A few more interesting numbers:
• Square root 2 (or 1.41…) – … is also called Pythagoras’ constant. Paper sizes (A4, A3 etc.) are all based on a single aspect ratio of the square root of two.
• A sheet of paper can’t be folded more than 9 times. Try it!
• The name of the popular search engine ‘Google’ came from a misspelling of the word ‘googol’, which is a very, very large number (the number one followed by one hundred zeros to be exact). Its all in the numbers.
The scent that changed the way woman smell was created in 1921 by the Belle of the Parisian social elite, Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel.
Today, 90 odd years later, Chanel No5 is still the world’s most iconic perfume. The original formula for this very famous and well known smell was created by the Russian-French perfumist and chemist Ernest Beaux.
Coco wanted to create a smell that would epitomize the modern and liberated spirit of the 1920’s. The resulting scent was an infusion of jasmine, rose, sandalwood and vanilla.
With ingenious marketing and promotions she created a buzz around the new fragrance, and launched the now famed Chanel no5 on the 5th of the 5th month, 1921.
Chanel’s No5 is a symbol of good taste, and is still one of the best-selling perfumes in the world. Marilyn Monroe is amongst some of the famous celebrities who wore Chanel No5.
The simple rectangular bottle and bottle top resembles the place Vendome in Paris, and was originally designed by Coco herself, with her then and still now principle of “Less is more”
Its all in the numbers