We love to explore the reason behind the aroma here at Eternal Essence Fragrance Oil. So we thought to dive into Coco Chanel and her famous perfume Chanel No. 5. If you didn’t know, here at Eternal Essence Oils we carry Coco Chanel Fragrance Oil, which is a fashioned after one of the most famous perfumes in the world. This fragrance oil is considered sophisticated as well as luxurious, having top notes of ylang, ylang, neroli, and aldehydes and blending into mid-notes of jasmine and exotic rose with base notes of powder, vetiver, vanilla, and sandalwood.
So, here’s a little bit of Chanel’s story from a biography website we landed upon:
“Fashion designer Coco Chanel, born August 19, 1883, in Saumur, France, is famous for her timeless designs, trademark suits and little black dresses. Chanel was raised in an orphanage and taught to sew. She had a brief career as a singer before opening her first clothes shop in 1910. In the 1920s, she launched her first perfume and eventually introduced the Chanel suit and the little black dress, with an emphasis on making clothes that were more comfortable for women. She died on January 10, 1971.”
Here’s where the perfume comes in…
“In the 1920s, Chanel took her thriving business to new heights. She launched her first perfume, Chanel No. 5, which was the first to feature a designer’s name. Perfume “is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory of fashion. . . . that heralds your arrival and prolongs your departure,” Chanel once explained. The fragrance was in fact also backed by department store owner Théophile Bader and businessmen Pierre and Paul Wertheimer, with Chanel developing a close friendship with Pierre. A deal was ultimately negotiated where the Wertheimer business would take in 70 percent of Chanel No. 5 profits for producing the perfume at their factories, with Bader receiving 20 percent and Chanel herself only receiving 10 percent. Over the years, with No. 5 being a massive source of revenue, she repeatedly sued to have the terms of the deal renegotiated. ”
Wow, we really like this story! A bold young women making a name for herself and changing the face of perfume and fashion to be remembered many years after she is gone. We are proud to carry a fragrance oil fashioned after this remarkable perfume in honor of women and young and adventurous entrepreneurs ever where!