According to a new book about the creation of Chanel No. 5, the sophisticated scent has its roots firmly planted in the Snooki State, reports the New York Post.
Author Tilar Mazzeo reveals in "The Secret History of Chanel No. 5" that during World War II, the fragrance halted production in France and moved its factory to America to escape the Nazis.
Using ingredients smuggled into the States, the luxurious perfume, which was introduced in 1920 and combined the aromas of roses and jasmine, continued to be manufactured in New Jersey.
Mazzeo writes that Chanel, who reportedly became a Nazi sympathizer during that period and took up with an SS officer, was not exactly pleased with the new, less-than-chic headquarters.
"It is monstrous," sniffed the orphan turned clothing designer. "They produced it in Hoboken!"
Following the war, production returned to France, and Chanel No. 5, which sells for $400 an ounce, went on to become a favorite of stars from Marilyn Monroe to Nicole Kidman.
"Perfume, it's the most important thing," Chanel insisted.
We're pretty sure Snooki has said the same about hair spray.
Speaking of New Jersey glamour, check out our interview with "Jerseylicious" Glam Fairy Alexa Prisco.
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