Coco Chanel is synonymous with class, Paris, fashion, evading war crime charges, and the iconic perfume, Chanel No. 5.

Chanel No. 5 is was the first perfume to be named after a designer. Coco chose the number 5 because it was lucky, the perfume has more than 83 ingredients, a jasmine base, and a reputation for being the scent of a new type of woman.

It was introduced in 1921, and is still going strong into the 21st century. In 1954, Marilyn Monroe commented that she wore it to bed. In 1985 Andy Warhol painted the iconic bottle, pop art style. In 2004, Brad Pitt made a terrible commercial for it. Baz Luhrmann directed Nicole Kidman in No. 5: The Film. Which cost around 42 million dollars. And was also a commercial.

The cool thing is that it costs less than a handbag, making Chanel No. 5 accessible to the masses. Mixed with the high class history, the perfume connotes sophistication, money, and glamour. Coco’s name was the first to go on a perfume bottle for a major fashion house, paving the way for other scents, such as True Reflection by Kim Kardashian. Know more.