Yesterday though, the nail polish Gods were smiling down on me. OH went up town for the day, rang me mid morning and asked if I wanted him to go and put my name down for the new spring offering from the much lusted after Fashion House, only to find that it was already instore and no lengthy waiting list was required, he got a bottle there and then!
I wasn't quite sure about a inky black polish for spring/summer which is normally reserved for brights that look fabulous with a tan, so at first I thought it was rather a strange offering, but wanted it anyway, afterall I spent all of last summer unable to be parted from wearing Particulere, so wanted to give it a go and I couldn't have been more surprised to find that it is not black at all, but more of a metallic petrol green, but I am in love with it anyway, so it doesn't matter.
I am a tad bemused as to its name, though. I can only think that with Chanel's association with Vanessa Paradis, and her association with Johnny Depp, who played a mischievous pirate by the name of Jack Sparrow, who was Captain of a Ship called the Black Pearl, that maybe the creator of the nail polish saw the colour once it had been created and thought that a dirty old pirates nails would probably be that shade!
OH being the well trained Beauty Counter shopping expert that he is, never leaves without a handful of samples and instead of the usual skincare products, this time he was given samples of Chanel No5. I honestly can't remember how many years it is since I have had a bottle of the classic scent and couldn't wait to have a spray and get all nostalgic and transported back to a time before kids, when wearing the fragrance used to make me feel so sophisticated. I can't stop sniffing my wrist and have totally fallen back in love with the fragrance, so think I will put all my current perfumes on ebay and treat myself to a bottle of this beautiful fragrance as it would make the most gorgeous signature scent and you don't really smell it around that much now. The samples are Eau Premiere which is described as a new offactory interpretation (whatever that means!).
No.5 is supposed to be a mixture of abstract flowers with an indefinable femininity, but to me it is quite powdery which is good because when the kids were babies, I could easily get "high" on the smell of Johnsons Baby Talc.
Some History for you: In May 1921 when the perfume creator Ernest Beaux presented her with a choice of fragrances, Gabrielle Chanel barely hesitated before choosing the fifth one, which was to become CHANEL N°5.
Have you ever worn No.5?
View the perfume range at Boots here and catch the new collection of perfume and make-up at Selfridges here.