Category: Scent & Perfume

Chanel No 5 – Ultimate Favourite

When you think of perfumes, to most women, the first thing that comes up in their mind is none other than Coco Chanel’s  Chanel No. 5.

Chanel No 5 – Ultimate Favourite

Why did Coco called her perfume Chanel No. 5 and not number 1, 2 or 3…?  Apparently Coco’s favourite number was number 5.  So much so that the perfume was launched on 5th May (5th Month of the year) 1921.

It is such a timeless fragrance, so luxurious and expensive smelling.  It has hints of vanilla, rose and jasmine. 


It is quite expensive but  not the most expensive perfume in the market but it is always been a best seller.  No girl in their right mind would turn down a Chanel No 5.  Would you?  I wouldn’t!!!

When Coco Chanel was asked where one should wear perfume…

“Wherever one wants to be kissed.”



Chanel No 5 – Ultimate Favourite

Marilyn Monroe was probably the most famous endorser of the scent.  When she was asked what she wore in bed, expecting her to say a pajama top of just the pajamas or a sexy negligée, Marilyn blurted “Chanel No. 5”.

Did you know?

When Coco first release the now iconic Chanel No 5, she included a secret ingredient, used by old school perfumers.  This was the addition of  musk base note gathered from the sexual pheromones of Abyssinian civet cats.  Of course the latest version now only have a synthetic musk base note.  Civet cats have not been retired as they are now used as a symbiotic apparatus for civet coffee.


Ad starring Keira Knightley is banned from kids’ TV

GMT, Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Keira KnightleyChanel said the character Keira Knightley played was
not ‘overtly sexual’A perfume advert featuring Keira Knightley has been banned during children’s television programming because it is
seen as too sexually suggestive.The Advertising Standards Authority ruled that Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle ad was unsuitable for young children.

The watchdog investigated after a complaint from a viewer who saw it in the day time during the film Ice Age 2.

Chanel said a degree of sexual charge was common in perfume ads.

The company also argued Keira Knightley’s character in it was playful and sensual but not overtly sexual.

‘Inappropriately scheduled’The advertisement shows the actress being photographed on a bed, with the

photographer unzipping her clothes.

She is then shown dressed only in a bed sheet and crawling towards him before lying back.

A spokesperson for the Advertising Standards Authority said they decided it was suitable for older children.

“We therefore concluded that the ad was inappropriately scheduled and an ex-kids restriction should have been

applied to prevent the ad from being broadcast in or around children’s programming,” they said.

The watchdog ruled it must not be broadcast again in its current form in or around programmes of particular

appeal to children.

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