Olivier Polge creates No.5 L'Eau for Chanel

23rd August, 2016

Lily-Rose Depp is the face of the new Chanel scent
Next month Chanel are introducing Chanel No. 5 L’Eau — a new version of their iconic No.5 fragrance from 1921. The new scent has been created by Olivier Polge.

Chanel say:

In 1924, only three years after the creation of the Parfum, Ernest Beaux interpreted it as an Eau de Toilette. In 1986, Jacques Polge created the Eau de Parfum. Steadfastly 5 and totally new. Twenty-two years later, he dared to breathe new life into the formula with Eau Première.

Now, in 2016, it is perfumer Olivier Polge’s turn to capture the essence of his time with the creation of N°5 L’EAU. A fragrance of the here, now and always.

According to Chanel, Polge dissected the original formula and looked at the role of each ingredient. The new L’Eau keeps the aldehydes, orange rinds and zests, and downplays the more metallic notes and the powdery vanilla base.

Notes for the fragrance are:

  • Top: Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Aldehydes
  • Heart: Rose, Oxygenated jasmine, Ylang ylang
  • Base: Vetiver, Cedarwood, Soft and cottony musk notes

Chanel No. 5 L’Eau

Chanel say that L’Eau is “not a cologne. Nor is it a diluted version of the original fragrance for, at CHANEL, each variation is a genuine olfactory creation. N°5 L’EAU is the N°5 of today. A composition under the banner of modernity, with freshness as its leitmotif. L’EAU, for water is essential. L’EAU, in praise of simplicity. L’EAU, the obvious choice.“

The face of the scent is Lily-Rose Depp, who features in a campaign by director, Johan Renck.

Chanel No. 5 L’Eau will be available in 50ml and 100ml sizes.

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      • PerfumedLady | 24th August 2016 18:08

        Bought this during the presale, as did a couple of others here, and I think we're all in agreement that L'Eau is wonderful. Right up there with the stunningly beautiful Eau Premiere. L'Eau is not a replacement for any version of No.5 but a unique and worthy addition to the 5 line. I hope it does very well!

      • hednic | 24th August 2016 18:16

        This sounds like something my wife might be interested in.

      • Kiliwia | 24th August 2016 21:48

        Agree 100%, it is truly very beautiful.

      • Redneck Perfumisto | 25th August 2016 15:23

        Mrs. Redeck has confiscated my bottle. She allows me to use it, but I get in trouble if it's not returned to where she prefers it to be kept. Her main "going out anywhere" fragrance now.

      • RHM | 25th August 2016 16:29

        Very high praise indeed.

      • PerfumedLady | 25th August 2016 19:52

        Lol, lol! I'm sorry Red, but you know how it is around here. Your pain is our laughter, lol!

        See, I told you that you were going to have to get your "own" bottle, lol. I think we saw this coming!

        Yes, a great "going out anywhere" scent; I see why she likes to wear it out. I do too. It isn't going to offend anyone but it is interesting and keeps me happy for as long as it's on skin. I've worn it a lot and not once have I wished I'd reached for something else. Just perfect in every situation.

      • Redneck Perfumisto | 26th August 2016 07:29

        It's been years since she appropriated one this completely!

        You were quite right - I AM going to need another! :grin:

        Yes - it may be romantic to share things at first, but just like bathtowels, after a while, "his and hers" simply makes too much sense! :wink:

      • PerAxel | 10th November 2016 19:47

        Although a nice scent it vanishes in moments. Longevity and sillage are not some of it's attributes. It does not smell like any of the classic Chanel No. 5 variations. Wispy and etheral and then gone in seconds. Even the vendeuse at 31 Rue Cambon could not smell it after several minutes. So I purchased some Cuir de Russie instead. A truly wonderful fragrance for a brunette in the winter.