I have openly stated that I don't understand the appeal of the famous Chanel No5 fragrance and still stand by such sentiment - it is too strong and reminds me of a more mature woman than myself (that wouldn't be hard). However I predict (or state the obvious) that with the news of Marilyn Monroe being the official face of the infamous scent as of December this year sales will rocket...not that Chanel need the push.
As I said above 2013 is the year Ms.Monroe will be the official face of Chanel No.5 but many have associated her with the fragrance for decades thanks to her slightly naughty comment about sleeping naked.
"What do you wear to bed? A pyjama top? The bottoms of the pyjamas? A nightgown?' So I said: 'Chanel No.5', because it's the truth," said Monroe in the 1960 recording. "And yet, I don't want to say 'nude'. But it's the truth!" - Marilyn Monroe, Life Magazine, 1952.
Is this news enough to push me to purchase the ever famous fragrance? Nope but I do think this was a long time coming and I couldn't think of anyone better. An icon for an iconic scent...it only makes sense!