I'm a graduate of University of Malaya, Degree in Information Technology (Multimedia).

I've interest as a perfumer since I can only smell scent, not like any others in markets branded or none. Many perfume in markets are most likely synthetics and the prices are not really worth for materials "they" use. So here is a chance for me to make my own scent I wanted or maybe you too.

The Legendary Creation - Chanel No. 5 (1921)

Much has been written about Chanel No. 5. Its origins are surrounded by myth and legend. What we do know with some assurance is this:

Coco Chanel

By 1920, Chanel had developed a successful couture business in Deauville. Her patron was a wealthy man and her clients were wealthy women. By all accounts her fashions were a major break from traditional fashions. The First World War had exiled many wealthy Parisians to Deauville and Chanel's new approach to fashion seemed to many more in keeping with the mood of the era than the stiff, traditional looks of her more established competitors.

Ernest Beaux

Unlike Chanel, Ernest Beaux was born into the privileged class. His father was the director of a major perfume and cosmetics house which had won numerous awards for the high quality of their products. With his father's retirement, Beaux — now a perfumer — took his father's position in the business, A. Rallet & Co. ... of Moscow.

After the 1917 Bolshevik coup, A. Rallet & Co. became "Soap and Perfume Works No. 7." Ernest Beaux relocated to Grasse, the capital of French perfumery.

Chanel No. 5

In 1920, Beaux and Chanel were introduced to each other, possibly through Chanel's young friend, Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovitch, a Romanoff and, like Beaux, a Russian in exile.

Chanel, either on her own inspiration or through suggestions from a friend or friends, had developed an interest in offering her clients a perfume. She discussed this project with Beaux who agreed to prepare suitable samples.

Beaux's samples were presented to Chanel in numbered bottles. Chanel selected the bottle marked "No. 5". She subsequently announced that her fragrance would be called "No. 5", the "name" which already appeared on the bottle.

Most Expensive Perfume

Clive Christian's Imperial Majesty: $215,000 (16.90z)

Only ten of these collectors' edition bottles were made: they're Baccarat crystal with a solid, 18-carat gold collar with a five-carat, brilliant cut, white diamond. The bottle is filled with nearly 17 ounces of No. 1, Clive Christian's signature scent, which has been widely marketed as the
world's most expensive perfume.

Wow I hope Clive Christian selling this too.....

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