Preview – The No. 5 War

Chanel No 5

Chanel No. 5 is probably the world’s most famous perfume, but is one dogged in scandal.

Between the 1920s and 40s the perfume was at the centre of a dispute between designer Coco Chanel and her Jewish business partners the Wertheimer brothers. Chanel and her Nazi lover worked together to gain control of the business.

The No. 5 War is on BBC Four at 21.00.

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