Of course I can’t help but be reminded of Chanel No 5 when I smell Ernest Beaux’s historic Le No 1. for Rallet (Rallet 1913 & 1923) but I am also reminded of Coty L’Aimant and Le Galion Sortilège. Le No. 1 in the formula I managed to procure is creamy and peppered with florals drenched in poignant aldehydes. A smokey, and very vanillic drydown creates an undoubtable warmth. It’s deep, lovely and perhaps more elegant and complex than most other fragrances reminiscent of Chanel No. 5.
Nose: Ernest Beaux