Chanel No. 5 L’Eau Drop: A fresh take on the iconic fragrance, inspired by Marilyn Monroe’s timeless charm and affinity for the perfume.


Nothing smells as wonderful as Chanel N°5, and no one looked as ethereal as Marilyn Monroe. It was natural that the two icons would be a match made in heaven. The icing on the cake was her statement, “Once this fellow says, ‘Marilyn, what do you wear to bed?’ So I said I only wear Chanel No. 5.” The frenzy that followed was insane, with No. 5 sales skyrocketing.


Over a century after its launch, Chanel No. 5 remains one of the most iconic perfumes on the market, now with a new and limited-edition bottle inspired by the quote. The French beauty brand has released its first-ever collectible bottle: the Chanel No. 5 L’Eau Drop. It comes shaped like a drop of perfume with packaging inspired by the legendary Monroe and a quote from the 1952 Time cover story. Sylvie Legastelois, Chanel’s head of packaging and design, describes the incredibly collectible bottle as a feat of glassmaking, per Vogue.The perfume, with citrus notes, a floral swirl of jasmine, rose, and ylang-ylang, and the exuberance of vetiver and cedar, sells for $188.

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Fans would be aware that this isn’t the first bottle dedicated to the American actress. Monroe, who the world swoons over to this day, loved the original Chanel No. 5 ($172). The new No. 5 L’Eau, according to in-house perfumer Olivier Polge, is only a fresher, more casual ode to the No. 5. The limited-edition No. 5 L’Eau Drop Bottle is available to shop on Chanel.com for $188.

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