Coco Chanel, often quoted, spoke her mind regarding fashion: "Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury."
Coco Chanel [1883-1971], who we know as one of THE great fashion designers, was always ahead of her time - not only is Coco the creator of the original LBD - the little black dress, she also dressed women in pants - unheard of in her time.
Gabrielle Chanel [the one and only Coco], believed women should dab their fragrance where they desired a kiss: "Where should one use perfume?" a young woman asked. "Wherever one wants to be kissed," I [CC] said.
From there Chanel No. 5, with its ylang-ylang / neroli top notes, the beautiful blend of jasmine and rose resonate the middle note, and the deep notes of sandalwood and vetiver, was created for Coco Chanel in the early 1920's.
This precious scent, in its Art Deco bottle was the very first fragrance to wear a designer label!
Nicole Kidman is the most recent face of this now everyday essential, with 120 bottles of Chanel No.5 being purchased every hour.
Karl Lagerfeld became chief designer of Chanel in 1983, making his own bold statements with the brand, re-translating signature Chanel hallmarks, like the quilted handbag, into a range of seasonal must-haves; celebrities continue to flock to the uber-chic French fashion house.
FYI, Katharine Hepburn starred in COCO, a 1969 Broadway musical based on the life of Coco Chanel.