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The Violet Files presents decadent suggestions for creative ways to make the most of the ultra-rare king-size Chanel N°5 Grand Extrait Parfum.
Written By Jayme Cyk

CHANEL NO. 5 / PHOTOGRAPHED IN THE STUDIO WITH VIOLET GREY

As scent-savvy women know, investing in a signature fragrance should be a whole-package experience. That is, the scent should look as fetching while perched on your vanity as it smells when enrobing you in its intoxicating notes. And VIOLET GREY has a lock on the last three bottles of the ultimate perfume pièce de résistance: Chanel N°5 Parfum’s 30.4 oz crystal Baccarat flacon. Weighing in at 2.5 lbs (its 15 ml counterpart scales a paltry 0.62 lb) and boasting a price tag of a cool $15,000, the blend is clearly destined for more than spritzing. Below, The Violet Files recommends novel and innovative ideas to make the most of your trophy Chanel N°5.

7 ways to
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What to do when your perfume outsizes your dresser.

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Channel your inner Natalie Wood—but instead of bathing in Champagne, fill your tub with Chanel Nº5.

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Use it as a ruler and level when hanging your new Donald Robertson portrait.

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Buckle it into the passenger seat to gain access to the swiftly moving HOV lanes.

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Use it instead of a kettlebell during your CrossFit workout.

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Pour Chanel N°5 into your steamer, and use it to smooth your favorite white blouse (or an outgoing love letter) so the scent lingers.

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Dab it onto the pages of your books so the aroma guides you back to where you left off.

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Decant into more than 500 travel-size bottles, then carry a different one on every flight you take for the rest of your life.

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