Portrait of Coco chanel by Man Ray photography 1930s
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Coco Chanel Birthday Anniversary

Coco and Chanel No 5 story

Illustration in colour of Coco and Chanel No 5
An Ad Illustration in the 1930s and 1940s of Coco Chanel and Chanel No 5

You are welcome to click on the above image to enter the fascinating world of the History of Perfumery and the relationship with the making of Chanel No 5 Parfum.

A fascinating story about Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel, a woman born from very humble origins who became a very famous as a fashion designer and business woman in the 1920s and decided to create her perfumes with the help of famous perfumers and chemists like Ernest Beaux who was a Russian French chemist working in the making of Chanel No 5 Parfum. The life of “Coco” Chanel is full of excitement, famous celebrities, politicians and interesting people and having fell in controversial events in History by having some association during WW II with Nazi Germans in 1944. In 1922, some unfortunate events in the beginning when associating with Pierre and Paul Wertheimer creating an entity “Parfums Chanel” which was managed by the two brothers in a very unequal way and gaining 70% of the profits. This caused so much pain to Coco Chanel that it took her to work in reclaiming her rights for 20 years to gain full control of “Perfums Chanel”.

Portrait of Coco chanel by Man Ray photography 1930s
Photography by Man Ray – Portrait of Coco Chanel in the 1930s

You can join my Facebook Group “What’s In a Perfume?” and see a little video I created as an homage to The 100 years of CHANEL No 5 and recent Anniversary of Coco’s Birthday

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