Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Inside Chanel: The Legend of No. 5

A series of original short films 2 to 4 minutes long recount the events and people who influenced the destiny of Coco Chanel and forged the legend. This journey, full of images and historical evidence, takes you to the origins and to the heart of the creations of CHANEL, a luxury brand recognized the world over.

The saga begins with the legend of N°5. CHANEL opens in an unprecedented way its archives to capture the essence of this iconic fragrance, from its genesis to its muses, who have embodied the perfume since it was first created.  —

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9 thoughts on “Inside Chanel: The Legend of No. 5

  1. Zulaikha

    I find Chanel no 5 a bit too strong, I’ve always loved Chance by Chanel.

  2. stephanie

    Thanks! This is awesome! I love reading anything about Chanel! I enjoy the documentaries too. I’m sort of a Chanel expert for my family and friends.

    • Pamela

      Did you see the movies with Shirley MacLaine and Audrey Tatou? I have both on Blu Ray but haven.’t watched them yet.

      • stephanie

        yes. I saw the Lifetime one and another one that was released in the theaters. So good!

      • Anne

        I saw the one with Audrey Tautou and liked it a lot. There’s another French film about Chanel that focuses on her affair with Stravinsky–really dreadful movie. But that’s where I first heard the story about the creation of No. 5.

  3. Pamela

    I love the narrator’s voice! The way she says “decipher” in her Brit accent and the way she pronounces French names like “Catherine Deneuve” and “Audrey Tatou” is like buttah–makes me want to fake an accent. Mon Dieu!

  4. stephanie

    I just got a chance to watch this and I love it. Although I am not a fan of the scent, I love the story behind it. I was told at the Henri Bendel store, that Henri liked No.7 instead of No.5.
    I do love the way the Prefection Lumiere smells though!

  5. I prefer Chanel #19….but it’s a nice video.

  6. Iris

    I think this is Lisa Eldrich’s voice, partly because I watched so many tutorial videos of hers.