Perfume is memorable, personal and can create your own signature that makes people remember you. Classic perfumes stand the test of time. Here is a roundup of the best-selling perfumes for women as indicated by industry insiders, consumers and reviews. While some are oldies but goodies, others are new, fresh and exciting.
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Chanel No. 5
Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel selected this iconic fragrance out of a row of five samples, and that is how its name came to be. Today, a bottle is sold every 30 seconds somewhere in the world. With notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom water, roses and spice, Chanel No. 5 is worn by women around the world and has earned the reputation of being a classic fragrance, a staple every woman must own -- the finishing touch to any outfit. The scent is powerful, intoxicating and long lasting. Chanel No. 5 retails for £61 at the Chanel website. You can also find it at fine luxury retailers. Bella Sugar indicates it as the world's number-one selling perfume.
Vera Wang: The Fragrance
The name Vera Wang seems to blend beautifully with weddings. The signature fragrance, with its blend of calla lilies, gardenia and mandarin flower, is soft, feminine and light. It is considered a best-selling fragrance because of its popularity internationally. According to many consumers, not only does it capture the scent of a wedding day, but it is perfect for everyday wear. Purcahse Vera Wang in various sizes, ranging from £32 to £59.
212 Sexy by Carolina Herrera
Elle magazine reports that 212 Sexy is one of the most coveted fragrances in the United States. The scent is inspired by New York City, (hence, the name is the previous area code, 212) and is a sensuous woodsy blend of florals. You don't have to live in Manhattan, though, to smell of sultry seductiveness. Designer Carolina Herrera blends gardenia and notes of candyfloss with bergamot and rose pepper.
Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker
According to the United Kingdom's Daily Mail, Lovely by "Sex & The City" star Sarah Jessica Parker is one of the top ten, biggest-selling perfumes of all time. This perfume is subtle, musky and intriguing, but it is light enough to wear every day. Its key notes are lavender and bergamot, with middle notes of orchid and a subtle base of white amber and cedar. Its packaging is sleek and retro and is nothing short of lovely.
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