Hello Perfume Posse!
It’s Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies back in the POSSE! So glad to be here and hope you have had an AH MAY ZING week. Here in Sydney life is just starting to warm up, we’ve had some glorious sunshine, the pool is swim ready though a little brisk as you dive in, the roses are blooming spectacularly in the front yard, people are coming in droves to play our Turbo Trivia, TSO Jin has passed his final Capston Test and is now only a piece of paper away from being a fully qualified and licensed electrician and life is pretty good.
CHANEL No 5
I love Chanel No 5. I have a few different versions including a parfum, still sealed, from the made in New York days. It may be a second world war relic. There is some 80’s parfum and EdT, a modern EdP and a fake EdP (which smells the most like the original) and an Eau Premier in my collection. There is a Chanel No 5 for almost any occasion. When I wear it I remember my Mum, delight in my glamour and dream fantastic daydreams.
Even the still images that have been used to advertise Chanel No 5 have had me wanting to live a life as lavish. HA! Obviously, I have fallen under the advertisers spell and have taken the bait; hook, line and sinker. I understand this and still don’t care. The history, the dream, the glamour and not least of all the fragrance have me enthralled, and have had since I was a young un. Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel the incredibly driven and talented woman who was also a bigot and a terrible business woman. Ernest Beaux who she pushed and pushed till they went beyond the Russian fragrance that CHANEL No 5 is allegedly based upon and into a new world of fragrance, and into
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Neroli, ylang-ylang, bergamot, amalfi lemon and aldehydes
Heart: Iris, jasmine, orris root, rose and lily-of-the-valley
Base: Vetiver, musk, sandalwood, patchouli, oak moss, amber, vanille and civet
Maybe you love CHANEL No 5 or maybe you hate it, some of you may be completely meh about it. You cannot be meh about their advertising campaigns. As usual they have made a visual feast, this time though they have added a documentary feel with a wonderful story about a product that, love it or hate it, is a fragrance icon and always a Top 10 Bestseller. Has been since 1921! Now that is some serious staying power in a world of frantic change and turn about.
Inside CHANEL “For The 1st Time” Mini Movie