Red -- once described by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel as the "color of life, the color of blood" -- is also synonymous with passion, femininity and audacity. Indeed, this fiery shade seems a logical fit for Chanel's most legendary of fragrances—N°5—which lands in red-hot packaging just in time for the Holiday season.
Created by Mademoiselle Chanel almost 100 years ago—in 1921, to be precise—the rectangular Chanel N°5 bottle with its faceted stopper has spanned the ages with only minor modifications made to its iconic silhouette over the years. In 2018, the bottle lands in a new shade, going red for no less than three limited editions. The French fashion house has given its "N°5 L'Eau" Eau de Toilette and "N°5" Eau de Parfum a festive makeover with red-tinted glass bottles. These are joined by an exceptional 900ml-format red Baccarat crystal version of the legendary bottle for the brand's "N°5 Grand Extrait"—a limited edition with 55 numbered pieces available worldwide.