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2.0
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1 month ago

I see so many perfume reviews that overuse the description "old lady perfume," but if there's any scent I'll use that description for this would be it.

It's a classic so it's hard to knock it, but this scent is so powdery and has such a typical "strong perfume" character to it that I can't enjoy it. But again, this is a classic and if you …
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About reviewer (120 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinVery Oily, Medium, Warm

HairBlack, Wavy, Medium

EyesBlack



5.0
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fromEvaVic

1 month ago

I remember wearing this twenty years ago in the EDT version.
I also remember being a different, somewhat more pronounced fragrance than the one available today in Europe.

Both the EDT and EDP seem to be "lighter" and less prominent compared to the ones I seem to remember all those years ago.

I find the newer EDP more suitable for me today than the one 20 years ago …
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About reviewer (263 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairBrunette, Other, Other

EyesGreen


5.0
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7 months ago

it's soft not in your face and a little complicated. when i smell it i think meh. most of the women i know think meh or worse.
but men. men love this stuff. so if you want to please men get some.

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About reviewer (49 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesGreen


3.0
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8 months ago

I adore distinctive, rich, bombastic classics... so I should love No. 5 more than I actually do. It’s instantly recognizable as itself; and its blend of clean aldehydes and creamy abstract florals has inspired the fragrance of so many everyday products in the past 98 years, from lotions to laundry soaps to musk oils. This is why so many people think of soap when they smell No. 5.

I …
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About reviewer (220 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair, Not Sure

HairRed, Other, Other

EyesBrown


1.0
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12 months ago

Years ago I thought this was wonderful, always tested it in stores and when I finally purchased the big bottle I found it included a strong smell akin to rubbing alcohol. I think I got a bad batch or the recipe was changed drastically. Very disappointed, I thought of reselling but didn't in-case it is a bad batch.

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About reviewer (2 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Other, Coarse

EyesBrown


5.0
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Oct/10/2018

Je l'ai acheté cela comme 1 de mes premiers parfums « sérieux » ai acheté pour moi ne peut pas dire que j'ai vraiment apprécié quand j'avais 20 ans. Maintenant que je suis 26, je peux tout à fait apprécier cette chose extraordinaire qui EST chanel pas. 5 C'est soapiness et propre propreté de Chanel à côté roseraie de cette odeurs comme la piété luxe. C'est un beau parfum …Read more

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About reviewer (69 reviews)

Age25-29

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium

HairBrown

EyesHazel


3.0
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Oct/04/2018

What can I say? I can't pass up a bargain! As I was cashing out at the Shoppers Beauty Boutique last week, I saw several packages of No.5 MARKED DOWN!!!! ON SALE!!! The cosmetics lady explained that they were changing the bottle size so these 30 ml spray bottles were being cleared out. Fifty bucks and I paid 30 of it with Optimum points! For a bottle that used to be sold for close to …Read more

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About reviewer (1471 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinDry, Fair, Cool

HairBrown, Wavy, Coarse

EyesBrown


4.0
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Apr/22/2018

Original review deleted & resubmitted 22nd April 2018 to reflect Chanel No 5 presently.
I feel incredibly strongly about Chanel No 5. the original - not the flankers. Thanks for reading. Very Loyal Chanel customer but I have my opinions.

Chanel No 5 is a true classic . It is what I called The Golden Ratio in Scent . Everything about it was / is ( i guess even , after the …
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About reviewer (461 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Medium, Not Sure

HairOther, Other, Other

EyesOther


5.0
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Mar/05/2018

This is my favorite perfume. I mostly use the Chanel no5 EDT (1921) as this comes closest to how my beautiful mother use to smell. I tried the EDP (1986) but it is too harsh, too sharp and too spicy. The perfume is the best of course but also the most expensive. I have read several times that people think this is an old lady smell. Hello?!?! It is not!!!

Don't go by the initial …
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About reviewer (12 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinSensitive, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Curly, Fine

EyesBrown


3.0
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fromLennev

Feb/11/2018

I am a perfume collector with TONS of knowledge and experience with fragrance. Here's my take on Chanel No. 5's timeless popularity: It's safe. It's clean, inoffensive, mediocre silage... mediocre everything really, so it's never the wrong choice for any occasion. It's never going to be the best choice either in my opinion, because it's really just not that …Read more

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About reviewer (23 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinCombination, Medium

HairRed

EyesBrown





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