WATCH: Rare audio of Marilyn Monroe declaring her love for Chanel No 5 is released in a stylish video tribute to the star
13:24 GMT, 16 November 2012
'What do I wear in bed Chanel No. 5!'
These are the words famously spoken by the Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe.
the 1950s the glamour of Chanel No. 5 was reignited by the celebrity
whose unsolicited endorsement of the fragrance provided invaluable
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The two minute video complete with audio tells the tale of Marilyn Monroe's relationship with the fragrance
But many have never heard the starlet utter the statement that forever fused the blonde and the fragrance house. Until now.
The French fashion house has released lost audio footage of an interview the actress
gave in April 1960 complete with a tribute video to the star and her famous response.
The 2-minute video opens with a still image of the blonde beauty lying nude
in bed as the question 'What do you wear to bed' flashes up on the
The video then states: 'We may never know when she said the phrase for the first time' as it goes on to unveil the lost footage in a tantalising build-up chronicling the timeline of her famous phrase.
The video points out that Marilyn always had a bottle of Chanel No 5 by the side of her bed
It explains that on April 7th 1952 a 26-year-old Marilyn was quoted in LIFE magazine referencing the famous Chanel No 5 perfume for the very first time and from that day one, the perfumery legend was born.
But it wasn't until October 2012 that, for the first time, Chanel retrieved and unveiled a lost interview that the actress gave to Georges Belmont at French Marie Claire speaking about her love of the brand.
Marilyn was regularly snapped spraying a bottle of No 5 over her body and she helped revive the fragrance
Her voice can be heard saying: 'You know, they ask you questions…just an example: ‘What do you wear
to bed A pajama top The bottoms of the pajama A nightgown’ So I
said ‘Chanel No. 5!’ Because it’s the truth!”
The Hollywood bombshell may have died almost 50 years ago, but her legacy continues to intrigue and delight fans old and new.
Closing on an image of Marilyn spraying a bottle of No 5 over her body, the tagline 'Forever Marilyn and No 5' flashes across the screen as the video draws to a close.