To celebrate the 100th year of the N°5 perfume’s fame, Patrice Leguéreau, Director of the CHANEL Fine Jewelry Creation Studio, has imagined the “Collection N°5”, the first High Jewelry collection ever to be dedicated to a perfume.
From the bottle to the sillage, these hundred and twenty-three 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 Ernest Beaux 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 Jewelry with her one and only collection in platinum and diamonds. These “Bijoux de Diamants” introduced new ways of wearing jewelry and took jewelry 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 rediscover 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 a 55.55-carat diamond.”
Only the House of CHANEL could dedicate a High Jewelry collection to the most famous perfume in the world.
Daring creativity, noble materials, and an accentuated femininity together with an intimate character and a powerful timelessness, the “Collection N°5” reflects the main features of the iconic perfume. Through the one hundred and twenty-three flexible and architectural pieces of jewelry, CHANEL offers its vision of the contrast between the graphic design of the bottle and the sensuality of the fragrance. The Creation Studio magnifies five of the N°5 perfume’s identifying elements through compositions of rare and exceptional gemstones.
With 100 years of fame behind it, only a rich, unique and mysterious perfume like the N°5 perfume could inspire such a majestic collection of High Jewelry.