Chanel No. 5

Witness History

By BBC World Service

Chanel No. 5

Tuesday, 9 November

In 1921, one of the most famous perfumes in the world was launched in France. Chanel No. 5 was created for Coco Chanel, the fashion designer and good-time girl, who wanted something modern and fresh to suit the times. (Photo: A young Coco Chanel. Credit: Getty images)
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