Spring has arrived and what better way to ring in warmer mornings and spring rain showers than with a new scent? Chanel’s newest fragrance may have a sense of familiarity for lovers of Chanel N°5, but it has a fresh, lighthearted nuance, making it perfectly suited to the season. It also becomes its own signature for women who prefer something less heady than Marilyn Monroe’s
choice of scent.
Chanel N°5 L’Eau includes notes of lemon, mandarin and orange, plus aldehydes — the sparkling ingredient that made N°5 so famous and innovative
in 1921. Ylang ylang and jasmine in the heart add a touch of floral to the composition, vetiver and cedar round up the base, and the juice has an iridescent lightness to it. Olivier Polge is the perfumer behind N°5 L’Eau, and the brand says of his new creation: “It’s not a cologne, nor a diluted version of the original fragrance, but rather a genuine olfactory creation. N°5 L’Eau is the N°5 of today.”
N°5 L’Eau, R1 600 for 50ml and R2 270 for 100ml, on shelf from September 1