The Mystique of Coco Chanel


Here are some interesting reads about the iconic Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971). Check out the recent NY Times review of Tilar J. Mazzeo’s new book, The Secret of Chanel No. 5 and Justine Picardie’s blog.

Escape in some contemporary films that span the different periods of Coco’s life:

Indulge in Jean-Paul Goude’s memorably splendid 1992 ad for Chanel:

Visit the Musee Internationale de Parfumerie in Grasse, France to learn more about the history and makings of the most famous French perfumes in the world. It’s only 30 minutes from Nice by car or coach from the bus station (Gare Routiere) across from Old Town (Vieille Ville), Nice.

Here is bellasugar’s article of Chanel’s jasmine fields in Grasse. It documents the beginning production stages of Chanel No. 5 with an informative tour/slideshow. Chanel official website

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