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Chanel L'Eau Drop

Chanel No.5 L’Eau Drop fragrance has received a very chic makeover – all the details

The perfect summer perfume for the Cool Girl

Esther Coombes
Content Lead
June 13, 2024
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As the first fragrance launched by the fashion house, Chanel No.5 has gained iconic status the world over. 

Created by Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in 1921, it was designed to appeal to flapper dancers and echo the liberated feminine spirit ushered in by a joyous new decade.

No.5 L’Eau joined the collection in 2016, as a fresh and modern take on the No5 legacy. 

Chanel’s Perfumer Olivier Polge dissected and reinvented the original formula to capture a new generation, finding fans who now adore the perfume’s lighter and refreshing essence.

Top notes of lemon, mandarin and orange meld with rose, airy jasmine and ylang-ylang and are underpinned with base notes of vetiver, cedar and white musk.

Suitable for every occasion and emotion, it remains a timelessly chic option for the modern Cool Girl.

An ideal choice as we approach the warmer months, it works as well spritzed onto a cotton dress in the day or paired with a silk slip for night. L’Eau heralds a new piece in the No.5 mosaic.

And true to No.5’s form for creating the unexpected, L’Eau has now left its original bottle behind with a new rounded and ethereal glass structure shaped like a drop.

Reflecting both strength and fragility, the new collector’s bottle for No.5 L’Eau Drop is small, oval and transparent, resembling a pebble, much like the brand’s cult hand cream, La Crème Main.

“It is like a lamp that illuminates something within us. It is a secret that is meant to be shared”


With its smooth curves and light-refracting structure, the No.5 L’Eau Drop bottle will add elegance to any bedroom cove or handbag. 

Chanel informs us that the new bottle shape “is ready to leap from hand to hand, and from life to life in an electrifying dance, like a high voltage line that connects us to each other, so that together, we are always ready to experience life to the fullest.”

The new bottle design of No.5 L’Eau Drop by Chanel is available in Chanel boutiques and at, priced at £120 for 50ml.

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