sensual Elixir (YEAH!), but I can hardly smell it after an hour. The difference is minor, if you liked the old Premiere, I think you'll like the new one as well, and there's a fat chance you won't even feel any difference at all.
I've read some forums and reviews on perfume sites, and a lot of people have the same experience as mine. The sales assistants are trained to say that the new formula is longer-lasting (otherwise the same), and there are numerous customers who attest to that, but others (like me) feel the contrary. I still said yes to repurchase, because the scent is lovely, and if they can't offer a stronger version I'm afraid I'll have to stick with this one.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I love the EDT and parfum. I really wanted to love Eau Premiere. I have been wanting a bottle for a year at least. I finally picked one up on bonus redemption day at SDM.

I love this bright, sunny version of No.5.

I felt it was perfect for the warmer months except that $150CAD for 100ml is outrageous for a fragrance that lasts less than an hour on my skin, hair, and clothes. It is as short-lived as my vintage No.5 Cologne but less interesting. I'm sure I will use it up because it doesn't last but, I will not replace it when I do. I feel it was a waste of the SDM points I redeemed to purchase it.

My experience was an utter disappointment. 4-5 sprays and it was completely gone in an hour! Not even a trace left.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere is a surprise; Unlike original No. 5, it is dynamic, exhilarating. It opens and evokes a refreshing melodic symphony of lively citrus (lemon) top note, rose, jasmine so smooth and well orchestrated. This is a sensory pleasure that exudes happiness and a feeling of elegance.

Although, there is a warm musky green drydown that is very out of place that fortunately fades out quickly. Instead of the clear bottle, my preference is for the purse size travel-friendly packaging with a refillable outer casing that preserves the fragrance. No. 5 EP in 100 ml seems easy to overspray making the musky drydown more prominent. Overall, it is an exuberant experience. A little goes a long way.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I've always been a fan of Chanel fragrances. No. 19 and Coco are incredible on me. Sadly, not so with No.5. That all time classic just does not work with my body chemistry--- although I love it in the bottle and on everyone else. I sampled the Eau Premiere on a whim--- typically I just don't go for the altered versions of originals-- they never seem to measure up, in my opinion. But something about the formulation of Eau Premiere just works with me. It isn't No.5...... But it is a very close sister, and it lets me experience elements of that classic in a fresh, soft, beautiful way.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Barely there is how I would describe this ultra soft, slightly warm, crisp, lemon blueberry cheese cake or maybe its Bergamot I'm smelling in Chanel No 5 Premiere.
It is very pretty though, a bit too soft though so its good to wear around food without putting anyone off their meal.
This smell reminds me of the smell of a new box pencils.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I bought a sample of this parfume but it did not smell anything.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

AS WITH cjxtypes's review, I totally agree. Why did they call it #5 if all you're left with is plain old vanilla? I can get that in my kitchen cabinet.


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