Doesn't gave to be worn on ones self to be admired.
It took 20 years to understand the reason of its success, but now that I am 38 I finally understood why this is the emblem of a woman's perfume.
The unique smell of frozen lakes and rivers fascinated him so much that he decided to replicate it in his creation.
Not a girl, neither a matron, not a leather-dressed tiger one, not a pink sugar-sweet doll; not "a version", it catches and keeps in itself the abstract, universal concept of what a woman is. To start with, I have never been a big Chanel fan, I never bought into the Chanel hype, I am not particularly a fan of the person of Coco Chanel because of her implications in the historical situation of her time, but I recognize her innovative thinking in terms of fashion and women emancipation.
I think every perfumes-lover should test it and retest through the years; sometimes understanding a meaning, what someone wanted to tell us, it's just a matter of life-experience. I also have to say that none in my family or circle of relatives used to wear N5, so I have no "old lady" association with this scent.
Chanel N°5 is a very complex fragrance which does not allow any of the fragrant components to be isolated out of the composition, what was exactly a request of the great Chanel – the perfume should not smell like a rose, or a lily of the valley, but as a composition.
The perfume became famous thanks to many celebrities who wore it, among which Marilyn Monroe.
Chanel No5 has a notable animalic nuance charged in powdery floral base, for that, it is warm like a thick feather blanket and comfy skin to skin sleep while outside is snowing like there’s no tomorrow. 1st time I sniffed this perfume(I believe I was 10 y.o)- hated it, it smelled like an old lady!