Chanel No.5

2 November 2011

Ladies, I'm sure we all have our favourite perfumes that we love to spritz and spray to keep us smelling gorgeous. So you'll know the feeling when you start to realise your beloved perfume is nearly running out, and you have to resign yourself to the fact you're going to have to splash the cash and spend out to buy another bottle (similar to seeing the pan in an eyeshadow or bronzer!). My all time favourite fragrance is Chanel's iconic No.5. I went through a faze in my teens where I loved having a huge variety of perfumes on my dresser, but in the last few years, I genuinely only wear a small variety of fragrances, but my favourite, everyday and beloved one is No.5. I have had every type of No.5 available - the body wash, the eau de parfum, the handbag spray..everything. It is one of those fragrances that I just love everything about - even the bottle is just the epitome of class. I love pulling it out of my bag (although my bottle is pretty bruised and battered after much use!)

Apparently, a bottle of Chanel No.5 is sold every 30 seconds - amazing. Now I'm not at all clued up with top notes and base notes and the like, but the fragrance is just gorgeous. Apparently it has top notes of Ylang-Ylang, Neroli and Alderhydes, middle notes of Jasmine and Mayrose, and base. notes of Sandalwood and Vetiver. When I spray the fragrance, to me, it's just like spritzing a blast of 'classy and sexy woman without being too provocative.' Plus, the lasting power on No.5 is incredible.

I don't know what else I can say about this perfume to give it more praise. I need it in my life and always will do. No.5 is quite pricey, but my God you get what you pay for. At £86 for my 100ml bottle, it is not the cheapest fragrance you can buy, but in my eyes it's worth every penny.

Which is your all time favourite fragrance that you can't be without?

-Tamsin xxx


  1. My mum swears by this fragrance; we went on hols this yr, and she got 2 lots of No.5 - duty free and on the plane! My fav. 2 fragrances are. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, and D&G L'eau The One. Absolutely love those fragrances.

  2. My 2 favourites are Nina by Nina Ricci (could never live without it!) and Fantasy by Britney Spears, both lovely smelling fragrances.

  3. Ouch. It's the whole it'll work out at like 2p a spray so worth it in the end. I'm an Anna Sui girl. x hivenn

  4. I love this scent too, it really is so feminine and sexy without being too in your face. Definitely worth the money! xx

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  5. Very intense this perfum, It always suggest me my mom! thanks for sharing

  6. as colder weather sets in I'm reaching more and more for my Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise... during summer I was obsessed with Jo Malone tea fragrances I would layer Assam & Grapefruit and Sweet Lemon. Sadly those two are limited edition, and I don't know what I'll do when I finally finish the bottles.... Ha I suppose what I'm saying is, I'm a Jo Malone kind of girl :)

  7. I know just what you mean, my beloved Vera Wang- Princess was down to its last few sprays so I was eeking it out slowly, luckily my boyfriend spotted it and bought me a new bottle! What a cherub he is ^_^

    I flit between Princess and Miss Dior Cherie EDP, my favourite scents


  8. My favourite is "Angel" perfume so I know the feeling of a pricey perfume running out!! I loooove Chanel no.5! such a classic!

    LoveFaye xoxo


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