5 Things You Should Know About Coco Chanel

7 September 2014

5 Things You Should Know About Coco Chanel

Know your favorite designer better by reading the 5 things you should know about Coco Chanel! Find out what are Chanel’s most iconic moments in fashion and more.

Coco Chanel

1. Coco Chanel created the best selling fragrance in history.

The first item on the list of 5 things you should know about Coco Chanel is about a legendary perfume. Chanel no. 5 is a timeless perfume that every woman passionate about fragrances has owned a bottle of this at least once in their lifetime.

Its smell is controversial, very strong and empowering, perfect for a woman like Gabrielle.

5 things you should know about Coco Chanel

Chanel no. 5 fragrance was introduced back in 1922 and it was one of the first perfumes to mix natural and artificial essences.

Its famous bottle, plagiarized by so many in time, is said to be inspired by the whiskey decanter only in a much elegant, feminine and exquisite manner.

The fragrance quickly started to flourish its popularity from a small intimate launch event where Gabrielle showed her Parisian socialites the perfume to having sales over 9 million dollars a year across the world later in the 1920’s.

Besides the love of the public for Chanel, the fragrance gained free publicity as well when the iconic figure of the 1950’s, Marilyn Monroe said that she wears to bed 5 drops of Chanel no. 5.

Later in the 1960’s, fashion magazines across the world named the perfume a must-have item saying that „Every woman alive wants Chanel no. 5. Every woman alive needs Chanel no. 5”.

5 things you should know about coco chanel

What’s the secret behind this perfume? And how did Chanel no. 5 became a no. 1 in perfume sales history? It’s probably a combination between the scent, the brand and the woman behind this classic fragrance.

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