Ladies, do you know that there is one perfume that is most popular in the world of fragrance to date? The perfume comes from the French fashion house Chanel, under the name No. 5. Even so, favored by all people from various parts of the world, this perfume has been continuously produced until now it’s 100 years old.
For a perfume, this is a rare thing. The reason is, Chanel No. 5 has undergone many travel evolutions like humans. The journey of this perfume is packaged in a short video released by Chanel about the beginning of its presence to become a symbol of female femininity. What’s the full story look like? The following is the review.
First appeared in 1921
Chanel No. 5 was first released in 1921 ago. Chanel founder, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, created this perfume together with a French perfume named Ernest Beaux. Chanel describes this perfume as a modern flower bouquet with a fragrance of rose, ylang-ylang, and jasmine that creates a feminine yet characteristic scent.
“Since the early 1920s, Gabrielle Chanel has changed people’s view of fashion by presenting a perfume. The first perfume presented has a simple but very revolutionary design. Chanel No. 5 is the first perfume aimed at women from a woman, “said Chanel in his official statement, as quoted by ELLE.
The meaning behind the name ‘No.5’
Maybe some of you are wondering why Chanel named this perfume with the name ‘No.5’. Apparently, this name was taken from the list of perfume samples that Ernest Beaux gave Coco Chanel. Of the many samples given, Coco chose sample number five to produce perfume. Thus, the perfume became known as Chanel No. 5 until now. In addition, five is rumored to be Coco Chanel’s favorite number which is considered to bring good luck.
Marilyn Monroe’s favorite perfume
Chanel No. 5 gained popularity since it was worn by the late actress Marilyn Monroe. At that time, Monroe admitted that she always wore the perfume every night and sprayed it before bed.
Popular with the US Army as a souvenir after serving in France in World War II
This perfume became a popular souvenir among American soldiers while serving in France during World War II. The design is chic, feminine, and iconic, making it the right gift for your partner or loved one.
The first perfume to be a work of art
Due to its worldwide popularity, Chanel No. 5 is known to be the first artwork to enter The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. Artist Andy Warhol who is known for his pop artworks painted this perfume in a contemporary style. Unexpectedly, his work was selected to be displayed at MOMA.