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on 11/3/2015 6:57:00 PM
More reviews by chanel277
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
By The way they make this perfume nowadays,it is barely recognizable :( I am very familiar with the scent of this perfume because I literally grew up smelling it around me , my grandmother,my mother and many other women in my family used to wear it . I bought my own first bottle in the 90s" and I clearly remember that it was so strong that it was impossible to wear more than 2-3 sprays . I also clearly remember that first strong aldehyde scent that slowly turned into a soft powdery clean scent that used to last literally all day long . Later in the 00s" I remember noticing that the scent had become significantly lighter and I had to reapply it 2-3 times during the day in order to last . But the scent was the same so I was ok with it. I bought my last bottle about a month ago and I'm so disappointed:( first of all the actual scent is completely different. Now it smells much sweeter and more floral than soapy and that strong powerful aldehyde note is much MUCH softer. Nowadays they make it ridiculously lighter,you can barely smell it even when you first Apply it . It almost instantly becomes a light skin scent that lasts no more than half an hour. That's such a disappointment . I really wonder why they did that. It's the most iconic Chanel product and they have literally distroyed it
7 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 9/4/2015 1:36:00 PM
More reviews by Pauser
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Relaxed, Medium
I received this as a gift. I realize scent is subjective, but to me this smells like diaper cream and I can't stand it. I really like Chance by Chanel and was able to exchange the No. 5 for a bottle of Chance. I don't understand all the fuss about this perfume. But to many women it's iconic. I'll leave it to them.
on 7/28/2015 8:28:00 PM
More reviews by Sierrasaurusrex
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I love this and I'm only 20. I think it smells so cozy and woodsy on my skin. Also, whats with all the "eww grandma" comments? Thats so rude. Whats wrong with grandmas or old people, we all get old?
30 of 31 people found this helpful.
on 6/12/2015 7:56:00 AM
More reviews by cappuccinalex
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium
LOVE this perfume. If it wasn't so expensive, I'd buy so many bottles! Smells amazing, doesn't last as long as I'd like it to, but it does go a few hours for me, longer on clothing.
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
on 6/1/2015 10:00:00 PM
More reviews by theperoxideprincess
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse
Ah the legendary Chanel No. 5I tried to be as open minded as possible about this perfume, but I just don't understand the hype. The bottle is beautiful. That's the best thing about it. But the smell isn't so great. It reminds me of what elderly women smell like. This fragrance was popular back in their times so this perfume was a hit back then. But times have changed. Women want a sweet smelling perfume now. The only reason I own this perfume is because my mother gave it to me. I only have it on my nightstand as decoration. I don't really wear it. Every now and then I'll spritz some on so I can feel like Marilyn, but I'm not a huge fan.
on 4/26/2015 7:27:00 AM
More reviews by Meshmmesha772000
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Finally I have tried a sample of the legend , and collected the courage to add my own review , this is not a scent , this is a legendary character , I feel it's alive ! ..That's why you should wait for the right time till you can deal with it ..To all young girls , or those who haven't had the story of their life yet , wait & see ...I should also add it's a shape shifting perfume , the Mystique of the x -character , It kind of gives you the shape & conduct you have always have been a bit timid to do or try ..Update I wore it to the most life changing date of my life and it stood up exactly to its great reputation :) Ladies , this is the scent you wear when you have the story of your life , this is not just something nice to add or play with ..Merci Mademoiselle Chanel for 100 years of encouraging women to be just feminine and being THEM :)
17 of 21 people found this helpful.
on 3/11/2015 12:24:00 PM
More reviews by Nanders19
This perfume should be named "essence of grandma". It smells old and powdery. Simply horrific!
on 3/2/2015 2:28:00 PM
More reviews by jocox88
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
I always love having a bottle this in the Parum Spray. However, the No. 5 body crème is unbelievable! Just a teeny, tiny dab give fabulous fragrance. My husband loves this. I put a very small amount on a week and two days ago and my after-bath sweats still smell No. 5.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 3/2/2015 2:07:00 PM
More reviews by Tabcourt
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
if you are under 30 it may be too mature for you just like Chanel fashion is. It's a great classic scent not at all floral-more musky...definitely strong and lasting. I suggest using the bath gels over the stronger perfume. They are decadent and strong but don't leave such a strong scent behind.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 2/1/2015 12:22:00 AM
More reviews by MrsMustangWriter
Hair: Black, Other, Other
My No. 5 perfume literally spoiled and went sour because I couldn't bear to use it over the course of a few years. What a shame to waste such a pricey bottle of juice. All I can say is I'm one for unique, sexy, and sophisticated fragrances that nobody around me wears or can pinpoint. This one is old lady trapped in a bottle. I don't care if it's Chanel, which I covet. Men hate it and it gives me a headache.
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