Collection N ° 5 by Chanel

Collection N ° 5 by Chanel

To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of perfume N ° 5, Patrice Leguéreau, Director of the CHANEL Jewelry Creation Studio, has created the “Collection N ° 5”, the first and only High Jewelery set dedicated to a perfume. From the bottle to the wake, these one hundred and twenty-three extraordinary pieces exhale the different facets of perfume N ° 5.

The stopper

The emerald cut, the rectangular shape recalls the place Vendôme. Exquisitely crafted from rock crystal or set with diamonds, onyx, pearls and yellow sapphires, the precious octagon is at the heart of the elegant and sophisticated graphic jewelry sets. Through a skillful play on transparency, the rings adorned with rock crystal reveal beds of diamonds that underline the purest of profiles. On other gold rings, CHANEL exalts the beauty of symbolic gemstones such as this 5.21-carat diamond on the Diamond Stopper ring. Rendered even more feminine with a ribbon of diamonds, the stopper symbolizes the start of an imaginary world of the N°5 perfume.

The bottle

Instantly recognizable, the geometric silhouette of the bottle can be seen through the lines of white diamonds, yellow diamonds and yellow sapphires cascading over sautoir necklaces, brooches and pendant earrings. Just like the N°5 Abstraction necklace whose subtle gradient colours reveal a perfect pairing of yellow and white diamonds. From these bottles with their ethereal lines, escape tears of pear-shape diamonds and pink morganite escape that flow over the skin like droplets of a divine perfume. In black and white, CHANEL reveals the body of the N°5 perfume in onyx, floating over a supple diamond plastron. In contrast, the silhouette of the bottle is hidden behind an exquisite small clock in mother-of-pearl and black ceramic lacquer fillet with a floral décor of jasmine, rose and ylang-ylang.


The number

Driven by a powerful and sensual line, the outline of the number ‘5’ becomes one of the signatures of the collection drawing a joyful line between the pieces at the stroke of pen. It sits mischievously off-center on a yellow gold and diamond choker with a drop of golden beryl. In the XL version, the 5 heightens the ardor of the Eternal N°5 necklace that can transform into a choker, and whose 5 can also be worn as a brooch. This spectacular design composed of a sublime cacophony of round, pear, navette and oval-shaped diamonds is completed with a 10-carat emerald-cut diamond. Mixed with yellow sapphires and in a contemporary fashion the number is haloed in light of diamonds. Wrapped in diamond ribbons on necklaces and bracelets, the 5 possesses the same voluptuousness reminiscent of the scented elixir. Like this majestic brooch where the famous number is accompanied by a flamboyant 4-carat sapphire in orange and pink sunrise hues, and an amber topaz drop of more than 30 carats.


The flowers

At the heart of the fragrance, the jasmine, the may rose and the ylang-ylang blossom over the colorful jewelry sets. Worked in volume, the flowers retain all of their delicacy, while their appearance in the shape of the star, the moon and the sun, echo the symbols in the 1932 platinum and diamond collection. The freshness of the jasmine - which resembles a star - perfumes a cloud of diamonds. As for the may rose, CHANEL interprets it generously through a round, moon-like flower with its many petals dipped in pink sapphires. The gemstones sparkle in all their beauty on a long sautoir pearl necklace and a diamonds-set chain. Intricately crafted like a sun, the ylang-ylang glows at the center of luminous necklaces with a dew-like sprinkling of diamonds. Finally, an asymmetrical bouquet of white flowers representing the jasmine, the rose and the ylang-ylang adorns the Absolu N°5 plastron set with a multitude of diamonds. A 5-carat diamond highlighting the central motif can also be worn as a brooch.

The sillage

In order to translate the olfactive revolution that is the N°5 perfume, CHANEL has imagined pieces with abstract motifs that shimmer and soften over the body like perfume. The solar and amber colors of a sumptuous pairing of 350-carats of imperial topazes give an incandescent, almost baroque air to the Golden Burst necklace. In pink harmonies, CHANEL plays the feminine card with the Blushing Sillage jewelry set in diamonds, rubies, garnets, yellow sapphires and pink and red spinels forming a gradation of colors resembling the golden jus of the N°5 perfume. As for the monochrome side, a cloud of diamonds illuminates the star-shaped composition of the Diamond Sillage necklace glistening with a 10-carat flawless stone, while its surrounding gems form scintillating ricochets over the neckline.








Author: Aneta Blaszczak