Chanel No.5: good buy and good-bye

08/11/2012

Chanel No. 5
On 6 November it was announced that Chanel No. 5, the iconic fragrance that embodies the spirit Chanel, may be banned because, according to scientists, some ingredients may cause an allergic reaction.

Although no reaction to the perfume has been reported in the 90 years of its existence, the scientists insist that it is vital to list eugenol that found in rose oil within the ingredients and entirely ban the tree moss – one of the natural substances that gives the perfume its distinctive smell, which means the death of the perfume.

Other fragrances that may also face the ban include Guerlain's Shalimar, Dior’s Miss Dior and Angel by Thierry Mugler.

It is incredibly sad to see this happening not only because so many women around the world may lose their signature fragrance forever, but also because the history and heritage can be lost with a stroke of a pen.

The European Commission are expected to propose new regulations within the fragrance industry in January 2014, so if you love your Chanel no. 5, stock up now (full range is available here (Europe) and here (US)). When unopened the perfume will keep for several years, especially refrigerated or at least stored in a cool place away from sunlight.
Estella Warren in Chanel No.5 campaign

41 comments:

  1. I was just reading about this somewhere the other day, and was shocked. Although this isn't my signature fragrance, my heart goes out to the ladies that will be losing thiers.

    XO, Gina
    http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

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  2. This is so weird! People can be allergic to any fragrance, so why pick on these specifics? Blurg!
    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  3. This must be quite a blow for the brand.
    I find this quite interesting because I have never been able to wear that perfume. Shortly after applying it I get this intense headache that feels more like a migraine attach. But I do love the design of the bottle.

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  4. that is crazy. is it also crazy i can't imagine a world in which chanel 5 is not apart of? it almost makes me want to cry. i don't wear it personally, i would be more of a coco girl but people i have love have worn it and it reminds me of them. and it's just so iconic!

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  5. what the hell!?! excuse my language! that is too crazy. those perfumes have been in existence for YEARSSSSSSSSSS and they're just deciding to do this? that's outrageous!!! if the consumers aren't complaining, why are they making an issue out of this? what are the chronic (long term) health effects? "may cause" is different from "actual cause" oooohhhhhhh i'm steaming! something doesn't sound right! thanks for sharing.
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  6. That's really terrible :-( Especially as those particularly fragrances you mentioned are so iconic! It's impossible to think you might not be able to get Chanel No 5.

    NLxx
    www.my-changing-room.com

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  7. Noo that would be too bad! I love chanel fragances!

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  8. So sad, it'm my mum's fragrance!:(
    xxx

    S

    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  9. Wow, that's crazy. Chanel n. 5 was a big hit ! Love channel x

    colourful-inspiration.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh my goodness, I did not know this!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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  11. Such a bizarre story. I didn't hear it but I'm not surprised taking in mind that the fragrance was invented about 30 years ago...Well I'm not the biggest fan of classical Chanel No 5 but that would be a pity if such a classy and iconic parfume would be banned.

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  12. If no reaction to the perfume has ever been reported then this is really stupid!
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  13. When I had seen a cap of this perfume I knew that it's Chanel :)
    I love this smell, it's the best perfume on the world :)

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  14. very sweet presentation of the perfume <3

    want to follow each other? i will defiently follow back

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  15. Where have I been? How have I missed this? I feel so lost and confused, haha.

    xx,
    Maya

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  16. thank you so much for voting!
    that would be so terrible!!

    xx, rebecca
    awayinparadise.blogspot.com

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  17. Ugh, I hate tales like this, it's soooo OTT and bureaucratic. Hope you're stocking up right now!

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  18. That's so sad! I have to tell my mother in law she is a huge fan.
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  19. i want one too!!

    http://xdirtylittlesecret.blogspot.sg/

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  20. How interesting! I didn't know any of this! Thanks for enlightening me!

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  21. Thanks for leaving a comment. Wanna follow each other?

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  22. Oh wow, I hadn't heard anything about this. I just learned quite a bit, I didn't know that tree moss was what helped give it the smell. It's a bit strange that such a natural ingredient would cause allergic reactions, as opposed to all of the other chemicals in perfumes.

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  23. thats sad :(

    anyway, love ur blog. so I just followed u,
    mind to follow each other? :)

    XOXO

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  24. Я люблю Шанель! Жаль, если запретят легенду!!!

    Хороших выходных! :*

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  25. That's so crazy! That would be awful.

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  26. Living and working in Brussels, I can keep an eye on this story, which has nothing to do with fashion and beauty, but with very technical rules on ingredients (I happen to know them quite well because of my daily job...). Actually I don't think that the perfume itself will be banned and I'm confident that the Chanel lab will come up with another ingredient for the formulation and keep the iconic N.5 on the market! Will see...

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  27. The fragrance never suited me, but it would really be a shame to see it banned. It's made history after all and it's such an important part of Chanel's heritage.

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  28. This seems so bizarre and crazy, especially since no cases have been reported! I will have to let my mother know as Chanel no. 5 is her favourite xx

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  29. My go to perfume! I wear it everyday! Such a great buy. And I have so much left two years later! I also wanted to thank you for your wonderful comment on my guest post on Vanisha's blog. Your story is very interesting and thank you for your kind words and faith in me. Dreams are worth chasing.

    Chao
    Poppie
    http://thepoppie.com

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