No. 5 L'Eau 
Chanel (2016)

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There are 16 reviews of No. 5 L'Eau by Chanel.


This smells wonderful....the Chanel #5 heart without the blast of aldehydes. Wonderful drydown with a sandalwood note. I wish this came in an eau de parfum or parfum form. This does not strike me as unisex.

Two thumbs way up
Nov 17, 2021


The smell of romantic love.soft, airy, modern and wearable version of the classic.the colour of the juice and the bottle elegant's Chanel lines says it all;pastel, elegant,refined.it's crisp and fresh like the arctic and is very white. but there is something about it that makes it quite sensual as well.the aldehydes are tinged with a neroli, bergamot accord, the florals are signature N.5 and the base is soapy and vanillic.that's what resolute grace with nice manners and a calm, gentle smile would be like,i think,if grace had a scent.

It opens up with citrus freshness and the clean opening of the aldehydes the bergamot starts the show.an unhurried floral heart and surprisingly even-tempered aldehydes lighting altruistically from within,a broadcast of silky glow over a base of moonlight. it's glorious flowers the ylang ylang, roses and jasmines are so well blended.to end up in it's fine talcum powdery finally.it has a very floral/ soapy feeling, very fresh and clean as if you just stepped out of the shower.i would have liked a bit more signature in the dry down though, it really moves far away from the original in that stage;but still compared to recent launches and terrible flankers of masterpieces,No 5 L'Eau is a lovely addition.sillage is moderate at around arms length and longevity seems moderate at around 4-6 hours.
Sep 26, 2021


I truly adore this scent! Just got a full bottle 2 weeks ago and I've already used one third of it...
Absolutely perfect combo of fresh floral, sweet powder, and soft citrus. Unisex in style, but I would say a bit femme for most men-- as a 50 y.o. male dandy, however, it's right up my alley! Superb!
Apr 17, 2020


Citrus-infused aldehydes. The aldehydes seem less toxic than original No. 5. This is fresh and it sparkles. The rose and jasmine bounce around, as ylang ylang adds a little bit of "earthy" bits and fresh-rain sweetness, I'd guess I'd state...
Ylang becomes more pronounced for me, as it settles.

The base is rather gentle. Whiffs of cotton and light vetiver appear. It's a lovely flanker of the original! It's suitable for a work environment, as it is a bit more delicate...
Light cedar later, which mixes with cotton and then, the cedar remains awhile.
Aug 12, 2019


This has the most flawless blend of aldehydes and citrus notes that I've ever encountered. Both are present, but precisely in perfect harmony.

Aside from that, the heart is recognizably No. 5, yet more fresh, more delicate. The drydown veers from the original, and its kin Eau Premiere, with a lack of vanilla. It's more of a musky, dusty smell.

Anyway, packaging is flawless, perfume itself is flawless, nothing not to love.
Jun 25, 2019


Quintessence of eau.
Ylangdehyde absolute.
'Flection's rare 'Fraction.
Aug 12, 2017

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