Name That Trauma/Traumafessions :: Reader Tara A. on a Creepy Chanel No. 5 Commercial

Hi Kindertrauma,

I’m hoping you can help me track down a Chanel No. 5 commercial I saw on network T.V. in what I believe was the late .80s. I have a vague memory of the commercial (though I clearly remember it disturbing and confusing me.) I recall a glamorous woman sitting in a theater, drinking from a bottle of perfume. There’s some sort of creepy music playing over the scene. You hear a loud “sipping through straw” sound effect toward the end of the commercial, and a woman exclaims, “Number Five!” in a breathy squeak. My mother claims the networks pulled this commercial because it taught children that perfume was safe to consume.

Thanks!! As a huge fan of discussing the consistent state of terror I was in from 1986-1993, I am hooked on your site!! Awesome job!!


UNK SEZ:: Tara, could the clip below be the commercial you seek? It does feature a movie theater…

ALSO: I have to thank you Tara. While looking for your trauma I stumbled across a Chanel No.5 commercial that I used to love (below). Now (thanks to you) I know why I loved it so much, it turns out it was directed by RIDLEY SCOTT who directed two of my favorite movies BLADE RUNNER and ALIEN!

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11 years ago

So wait…you’re saying perfume ISN’T safe to consume?!?!?