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.
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?