Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere - Chanel - Review

Oh Chanel, your very name evokes fashion couture and legendary fragrance. And nothing more so than that famous number; No. 5.

With all its marketing strategy and hype, No. 5 Sensual Elixir somehow managed to miss the mark, smelling not quite the same as the original formula, yet not different enough to be remarkable. Too bad because the smooth scented gel was a sensual delight. The gel concept and the way it melts into the skin still makes it a popular choice for those seeking a more wearable No. 5. Yet still, it's not quite right.

But where the elixir missed the mark, Eau Premiere is right on. A sexy contemporary version of this classic fragrance. Those old school, die hard original formula lovers won't budge an inch here, but then it's not meant to move them. This is created for the new legends. Turbulent, wild and fresh this is the fragrance that suits Nicole. It is vibrant and alive with sexy under currents that pull you in for a closer sniff.

Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere is in limited release to Saks only right now. I'm hoping it will open with wider distribution soon as I have a gift certificate saved away and the $125 price tag is worth the wait.


Madelyn said...

Dear V,
Whata lovely surprise to see not 1 but 2 posts from you - like sweet, old times !
I am a diehard Chanel No. 5 parfum fan . I did like the Sensual Elixir - but never bought it. I think yjos nouveau Chanel captures the essence of the original in a lighter , playful way.
i also loved the photo of your tea and pussycat ! I love cats - they are fursons !

Victoria said...

Thanks Madelyn! I have a few more reviews rattling around in my head. I've been enjoying tea and getting lost in the fragrance and experience of it. It has therefor inspired me to write again. And maybe even do a couple tea reviews.

Have a lovely day there on the East Coast, and stay warm!

Divina said...

I've been waiting and waaaaaiting for this to become available over here but no! And recently I heard from an SA that we might have to wait another year! :(

chayaruchama said...

Lovely to see you back !
[And the kitty, too]

This flanker was a lovely surprise.
Very pretty indeed.

MarkDavid said...

Oh Vic, its soo great to have you back!

I really liked this one, as well. It will probably end up in my collection one day. Perhaps in the Spring as I'm really loving the original EDP and parfum this winter.


Anonymous said...

Chanel Eau de Premier was recalled by Chanel due to unforseen problems with the formulation. It will be re-released later this year. I can't wait!

Victoria said...

Really? Wow I had no idea! I hope it will smell the same. Thank you.