N°5 Culture Chanel at Palais de Tokyo

Chanel N°5 is a perfume that travels afar. It crosses countries, literature and artistic movements, spanning all periods with knowing assurance. First launched in 1921, the perfume is a mere eight years away from celebrating its century but soon will have an exhibition dedicated to it  for a month at Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

With the support of Chanel, a garden designed by Piet Oudolf – whose recent projects include the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London and the High Line in New York – provides the introductory setting to the exhibition. The exhibition itself will examine how the famous fragrance is linked to specific historical events, art movements and personal experiences of Coco herself via visual art, photographs and archive objects.

Loved by multiple generations for its timelessness and embodiment of all things Chanel, Coco simply yet poetically describes the perfume as “a perfume with the scent of woman.” An exhibition not to be missed by Chanel and fragrance aficionados alike.

1937_Gabrielle_Chanel_LDGabrielle Chanel in a hotel suite at the Ritz in Paris, 1937. Photo François Kollar ©

N5-01N°5, Extrait, CHANEL by Daniel Jouanneau and Didier Roy

No5 Culture Chanel

by Roxy Mirshahi

Exhibition runs from May 5 – June 5.
For further information visit the Palais de Tokyo website.

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