The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume

The Secret of Chanel No. 5: The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume

Tilar J. Mazzeo


“Who knew that this sort of tiny bottle housed such a lot of secrets?” —Michael Tonello, writer of Bringing domestic the Birkin

Tilar J. Mazzeo, writer of the New York Times bestseller The Widow Clicquot (an Amazon better of the Month booklet in October 2008) returns with an enthralling historical past of the world’s most famed, seductive, and well known fragrance: Chanel No. five. Mazzeo’s sweeping tale of the enduring smell (known as “le monstre” within the body spray undefined) stretches from Coco Chanel’s early good fortune to the increase of the seminal body spray through the Fifties to the affirmation of its bestseller prestige in today’s crowded body spray market.

“Here is the lifetime of one of many twentieth century’s finest and deeply advanced ladies, a desirable cultural historical past, and the tale of a rare perfume.” —Chandler Burr, New York Times odor critic and writer of The excellent Scent

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