It’s a well-known fact that some of the world’s most famous fashion houses also create some of the best perfumes in the world, and whether they boast sweet floral notes or fresh ocean aromas, they are appreciated for their scent as well as for their heritage. However, there are certain perfumes that are appreciated universally by experts and clients alike, which is why they are known as the best perfumes in the world. We created a list that includes 25 of the most beautiful perfumes ever, all of them signed by famous personalities and fashion houses such as Calvin Klein, Coco Chanel, Bvlgari and many more.
1. Chanel No.5
The timeless vanilla may rose and jasmine-scented delight that is Chanel No.5 was created in 1921 by Coco Chanel, and it was officially described as a “perfume with the scent of a woman”. Due to its exquisite scent and rich heritage, the Chanel No.5 is considered by many as the most famous perfume of all time, which is why we definitely had to include it on our list.
2. Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
Also bearing the mark of Chanel, the Coco Mademoiselle perfume was launched in 2001 honoring Chanel herself. The scent involves notes of vanilla, mandarin, jasmine and morning rose, and it is currently one of the top selling Chanel perfumes.
3. Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
The Opium fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent was launched in 1977, but it is still one of the most appreciated and best-selling perfumes to this day. With its sensual, evocative scent, the Opium is a must-have for any respectable fashion enthusiast, and since it usually costs about $50, it is also quite affordable as well.
4. Youth Dew by Estee Lauder
Apart from its enticing aroma, the Youth Dew perfume also comes in a highly sophisticated little bottle. This is the first perfume signed by Estee Lauder, and it is also one of the most successful ones, since it was sold in as much as 250 million examples to date.
5. Eau Dynamisante by Clarins
Not only does the Eau Dynamisante flaunt an absolutely incredible smell, but it is also quite good for your skin as well. When it was launched in 1987, this exquisite Clarins perfume represented a revolutionary approach to perfumes, since it includes aromatic essential oils as well as a rather unusual but fresh mix of orange, rosemary and lemon.
6. Joy by Jean Patou
The Joy perfume was created in 1927 for Parisian couturier Jean Patou. This particular product remains the most popular one signed by Jean Patou decades after it was launched, but it’s not hard to understand why once you actually witness its magnificent scent. Its main notes include jasmine and rose as well as Tuberose, ylangylang and Michelia flowers. As for the bottle itself, it was sketched out by Louis Süe with elegance and simplicity in mind.
7. Angel by Thierry Mugler
The Angel perfume by Thierry Mugler was created in 1992 boasting an intoxicating oriental woody fragrance. The main notes include patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla accompanied by fruity notes of melon, peach, plum and fresh citrus.
8. DKNY by Donna Karan
This stunning perfume features an incredible mix of floral and fruity notes combined with touches of vodka. Because of this, most people would agree that this fragrance is best suited for summer. Due to its unique, incredible scent, the DKNY by Donna Karan is definitely one of the brand’s most successful perfumes.
9. Tresor by Lancôme
Surely a treasure amongst perfumes, the Tresor by Lancôme impresses with a floral-oriental scent involving notes of heliotrope, rose, apricot, orris and iris. Launched in 1990, the Tresor managed to become one of the best-selling perfumes in the world, which is not surprising since it was created by none other than Sophia Grojsman herself.
10. Anais Anais by Cacharel
Launched in 1978, the Anais Anais perfume is one of the most feminine-scents out there. The product flaunts opening notes of orange blossom and hyacinth followed by a floral heart of white lily, rose and jasmine. Finally, the base was created through a blend of sandalwood and amber. The Anais Anais by Cacharel is a definite must-have for romantics.
11. L’EauD’Issey by IsseyMiyaki
The L’EauD’Issey was created by IsseyMiaky was created in 1992 by Jacques Cavallier , and it quickly became a favorite in the United States. The scent includes floral notes of freesia, cyclamen and lotus that are complemented by middle notes of carnation, lily and peony. The end notes surprise with a woody character of cedar, sandal, amber and musk. The perfume is particularly famous for being “as clear as spring water”, which allows it to appear natural and delicate.
12. Davidoff Cool Water
The Cool Water perfume was launched in 1988 by Davidoff, and it is still highly appreciated to this day for its sublime notes of musk, sandalwood, jasmine and lavender. The perfumer behind this exceptional fragrance is Pierre Bourdon.
13. BLV by Bvlgari
A prestigious luxury brand such as Bvlgari could only retail an equally prestigious product, which is why BLV is one of the world’s most appreciated perfumes. The perfume opens up with stunning notes of ginger before blooming into an exceptional blend of vanilla, sandalwood and wisteria. The BLV perfume by Bvlgari is a perfect choice for those looking to make a statement.
14. Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani
Acqua Di Gio is a relatively new fragrance since it was introduced in 2010. The perfume was inspired by the unique smells found on the islands of Pantelleria and Antigua, which is where Armani himself has a few private residences. With its unique, refreshing allure, the Acqua Di Gio boasts notes of Limone Primo Fiore Femminello and mint leaves complemented by an intricate mix of citrus and floral scents that have the potential to impress instantly.
15. Dior Poison
The Poison perfume by Dior was originally launched in 1998 featuring a sublime Oriental Vanilla scent. With its top notes of apricot, coconut and plumb complemented by middle notes of lily-of-the-valley, caraway, Brazilian rosewood, rose and caraway, this incredible product is widely appreciated on a global scale.
16. Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana
This floral fruity fragrance for women is best suited to hot summer days. Launched in 2001 by the Italians Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, this perfume is among the best selling perfume in the world.
Dolce Gabbana Light Blue is musky, but citrus, composed of Sicilian Lemon, Apple, Cedar, Bellflower Bamboo, Jasmine and White Rose.
17. Shalimar by Guerlain
The intoxicating aroma of the Shalimar perfume has been enthralling its fans since 1925 when it was created by Jacques Guerlain. The formula for this exquisite fragrance involves citrus notes as well as a floral heart, both lending into a warm and luxurious scent that has been applauded by a wide array of enthusiasts for decades.
18. L’air Du Temps by Nina Ricci
Nina Ricci’s L’air Du Temps is a timeless fragrance that actually made the entire fashion house famous. Launched just after World War II in 1948, the perfume’s bottle features a dove on its top signifying peace. The main scent of this sublime aroma is influenced by a floral-spicy note of the carnation, which is toned down with notes of jasmine and rose. Moreover, the perfume also comes with a few woody touches of cedar and sandal complemented by musk and amber. It is simply divine!
19. Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier released the Classique perfume during the 1990s, and it is still one of the most remarkable and original fragrances available on the market today. Its stunning top notes of rose and rum essence blend with a heart of vanilla orchid and daffodils, while the base notes involve tonka bean, amber, sandalwood and Bourbon vanilla.
20. Nina by Nina Ricci
The original Nina perfume by Nina Ricci was launched in 1987 and boasts top notes of orange blossom, peach, basil, lemon, bergamot and marigold as well as middle notes of orris root, jasmine, violet, mimose, ylangylang and rose. The base notes involve blackcurrant syrup, sandalwood, musk, patchouli, musk and civet. Sounds extraordinary, doesn’t it?
21. Euphoria by Calvin Klein
Calvin Klein’s Euphoria fragrance was introduced in 2005 as a playful, extraordinary scent for women. This fantastic perfume impresses with opening notes of persimmon and pomegranate only to follow up with a heart of black orchid and lotus blossom. The end notes include intoxicating violet, amber and other wood-base scents.
22. J’Adore by Christian Dior
The J’Adore fragrance by Dior has become quite popular since it was created in 1999, which is why it has been produced in different versions of different concentrations in order to satisfy a wide array of tastes and preferences. Signifying utmost femininity, the perfume comes in a stunning bottle shaped as a Greek amphora, while the formula itself involves sweet floral notes and mandarin complemented by orchid, rose, plum, jasmine as well as amaranth, black berry and musk.
23. Mojave Ghost by Byredo
Being known as the best selling perfume in 2020 all over the world, Mojave Ghost by Byredo was launched in 2014 and it is a fragrance for both men and women. This elegant perfume is made with tops of Sapodilla, Ambrette, Magnolia, Violet and Sandalwood and the base with Ambergris and Cedar.Versatile, intense and with a floral-woody scent, the Mojave Ghost by Byredo will make you feel instantly confident.
24. Bloom By Gucci
Easily one of the best perfumes for women, Bloom By Gucci is suitable both for day wear but also for elegant nights. Special and alluring, this Gucci fragrance was launched in 2017 as the first one under the direction of Alberto Morillas. Made with highly concentrated noble ingredients as jasmine bud, natural tuberose absolute and Chinese honeysuckle flower, this fragrance comes in a glamorous pink bottle that is easy to transport.
25. Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford
Elegant and sophisticated, the perfume comes in a beautifully unisex bottle, while the composition itself contains sweet tops of raspberry, saffron, thyme, Olibanum, Jasmine, suede, woody notes and amber.