A Retrospective of Chanel N° 5

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1937

A timeless classic that still is a number one seller over eighty years after its launch in 1921. Created by Earnest Beaux, Chanel N° 5 was the first perfume ever created using so much Aldehydes, which gives the fragrance its sparkle. Legend has is that Beaux presented Chanel with ten fragrances to choose from. Chanel chose perfume number five, hence the name.

Top Notes
Ylang-Ylang, Neroli, Aldehydes
Middle Notes
Jasmine, Mayrose
Base Notes
Sandalwood, Vetiver

Now let’s take a look at the visual history of Chanel N° 5 with its glamorous advertising campaigns below. And for a more detailed experience go to http://inside.chanel.com


1921 (1)
1921 – by Cartoonist Sem
19371937 – Coco Chanel
 

1957
1957 – Suzy Parker by Richard Avedon
1966
1966 – Ali MacGraw by Jérôme Ducrot 
 

1970 –  Commercial
1971
1971 – Jean Shrimpton, photographed by Helmut Newton
1972
1972 – Catherine Deneuve by Richard Avedon
 

1973 – Catherine Deneuve by Helmut Newton
1975
1975 – Catherine Deneuve by Richard Avedon
 

1977 – Catherine Deneuve by Helmut Newton


1978 – Catherine Deneuve by Helmut Newton



1979 – Catherine Deneuve by Helmut Newton

1979 – La Piscine by Ridley Scott

1982 – “L’invitation Au Rêve Le Jardin” by Ridley Scott

1985 – Carole Bouquet by by Ridley Scott

1990 – Carole Bouquet by by Ridley Scott
1993
1993 – Carole Bouquet by Patrick Demarchelier
 

1993 – Carole Bouquet by Bettina Rheims
1996
1996 – Carole Bouquet by Patrick Demarchelier
1997
1997 – Carole Bouquet by Dominique Issermann
 

1998 – Estella Warren by Luc Besson
1999
1999 – Estella Warren by Jean-Paul Goude
2000
2000 – Estella Warren by Jean-Paul Goude
2005 1
2005 2
2005 3
2005 4
2005 5

2005 – Nicole Kidman by Baz Luhrmann
2009
2009a


2009 – Audrey Tautou by Dominique Issermann
2012 a
2012

2012 – Brad Pitt by Steven Klein
Source: The Glossy Newsstand