Have you seen this (at the end of the article)?
Thread: The elusive Chanel no. 9
Basenoters, perhaps you can help me.
My grandmother used to wear something called "Chanel no. 9." I am 100% sure it is NOT Chanel no. 19, or even Chanel no. 5. Apparently, according to my father who purchased the bottle for her in the 70s, the fragrance DID exist, but was discontinued.
Can someone help me verify this? I've searched online (Google, university library databases, even eBay), and this scent is nearly non-existent. But I am so sure no. 9 has been and is a Chanel creation.
Am I hallucinating, did this scent just change its name, or has no. 9 really never existed? And if it has, would anyone have any remote idea as to where I can get my hands on a bottle?
Have you seen this (at the end of the article)?
I do not believe such a scent existed, could it have been the elusive 18? As a multiple of nine, an easy mistake? (I am not accusing you of making a mistake, just musing 'aloud')
What did it smell like? Did she ever get it in a cannister; what color was that?
You might ask the Chanel official site!
Ernest Beaux made a Mademoiselle No1 and a Mademoiselle No2 in the forties.
Paradelle- I am currently reading The Secret of Chanel No. 5 By Tilar J. Mazzeo .
In Chapter 10 - there is a small mention of the other Chanel perfumes . I bought the book on my iPod Touch as a iBook so I cannot be sure if the page nos. correspond to the actually paper book pages .
On Page 403 ( on my iBook ) of Chapter 10, direct quote-
"Also offered for sale were the perfumes Chanel No.7. Chanel No.9, Chanel No. 11 and Chanel No.22. The prices ranged by size from a modestly expensive $4.50 to an astonishingly $175 for an impressively large bottle, the modern day equivalent of from $50 to nearly two thousand. "
Thanks much for sharing this!
is there a really good dupe for Chanel No.9 it's killing me -_-
I hope you know im gonna go crazy and empty my bank looking for a bottle of this after seeing this thread lol
Are you sure it was not Cadolle No9?
Sadly discontinued but still around up to the early 00s.
Its out there! I found this old auction on the international auction site
I know this is an old thread, but I wore Chanel No. 9 for years. I loved it. It was my signature scent. I don't remember why or exactly when I stopped wearing it, but it was definitely from the late 70s to at least the early 80s. I actually found this thread when I was trying to find out if they still make it. Very sad to find out that they don't. Maybe we could start a comeback campaign.
Yes no9 did exist. Its listed on Basenotes directory.
Can someone describe how it smelled, I'm very curious.
Also, is there a list of notes to be found?
This website seems to have the complete list of all Chanel perfumes (including the mysterious unknown numbers):
This reminds me of Caron Tabac Noir, Tabac Blond is famous but the former is a mystery. It is mentioned in my Caron book, no photos so was it never actually released or very limited? Many have asked but no real answer.
My mother wore it also and I would love to have a bottle. Did you have any luck finding it?
there was a Chanel No 9, i remember it when i was a teenager, and they did discontinue it. i wish they would bring it back, we should get a petition going
I remember Chanel No 9. It wasn't as sweet as Chanel No 5 and I liked it better. Wasn't into notes in those days so I can't help there. I just remember it felt to me like a more sophisticated perfume.
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I started surfing and found someone who has a half bottle of Chanel No. 9. Doesn't sound like they want to part with it, but maybe they can tell you what it smells like. PMing you the link.
You are not hallucinating. I wore Chanel #9 in high school (early 80's) and I received so many compliments. I loved this fragrance so much that I saved my bottle and filled it with baby oil. It came in box-set with a black travel spray in the shape of a rectangle lipstick. Sadly, I cannot find this little travel gem, but, there might be hope when I go through my boxes my mother still has stored up in her garage attic. Let me know if you want me to share a pic of my bottle.
A sales manager at Macy's told me there are Chanel Boutiques that still sell Chanel #9 but, I have yet to find one. I do hope Chanel brings back this wonderful fragrance. Have you been able to find it?
thearomastore.com is selling a fragrance oil dupe of Chanel No. 9.
I haven't purchased it so I can't comment on the scent (and haven't ever had a chance to smell the original, so even if I had I would be unable to compare it).
Sorry. I have not forgotten to take a picture of my bottle. I've been so busy trying to get ready for Christmas and working 12 hour days, its been impossible. I will get to it soon.
Just looked at the site. It might be worth buying - maybe the oil. Its cheap enough if it turns out "smelly." ;-)