The hardest thing for me was to come up with a title and a title picture for this article. A title that’s both appropriate and appropriately suggestive of all that it holds to capture the readers fancy in the most effective come hither way.
I stumbled upon the brilliant inspiration for this article this morning as an image of a rather well endowed model, clutching onto a rather large Chanel No. 5 bottle against her incredibly large bosom with a mop of hair and a backdrop wall, both the color of Van Gogh’s beloved yellow, popping through my Instagram feed.
I had been toying with the idea of talking about iconography in art and perfumery for some time, and sitting coyly in mine and almost every woman’s vanity case or cabinet is the one item that transcends effortlessly as an undoubted icon, representative of both the graphic arts and perfumery world alike. You guessed it, it’s the most coveted item that upholds its status of a true icon of ultimate femininity, luxury, revered for being a fragrance that inspired a generation of perfumers and a bottle design that inspired a generation of artists, photographers, collectors, fashion fanatics, pop-stars, and women and men all over the world.
Ladies and gents heres the little wonder, unchanged and undisputed through the decades travelling through years of fashion and art changes, from the time of flapper galore to today’s modern pop culture, from Coco (chanel) to Andy (Warhol) to Gisele (bundchen) –
So what is it about Chanel Nº 5 that makes it a long standing object du désir and a timeless inspiration for the world?
Left, picture from Musée International de la Parfumerie , Right picture of Marilyn Monroe from 1955
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