They say you can’t improve on perfection, or in the case of Chanel N°5, a classic. However Chanel has made the attempt with its new Chanel N°5 Eau Première.

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While the iconic notes of N°5 remain – neroli, roses, jasmine, ylang ylang, amber, vetiver and sandalwood – the slightly “dusty” overlay of the original perfume have gone leaving N°5 Eau Première with a younger, fresher, more sparkling flavour.

This is not the fragrance associated with your mother or your aunt, it’s more a scent to be worn by your contemporaries, something that fits the ladylike mash-up of Prada’s Spring Summer 2012, 1950s-influenced collection.

If you’ve always wanted to say, “Oh, its N°5,” with nonchalance when asked what scent you wear – just to prove how elegant and European your style is – but couldn’t since you didn’t wear it, now you can.

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Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere range: From left to right, Refillable Spray (60ml), Eau Premiere (150ml, 75ml, 40ml). Purse Spray (20ml)

A limited edition of Chanel N°5 Eau Première Refillable Spray (60ml) is available from the brand’s Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques in Singapore, or just grab a bottle. Go on, you know you want to.

Chanel N°5 Eau Première is available from the Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Boutiques and all Chanel Beauty Counters. The limited edition Chanel N°5 Eau Première Refillable Spray (60ml) costs $158, the fragrance costs $118 for 40ml, $175 for 75ml and $248 for 150ml. Go to to discover more about this new Chanel fragrance.