I could never picture Marilyn Monroe in Chanel No. 5, despite her famous response to the question “What do you wear to bed?”
I’ve tried to like No. 5, to find something in its flinty edges I can relate to, but I’ve never succeeded. On me, it is brittle and humorless. So, it’s no surprise that I find Eau Premiere a welcome adaptation of the No. 5 aesthetic. The rose in Eau Premiere is prominent on my skin, and overall it feels more floral than No. 5. It also wears easily, feeling feminine but not frivolous. Eau Premiere reminds me of the above picture, one of my favorites of Marilyn Monroe, which reveals beauty and playfulness in a casual pose.
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