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It took 20 years to understand the reason of its success, but now that I am 38 I finally understood why this is the emblem of a woman's perfume.
Not a girl, neither a matron, not a leather-dressed tiger one, not a pink sugar-sweet doll; not "a version", it catches and keeps in itself the abstract, universal concept of what a woman is. To start with, I have never been a big Chanel fan, I never bought into the Chanel hype, I am not particularly a fan of the person of Coco Chanel because of her implications in the historical situation of her time, but I recognize her innovative thinking in terms of fashion and women emancipation.
Fast forward, I don't know why I tried it again recently, first the new Eau Premiere and a week later the EDP, both times on the back of my neck and on my wrists and so it happened. Yes, it still has that vintage vibe, this is undeniable, but it really is extremely feminine, elegant and abstract at the same time.
It is hard to describe as I really can't pick single flower notes, only the aldehydes in the beginning and then something really beautiful, warm and alluring in the following hours. It has to be a skin scent, something that only people very close to you can perceive, other than that it can be obnoxious and repel people, especially men.
The bottle is also cute and it costs much less, so it is worth buying this if you are not sure yet.
The EDT is more sparkly and I wanted more the caress effect than the sparkle.
I have also tried the Parfum and although it seemed to last longer, it is really expensive.Chanel N°5 is a very complex fragrance which does not allow any of the fragrant components to be isolated out of the composition, what was exactly a request of the great Chanel – the perfume should not smell like a rose, or a lily of the valley, but as a composition.The perfume became famous thanks to many celebrities who wore it, among which Marilyn Monroe.I think every perfumes-lover should test it and retest through the years; sometimes understanding a meaning, what someone wanted to tell us, it's just a matter of life-experience. I also have to say that none in my family or circle of relatives used to wear N5, so I have no "old lady" association with this scent.This to say that I'm not biased, for me it has always been a question of I like it or I don't. When I was a girl, and then a young woman, I came across some samples that I tried on myself.
Once arrived the first thing I asked was what perfume was she wearing, and with my greatest surprise she replied Chanel N5.