I have always wanted a Chanel N°5 EDP, but I couldn’t bring myself to buy because I usually get gifted with scents. When I made up my mind, I got the Coco Mademoiselle instead. After all, it’s my all-time favorite (and lucky) scent. 🙂
Late in 2018, I started to get into body oils. I find its scent lasts longer (than most EDPs) on me. A true test of longevity (for me, that is) is my daily walk to work in the mornings. 😛
The Chanel N°5 The Body Oil is limited edition, released with Chanel’s holiday collection. I came across information that its first release was in 2016, and it sold out quickly.
When I saw it in my usual Chanel shop, I was torn. I was partly excited and partly afraid for my wallet, haha! Obviously, I chose happiness. 😀 Also, it is cheaper than the EDP, while also getting more with it being 200 ml. It made the body oil more irresistible. XD
The Chanel No 5 The Body Oil comes in a rectangular, rounded-edge translucent glass bottle. It has a magnetic black cap with Chanel’s logo on a gold background on it. The bottle looks classy and a beautiful display on a vanity, but it’s fragile, making it not ideal for travel. The oil composition is rose and jasmine.
It has a spray, which is the most convenient way to apply body oil with. However, the spray head is flimsy and rotates easily. There were times I accidentally sprayed on the floor or mirror. =_=
Minor issue aside, the body oil makes my skin velvety; no greasy residue at all. It also has a powdery smell, which I love in most scents. I now prefer over the EDP. 🙂
It is unlikely this is still available locally. I haven’t checked, but there might be better chances in Duty-Free (I managed to get the shimmery gel version sometime in February 2020) or international online stores. I bought the Chanel N°5 The Body Oil for around PHP 6500 (while the EDP is between PHP 9000–12000 D: ).