5 most famous women’s perfumes (and what they smell like)


They say that there are no women who do not love perfume, there are women who simply have not found their scent … If you are still in search, we suggest that you familiarize yourself with 5 legendary fragrances of all time. The history of the creation of some perfumes will be interesting to read for those who have long found that very smell.

1. Chanel No 5 Parfum Chanel – the smell of a woman

The legend, the most famous and best-selling perfume in history, a symbol of elegance and taste, the favorite fragrance of Marilyn Monroe, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Deneuve and thousands of other women. Coco Chanel wanted him to “smell like a woman”, and Ernest Beaux made her dreams come true.

Chanel No 5 Parfum Chanel

The famous perfumer of the Imperial Court in 1921, after long experiments, created and offered the fashion designer 10 different compositions. Coco chose the 5th – hence the name of the perfume. Aldehydes, iris, bergamot, lemon, rose, amber, oakmoss – the fragrance has too many mysteries and secret ingredients. No wonder everyone was crazy about him in the 19th century. And today the excitement has not disappeared – Chanel No 5 is the best-selling and coveted perfume in the world. The history of the creation of other famous flavors can be found by reading our article.

Chanel No 5 Parfum Chanel

2. Shalimar Eau de Parfum Guerlain – the smell of love

Scientists say that aromas, like nothing else, awaken our memory. Like, they sniffed the smell, and now the whole picture comes to life before your eyes. Colourful, light, brighter than in the photos. Perhaps this is a fragment of your life, some story you have heard, or a place that you have visited or that you dream of visiting. It was from these motives that Jacques Guerlain created his legendary perfume in 1930.

Shalimar Eau de Parfum Guerlain

The French perfumer was so inspired by the history of the construction of the Taj Mahal mosque, which was built on the orders of the king Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife who died in childbirth, that he came up with perfume. The name of the perfume was not accidental – the growing gardens near the mosque were called Shalimar. So the composition of jasmine, rose, bergamot, orange and patchouli has become a true symbol of love and devotion.

3. Opium Yves Saint Laurent – the smell of the east

Brash, rich, provocative. A bottle in the form of an expensive Japanese tobacco box and a completely unique inner filling… Opium has rightfully been recognized as the best oriental fragrance of all time. It was created in 1977 specifically for those “who are dependent on YSL.” Speaking of addictions, the fragrance was seriously considered in the context of drug propaganda, which, of course, is not true. Unless the French women massively lost their minds from the aroma and ran headlong to the store, buying up the legendary perfume. Well, do not arrest Jean Amick and Yves Saint Laurent for this?

Opium Yves Saint Laurent

A bright and memorable pyramid with accords of vanilla, bergamot, cloves, lemon and orange will become your symbol, a way of self-expression. But do not overdo it: just one zilch – and the whole world is at your feet.

4. L’Air du Temps Nina Ricci – the smell of peace and goodness

“Air of Time” was created in 1948 in the difficult post-war period as a symbol of joy, a peaceful sky and faith in a brighter future. The doves decorating the bottle also symbolize love – sincere, kind, eternal. They usually say about such products “they are for centuries”. The composition with charming floral-woody shades in the 50s made a splash: it was overtaken only by the above-mentioned Chanel No. 5 and Shalimar. L’Air du Temps is still holding its ground. It is one of the best selling fragrances in the world.

L'Air du Temps Nina Ricci

5. Miss Dior – the smell of femininity

This perfume with thousands of shades is the perfect embodiment of the concept of feminine beauty. Miss Dior was created by Christian Dior in 1947 as a fragrance “enveloping women with an invisible aura of sophisticated femininity”. The enchanting properties of the perfume were demonstrated at the first Christian Dior fashion show. Models showed the New Look collection, and a light veil of tart aroma soared in the air over Montaigne Avenue.

Miss Dior

Today there are a huge number of different variations of Miss Dior. The company even created a separate bath line for fans of the fragrance. The composition of gardenia and galbanum will be clearly heard for many, many years to come.

By the way, perfume is a win-win gift for a girl. Use our tips to make the right choice of perfume.

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