Today, the most iconic fragrance of all time, Chanel N˚5 is seeing the release of an “authorized biography” – Histoire du No.5 Chanel, Un Numéro Intemporel (in English, Story of Chanel No.5, A Timeless Number). The bio is written in French, by François Ternon, and is releasing today in France, Belgium and Switzerland. The book takes us through the development of Chanel N˚5, and includes a discussion of the scent’s 2 creators Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel and Ernest Beaux. The best part? The house of Chanel supplied 32 illustrated pages – I wonder if they include some of Coco’s original sketches? No word yet on if, and when, this will release stateside so for now, I guess I’ll have to learn French!