7 of the best Chanel perfumes
Chanel has created an extraordinary fragrance portfolio which dates back to the 1920s. Here, we take a look at some of the brand’s iconic perfumes, from the legendary Chanel No 5 to the latest update of this classic scent, No 5 L’Eau
Chanel No 5
Arguably the world’s most iconic perfume, Chanel No 5 has held the beauty industry’s attention since its creation in 1921. Named after the number of the sample presented to Coco Chanel by perfumer Ernest Beaux, the fragrance is made up of jasmine, rose, sandalwood and vanilla. The scent is instantly recognisable and the formula used to produce it has changed little since its creation.
Chanel No 19
Chanel No 19 is one of the most acclaimed iris-based fragrances in the world. The sister perfume to Chanel No 5, the scent is celebrated for its complex green and white floral notes. Green in colour, the Chanel No 19 fragrance was named to commemorate Coco Chanel’s birthdate of 19 August. Created by Henri Robert in 1970, it was originally made especially for Coco Chanel to use herself and to give to friends and favourite clients.
Chanel No 5 L’Eau
Chanel’s most recent release is an update of the famous Chanel No 5 scent. The brand’s signature fragrance has been reimagined with citrus notes blended with ylang-ylang and jasmine for a unique modern twist. This is a must-have, ultra-feminine addition to your perfume collection.
Les Exclusifs de Chanel 1932
The Les Exclusifs de Chanel collection features the most concentrated forms of fragrance offered by the fashion house. First created back in 1922 by perfumer Ernest Beaux, the line continued to develop under Jacques Polge. 1932 pays tribute to the year in which Coco Chanel created her first Bijoux de Diamants luxury jewellery exhibition. The scent itself is soft and woody with an enveloping heart of white jasmine – a unique and beautiful fragrance.
The only Chanel perfume presented in a round bottle, Chance Chanel is a floral fragrance featuring pink pepper, jasmine and amber patchouli. Heightened with vanilla notes, the scent is bold, fresh and flowery. Inspired by the unpredictability of chance and time, this perfume is a stunning combination of bold notes.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Inspired by the vivacious energy of Coco Chanel herself, Coco Mademoiselle is a bold, fresh scent, made with notes of jasmine, rose, patchouli and vetiver. The oriental woody fragrance recalls the spirit of Chanel, both in its powerful concentrated formula as well as in its long-lasting elegance.
Les Exclusifs de Chanel Beige
Named after Coco Chanel’s favourite colour, Les Exclusifs de Chanel Beige is a fragrance with a unique hue. While the appearance and name may seem less glamorous than other Chanel classics, the perfume itself provides a stunning burst of powdery flowers and hints of honey.