As famous for their iconic beauty products as their fashion line, Chanel’s boutique in Burlington Arcade is solely dedicated to their fragrances, cosmetics, and skincare, offering a sensory experience of the world of Chanel. One of only two dedicated beauty stores for Chanel in the country, you’ll find the entire range of fragrances for men and women available, several of which are not available outside Chanel stores, and, if you’re lucky, you’ll find the latest must-have nail varnish colour the Fashion Editors are clamouring over.
If you’re buying for a specific occasion, or perhaps you require a little help mastering your techniques, book in for an appointment with a beauty adviser or makeup specialist. They’ll help you find the perfect foundation for your skin, or learn how to perfect glamorous eyes or lips. A fee applies for these makeovers, but it is redeemable against any purchases you make. Free-of-charge perfume consultations are also at your service to take you on a journey through the range of Chanel perfumes and find the scent of your dreams.
If the quaint bay windows, lit up with playful displays across two units in the arcade aren’t enough to lure you in, maybe the scent of Chanel no.5 will. Gabrielle Chanel launched her first perfume, no.5, named after the number of the sample she liked most, in 1921, going on to become one of the most famous scents of all time. Celebrity campaign stars for the classic perfume, which Marilyn Monroe famously declared she wore to bed, include Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve, and even Mademoiselle Chanel herself.
Five is something of a lucky number for Chanel as the name of their inaugural scent and their iconic 2.55 quilted handbag, so it seems fortuitous that the boutique is housed at number 55. Take up this unique opportunity to meet with advisers who can guide you through the modern innovation of their beauty range, as well as the rich and intoxicating heritage it was built on.