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Marilyn Monroe has been making headlines lately thanks to Ana de Armas’ portrayal of the star in the Netflix movie (was she ever really upset?). Blond which came out on September 28, 2022. If you haven’t seen it, let me tell you it is violent. Not only does the film run for almost three hours, but it also shows much of the abuse (fictional for the film) that Monroe went through to gain her fame, which some might find a trigger. TikTok and In reviews are getting a lot of criticism for putting the alleged abuse Monroe was subjected to at the center of the film. Blond is based on the fictional account of her life by writer Joyce Carole Oates, so it’s kind of a fantasy story about what Monroe’s life was like when she rose to stardom after Hollywood’s golden age.
The film was shot in Monroe’s actual home and features many of the same outfits that Monroe was photographed in. There are many scenes of Monroe applying her makeup and sitting around her vanity preparing for an event, which got me thinking about the iconic quote she told reporters in the ’50s. Monroe shared an anecdote for time magazine in which she said she is constantly asked what she wears to bed. In response, she replied, “Chanel No. 5.”
The iconic perfume has been around since 1921 if you can believe it. It was considered one of the first women’s perfumes made by a woman exclusively for women. A literal century later, the perfume is still available and while it is an iconic and a Chanel product, it is actually quite affordable.
This travel-size kit comes with a twist-up spray case and three Chanel No. 5 0.7mL sprays, which is a pretty good deal for under $150. After that, you can refill just the perfume itself in a three-pack for just $106. It’s the perfect investment if you’re already a fan of the perfume or just wanted to try it.
You can take this to-go applicator in your bag, in your car, or on vacation as it’s definitely under the airplane fluid ounce limit. Grab this floral scent now and feel a little more sophisticated throughout the day.