Monday, July 8, 2013
Chanel No. 5
Andy Warhole painted this print, of the bottle of Chanel No. 5.
After we had our bathroom tiled, it hung back up in the space on the wall where it had always been. Sadly the hook did not hold and alas, it fell and the glass broke into lots of pieces.
It had been sitting away in storage until my husband went and got it reframed this time with a more elaborate gilt frame and this time with a more secure hook. So it is now back gracing the wall in the bathroom again.
I have always loved Chanel No 5 from the time my then boyfriend, ( husband ) kindly gave me my first bottle. Ever since, for my birthday or Christmas I feel excited to have a little box wrapped up in under the tree.
I adore other perfumes also, but I always find this one to be timeless.
Fragrances bring back memories of pastimes in a way nothing else can and we probably all have a signature fragrance and one that makes you feel beautiful. Perfume is one of life's great pleasures.
I am fascinated by the origin and history of this perfume ... The number five, was a lucky number for Madame Chanel and at the launch, she presented her new perfume on the fifth day, of the fifth month of 1921.
I am not young but I feel young
The day I feel old, I will go to bed and stay there.
J'aime la vie.
I feel that to live is a wonderful thing
~ Coco Chanel
Best wishes to each of you, for a joyful week