Chanel No. 5 - No. 5 is a scent that can smell radically different from one woman to another. A highly complex blend of aldehydes and florals - including rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine, lily of the valley and iris - layered over a warm, woody base of vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, amber and patchouli - this perfume satisfies Chanel's request that No. 5 smell like a "composition" rather than any single flower.