Chanel Has Re-Vamped Its Iconic Chanel N°5 Bottle

And just like that, the iconic silhouette has changed. Here is what we think about it.

Before you read on, close your eyes and think of Chanel N°5.

Whether you’re a fragrance buff or not, the iconic bottle probably popped into your mind without hesitation. The N°5 bottle’s minimalist square shape (inspired by a science lab bottle) and diamond-cut stopper, reminiscent of the Place Vendome in Paris, is so enduring and iconic – and practically unchanged since its creation – that most of us have no issue conjuring up its clean lines and boxy silhouette.

chanel no.5 perfume imagery

So the marie claire  team was very intrigued to hear that the bottle was taking on a whole new shape. The House announced today that for a limited time, the fresh and zesty N°5 L’Eau will have a whole new bottle to call home. The minimalist silhouette of the square bottle we know and love has been replaced with an oval shape. Evoking a smooth river pebble or a droplet of water, this newly formed glass bottle fits perfectly into the palm of your hand – and yes, we can confirm that it’s also sturdy enough to pop into your handbag.

At once simple, tactile and covetable, this limited-edition bottle will be available to purchase from 14 June. In the meantime, get your name on the waitlist here – which would be wise as we’re betting that this limited edition bottle won’t linger on shelves long.

In case you don’t know the L’Eau scent as well as we all know the bottle, you can expect a fresh and vibrant blend of citrus, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang and white musk when you spritz. Zesty, feminine and modern it’s the sort of fragrance you reach for every morning (meaning, we like it a lot).

Chanel N°5 L’Eau limited edition bottle. Model wears Eternal N°5 bracelet, 18K white gold, diamonds J12816.

The Chanel N°5 L’Eau limited edition bottle will be available from 14 June at

chanel no.5 perfume imagery

This article was originally published on ELLE Australia and has been republished here with full permission.

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