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Saturday, 15th June 2024

NO.5 More than a Lucky Number

To celebrate the 100th year of the N°5 perfume’s fame,Patrice Leguéreau, Director of the Chanel Fine Jewellery Creation Studio, has imagined the “Collection N°5”, the frst High Jewellery collection ever to be dedicated to a perfume.From the bottle to the sillage, these 123 extraordinary pieces express the different facets of the N°5 perfume.In 1921, the first “perfume for women with the scent of a woman” composed by ErnestBeaux and Gabrielle Chanel made a sound of commotion.The modernity of the fragrance, the purity of the bottle and the mystery of the name, the N°5 perfume was nothing short of a revolution. In 1932,Mademoiselle shattered the codes of French High Jewellery with her one and only collection in platinum and diamonds. These “Bijoux de Diamants” introduced new ways of wearing jewellery and tookj ewellery into a new realm…that of allure. In 2021, Patrice Leguéreau decided to bring these two domains together with the “Collection N°5”.“Gabrielle Chanel approached these two universes with the same visionary values, focusing on audacity and the quest for excellence. I wanted to re-discover that creative gesture with this collection, which has been conceived like a journey through the meanderings of the N°5 perfume’s soul, from the architecture of the bottle to the olfactive explosion of the fragrance. The highlight of this unprecedented collection is an emblematic and exceptional necklace set with a55.55-carat diamond.”Daring creativity, noble mate-rials, and an accentuated femininity together with an intimate character and a powerful timelessness, the “CollectionN°5” refects the main features of the iconic perfume.Through the 123 fexible and architectural pieces of jewellery, Chanel offers its vision of the contrast between the graphic design of the bottle and the sensuality of the fragrance. The Creation Studio magnifes five of the N°5 perfume’s identifying elements through compositions of rare and exceptional gemstones.The emerald cut, the rectangular shape recalls the place Vendôme. Exquisitely crafted from rock crystal or set with diamonds, onyx, pearls and yellow sapphires, the precious octagon is at the heart of the elegant and sophisticated graphic jewellery sets. Through askillful play on transparency, the rings adorned with rock crystal reveal beds of diamonds that underline the purest of profiles. On other gold rings, Chanel exalts the beauty of symbolic gemstones such as this 5.21-carat diamond on the Diamond Stopper ring.Rendered even more feminine with a ribbon of diamonds, the stopper symbolizes the startof an imaginary world of theN°5 perfume.Instantly recognizable, the geometric silhouette of the bottle can be seen through the lines of white diamonds, yellow diamonds and yellow sapphires cascading over sautoir necklaces, brooches and pendant earrings. Just like the N°5 Abstraction necklace whose subtle gradient colours reveal a perfect pairing of yellow and white diamonds.From these bottles with their ethereal lines, escape tears of pear-shape diamonds and pink morganite that fow over the skin like droplets of a divi-ne perfume. In black and white, Chanel reveals the body of the N°5 perfume in onyx, foating over a supple diamond plastron. In contrast, the silhouette of the bottle is hid-den behind an exquisite small clock in mother-of-pearl and black ceramic lacquer flletwith a for al décor of jasmine, rose and ylang-ylang. Driven by a powerful and sensual line, the outline of the number ‘5’ becomes one o

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