The current eau de parfum of Chanel No. 5 (Chanel 1921) is actually a bit different than the old edp (no surprise there I suppose). It’s lighter, sweeter and sadly maybe has a little less depth in my opinion. Frankly it reminds me more of the vintage eau de cologne than the vintage parfum. I also think there’s less of a shock of aldehydes than in any of the vintages… Yet, it’s still a masterpiece. There’s nothing quite like it (not even Liu).
Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli, and ylang ylang. Middle notes: jasmine, rose, lily-of-the-valley, and iris. Base notes: vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, amber and patchouli.