The best things in life are free. The second-best are very expensive. – Coco Chanel
Hello there. How are you today? I am pretty excited because I want to share with you my thoughts on Chanel No.5 L’eau and on top of that since this month of March is a globally celebrated Women’s Month, I want to let you in on a little something about me.
But first, the Chanel!, the ultimate luxury designer brand everyone dreams of. I did not know this brand until college, yep seriously let alone perfumes from them because all I wore back then is a highly affordable local brand, Bench and Aficionado (super cheapie!) and when you live on an island all your life how would you know designers?
Composed by perfumer Olivier Polge, Chanel No.5 L’eau is described as a modern, fresh, and vibrant embodiment of the timeless classic Chanel No.5. However, I have not yet tried the original No.5 so I cannot give my thoughts with regards to comparison between the two and what I can share with you today is just my own perception of how it smells like on my skin.
Upon spray, No.5 L’eau is a splash of sweet lemony freshness! I don’t know why or what is it but citrusy scents tend to go a little bit sweeter on me. Ah, lovely! I do get the aldehydes that some people describe as like smelling a fresh pee or something like that but it doesn’t smell bad. In fact, it gives the scent a vintage character to it.
For me, No.5 L’eau is a sophisticated summer fragrance, classy and elegant. It is light and powdery, nothing offensive, and would suit as a nice office fragrance. The only drawback for me is because it so light I feel it vanishes quickly on my skin and I can’t smell it projecting in the air. Still, overall it is a lovely perfume. I just prefer heavier ones.
Now, I have a confession. After Valentine’s season, my anxiety is on full blast because of the CoVid19 outbreak because not only does it pose a health risk for everyone but sadly events will be ruined. My wedding supposedly is scheduled mid of this year but the problem is, my fiance’s family will come from Italy. Basically, we are all hands up now, and we don’t know what’s going to happen.
In the midst of all of these, I collapsed into impulsive spending and sabotaging my finances. In a span of two weeks, I accumulated over 600 USD of expenses on online purchases. This is a big deal for me because this is the first time I have spent so much in a short amount of time.
What’s worse is that I feel like I am only doing this just so I can take my head out of the Italy-on-lockdown and CoVid19-crashing-into-my-wedding situation. I just hope we all go through this.
Stay safe everyone. Lovelots.
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