#CocoChanel's more-is-more approach still makes a statement today. Layer multiples of the same material, or better yet, go for contrast like a femme piece with edgy chains or pearls with diamantés. http://www.instyle.com/instyle/package/general/photos/0,,20398276_20522658_21045245,00.html
My mothers mother wore Chanel No 7 through WWII until they stopped making it. I always knew her to wear Chanel No 19 until the day she died. It's not worn as much as No 5, and I still get nostalgic when I smell one of her bottles.