The Secret of Chanel No. 5

Tilar Mazzeo's history of the creation and unparalled international success of Coco Chanel's signature scent travels from Paris to New Jersey to the pastoral flower plantations where the raw ingredients of the perfume originated. What was Chanel's secret? You'll be surprised.

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