Perfumes can come and go with the seasons, but a few special fragrances never go out of style. Here we have imported the 5 most classic fragrances over the last 100 years. You’ll notice that they were all launched in two specific decades: the roaring 1920s and 1940s, when America was recovering after World War II, and people started spending money on beauty again.
These are classic fragrances that enjoy great recognition and are still produced, worn and loved by women.
Chanel perfumes No. 5
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In 1921, Coco Chanel asked perfumer Ernest Beaux to create something that “smells like a woman, not a flower bed.”
The resulting potion would become the most iconic fragrance in the world. Immediate sales success, when it was born, Chanel No. 5 remains a great lady selling perfumes to this day, with a bottle sold worldwide every 30 seconds. Today, many celebrities, including Eva Mendes, Victoria Beckham, Jessica Alba and Celine Dion are reportedly wearing Chanel No. 5, undoubtedly attracted by the sophistication and classic image of the brand.
L’Air Du Temps perfumes by Nina Ricci
L’Air Du Temps By Nina Ricci
L’Air du Temps, originated in 1948, after the Second World War. To capture and celebrate the coveted return to peace and optimism, the Nina Ricci fashion house – known for ethereal, ethereal dresses – decided to develop an innovative new type of perfume for its clients.
L’Air Du Temps (“the spirit of the times”) had immediate sales success. A beautiful bottle, topped with intertwining pigeons, is still in production and decorates the dressers of elegant women around the world.
Joy Jean Patou
Joy Jean Patou
When hard times come, the new perfume can’t fix your finances, but they can break away from them for a moment. In 1929, Parisian perfumer Jean Patou created Joy Perfume for his wealthy American clients whose fortunes were devastated as a result of this year’s catastrophe on Wall Street. Despite the financial losses and the high price of the Patou product, Joy was cheaper than couture, and women were gathering to buy it.
Gambling in a timely manner turned out to be profitable and the instant classic was born. More than 80 years after the debut, Joy remains the best-selling fragrance. In historical sales, it is only Chanel No. 5 ahead of it.
Shalimar perfume from Guerlain
SHALIMAR BY GUERLAIN
With a name that literally means “temple of love” in Sanskrit, Shalimar is an amber-scented perfume that has given birth to many successful followers. Guerlain’s fragrance takes its name from the Indian Gardens of Shalimar, where the emperor Shah Jahan met a woman who inspired him to build the Taj Mahal. An unforgettable success since birth in 1925, an irresistible mix of Shalimar fragrance notes has given her a place in the vanities of the most famous women in the world from different generations, including Rita Hayworth and Kate Moss.
Miss Dior Christian Dior perfumes
EDT Christian Dior Miss Dior Originale Eau de Toilette
Miss Dior was the first Christian Dior perfume, introduced on the market in 1947 shortly after the success of the breakthrough designer New Look collection, which revolutionized women’s fashion and restored Paris as the fashionable capital of the world after World War II.
“I created this perfume to dress every woman in beautiful femininity, as if each of my dresses came out of the bottle one after the other,” said Dior.
Miss Dior has undergone a metamorphosis for years since she was created. The perfume now called “Miss Dior” is not really the original fragrance. The classic fragrance is now called “Miss Dior Classic” and “Miss Dior Original”.
It is still gaining rave reviews on the pages and remains a popular perfume choice today.