May 05, 2013


May 5, 2013 Photo of the day: "N°5"

Yesterday, I received a special gift from Chanel.
A lovely little book depicting the story
of the legendary fragrance, Chanel N°5.

Mademoiselle Chanel chose to launch her perfume
on May 5th, the fifth day of the fifth month.
Legend has it that when parfumeur, Ernest Beaux,
presented her with several samples of fragrances, 
Mademoiselle chose the fifth vial (her favorite number).
Chanel N°5 became the world's most celebrated perfume.

My special gift from Chanel also included
a golden N°5 bookmark that I will be using
this week to reread another classic
(More on that later :)

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I, too, am partial to the number 5.
It's my shoe size (5.5), 
my ring size (5.5), 
and my height (5'0"),
and I was married in 2005.

These days, I'm prefer
A classic never goes out of style!

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