A classic icon, revisited.
Carrying all the soul and prestige of Chanel N˚5, but with a modern delicacy not found in the original, Eau Première strikes that intricate balance of vintage charm and subtle sensuality. The timeless combination of neroli, ylang-ylang, rose, and jasmine is alluring as ever, underscored by lush musk, sandalwood, and vanilla. Did you know? Found only in verdant Grasse, the rosa centifolia and jasmine grown there are almost exclusively used just for Chanel N˚5. Each picker harvests 1kg of roses (around 350 flowers) every 12 minutes, which results in only 1.5g of liquid absolute. Design file: Of all vials presented to Gabrielle Chanel by perfumer Ernest Beaux in 1920, only the fifth spoke to her. “That is what I have been waiting for. A perfume like nothing else. A woman’s perfume, with the scent of a woman.”