Trivia: How did Coco Chanel’s 1921 perfume Chanel No. 5 get its name?
Five was a fashionable number
Named after a ship
It was the fifth sample
Slang used by an actor
The correct answer is It was the fifth sample
So why is this answer correct? : Chanel expanded beyond fashion and began making its signature scent, Chanel No.5, in 1921. Well-established fashion designer Coco Chanel wanted a scent that better suited her, so she made her own. She worked with a perfumer, Ernest Beaux, to create 10 samples for her new fragrance. In the end, Chanel chose sample number five, the namesake of this beloved scent.