Fra­grance con­fi­den­tial

The ar­rival of the new Chanel N°5 L’eau is a ma­jor hap­pen­ing in the per­fume world. Join GLAMOUR edi­tor Pn­ina Fen­ster on her jour­ney to the South of France and into a rose-scented dream.

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There are, hap­pily, many fra­grances in the world of beauty, from wildly ec­cen­tric po­tions that sur­vive about as long as a sum­mer an­them to cre­ations so amaz­ing that they qual­ify as a form of art. But there is, quite sim­ply, not a sin­gle fra­grance as in­stantly recog­nis­able and iconic as Chanel Nº5. Fa­mously the only thing that Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe wore to bed, it’s the best-known, best-sell­ing scent in mod­ern his­tory, an in­stant sym­bol of lux­ury and fem­i­nin­ity. So when the house of Chanel an­nounced the launch of Nº5 L’eau, a cool new-mil­len­nium take on its most pre­cious as­set, one thing was cer­tain: both the launch and the fra­grance were bound to be ex­tra­or­di­nary. And what more ap­pro­pri­ate place to dis­cover this new scent than a rose farm in France’s Grasse re­gion, the cen­tre of the world’s per­fume busi­ness?

Ac­tress and model Lily-rose Depp, the face of Chanel N˚5 L’eau, has a special bond with the brand: her mother, Vanessa Par­adis, was a face for Chanel fra­grance in 1991 and Rouge Coco lip­stick in 2010.

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