Then, in a 1952 interview with marie claire, it was Marilyn Monroe’s daring admission that she wears nothing but “a few drops of N˚5” to bed, that the fragrance adopted a more alluring meaning and set the high-glamour tone for campaigns to come.
Since then, actresses including a fresh-faced Ali McGraw, Lauren Hutton in a bright pink suit, and the classic elegance Catherine Deneuve and Carole Bouquet have graced campaigns of the scent, followed by Nicole Kidman’s 2004 portrayal in N˚5 The Film, directed by Baz Luhrmann.
As the House pays homage to the fragrance and its stars for its 100th anniversary this year, French actress Marion Cotillard is the latest to embody the N˚5 woman.
In an escapist iteration of N˚5 The Film, the fragrance takes flight from Paris to the moon, as CHANEL celebrates its heritage, while looking to the future of the eau de parfum and the women it adorns.
Discover and shop the classic CHANEL N˚5 Eau De Parfum, $249; at chanel.com/au