Individuals who put on Chanel No. 5 do not simply like the enduring powdery-floral perfume — they adore it. Almost a century previous, it has collected hundreds (if not hundreds of thousands) of followers through the years, together with Marilyn Monroe, Celine Dion, and my buddy Kara, who cannot think about having worn anything for her latest wedding ceremony. “It is basic, elegant, a bit old school, but additionally completely timeless,” she tells me, including that her mom wore Chanel No. 5 for her personal wedding ceremony in 1976. However whereas she’s one in all many individuals who’s keen to drop a minimum of $80 on the eau de parfum model of the celebrity scent, a $30,000 version of Chanel No. 5 Parfum Grand Extrait is a tempting but understandably long-shot buy.

That is proper: There is a $30,000 bottle of Chanel No. 5. In truth, there are 55 of them, one in all which is presently on show at Le Rouge Chanel, the model’s attractive new pop-up house opening to the general public in New York Metropolis right now. It is a completely monumental flask, containing 30.four ounces of “probably the most treasured type of the perfume,” the parfum, which involves roughly $1,000 an oz.. However contemplating you will get Chanel No. 5 parfum for round $350 an oz. day by day, there’s clearly one thing else extra-special about what is the model is looking No. 5 Restricted Version Grand Extrait.

“Hand-crafted from the best crystal and wearing purple for the primary time ever, this grand flacon is a real souvenir for perfume connoisseurs,” the Chanel web site reads. “A tribute to Gabrielle Chanel’s favourite coloration, the purple hue showcases the ‘rouge à l’or’ experience of Baccarat. An incomparable method that consists of step by step fusing clear crystal and 24-carat gold powder at exactly 1,004°F.” Moreover, the bottle is sealed with baudruchage, a particular hand-crafted method that ensures the purity of the liquid inside, and it is introduced in a white lambksin leather-based case.

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Chanel is looking it “the final word reward for the true perfume connoisseur,” however I would argue that it is extra like the final word reward for the true Chanel No. 5 superfan particularly. Fortunately for Kara and many of the different devotees who could not have $30,000 to casually drop on floral aldehydes, Chanel is providing a limited-edition eau de parfum in a smaller (three.four ounces, to be actual) however equally stunning purple bottle for $130. However in the event you’re in New York Metropolis between now and December 23, it is free to gawk on the large bottle on the Le Rouge Chanel pop-up on East 57th Avenue.


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