Chanel No 5 rein­vented

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE ON SATURDAY - The Chanel range of prod­ucts is ex­clu­sively dis­trib­uted by Al­fred Gera & Sons Ltd.

T he found­ing fra­grance of Chanel cre­ation, No5 has never ceased to in­spire the per­fumers of the House. Over the years, each one en­deav­oured to pro­tect its for­mula, to mas­ter its me­chan­ics, to guar­an­tee the pro­vi­sion of its rare ma­te­ri­als, and to un­der­stand its rev­o­lu­tion­ary char­ac­ter. Re­main­ing true to its strong in­ner na­ture, they have each tried their hand at the same ex­er­cise in style, cre­at­ing their own in­ter­pre­ta­tion.

Now, in 2016, it is per­fumer Olivier Polge’s turn to cap­ture the essence of his time with the cre­ation of No5 L’EAU. A fra­grance of the here, now and al­ways.

With the sub­tle touch of a gold­smith, Olivier Polge strove to cre­ate a new bal­ance and an ideal dose of fresh­ness. The way one might ex­am­ine all the watch mak­ing parts of a com­pli­ca­tion, he dis­sected the orig­i­nal for­mula and took hold of each in­gre­di­ent to un­der­stand its true role.

From the very first mo­ment, No5 L’EAU af­firms its light­heart­ed­ness and trans­parency. Un­doubt­edly less ab­stract than its fore­bears, the com­po­si­tion ra­di­ates cit­rus like sun-drenched honey. Notes of lemon, man­darin and orange are re­vealed on the skin and soar Sky­ward with the alde­hy­des se­lected by Olivier Polge.

And then, like a sec­ond wind, you can al­ready hear the rus­tle of flow­ers. It sounds like the whis­per of trem­bling tulle. Rose melds with oxy­genated jasmine and a new frac­tion of ylang ylang, more mod­ern than ever. You are plunged into the heart of the bou­quet with a de­lec­ta­ble dizzi­ness that gives the im­pres­sion of con­tact with each petal, its vel­vety touch, its fleshi­ness, its del­i­cate lace, its chang­ing shape.

And then, be­hind this flo­ral whirl­wind, you can feel a vi­bra­tion, an un­prece­dented sense of live­li­ness. It is the echo of ve­tiver and cedar, ac­com­pa­nied by soft and cot­tony musk notes. Never has N”5 been so nat­u­ral. Never has it been so fresh.

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