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
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
use your nº5
What to do when your perfume outsizes your dresser.
Channel your inner Natalie Wood—but instead of bathing in Champagne, fill your tub with Chanel Nº5.
Use it as a ruler and level when hanging your new Donald Robertson portrait.
Buckle it into the passenger seat to gain access to the swiftly moving HOV lanes.
Use it instead of a kettlebell during your CrossFit workout.
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.
Dab it onto the pages of your books so the aroma guides you back to where you left off.
Decant into more than 500 travel-size bottles, then carry a different one on every flight you take for the rest of your life.
Chanel N°5 Grand Extrait Parfum
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