Makes a Perfume a Classic

Chanel No 5

Popular as Marilyn Monroe’s beloved scent, the perfume is a hot favorite among women even today. It is also known to be the world’s best-selling perfume. Chanel No 5 was born out of dedicated research by perfume designer Ernest Beaux and compelling desire of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel to introduce a perfume that would clearly represent how a woman should smell.

Poison by Christian Dior

The perfume was a huge hit in the 1980s. Perfume lovers went head on heels over the exotic purple bottle and distinct heady scent. Poison by Christian Dior is still a hot favorite. Individual notes of coriander, opoponax and tuberose of the perfume have helped the perfume carve a niche for itself in the fragrance industry over the years.

Shalimar by Guerlain

The launch of this signature perfume in the year 1925 created a revolution in the fragrance industry. Jacques Guerlain wanted to immortalize the love story of Emperor Shah Jahan who met his lady love in the Gardens of Shalimar and built the marble wonder Taj Mahal for her. The mesmerizing notes of jasmine, iris, vanilla and rose have immortalized this perfume. It is still a rage among perfume fanatics.