Ah, the iconic Chanel No.5. Tipped as one of the world's most famous fragrances, the rich floral scent debuted 100 years ago, making it Chanel's first fragrance to enter the market. It was Gabrielle Chanel's vision to make the perfume as memorable as her dress, so it's no wonder that Gabrielle herself, saw through the perfume-making process.
Captivating beauty fans around the world, the fragrance also counts the late actress Marilyn Monroe as one of its adoring fans. In a rare recording, Marilyn was even heard saying, "You know they ask you questions like, ‘What do you wear to bed? A pajama top? The bottom of pajamas? Or the nightgown?’ So I said Chanel No. 5, because it’s the truth.'"
To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of its iconic perfume, Chanel has pulled out all the stops by launching a No. 5 Holiday 2021 collection, including a new version of the No. 5 Eau de Parfum (S$266).
For the first time, the bottle incorporates recycled glass, while still keeping its sparkling, transparent look, while the box has been redesigned with biodegradable paper pulp.
If you're going big for Christmas this year, you may want to opt for Chanel's No. 5 advent calendar. Retailing at S$1,150, the calendar is shaped like a huge bottle of No. 5 and is available in limited quantities.
The advent calendar includes 27 boxes numbered from 5 to 31, containing some of Chanels' iconic products like the Rouge Allure lipstick inspired by No. 5 and the Le Vernis nail polish in a new shade of red.
The full goodies are as follow:
No.5 Eau de Parfum 1.5ml
The Tree Ornament
No.5 L'Eau on Hand Cream 50ml
The Keyboard Stickers (Set of 12)
The Snow Globe
Rouge Allure Velvet in Rouge Vie
The Perfumable Ceramic
Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour in Rouge Puissant
The Magnetic Bookmark
No.5 L'Eau de Toilette 1.5ml
The Ceramic Bracelet
The Three-Piece Sticker Set
The No.5 Key Ring
Rouge Allure in Indépendante
The 3D Sticker
The Key Ring
No.5 L'Eau de Parfum 35ml
No.5 The Bath Soap
The Embroidered Sticker
No.5 The Body Cream
Chanel's No. 5 advent calendar is a luxurious gift you'll either want to present as a gift to your loved ones or keep it for yourself.
Chanel's Holiday 2021 collection is available on Saturday, 16 October at Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques in Ion Orchard, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Vivocity, Jem and Raffles City; and from 22 October at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty counters.