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The iconic Chanel N°5 goes red


By Gwen Ong

The iconic Chanel N°5 goes red


When we think of the classics, there isn’t any fragrance that holds an iconic status as much as the Chanel N°5. First designed in 1921 and further adapted in 1924, the Chanel N°5 is a fragrance that is distinguishable by its clear rectangular bottle with simple, geometric lines and a facetted stopper. The bottle designed by Mademoiselle Chanel herself has since evolved subtly over the years but its modern aesthetic still remains as with its scent profile that speaks of a free spirited woman.


This year, for the first time in the history of the House, the legendary clear-glass bottle will be enlivened in a fiery cloak of red. The limited edition collection of N°5 L’eau Eau de Toilette and N°5 Eau de Parfum – both in 100ml – will be unveiled just in time for the festive holiday. What a rad (or is it red?) gift idea! For something even more exclusive, consider the 55-numbered red Baccarat crystal bottles of the N°5 Parfum in 900ml made for a special collector’s edition.


The Chanel N°5 Red in its beautiful crimson bottle oozes a seductive aura. Think of a woman who personifies the fragrance and you’ll see someone who holds her own. She is someone who has an unwavering love for her career and art. She holds nothing back and is committed in all that she does. Just like Mademoiselle Chanel herself. Red has always featured prominently in her life and fashion. It is a shade that reflects her passionate soul for her trade, the arts and the men who made a mark in her life. Ultimately, red is the boldness, freedom and strength of a woman who forged her own destiny.


Chanel N°5 Red Edition is sold exclusively at all Chanel Fragrance & Beauty boutiques and counters at all leading departmental stores. 


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