Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Chanel company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Chanel fragrances.

The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Chanel company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the perfume!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Prices of Chanel No. 5 in the 1940s

In the 1940's many stores offered perfumes in dram sizes, i was much more affordable to those going through wartime. But the regular size bottles were still sold, however, there were shortages of the fragrances being exported to the USA. Some stores also had sales on the perfumes from time to time.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Cristalle by Chanel c1974

Eau de Toilette Cristalle was created in 1974, created by Henri Robert as a toilet water for young girls. It was introduced to the United States in 1977.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fake Chanel No. 5 Perfume on Ebay!

Heads Up! Here is a vintage Chanel No.5 fake perfume on ebay. This is what I term the "classic fake" style perfume that was made during the 1950s-1970s. It is the usual wrong and fake bottle with the sloping shoulders and the flat stopper. The label and boxes have the wrong font and sloppy printing.

See the info here on how to Prevent Buying a Fake.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Another FAKE Chanel on Ebay

This seller claims that it is "genuine" and says that "there is a lot of misinformation on the web."...

...well I hate to break it to them but this is a classic fake Chanel perfume. The bottle is marked "HP" "Bottle Made in France." It should be marked "Chanel" "Made in France" in the glass. The bottle is also the wrong shape - as you can see it has sloping shoulders, when it should be straight across. The stopper does not have all the faceting that the original bottles have.

The label is fake, and does not use the genuine Chanel font.  The box is cheap and not the same thick cardstock that Chanel used.

Click here to see the auction

Monday, November 9, 2015

Marilyn Monroe's Chanel Cologne Bottle

You've all seen that famous photo of Marilyn Monroe and that bottle of Chanel perfume, but were unsure of what the bottle actually looks like? Well it is Chanel No. 5 Eau de Cologne in the ovoid bottle, not the square bottle.

Vintage 1920s Fake Chanel Perfume Bottle

Vintage 1920s perfume bottle with a beautiful frosted glass stopper molded with an image of moths. The bottle appears to be a copy of a Rene Lalique bottle used for Coty perfumes in the 1920s-1930s. I can tell that it is not an actual Lalique made piece as the stopper is not as finely molded as a genuine example and the sides of the stopper lack the extra details found on the originals. This may have been a bottle made by Coty's own glassworks for one of their perfumes.

The bottle has a fake Chanel paper label affixed to the front. Please note that Chanel NEVER used these type of bottles or the style of paper label shown.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Vintage 1970s-1980s FAKE Chanel Perfume Spray

Here is a heads up on a vintage fake Chanel perfume spray being sold on ebay, apparently it seems the seller does not know it is a fake. Chanel NEVER sold perfume in this bottle. The bottle is horizontally ribbed and features a black plastic cap with gold lettering and a leaf border along the bottom.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Chanel No. 19 c1970

Chanel No. 19 by Chanel: launched in 1970. Created by Henri Robert. In USA in 1972. It was reportedly Coco Chanel's private perfume which she used for the three years preceding her death. The unnamed perfume's formula was found among her personal papers. The chairman of the board of Chanel, Inc, at the time, H. Gregory Thomas (who also served as president of the company fr 32 years) said the fragrance could not be marketed until her death. The perfume came to be named Chanel No. 19, after Coco Chanel's birthday, August 19.

Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel c2001

Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel: launched in 2001. Created by Jacques Polge.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Factices and Dummy Display Perfume Bottles

In this guide I will introduce you to the world of perfume display bottles, also called Factices (pronounced fack-teece), and dummy bottles in the perfume trade.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Misia by Chanel c2015

Misia by Chanel: will be launched in March 2015. Created by Jacques Polge's son,  Olivier Polge, as part of the Les Exclusifs de Chanel Collection of fragrances.

The feminine fragrance's beautiful name derives from one of Coco Chanel's dearest friends, Misia Sert. Sert was a talented pianist, artist, saloon owner as well as the favorite enigmatic muse of many famous artists such as Renoir. But it was Misia Sert who first planted the inventive seed of perfume genius inside of Coco's curious head.

 Sert received a manuscript from a friend entitled, The Secret of the Medicis" that was found during renovations in a chateau in the Loire region, which allegedly contained the formula for an anti-aging potion created by Rene the Florentine, Queen Catherine de Medici's perfume chemist and master poisoner. Both Catherine de Medici and her beautiful rival in the affections of her royal husband, Henri II, Diane de Poitiers applied this unusual cologne to their faces to escape the ravages of time. Sert had an idea, she promised to give the owner of the ancient manuscript 6,000 francs if she could have the recipe.

She then went immediately to Coco Chanel and told her of the formula, in which she encouraged Chanel to launch her own form of the beauty tonic to be christened l'Eau Chanel. Sert thought that the cologne would be a smashing hit given Chanel's popularity around the world, and bringing in much more than the 6,000 francs she had promised the manuscript owner. The two women carefully conspired over the packaging and details of the fragrance and thus the beginnings of what would become Chanel No. 5. are, as they say...history.

As a scented tribute to the clever Misia, the house of Chanel is launching the fragrance with her name, alongside her friend, Chanel.

So what does Misia smell like? It is classified as a powdery floral chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: violet, and iris
  • Middle notes: Turkish rose, and Grasse rose
  • Base notes: Laotian benzoin, tonka beans, and orris root

Available in the following

  • 75 ml Eau de Toilette
  • 200 ml Eau de Toilette

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere c2007

Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere: launched in 2007. Created by Jacques Polge.

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an aldehydic floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, neroli and Comoroan ylang-ylang
  • Middle notes: rose absolute and Grasse jasmine
  • Base notes:  vanilla, sandalwood and vetiver

Update: Eau Premiere was reformulated in 2014 and repackaged in the classic Chanel bottle.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Fake Chanel Perfume on ebay

Fake Chanel perfume on ebay!