CHANEL No 5 The Hair Mist: A quick review

Chanel no 5 hair mist review

Chanel no 5 hair mist review

What it is: I recently did a roundup of beauty gifts for Postmedia News where I included this luxurious hair mist from CHANEL.

An addition to the iconic fragrance CHANEL No 5, the perfumed hair mist promises to provide shine and texture to hair — in addition to a dose of No 5 scent.

Beauty bonus: The frosted glass bottle is beautiful (not to mention perfect for Instagram photos). 

Beauty bummer: If you're not a fan of the heady floral aldehyde scent of the original, this hair mist may not be for you. 

Overall: The origin story of this renowned CHANEL fragrance dates back to the year 1921, when founder Gabrielle Chanel is said to have asked perfumer Ernest Beaux to create an elixir that was a "woman's perfume with the scent of a woman." 

Of the fragrances Beaux created, the fifth scent was Mademoiselle Chanel's favourite. She decided to name it No 5.  

This latest step in the "No 5 perfuming ritual" features an ingredient derived from rose and jasmine to enrich hair, adding shine and texture to strands in addition to the iconic scent. 

We found a few spritzes onto hair enveloped the wearer in a slightly softer essence of the No 5 scent. Plus, the addition of the petite perfume bottle to the morning get-ready routine felt special, not to mention luxurious. 

Would recommend? Yes. 
Price: $72 for 35 mL
Where to buy:, CHANEL counters