It’s hard to believe that Chanel No. 5 is 96 years old. Yes, you read right, 96 years old.
Launched in 1921 as Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s first fragrance, it was a revolutionary product which smelt unlike any perfume that had come before it.
The magic ingredient? Aldehydes.
Aldehydes had only been recently isolated by chemists, but because they were so strong, no perfumer had dared to use them.
It is thought that Chanel’s perfumer, Ernest Beaux, added an unusually large amount of aldehydes to the fifth sample (perhaps accidentally), and Chanel No. 5 was born.
Today, nearly a century later, Chanel No. 5 is still considered the most recognisable name in perfumery across the world.
Chanel No. 5 is available in a parfum (the strongest and most concentrated form, available in dab bottles or flacons), an Eau de Parfum, as well as an Eau de Toilette (the lightest form, generally available in sprays).
There are also a number of additional bath and body products available in the Chanel No. 5 scent.
These add a luxurious layer to your fragrance, making it linger longer through the day. They also make a thoughtful gift for that special someone who already wears Chanel No. 5.
We love Chanel No. 5 The Body Lotion. It is delicately scented, has a beautifully light texture, and will give your skin a boost of moisture.
Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle fragrance, or ‘Coco Mad’ as it is affectionately known, is a much more recent creation, launched in 2001. Feminine, rich and full of contrasts, it is thought that it is more widely worn that Chanel No. 5.
This oriental-fresh fragrance contains Sicilian oranges, a floral heart with pure jasmine and rose extract, and a Patchouli and Vetiver base. It is dedicated to the bold, courageous and modern woman who appreciates luxury and elegance.
Infused with a delicate scent, a few sprays of this body oil will leave your skin caressed and moisturised, and feeling satiny soft.
It really is a luxurious touch to your morning routine.
Whether you’re buying a gift for a wonderful mum this Mother’s Day, or simply something for yourself, a little luxury from Chanel is always a good idea.
At Kiana Beauty, we only stock genuine Chanel products, and we are proud to include complimentary Chanel black and white gift wrap with all Chanel orders.
If you have any questions, or need more gift inspiration, contact us here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our team will get back to you.