Baudruchage is performed by hand and consists of placing a fine membrane (called a baudruche) over the neck and stopper of the bottle. Then the baudruche is held in place with two strands of pearl-cotton thread. For each perfume there is a specific colour of thread. Black for the No 5, No 19, Coco, Allure Sensuelle. Pearly white for Coco Mademoiselle, Pink for Allure.
This technique makes the bottle perfectly watertight and protects the fragrance from the intrusion of air. A wax seal is then added to guarantee the bottle is tamperproof. the baudruchage is a symbol of expertise, luxury and refinement. Chanel has ten people at the workshops in France who are masters of this art.
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