ChanelChanel N°5 (1921)
Founded in 1909 by Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel as a millinery shop on the ground floor of her lover’s flat, Chanel is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fragrances. Chanel revolutionized fashion by replacing corset-silhouettes with garments that were functional and at the same time flattering to the woman’s figure. Her little black dress, the Chanel 2.55 bag and the Chanel Suit will also be featured on Wikiconic.
Created in 1921 by Gabrielle Chanel and perfumer Ernest Beaux, Chanel N°5 is not only a fragrance but also a symbol of luxurious simplicity. For Chanel, the number five was a motive in her life, it signified the pure embodiment of a thing, its spirit, its mystic meaning. The formula for Chanel N°5 has changed little since its creation, except for the necessary exclusion of natural civet and certain nitro-musks.
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