Chanel No.5

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Chanel No.5

3.6

192 reviews

62% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

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on 10/24/2008 10:12:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I am in the minority when I say, I DON'T LIKE THIS. I have tried to like it, but I don't. I don't see any redeeming features or graces in this. It smells rank. That simple. It's not feminine. It smells aldehydey and rancid, and reminds me of chemistry experiments at University. It has also become what I call "buying class", in that I have some friends who feel that owning No. 5 is a statement, that they have reached a milestone. I think it is hideously overrated, I am yet to find someone who this actually smelled good on and I am now avoiding Chanel counters because Eau Premiere has come out and I can't stand the smell of that either! The advertising campaigns are good though ;-)

3 of 5 people found this helpful.



on 10/19/2008 10:45:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

My father got it for me on my 17th birthday. It was special because we have a strained relationship, and it's just such a classic scent. I really love it during the winter, especially during an important night out, so elegant and sophisticated! The bottle is wonderful!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

What more can I say than, it's a classic. Generations of women in my family have worn this fragrance. My mum got me hooked on this perfume, only for special occasions though, I'm sensitive to scents.


on 8/18/2008 2:11:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Tried this one today. Only could spritz it on my wrist since they hadn't got samples of it. I'm not sure what to think about it. Guess it could be nice when not overdone. Overall I prefer more sweet fragrances like Coco Mademoiselle and Allure Sensuelle.
Maybe it could be a good change for me, don't know yet, have to wait and see...
However, I don't think it's a classical old-lady-smell. Guess that's just something most people think because it came out so many years ago.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is probably my all-time favorite perfume. I save it for special occasions. Just such a classic and so flattering. It's the ultimate feminine fragrance, imho.


on 5/28/2008 7:24:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

UGH!!!!!!!
I hate to sound harsh, but never has a perfume left me both so disdainful and uninspired. While some perfumes may be disgusting to my nose, I can often detect in them a certain level of thought, artistry (with the exception of the hideous Pink Sugar).

No.5, however, always manages to leave with a headache and a huge question mark floating above my head. I simply DO NOT understand the fuss about this fragrance! Sure Marilyn Monroe wore this, and only this, to bed (apparently), but does that make it good?

Both on myself and others upon whom I have smelled No.5, it is sharp and powdery simultaneously, making me think of Lysol or some other bathroom cleaner. It is sharp, very strong, and extremely aldehydic. It also smells like nursing homes I used to volunteer at. Of course, if you like aldehydes and don't find them to smell grossly synthetic, you will love this. However I do not find that this fragrance evokes any particular emotional label, as a perfume should. It is not sexy, romantic, fun, or nostalgic.

I just don't get it. I hate No.5 more than any other perfume I have ever smelled. I hate to offend the reviewer below me, but No.5, does indeed offend me greatly.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

this is one of the few fragrances that my mother and i agree on and can both wear. i have the EDT and i absolutely love it. i have been borrowing this fragrance from my mother since i was in high school and now that i have graduated college and am going out in the professional world, this is fragrance that i had to purchase. i have read many of the other reviews on this product here and i agree that it is a love it or hate it scent. i love spicy orientals so this is love it for me, i notice a lot of heavy florals, vanillas, and spices in the notes. to me, this fragrance is the epitome of chanel and sophistication and is one that i will not be without for a very long time.


on 5/14/2008 7:45:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I don't get the vintage twee fuzzy that comes from wearing this. Once I get over my initial associations with this smell -- funeral homes and the top drawer of my grandmother's dresser -- when it has dried down, I can see why this is considered such a classic, sophisticated scent. Alas, so much of a perfume is in how scent triggers memory, and wearing this makes me feel old.

5 of 8 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

all i will say about this is that i absolutely LOVE it.


on 4/12/2008 4:12:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This is my first review.

I swore by Chanel No. 5 from the first time I would steal squirts from my mother's bottle when I was sixteen.

It was nice to have a signature scent.

I was dx'd with MS and started taking daily injections when I was fortythree. I still used Chanel No.5 and couldn't figure out what that putrid smell was and I discovered it was ME!!!

That was last year.
Does anyone have a similar experience with body chemistry changing due to medication?

I now play with Jo Malone and the putrid smelling me went away.


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