The iconic N°5 fragrance has been having a moment this year, and it’s clear that CHANEL is out to mark its 100th anniversary in every way possible — we’ve seen entire fine jewellery collections dedicated to the scent, an industrial-chic Factory 5 line-up, and now, a luxurious holiday collection of limited edition makeup and fragrances.
The timeless olfactory blend has sparked inspiration for new chic bottles of the N°5, now made with high-end recycled glass, along with a Les 4 Ombres eye palette that takes after the rich amber shades of the perfume bottle, with the number 5 and an emblem of the bottle stamped on the surfaces of the eyeshadows as well. Of course, the item we’re most looking forward to is a larger-than-life holiday calendar, shaped just like the N°5. Read on for more of this year’s chic collection.
Advent calendars are always an exciting affair, whether it’s their sheer array of items, or how it slowly builds up excitement as we get closer to Christmas day — if you can afford not to open all the boxes at once, that is.
CHANEL’s holiday calendar is one you’d need tremendous patience for then, since it boasts 27 boxes within a case shaped like a giant bottle of the N°5. For a neat reference, the boxes are numbered from 5 to 31 too — 5 for the fragrance, and 31 for the legendary residence of Coco Chanel, at 31 Rue Cambon.
Inside, you’ll find some of CHANEL’s most iconic products, makeup or otherwise. This year’s limited edition Rouge Allure lipstick and red Le Vernis, for instance, a bottle of N°5 Eau de Parfum, as well as accessories such as a bracelet bearing the number 5 and a mesmerising snow globe ornament.
the N˚5 Calendar – limited edition, $1,150. Available exclusively at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques from 16 October 2021.
LIMITED EDITION FRAGRANCES
N°5 Eau de Parfum — in high-end recycled glass
For a modern take on CHANEL’s enduring perfume, CHANEL has incorporated high-end recycled glass into the bottle design, while still maintaining that pristine, transparent look that we know the icon for.
For this, they’ve tapped onto the glass production expertise of POCHET du COURVAL, a Living Heritage Company, for a sustainable material that meets the high demands of the luxury house. “On average, for 1 million bottles produced using SEVA 3*, new-generation recycled glass, we save more than 25 tons of virgin raw material,” says the Group Pochet.
Other elements of the N°5 have been reworked as well. Mademoiselle Chanel’s lucky number, 5, is inscribed in gold on the label of the Eau de Parfum, while a silver one adorns the N°5 L’EAU, created by In-House Perfumer Creator Olivier Polge. Their boxes also take after the distinctive shape of the bottle, and are made with biodegradable paper pulp that still feels luxe.
N°5 Eau De Parfum Collector’s Bottle – Limited Edition, $266 (100ml). N°5 l’eau Eau De Toilette Collector’s Bottle – Limited Edition, $266 (100ml).
GRAND EXTRAIT BACCARAT 2021ML
Since it’s the year 2021, CHANEL has created its largest bottle of N°5 to date — all 2021ml of the fragrance is now housed in a very limited edition Baccarat crystal bottle, cut like a diamond, though with the distinctive features of the original design present in the white label and faceted sides. Each hand-engraved piece is housed in a white lambskin coffret, and as if it couldn’t get more exquisite, the bottle is also paired with a Baccarat crystal wand for precise application to the pulse points: behind the earlobe, on the neckline, and on the inside of the wrist. Only 55 of these hand-numbered pieces are available.
N°5 Grand Extrait Baccarat – Limited Edition, $45,820 (2021ml).
HOLIDAY 2021 MAKEUP COLLECTION
CHANEL’s Holiday makeup is one that we look forward to every year, and this exquisite series is no different. The golden, amber hues of the N°5 fragrance have been reinterpreted into a shimmering soft gold eye look that’s paired with deep, luminous, and fiery reds on the lips and nails. Eyeshadows and lipsticks bear the original scent’s key motifs in both colour inspiration and design, embossed on eyeshadows or featured on the lipstick cases.
The Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow palette features a winsome quad of four eyeshadows — a satiny amber and shimmery golden white recall the N°5, while a pearly ivory white brings to mind the more neutral tones of the N°5 L’EAU. Two exclusive shades of the OMBRE PREMIÈRE LAQUE are here for your holiday looks as well, with the liquid eyeshadow taking on a glittery finish.
As for the limited edition ROUGE ALLURE N°5, the lipsticks are featured in five shades, including two new releases — Emblématique is a powerful and luminous red, while Légendaire is a brownish garnet. All of them are housed in exclusive packaging embossed with a golden number 5.
See the full collection here —
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Available on the CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty E-Shop, sg-eshop.chanel.com from 16 October 2021.
Available at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques from 16 October 2021 and counters from 22 October 2021.