The CHANEL N°5. Coco Mademoiselle. Bleu de Chanel. Gabrielle. Chance. These timeless scents are revered the world over, and will come together at an immersive fragrance exhibition held at the Grand Palais Éphémère in Paris. If you happen to be heading to the City of Lights this December, this is an event that you don’t want to miss.
Called ‘Le Grand Numéro de CHANEL‘, the exhibition opens to the public only from 15 December 2022 to 9 January 2023, inviting guests to embark on a journey of discovery through a world dedicated to CHANEL’s finest scents, or what CHANEL is calling a ‘festive and olfactory whirlwind’. The history, making and emotional experiences of these perfumes will be expressed through rich, and and imaginative displays.
“LE GRAND NUMÉRO DE CHANEL is a show, a return to reverie that is emotionally evocative on several levels. The idea is to let yourself indulge in daydreaming, to chart your own path as you travel from one universe to another,” says Thomas du Pré de Saint Maur, the Head of Global Creative Resources Fragrance & Beauty, Fine Jewellery & Watches at CHANEL. “It is also a social experience, a time to share in the holiday spirit, and feels a bit like discovering the window displays of the Parisian department stores at Christmas time.”
He also shares that the exhibition name recalls both the symbolic meaning of the house’s emblematic numbers, as well as the idea of artistic performances, which has ties to founder Gabrielle Chanel’s times living in Moulins and performing as a singer. “A CHANEL fragrance is a virtuosic performance by the perfumer. It is also a spectacular celebration of life, movement, of allure: a daily invitation to put on a show,” he continues.
On display, expect the CHANEL N°5, the house’s most iconic scent, as well as the Gabrielle, Chance, Les Exclusifs collection, and men’s fragrance Bleu de Chanel interpreted in evocative ways that show us how “a fragrance is more than a name, a bottle, or a scent”, as Thomas puts it. Consider this an invitation to “follow your lucky star, seize your chance, or become part of the legend”.
- Date: December 15, 2022 to January 9, 2023
- Location: Grand Palais Éphémère, Place Joffre, 75007 PARIS
- Registration now open, on chanel.com/fr.
Celebrate N°5 Holiday with CHANEL STATIONS around Singapore
For more CHANEL holiday cheer, this time, right here in Singapore, you’re invited to our own series of CHANEL STATIONS, or themed pop-ups that centre about the house’s lunar-inspired N°5 Holiday collection.
The first station has been launched at Plaza Singapore, looking a bit like a space expedition station with its swirling helixes of stars and luxurious CHANEL iconography. Get to discover CHANEL’s range of skincare, makeup, fragrances and in-boutique exclusives, including personalised holiday activities and experiences.
These N°5 Holiday CHANEL STATIONS will also be present at VivoCity Shopping Mall (5 – 18 December 2022) and Changi Airport Terminal 1 Departure Transit Hall (18 – 29 December 2022).