Chanel No 5 described as the "grandaddy of modern perfumes" was invented by Coco Chanel shortly after World War I. This outstanding perfume contains close to 80 ingredients some natural and others synthetic.
Synthetics were first introduced in the mid 1800s. By the time of the release of Chanel 5 (Coco Chanel's fifth try), 80% of the world's synthetics had been created.
Chanel 5 is still the benchmark for all budding noses and still commands a most loyal following
Today's perfumes, in the main, contain 90% synthetics and 10% natural ingredients, and unlike Chanel 5 are made in bulk in large industrial laboratories.
So while fragrances come and go, Chanel 5 goes on forever..
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