Though the version of No 5 I really, really love is Eau Premèire, which is a 2008 adaptation of the Ernest Beaux original at the hands of in house perfumer, Jacques Polge. Think of it as an exceptional, lighter adaptation of a brilliantly intense, groundbreaking novel. Joe Wright and Tom Stoppard’s Anna Karenina? Perhaps more Great Gatsby though without anything of the novel’s bleak underpinning (Note the coincidence – director Baz Luhrmann directed the No 5 commercial with Nicole Kidman).
Of Eau Première, its fizzy, sherbet like top notes draw you in, it has a mineral like quality, which is down to the No 5 aldehyde notes. And as it warms on your skin you get hints of ylang ylang and rose, which meld into something sweet, sensual and warm. Divine.
As for Brad? Divine soliloquy on film? Maybe.