Thursday, July 14, 2016

Chanel N°5 L'Eau Eau de Toilette Spray

Not more than a week ago, I received an e-mail from Chanel.com telling me that the new N°5 L'Eau Spray ($132) was available early to its special customers. I ordered it immediately. I had sprayed some of my account executive's lab sample on my wrist last weekend, and I swooned.

It will be available to all (in limited quantities) on Chanel's Web site on July 15. Once those limited quantities are sold, customers who want to purchase it will have to wait for its September launch (in the U.S.).

Here is what Chanel has to say about this new fragrance...
Timeless and audacious, instant and infinite. A modern, fresh and vibrant embodiment of the now and forever scent, N°5 L’Eau is the N°5 of today. [I've read that it was developed for today's young women who want lighter scents than the original N°5.]

Composed by Chanel perfumer Olivier Polge, crisp, dynamic top notes of lemon, mandarin, and orange reveal lightheartedness and transparency. The heart of the bouquet unfolds with may rose, oxygenated jasmine, and a new fraction of ylang ylang, more modern than ever. Behind this floral whirlwind lies an unprecedented sense of liveliness: the echo of vetiver and cedar, accompanied by soft and cottony musk notes. The Eau de Toilette allows for more generous use, with easy application on skin or clothing.

The classic bottle features a new continuous misting spray, while the beveled glass appears crystal clear like pure water - an expression of simplicity and elegance.


How can I improve upon this description? It describes almost perfectly the essence of L'Eau - except for one thing. The aura of N°5 remains. To my nose, it's the base of this beautiful fragrance, a reminder why N°5 is a classic and has been enormously popular since its introduction the 1920's. L'Eau isn't characterized by aldehydes, which young people call powdery and attribute to their mother's perfume. It is light, fresh, and lively, a "flanker" designed to appeal to the modern woman. I love it. It's a perfect fragrance for summer.

You can order it at Chanel's Web site now or wait until September when it launches officially.

Photo courtesy of Chanel

4 comments:

Nemo said...

I bought the 6.8 ounce bottle of No.5 when I ordered the CHANEL summer collection. Last night I ordered the new fall Le Rouge No.1 makeup collection, the debut one by Lucia Pica. I have been haunting the CHANEL website for weeks, waiting for it to appear. As soon as it did, I ordered. So did my dear pal who is also a CHANEL devotee. Eileen, I expect the collection to be at my door soon, & I will advise. Cg, I plan to wear the eye quad in the manner LMDB did its eye kit applications; that is, the layers of color, applied one on top of the other.

Charleston Girl said...

Nemo, having seen the collection (I will post the lipsticks tomorrow), I can't say it was "made for me." I'm not a red fan. I hope you enjoy it and also that you give us your opinion when it arrives!

PANNA said...

So glad you posted about this -- I didn't think they were available until September (my birth month) and I was going to get a bottle then. Thanks to your heads up, my bottle is being delivered today and I can't wait!

Thank you, CG!

Charleston Girl said...

Hi Panna! Doesn't it make you feel special to get it in advance? :)