Christmas belle: Chanel No. 5 gets a mini makeover

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Christmas belle: Chanel No. 5 gets a mini makeover
In new 35ml formats, Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum and Eau Premiere are the perfect gifts to give and receive

We might only be on the brink of October, but if you're a planner, you'll already be thinking of what gifts to get for your nearest and dearest. And nothing beats a classic scent like Chanel No. 5. But if the larger bottles have been too much of a commitment (either price or size wise), the new 35ml, limited edition versions are the perfect option.

Released just for the holiday season, choose from the Eau de Parfum —  the classic aldehyde fragrance by Ernest Beaux — or Eau Premiere — the modern, airier interpretation.

Also available are jumbo 900ml bottles of the parfum. In a faceted crystal bottle, these are hand-sealed with baudruche film and come numbered — only 50 are available. The perfect addition to a chic boudoir, these are bound to become collector's editions in the not so distant future. If you're lucky enough to be gifted one this Christmas, you'll truly be living la vida Coco.

From $108 for 35ml. At Chanel counters and stores from 30 October

Text: Renée Batchelor

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