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    Emily
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    No. 5 Eau Première by Chanel

    Even though it is worlds softer and less dynamic than the original, I will say that this is a crisp, smooth, non-annoying modern perfume.

    A lot of reinterpretations of older scents can be real eye rollers, designed to appeal to the easily challenged commercial consumer. This is a welcome exception. While lacking the frothy punch of the real 5, this is markedly pleasant and a good clean way to better reintroduce young people to Chanel perfumery.

    Think of the original 5 taken down to a solemn place. A place that is less flamboyant, more reserved and agreeable. Now add a smooth green citrus aspect, hard to identify yet very present. Play up the rose, add a silken soft drydown that hums and you get Eau Premiere.

    14 March, 2012