Where I got it from
I received a text message from my SA informing me that they would be offering the N°5 L’Eau Hand Cream for a limited time and I wondered if I wanted one. At $107 per serving, I decided to get one because they’re actually pretty hard to come by. After a bit of research, this L’Eau hand cream was released back in 2018 and has been in and out of the collection. It’s not a limited edition product, nor is it a permanent collection, so you can’t buy it as soon as you run out.
Currently, there are 3 hand creams in the permanent collection; Le Crème Main, Le Crème Main Texture Riche, and Le Lift Le Crème Main. the original egg shaped hand cream retails for $104 and the Le Lift version retails for $114.
What I got
This is Chanel N°5 L’Eau On Hand Cream (Hand and Body Cream) (50ml). N°5 L’Eau On Hand Cream is inspired by the current N°5 L’Eau, a nourishing hand and body cream with a more subtle scent. A new way to use N°5 L’EAU fragrances. Its minimalist packaging also emphasizes simplicity. Its unique and innovative design makes it a true accessory for your bag. Sleek, white, modern, user-friendly and travel-friendly.
N°5 L’EAU Hand Cream reveals the softest, most delicate side of N°5 L’EAU. Top notes of lemon, mandarin and orange soar into the sky with aldehydes. Rose blends with light jasmine and an ultra-modern ylang-ylang, the flowers coming on like a second wind. Behind the floral notes, vetiver and cedar give a fresh vitality, softened by musk. n°5 has never been so natural.
Ingredients: AQUA (water) – Glycerin – C13-16 Isoparaffin – Dimethicone – Cetearyl Alcohol – Pentylene Glycol – Jojoba Ester – Glyceryl Stearate – Polyglycerin Glyceryl Stearate – Polyglyceryl-CERIN-3 – Ethyl Oleate – PEG-75 Stearate – Perfume (Fragrance) – Phenoxyethanol – Silicon Dioxide – Tocopheryl Acetate – Ethyl Stearate – Chlorophenol – Caprylyl Glycol – Polydimethylsiloxane/Vinyl Polydimethylsiloxane Crosspolymer – Sodium Carbomer – CETETH-20 – STEARETH-20 – Xanthan Gum – Butyrospermum Parkii Oil [Shea Butter] Unsaponifiables – Ethyl Linoleate – ACA CIA Decurrens Flower Wax – Sunflower Cera Seed (Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Seed Wax) – Limonene – Linalool – Sodium Hyaluronate – Hexyl Cinnamaldehyde – Sodium Citrate – Citronellol – Geraniol – Phytic acid – α-Isomethyl violet – Coumarin – Geranyl benzoate – Geranyl salicylate – Citral – Tocopherol – Sodium Benzoate
How did I find it?
I have always been a fan of N°5 L’Eau perfume because I love the original pinkish light version. I have the original Le Creme Main, which has a very light scent (not particularly perfumed). Both hand creams have the same texture and feel the same on the skin. The only difference is the perfume and the matte “bottle”. Personally, I really like the L’Eau version of N°5 and since I already have the L’Eau moisturizer, I can do without the perfume. But if the scent gets stronger, I might get the perfume bottle in the future.
Since I have the N°5 L’Eau Fresh Lotion, I decided to compare them. I really like the packaging of the chic sleepy white bottle with bold black lettering. It’s so sophisticated, simple and stylish! In terms of the texture of the two products, the Fresh Lotion is more fluid, like a body butter/lotion, but the Hand Cream is creamy and thicker. The intensity of the scent is basically the same for both products.
Chanel N°5 L’Eau Hand Cream and Refreshing Lotion
Fresh Lotion on top, Hand Cream on the bottom
At $107, the Chanel Hand Cream is not an affordable product that I apply multiple times a day, but I do use it when I’m out and about or when I want to pamper my hands. I can definitely find a more affordable hand cream for a fraction of the price, but you’re actually paying for the brand, the packaging, the luxury experience and the fragrance. I wouldn’t rely on the hand cream as a perfume, but if you’re already using a lotion or perfume, it’s a great way to layer the scent. I like the cute egg-shaped design, but removing the cap can be tricky, especially if your hands are wet or slippery. The bottle can also be a little hard to squeeze the product out of, so this is definitely not something you want to use in a hurry or out of convenience.
Anyway, I’m glad I have a bottle of this hand cream, it’s like a collector’s item and I don’t think I’ll be throwing this bottle away when I’m done with the hand cream. I was wondering if I can “crack” the egg to get all the products out?