Chanel No. 5, the perfume synonymous with Francophile luxury and celebrity decadence, was not always — oo la la! — from France.

While World War II raged in Europe, the perfume factory was moved to, of all places, New Jersey, according to a new book, “The Secret History of Chanel No. 5.”

Marilyn Monroe said she slept in nothing but Chanel N° 5… Buy some N° 5 at the Francophilia Amazon Store.

via NYPOST.com

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