NO BONHEUR - NO5 - EURO
Today, there is a new "version".
"Les industriels du parfum et des cosmétiques savent ce que nous faisons", a insisté le porte-parole. "Le processus législatif n'a pas débuté, et ce n'est pas demain la veille", a-t-il ajouté.
Alors que certains professionnels se sont inquiétés publiquement d'une éventuelle réglementation qui menacerait, selon eux, l'industrie des parfums, M. Vincent a affirmé qu'il était "faux de dire que la Commission européenne veut interdire le Chanel numéro 5".
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The phrase in French is very tricky because every official knows who to use the words. Of course, EU has no official desire to forbid a specific perfume, but the result is the same. Chanel No5 will disappear and you will not be able to buy it end 2013. Dior was much clever, they did a re-branding of Miss Dior in 2012, what you buy is actually Miss Dior Chérie. The packaging plus an ad came as a surprise for the whole industry. Dior knew what will happen in 2013. Unlike Chanel, Dior had many new launches and a younger look. This is a way to say .... that things will never be the same in 2013 and strong businesses have to face it with all kind of solutions to minimize the effect of the EU hurricane. Consumers cannot do anything, they will discover other perfumes, not mutilated.
French are specialists in all type of denials and clever words, but this doesn't help. Now, they have to face the consequences of what was done (or was not done) in June.
A CHANEL 1917 image from my Chanel Collection
The END of CHANEL 5 is inevitable, but it is not EU that has decided explicitly, it was the house of Chanel.
Listen once again to what Brad Pitt said in the strange commercial and you will understand what happens and why the end of Chanel No5 in EU is inevitable. What was meaningless in October when the video was published makes sense today. Today it's on everybody's lips, but the movie was filmed several months ago, and the decision dates back to June.
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