Everyone recognizes that iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume bottle and alluring golden liquid inside. But do you know where, why, and how it was first created? Well, this year marks 100 years since the iconic and top-secret formula was created and Chanel created a fascinating video to commemorate the moment.
Filled with vintage imagery of Chanel No. 5 over the years, and of Mademoiselle Coco herself, the video is a treasure trove for anyone who loves art, history, and fashion.
Exploring fashion and beauty history always leads to fascinating tidbits of societal and political history. For example, American GI’s took bottles of No. 5 back to the USA after world war II ended “as a souvenir of Paris and the taste of liberty”.
This 3-minute video is not to be missed! But beware, it will 100% make you want to head to the fragrance department to whiff bottles of Chanel, ASAP.