LLG Giveaway: 1950s CHANEL No.5 Advertisement & Exhibition Catalogue

by Sasha Wilkins on May 20, 2013 · 98 comments


Two weeks ago I travelled to Paris to visit the No.5 Culture CHANEL exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo. To celebrate the exhibition I am giving away this this fabulous 1950s CHANEL No 5 advertisement from my own collection.

As you may have seen from my post earlier in the year, the wonderful annual Foire des Livres at Angles sure L’Anglin serves up many covetable treasures, amongst which can be found boxes of vintage advertisements from contemporary periodicals. Last year I came home with a fabulous 1950s Schiap illustration, and this fabulous 1950s CHANEL No 5 advertisement, which I am now going to give away here on the blog.

To go with the advertisement, I am also, with CHANEL’s permission, giving away a copy of the limited edition catalogue for the No.5 Culture CHANEL exhibition, which is only available at the Palais de Tokyo.

Simply leave a comment below and/or on the LLG Facebook page to tell me which Chanel fragrance is your favourite. We’ll put together all the entries, and randomly choose one winner for both items which  we’ll announce in a fortnight or so. Since this is pretty lightweight, the giveaway is open to readers worldwide. (Although obviously I can’t be held responsible for the vagaries of the postal service.)

T&Cs: This is not a sponsored giveaway (these are my own items). There is no monetary equivalent. No correspondence will be entered into.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly May 20, 2013 at 10:27

coco mademoiselle – priceless x


Lon Ali May 20, 2013 at 10:30

Chanel No 5……simply Beau(x)


Nikki Wright May 20, 2013 at 10:32

Allure is my favourite of the Chanel scents. It reminds me of my mum, every scarf I borrow or piece of jewellery from her collection I wear, it has the faint scent of Chanel Allure. #comfort. X


Tracy Leslie May 20, 2013 at 10:36

Chanel No. 5 is without doubt my favourite of the Chanel fragrances. I was born in 1966 and my Mother died from cancer in 1968. My father kept a lot of her belongings including silk scarves, beautiful pointy toe kitten heels, and her remaining perfume collection which was mostly Chanel No. 5. I remember being allowed to touch the bottles and smell the contents when I was young and always thinking how amazingly special those bottles were and how beautiful the contents smelled. I guess I have a special association with No. 5 now which will always keep it my favourite.


Sadie Tutton May 20, 2013 at 10:37



Philip May 20, 2013 at 10:38

Chanel No. 5, evokes memories of my Mother and Grandmother


Susie Hartland May 20, 2013 at 10:44

For me it has to be Allure with it’s orange blossom, bergamot and vetiver notes, topped with delicious vanilla. A complex formulation, the epitome of Chanel herself.


Paula A. Cocchella May 20, 2013 at 11:07

Definitely Coco Mademoiselle!


Nico Bouquet May 20, 2013 at 11:24



Sophia May 20, 2013 at 11:24

Coco Mademoiselle – I remember being insanely jealous of my friend at school and the wonderful scent of her coco perfume. I bought mine at the first opportunity! x x


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