N°5 (1986) Eau de Parfum

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N°5 (Eau de Parfum) is a popular perfume by Chanel for women and was released in 1986. The scent is floral-powdery. The longevity is above-average. It is still in production.

Perfumer

Jacques Polge

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Bergamot, Neroli, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesIris, Jasmine, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Vetiver

Ratings

Scent

8.6 (129 Ratings)

Longevity

8.2 (106 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (107 Ratings)

Bottle

8.3 (119 Ratings)
Submitted by Estate, last update on 16.06.2019
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Herzensgut

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Suddenly you like dark...
Chanel No 5...yaaaaaa...the classic par excellence! He's never consciously come under my nose before. Since I am still at the beginning of my perfume career and the fragrance is a classic, I thought....make a blind souk!
What shall I say? I am now 38 and have just gotten used to buying gourmands with a good feeling or I just don't like them anymore. Accordingly, I'm looking for fragrances that make me look like a woman with class and taste.
I thought No 5 would grant my wish. But maybe I'm in a midlife crisis... and I'm not ready for him yet.
I have noticed through and with him that I still need something warm or subtly sweet to feel good. The first thought actually went to my grandma Marlies, grandma Liesbeth and grandma Lotti, who is actually called Lieselotte.
This does not mean that No5 is bad or even a granny scent - no - it is certainly well done! But this generation carries it with preference! And NOW -at my age- my nose and the synapses in my brain don't like this scent 100% - not even for nostalgic reasons.
I once heard or read that the sense of taste should change every 7 years. I haven't googled my comment to see if this is true. And I once heard or read that in old age people tend to use dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate. When I look at the sweets of our elders in the family, it really seems that way! There are lots of dark and noble drops, men's chocolate, men's cake, Black Forest kirsch and Merci loves to eat dark and dark! It seems as if in old age one wants to renounce sweetening and devote oneself to herbs.
Also in the care, dry and classic fragrances are a statement but mostly with class...Lux, Maja or Cleopatra soap pieces, Old Spice, Tabac, Aramis Devin and even.... No5.
I love the older generation - they are mostly loving and honest, intelligent and experienced, life stories are mostly amusing or painful - advice sometimes unwanted but quite helpful! Respect and above all help by us younger generation they have always deserved and I find also for their extraordinarily good taste!
BUT when do I like bittersweet and Chanel No5? Am I supposed to wait till I love him or let him go? Perfume lasts a few years... a dark chocolate doesn't...
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Rosie88

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Grandma's bang
"boring granny stink smell" that's what I used to think when I saw Chanel No 5 in the shop shelf.
But I had never tested him... and I also knew how to judge him... Such a well-known smell and I had prejudices, although I had never smelled it before...

How superficial of me. I must say, I'm almost a little ashamed of it :(

When curiosity had won over me again and I decided to test this "grandma water", I was almost a bit nervous...
What does this fragrance actually have in store for me? I don't know anybody who wears or wore No. 5 and therefore had an absolute 00.00 comparison...

So I asked a saleswoman in one of my favourite fragrance shops if she could give me a sample of Chanel No. 5 so I could try it.
With the "grandma-stink-water" in my luggage I go home and prepare myself mentally for a probably very strong slap in the face of the "grandma"...

With awe I spray "the grandma" on my arm and smell with closed eyes - for fear of the bang - sometimes shy at my arm:

Yes, but there's a little bang, but not as great as expected...

"Grandma" first throws "old hats" around her before she reaches for bergamot and lemon...

-----The prelude of aldehydes, bergamot, fresh lemons and neroli is rather "old-fashioned" and already very "fresh" but not bad, I have to say (I don't like citrus scents)...

Shaken by the "throwing around" of the "old hats" and the citrus drizzle of the "grandma", some dust has stirred up...

-And the scent becomes slightly powdery through the iris.... Also a light sweetness - probably from him Jasmin - I can sniff out...

The "dust" hasn't settled yet and grandma already starts to wash off the "dust" with soap everywhere. Full of energy and with a lot of soap "the granny" scrubs what holds the stuff!

-----The scent runs with the powdery into the soap and holds surprisingly long in this fine powdery soap state on my skin...

The "grandma" - still angry - starts to tear the wooden slats out of the ground !

-----The scent becomes with me after approx. 4.5 to 5 hours of the fine powdery soap additionally still easily "musty-woody", which is here very harmonious and suitable...

"The "grandma" has slowly reacted a bit and the energy is gradually dwindling...

-----The smell says goodbye with me after a wearing time of approx. 9 hours, which is nevertheless tidy..

In summary, I can say that "grandma" is sympathetic to me and I like her. She is a bit energetic and crazy, but still she has class and charm... (a real grandma hald ;)

I would like to revise my prejudices against Chanel No. 5 - stamped as "granny fragrance" - but advise everyone to test the fragrance once ...
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