I have never discussed perfumes on this site. Yet it can be a major component of style for many women. Coco Chanel certainly thought so!

I decided to do a bit of ‘sniffing around’ to find out about how important perfumes are for other women and which ones are the most popular.

Celebrity perfumes

Coco Chanel was of course one of the most famous perfume lovers. She was very much involved in developing her signature scent Chanel No 5, which is still one of the most popular perfumes today.

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The Washingtonian recently reported that Michelle Obama loves Creed Love in White. She apparently loves soft, gracious and sweet perfumes.

Audrey Hepburn  was a fan of Creed Spring Flower. Due to her close collaboration with Givenchy though, he created a perfume exclusively for her, L’Interdit Givenchy, which she loved as well. Apparently she was rather disappointed when he decided to release this perfume on the market.

Donatella Versace has so many perfumes, she has a gigantic display cabinet full of them.

We all know what Marilyn Monroe liked best!

What are the most famous perfumes in the world?


1. Chanel No. 5

Still the most famous perfume of all and the most sold.

2 / 3. J’Adore and Poison by Christian Dior

Poison was very popular in the 80s but is gaining popularity while J’Adore is currently Dior most popular perfume.

4 / 5 Opium and Rive Gauche by Yves Saint Laurent

Opium is heavy and sensual while Rive Gauche is more feminine and fresh. The latter was a long-time favorite of mine.

6. Angel by Thierry Mugler

Loved by many, if only for its beautifully designed bottle.

Now I must admit that smell has never been a major component of my own style as I’m not such a sensory person. Although I like to smell fresh at all times, of course, I prefer my perfume to be as subtle as possible. I would love to hear how it is for you!

How important is perfume to your style? Do you stick with one perfume or are you constantly trying new scents? What is your current favorite?


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