20 October 2016

Chanel • The 'New' No 5 L'Eau





The Re-make of a Classic - good idea, bad idea? You can't get any more classic than Chanel No5, the ultimate iconic symbol of luxury. Originally created in 1921 by Gabrielle Chanel, No5 has since become more than just a fragrance.

If you did not already know, Chanel have most recently launched No5 L'Eau, a modern, fresh and vibrant take on the Classic Chanel No5, to be the No5 of today. The face of this campaign is 16 year old Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis who has been an ambassador for Chanel for many years, so Lily now follows in her mums footsteps, to capture a younger audience. The No1 selling fragrance in the world (yes the world!) has been given a fresh, citrus, modernised twist. For those who like something a little fresher and less heavy, then this shall most surely be your new favourite, where the original No5 shall still as always, be loved my millions. 

Being a huge Chanel Fragrance lover myself, as soon as I heard the news I knew I had to smell it and to no surprise, I fell in love with it. Hence I bought the 100ml size whilst at T5 Heathrow Airport. Seeing as Chanel is such a beauty Icon (and the bottle is sooooo pretttttty) it had to have a slot on my blog. Those of you who know me or follow me shall know just how much of a Chanel fan I am. Their beauty lines, make-up, clothing, handbags, accessories .... I am a true fan and addict. 

Chanel No 5 L'Eau New 100m
Chanel No 5 L'Eau New 100ml
Chanel No 5 L'Eau New 100ml
Chanel No 5 L'Eau New 100ml
Lets talk about the actual scent.... 
No5 L'Eau has been in development for a few years by Olivier Polge, Chanel's in house perfumer with the idea to freshen up and modernise the scent so that it would appeal to a younger audience. The original notes are still there, just freshened up and lightened a little with the addition of the citrus notes. 

Top Notes: Lemon, Neroli, Madarin, Orange, giving a real citrus twist. 
Heart Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang.
Base Notes: Cedar, White Musk.

It has been made as an Eau de Toilette as opposed to an Eau de Parfum to keep it light and the spray bottle makes it easy to apply all over the body. 

The Packaging: The outer clean, crisp, white box is still as classic and simple as the original with the 3-D overlay really adding to the experience of this new scent. Thankfully the bottle has kept that classic Chanel design (hurrah!) with a beveled glass that looks like crystal oozes with elegance yet it is very simple. I adore the bottle as it adds to the whole luxury feel of a Chanel fragrance and I just love Chanel packaging in general.

Chanel No 5 L'Eau New 100ml

"You Know Me and You Don't" - the quote from the Chanel campaign; exactly what Chanel No5 L'Eau is saying to us! 

Chanel No 5 L'Eau New 100ml
Chanel No 5 L'Eau New 100ml
Chanel No 5 L'Eau New 100ml
My thoughts ... 

Fragrance is such a personal thing so we all have our own opinion when it comes to the original No5 and I think in truth, it is indeed an acquired taste with most of us associating it with being an 'older persons' scent. For me this is mainly due the fact that when I was growing up my mum favoured this type of heavy, luxury scent so I am taken back to my childhood when I smell it. It is kind of like being an adult and feeling like you have stolen your mums perfume, because lets face it, we are all guilty of it! I have though taken after her in the respect that I love stronger scents as I am not much of a florals or sweet fan when it comes to what fragrances I wear.

I for one am a massive fan of this newly formed scent. It still smells exactly like No5 but just much lighter and fresher, as they intended! So if you disliked the original for being too strong but liked the general scent, then you will really like this one. 

I don't know what it is with Chanel fragrances but they instantly make you feel so sophisticated and chic all in one spritz like you take on a while new persona, they really do! Chanel Chance has always been my No1 Chanel scent as it was the fragrance I wore on my wedding day so it shall always be very special to me. I like that the two are very different from each other yet giving me that same, happy feel. 

I have heard some feedback from fellow bloggers about this not lasting very long on the skin but I have to say, my skin seems to love it as it lasts really well on me. This is most definitely one of those scents that you have to go and try in person for yourself as our bodies all work definitely when it comes to fragrance but one to make a beeline for. Compared to the original No5, L'Eau is actually very reasonably priced being an EDT and it made sense to go for the 100ml as opposed to the 50ml as the price difference was minimal, making this a very good buy!

Chanel No 5 L'Eau New 100ml
Chanel No 5 L'Eau New 100ml
Chanel No5 L'Eau comes in a 50ml spray and 100ml spray and is available online {right here}.

So what do you think about L'Eau?
... are you a Chanel lover like me?








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18 comments

  1. Of course, stunning pics of this beautiful, luxurious fragrance! I love the "you know me and you don't" - so cool! I think I need to check it out, as I too felt the original was a bit too heavy and reminded me of various old people lol! A light, fresh version sounds like the perfect modern twist on the classic!
    xoxo Jenn│www.beautybyjellybean.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jenn for the kind works and for reading! This shall indeed possible be the No5 version for you I say, you most need to go try it on your skin.
      The caption is fabulous isnt it! I am in Chanel heaven safe to say. K xxx

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    1. Oh isn't it just! It is luxury at its best ;-) K xxx

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  3. Oh this is so stunning and luxurious Kelly. It's timeless and absolutely classic. I would love to have this in my scent stash as well.

    Great images and review!
    xo
    Dom
    www.calibeaute.com

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    1. Thank you so much Dom for the kind an fabulous compliments!
      It is indeed a scent that graces any collection and its just all round fabulous-ness! K xxx

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  4. Great review kelly!
    XXX
    C
    www.beautiqueblog.com

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    1. Aw thank you Claudia! Means a lot seeing you were lucky enough to be at the launch!
      I adore all that it is! K xxx

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  5. For sure I'm a true Chanel lover as you and this delicate and fresh fragrance is so good ! Kisses and hope you feel better my CS !

    Kédidja | beautymoodboard.com

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    1. Thank you CS! This has both of our names written all over it ;-) K xxx

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  6. I have been excited about this launch ever since I've heard about it! I think it is a nice alternative to the original, but still with its own charm. Loved your review! You are my Chanel enabler :-D

    Naya
    www.partyparrotblog.com

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    1. Indeed spot on! It does hold a whole new charm and has us all falling in love with it!
      I am very happy and proud to be your Chanel enabler ;-) K xxx

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  7. I have to agree that this definitely gets a thumbs up! I love the fresher, more fruity twist on the original - it's right up my street. Gorgeous pictures and loved reading your review lovely!

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British-Korean Beauty & Lifestyle blog

    xx

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    1. Thank you so kindly Jennifer! Thank you for stopping by and so glad you enjoyed it.
      Chanel is by far a luxury we all succumb too ;-) K xx

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  8. I don't own any Chanel perfume so I have been super excited about this. I had the opportunity to sniff it a couple weeks ago and I love it. I plan to pick it up soon or better yet, get hubby to buy it for me. Lovely review Hun! xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. I think the idea of hubby getting it for you is a far better deal to me! Think of all the brownie points for buying his loved one Chanel perfume - go with that ;-) hahah.
      Thank you so much for reading! K xxx

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  9. This is my favourite too. I grabbed it after I checked it first time and it was a love at first spritz for me :)

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    1. Yes!!!! The love at first spritz is indeed so real! K xxx

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