This is my birthday gift from Chanel : N° 5 Eau De Parfum. 🙂
A decidedly lighter, fresher, softer interpretation of N°5. . . a silky-smooth harmony of notes that reveals the delicate facet of the now and forever fragrance.
Chanel No. 5 is the first fragrance launched by Parisian couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, and has been on sale continuously since its introduction in 1921. It has been described as “the world’s most legendary fragrance,” and ranks on the top places in the perfumery sales charts. It remains the best-selling fragrance of Parfums Chanel, and the company estimates that a bottle is sold worldwide every 55 seconds. The scent, which is characterized by its overdose of a 1:1:1 accord of aldehydes C-10 (decanal), C-11 (undecanal) and C-12 (dodecanal), had been created by the French perfumer Ernest Beaux.
The creation and conception of this exceptional perfume is surrounded by many legends, to which Coco Chanel and Ernest Beaux contributed themselves considerably:
- According to one of these, the 0.6% overdose of the aldehyde accord should be due to a mixing error of Beaux’s assistant, who dosed the aldehydes in pure instead of 10% dilution. However, taking into consideration the perfect balance of the rose–jasmin accord with the aldehyde complex, this seems rather unlikely.
- According to another, reported by Constantin Weriguine, a student of Ernest Beaux, the composition was inspired by Beuax’s military station on the Kola Peninsula during the Russian Civil War 1917–19, with the intention to capture the scent of extreme freshness of the northern lakes under the midnight sun. However, Beaux himself has already used aldehydes in 1913 in the related »Bouquet de Catherine«, which had been inspired by Robert Bienaimé’s big success »Quelques Fleur« (Houbigant, 1912).
- Beaux’s perfumer colleagues Jean Carles [Ma Griffe (Carven, 1946)] and Edmond Roudnitska [Femme (Rochas, 1944), Eau Sauvage (Dior, 1966)] reported, which is that »Chanel Nº 5« was in fact a remake of Beaux’s »Bouquet de Catherine« (Buket Ekaterina) and »Rallet Nº 1«, respectively.
And this is the cake that my brother sent. 😛
Having a great birthday. 🙂
32 thoughts on “Chanel Nº 5 Eau De Parfum”
You lucky gal…. i once had a small vial of Chanel no 5 sample, the fragrance is truly sensual. No wonder it is still famous. Such a thoughtful gift. :-))
Yup, I was quite surprised myself. :))
Wow !!! m happy for you !!! yeyyy !!! :cake: :cake: :beer: :party:
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Thank you. :))
Lovely perfume, a real classic.
Enjoy the cake!
Yeah… We can see that!!!!! Enjoyyyy!!!!
Had a blast. 🙂
Yeah I agree its a classic.Enjoy your b’day!! 🙂
I did, Sandhya. It was a great day. 🙂
now when am i gonna have a birthday like this!!!
rati, you’re a princess!!!
i’ll call you tomorrow. feeling very queasy today. when will i recover? 🙁
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Awww!! I think everyone’s birthdays are special. I am sure you’ll when the your prince comes here he’ll make it all special for you.
I’ll call you up. :-* :-*
rocking! they have passed their legend eh 😉
[i prefer the coco madamoiselle]
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Would you believe that madamoiselle has gone out of stock here??
i am planning to visit Fab india tis weekend tell me all the good products over there so that i can make a list from it….
till today i havent used many make up items except for ayur toner,garnier moisturiser,lakme compact,lakme kajal…. after reading all the review in IMBB im tempted to try new products…
Give me suggestion…..
Lavander Cleansing milk
The conditioners suit me but I can’t suggest because hair care is very personal thing.
Heyy Gaea..Coco Mademoiselle for me too…but still Rati, ahemmm ahemmmm loot eh??? Enjoy…you earned it :-* :-*
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he he ..Thankooo :-* :-*
Lucky Rati 🙂
i have heard a lot about this parfum. unfortunately even a sample vial of this parfum costs like a fortune here 🙁
I can imagine that. 🙂
Belated Happy Birthday.
I would love to get this perfume and maybe i will keep my eye on it. At the moment I have my eye on the harajuku G perfume 🙂 and also the Lavanilla perfume. My perfume at the moment is getting over so I have my eye on some of the others as wells 🙂
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Oh great, Charan. Let me know what you pick. It’s always fun to try out stuff what others recommend. :))
Hey Rati……what a great gift….imagining how great it would smell :silly: :silly: :silly: …I too am a coco mademoiselle fyan (move over Rads)…. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:
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