The laboratory error, the scent of memories, and then success. Chanel n°5 is the legendary fragrance that she dressed (Marylin Monroe used to go to bed with only two drops) and told stories of women and men. A small but precious bottle, simple and essential, strongly desired by Gabrielle Chanel herself, which this year turns 100 years old.
Over time, it has become a significant legacy for the golden content, whose recipe is secret and for its silhouette. Silhouette that today the Maison, always faithful to its history, has been able to project in a very precious and priceless collection of High Jewelry. The Collection N°5, through the 123 flexible and architectural pieces, he offers his vision of the contrast between the graphics of the bottle and the sensuality of the fragrance.
The cap: The precious rectangular-shaped emerald cut recalls the place, Vendôme. Worked in rock crystal or set with diamonds, onyx, pearls, and yellow sapphires, the octagon becomes the subject of elegant and sophisticated pieces in the collection.
The bottle: Immediately recognizable, the geometric silhouette of the bottle is visible through the lines of diamonds and yellow sapphires cascading on sautoir necklaces, brooches, and dangling earrings. These precious bottles emerge pear-shaped pink diamonds and morganite that flow on the skin like drops of perfume.
The number 5: The outline of the “5” becomes one of the collected signatures. Vezzo, joyful and irreverent, alludes to Chanel’s numerology. Comes wrapped in diamond ribbons and positioned asymmetrically, with a drop of amber topaz. The number possesses the same voluptuousness as the perfumed elixir.
The flowers: We have arrived at the heart of the fragrance. Jasmine, May rose, and ylang-ylang bloom on the jewelry sets. Worked at total volume, the bouquets retain all their delicacy; while the star-shaped features, of moon and sun, echo the symbols of the 1932 platinum and diamond collection.
The sillage: To translate the olfactory revolution of Chanel No. 5 perfume, the Maison imagined pieces with abstract motifs that sparkle and soften on the body like drops of perfume. The sunny and amber colors of a great pair of 350-carat imperial topazes give an incandescent, almost baroque air; diamonds sparkle with sparkling bounces on the neckline.