A little while ago I wrote about the Grande Dame of perfume, the most famous, the best-selling fragrance ever. No wonder that such a marketing machine demands to be fed.
So Chanel stepped up to the challenge and produced Chanel N°5‘s first flanker: Eau Première. Jacques Polge created “a silky-smooth harmony of notes that reveals the delicate facet of the world-renowned fragrance” (Source: chanel.com).
Targeted at a younger demographic, it is a Chanel N°5 for aspiring queens, a perfume fit for a princess. And of course, THE princess, the idol of my youth, immediately came to mind. I can imagine her wearing Eau Première, as it is fresh, young, but not too young, not carefree, but stately and elegant, beautiful and radiant, effervescent, but still restrained, always behaving and never taking a wrong step.
(I somehow doubt the Queen would agree ;))
Eau Première is smoother, rounder, softer, less aldehydic, more citrus-y, very floral, sweeter, but less powdery in the drydown than Chanel N°5.
It has everything I like and it smells really good! Sillage is impressive and it holds its own for about five hours on my skin.
In my eyes this new interpretation of a classic works, the perfect flanker, if you will.
The perfect Princess.