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 (163 Ratings)

Longevity

8.3 (135 Ratings)

Sillage

7.8 (135 Ratings)

Bottle

8.4 (147 Ratings)
Submitted by Estate, last update on 30.05.2020.
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Chanel Nr 5 - the fragrance for natural authority
This fragrance is and remains the true one, if you want to radiate something like natural authority, especially if you don't have it spontaneously available, because you forgot it in the car, for example, or in the bathroom or between the newspaper. That's how I felt today:
For some time now I have been thinking about how I could make a fool of myself again. I didn't have to wait long and the situation arose. I messed up one thing. That is to say, my colleague and I actually messed them up together, but I did a bit more, because you had to be powerful to really mess up Italian, which unfortunately my colleague is not, but I am. I really hit it. Shortly after that I was invited to the boss, and while I was still thinking about whether I was really an idiot enough with this messed up thing, a second messed up thing came unexpectedly, so that the invitation was at least really worthwhile. What a beautiful day!, I thought to myself in the morning and pondered: Which perfume suits this wonderful day best?
Chanel No. 5, of course. It's the fragrance that best gets you through these days. No matter how stupid you look - with the No. 5 you always appear somehow competent and authoritarian. You grow by at least 20 centimetres, which enables you to communicate at least at eye level. These are of course the aldehydes. At the beginning they march up with such military rigour that the whole environment, depending on the situation, comes to a standstill or at least goes mugging. What a wonderful smell! What strength in the first moments! The aldehydes cover every sensitive area like a protective film. It is possible that Siegfried did not bathe in dragon's blood at all, but in Chanel No. 5 - who knows for sure even today. This perfume gives strength to anyone who needs it, it never lets anyone down. Maybe that's why it has so many lovers and so many enemies. Similar to some beers, I suppose you have to pass a maturity test first. You have to go through the enormous aldehyde wave and get used to it, and then discover a wonderfully warm, spicy, floral note at its core, which becomes more feminine by the hour, and finally, after the struggle you have survived for which you put on this fragrance, lulls you into delicious relaxation. When you get to the woody base, you're already relaxed and happy enough to pat yourself on the back and say, "You did good! And tomorrow we'll do it again!
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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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TetrodoxTetrodox 9 months ago
This is the bourgeois middled age woman's fragrance par excellence. It's a rich bitch slap in ur face, & you turn the other cheek for more!

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