Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Chanel No.5 Eau de Toilette
If aldehydes are a problem, this one may give you some problems. If you happen to like aldehydes, then you either already like No.5 or should try it. The opening of ( yes, you guessed it ) aldehydes, bergamot and neroli are very familiar and friendly. There's a refinement about not only the top accord, but the totality of No.5 that is very pleasant. I believe No.5 can come off as a bit crass if over-applied, but when used moderately emits a certain sophistication.
The floral heart is evident very quickly. I get a rose and jasmin duo with a dusting from iris. It's a nice accord and only wish I could smell a more pronounced muguet, but alas I do not. This is the Eau de Toilette I am reviewing and possibly the other available strengths will yield a different balance. The drydown ( on me ) takes awhile and affords me a soft rendition of mossy musk and a nod from van-amber. The florals are still going in tandem with the base. The volume is understandably lower, but the overall texture of the scent has become more elegant.
Chanel No.5 was a winner, is a winner and I'm quite sure will remain one. Thumbs up from Aromi for this Chanel classic.