book club   //   October 31, 2010

Book It: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

No matter what your perfume of choice is, there’s no denying that Chanel No. 5 is perhaps the most timeless scent in the fragrance world. The perfume, which was created in 1921 by Coco Chanel, herself, along with Ernest Beaux, has become an icon of the twentieth century, not to mention the best-selling perfume in the world. In her most recent book, The Secret of Chanel No. 5: An Intimate History of the World’s Most Famous Perfume, Tilar J. Mazzeo uncovers the story behind the creation and remarkable sucess of the scent.
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