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Spoil the lady in your life by buying her this iconic and beloved perfume.

The classic and timeless Chanel No.5 Perfume has been an iconic staple of the Chanel brand since its launch 1921. It was the first perfume created by French Couturier Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel and to this day remains a beloved perfume in many women’s beauty collection. According to Chanel the formula used to produce No. 5 has barely changed in the past century apart from the exclusion of civet and certain nitro musk’s. One of the most famous components of Chanel No 5. Is the oil of the ylang-ylang flower which is often used in perfumery for oriental and floral themed perfumes.

The Iconic Scent of No. 5

The Scent was formulated by the French-Russian Chemist Ernest Beaux with the aim of creating a distinctly modern fragrance of the time. He used both traditional scents and mixtures of synthetic scents including his own invention of Rose E.B which was based on jasmine. These allow for the scent to be isolated and boosted to create a unique and distinct smell. He bottled over 20 samples of varying strengths and tones to present to Coco, who pointed to no. 5 as the scent she had been waiting for.

Eau de parfum and eau de toilette?

Eau de parfum is a stronger perfume while eau de toilette because it has higher concentrations of fragrent oil. Parfum has a greater percentage of perfume concentrate mixed with alcohol, so while eau de parfum and eau de toilette may have the same smell, they will have different concentrations. This is why you will see varying price tags on eau de parfum versus eau de toilette, since the parfums are more potent and have a larger amount of product. They tend to also require less application that eau de toilette.