Let’s not lie. We all love a few luxury beauty products. As much as it’s thrilling to find out that a drugstore mascara is awesome, a luxe item from the department store can feel like a good investment because you’re going to cherish using it.
Number 5 really is a classic fragrance and though I don’t love it, I spritz it on every once in a while hoping that I’ll grow into it. The scent is so sophisticated and floral but kind of cold instead of being warm. It smells slightly metallic on me but really works on my mom. I can see why my mother loves it so much – she’s a huge fan of floral fragrances and this is the quintessential floral perfume, so if your mother likes florals as well, chances are she’ll like Chanel No. 5.
I’ve also found that a lot of people who are allergic or sensitive to scents, can tolerate this one. I don’t know why that is – I’ve found that sweeter notes seem to cause more headaches, but that’s just my own anecdotal evidence.
If this is the year of you – then go ahead and find a scent that you really like!