#FirstClassFriday: Chanel No. 5 jumbo flaçon

#FirstClassFriday: Chanel No. 5 jumbo flaçon

Big treasure

Text: Renée Batchelor

Sometimes, big things come in a big packages. Chanel No. 5's limited-edition jumbo bottle is worth the splurge

Marilyn Monroe may have worn just Chanel No. 5 to bed, and with this new grande version of the scent, you'll have a lifetime supply in just one bottle. The limited-edition, 900ml flacon is both a delightfully oversized bauble and a luxurious keepsake. Containing the Parfum  — the most concentrated version of the fragrance — dab some on with the jewel cut cabochon stopper or leave it blissfully untouched. It's completely up to you.

With all the hallmarks of luxury — the bottle is faceted crystal and is handsealed with a baudruchage technique — there are only 50 numbered editions available. Both a work of art and a fragrance, this makes the perfect, unexpected gift for a perfume connoisseur or collector. And it's the perfect indulgence for fans of the legendary, eternally sensual fragrance.

Pre-order at Chanel counters and boutiques

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