The best-selling perfumes in history

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Many people stick with their favorites
Chanel No. 5 by Chanel
Shalimar by Guerlain
Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier
Poison by Christian Dior
Angel by Thierry Mugler
Euphoria by Calvin Klein
Armani Code by Giorgio Armani
Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
Joy by Jean Patou
Calvin Klein CK One
J'Adore by Christian Dior
Love Love by Cacharel
L'air du Temps by Nina Ricci
Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana
Estée Lauder Youth Dew
The best-selling men's perfumes in history
Sauvage by Christian Dior
A for Men by Thierry Mugler
Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani
Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss
Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier
One Million by Paco Rabanne
Invictus by Paco Rabanne
Cool Water by Davidoff
Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme by Dolce & Gabbana
Fahrenheit by Christian Dior
Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch
The One by Dolce & Gabbana
Is your perfume in the list?

Jean-Paul Guerlain once said that "perfume is the most intense form of memory." Therefore, it's really important which fragrance you choose. To help you with your selection, we will tell you about the best-selling perfumes in the world.

Many people stick with their favorites

Once someone has found their perfume, their loyalty to it tends to last forever. This may be the reason why some of the best-selling perfumes in history have remained so successful. Can you guess which they are?

Chanel No. 5 by Chanel

It was Ernest Beaux's fifth attempt at creating it, but it also turned out to be Coco Chanel's lucky number. Launched in 1921, a bottle of Chanel No. 5 is sold in the world every 30 seconds.

Shalimar by Guerlain

It was a revolution in 1925 when it became the first perfume of the oriental olfactory family. The scent goes hand in hand with a wonderful tribute to the gardens of Shalimar and the Taj Mahal.

Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier

A recognizable design, a mischievous formula, and a sweet scent that doesn't get boring: These characteristics have made this 1993 perfume a contemporary classic.

Poison by Christian Dior

Since 1985, this perfume has combined mystery and elegance to great success. Its Oriental-Floral fragrance has become a signature within the company.

Photo: Dior

Angel by Thierry Mugler

Its star-shaped bottle, its particular shade of blue, and a sweet fragrance that almost invites you to eat it, have made 'Angel' a success since its launch in 1992.

Euphoria by Calvin Klein

Since 2005, 'Euphoria' has been a hit. Thanks to its futuristic design and oriental floral scent, it continues to sell by the millions.

Photo: Calvin Klein

Armani Code by Giorgio Armani

Its aroma is elegant and sweet without getting overwhelming. The 2006 invention combines citrus with white flowers, honey, and vanilla, putting 'Armani Code' on the Olympus of fragrances.

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

This fragrance belongs to the Spicy Oriental olfactory family which, combined with its exotic but classic bottle, has made it a top seller since 2009.

Joy by Jean Patou

Simple, classic, and with a point of seduction that comes directly from Paris and has been sweeping the market since 1930.

Photo: Jean Patou

Calvin Klein CK One

The icon of Generation X, launched in 1994, remains the fragrance that screams freedom and equality with a Citrus Aromatic fragrance.

Photo: Calvin Klein

J'Adore by Christian Dior

Elegance turned into a fragrance with an eternal and feminine essence. Even though it launched in 1999, it might seem like it's over a century old.

Love Love by Cacharel

A fun, striking design and a hypnotic red tone make for one of the quintessential fruity perfumes in the market since 2003.

L'air du Temps by Nina Ricci

With the help of this floral fragrance, launched back in 1948, Nina Ricci managed to position herself at the top of the competitive perfume sector. Its bottle is legendary.

Photo: Nina Ricci

Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana

It's hard to believe that one of the most famous fragrances in history only dates back to 2001 and has its origin... in a Granny Smith apple!

Photo: Dolce & Gabbana

Estée Lauder Youth Dew

From its bottle simulating a dress to its spicy oriental fragrance, this perfume dating from 1953 is all about elegance.

Photo: Estee Lauder

The best-selling men's perfumes in history

And what about the men? Of course, they, too, have their favorite fragrances. In many cases, their preferences coincide with feminine perfumes. These are the best-selling men's fragrances.

Sauvage by Christian Dior

It's hard to believe that Johnny Depp's greatest success in recent years has been a fragrance and not a movie. Yet, his face will always be associated with this perfume created by François Demachy in 2015.

Photo: Dior

A for Men by Thierry Mugler

Jacques Huclier added all kinds of edibles to his creation in 1996. Therefore, in this legend of masculine fragrances, you'll find elements such as caramel, chocolate, or coffee.

Photo: Thierry Mugler

Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

Light, fresh, elegant, and ideal for summer, 'Acqua Di Gio' has dominated the men's fragrance industry since 1996.

Photo: Giorgio Armani

Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss has been, for decades, the reference in men's perfumes. Boss Bottled, launched in 1998, is its best version: a combination that mixes mint, pineapple, cinnamon, and sandalwood, among other elements.

Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

Created by Francis Kukrdjian in 1995, its bottle is a work of art and its content combines notes of cardamom, pepper, cinnamon, and sage, along with other ingredients that make it an almost alchemical elixir.

Photo: Jean-Paul Gaultier

One Million by Paco Rabanne

A bottle in the shape of a gold ingot can only lead to success. And that's exactly what happened with this creation by Michel Girard, Christophe Raynaud, and Olivier Pescheux in 2008.

Photo: Paco Rabanne

Invictus by Paco Rabanne

An intense, sweet, and woody aroma for a fragrance whose image promotes masculinity and power. It was released in 2013.

Photo: Paco Rabanne

Cool Water by Davidoff

Presented in 1988, 'Cool Water' is fresh, youthful, and a reference to surfing rebellion, always connected to the ocean.

Photo: Davidoff

Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme by Dolce & Gabbana

Its launch, back in 1994, was a real boom. It has been sustained over time, in large part, thanks to David Gandy and his legendary commercial in a white swimsuit.

Photo: Dolce & Gabbana

Fahrenheit by Christian Dior

This is pure eighties elegance that combines a smell similar to that of gasoline with citrus and violets. It is a strange mix but it has been a hit since 1988. 'Fahrenheit' is one of the most suggestive perfumes in history.

Photo: Dior

Fierce by Abercrombie & Fitch

It wasn't easy, but Christophe Laudamiel managed to capture the essence of the North American fashion firm in a fragrance that has been a best-seller since 2002.

The One by Dolce & Gabbana

Citrus, cedar, and ambergris appear in this 2008 creation by Olivier Polge.

Photo: Dolce & Gabbana

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