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Moment in Time: The Mystery of Chanel No. 5 | Part II

Friday, June 28, 2013

“A perfume such as had never before been made – a woman’s perfume with a woman’s scent.”― Coco Chanel

Vintage Chanel No.5 mini perfume bottles
Vintage Chanel No.5 mini perfume bottles
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The story of the legendary Chanel No. 5 has been told time and time again, but the mystery behind the scent and the name of the perfume remains. There are three different versions about the origin of the scent and several hypotheses about the meaning behind the innovative name of No. 5.

Another theory about the significance of the name speculates that the designer knew the numerological significance of the number five, representing the fifth element – the quinta essentia of which the cosmos is made.
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