The Secret of Chanel No. 5

The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume

by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Hardcover, 281 pages, Harpercollins, List Price: $25.99 | purchase

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The Secret of Chanel No. 5
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The Intimate History of the World's Most Famous Perfume
Author
Tilar J. Mazzeo

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The author of the best-seller The Widow Clicquot returns with a captivating history of the world's most famous, seductive and best-selling perfume. 50,000 first printing.

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Chanel No. 5's iconic bottles were put on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute exhibit in New York in 2005. It's said that every 30 seconds, someone in the world buys a bottle of Chanel No. 5. Hiroko Masuike/AP hide caption

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