In his formula the aldehydes are accompanied by fragrances of rose and jasmine.The fragrance of aldehydes is pure and fresh, reminds of the odor of clean linen just brought in the house form the fresh frosty air.This EDP has been reformulated from the original, and though I don't have any vintage No 5, I remember distinctly my mother wearing it. I have tried other scents from this era, some lovely, but it was obvious that they were from a by-gone era - like appreciating the beauty of vintage clothing but having no desire to wear it.
Chanel N°5 is a very complex fragrance which does not allow any of the fragrant components to be isolated out of the composition, what was exactly a request of the great Chanel – the perfume should not smell like a rose, or a lily of the valley, but as a composition.
The perfume became famous thanks to many celebrities who wore it, among which Marilyn Monroe.
Thank you for the suggestion, I will try this weekend! It almost smells chocolatey to me - perhaps that is the muskiness to my nose? Particles (large) floating in the bottle, the bottle itself has many inclusions, flat matte label and print on back of label is poorly done.
Now the juice, while the scent has considerably changed the Made in USA version is much worse.
Whenever I opened it, two colleagues always asked, "What smells like lavender?