Succeeding in both the fashion industry as well as the in the world of scent, Coco Chanel has brought to the table many iconic designs. The LBD, quilted bag, faux pearls are some of the pieces that people all over the world has come to admire.
Coco Chanel is, was, and will remain the undisputed queen when it comes to perfumes and fragrances. People flock to the Chanel stores just to purchase a bottle of the exquisite fragrance that is bound to make them stand out from the rest. Take a look at some of the iconic perfumes this brand has to offer.
Chanel No. 5
Even if you’re not familiar with the luxury brand, you’ll definitely have heard of this classic perfume that stood the test of time. Since its production in 1921, Chanel No. 5 has been on sale up till today. The legendary scent has remained the same throughout the years, but there have been slight changes to the bottle with the purpose of helping collectors identify the timeline of it. Today, the perfume has reached “aspirational purchase”, which means that women with different income levels are still able to get a whiff of wealth and exclusivity that has been represented by the brand throughout the years.
Chanel No. 19
Known as the sister perfume to Chanel No.5, the number 19 was chosen in honour of Coco Chanel’s birthday. The balsamic-green scent that has been around since 1971 was known as a niche product being passed down by word of mouth via generations of women. Although, No. 5 will always be Chanel’s iconic fragrance, Chanel No. 19 will always have its aficionados.
Subtle sophistication is the best way to describe this 1974 scent. Bursting with green citrus, it settles on the skin lightly but feels warm and spicy at the same time which makes Chanel Cristalle the perfect summer scent. The scent has evolved since its release and includes heavier note such as civet. Loyal fans have taken note that the newer scent is rather different to the superior original. The Eau de Toilette Cristalle is seemingly hard to find in the market today.
In the house of Chanel, Coco Mademoiselle comes in second place in terms of the most sellable perfume. It is reported that this fragrance raked in $21 million since its grand launch in 1984. That is not only the record it broke as it won the FiFi for Prestige Fragrance in all the FiFi countries (United States, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Great Britain).
Perhaps the only Chanel scent in a round bottle, Chanel Chance was created by French perfumer Jacques Polge in 2003. Polge is known for creating some of the best Chanel scents from 1978 to 2015. The round bottle was created with a purpose as 'Chance' in French means luck and the circular shape represents the 'wheel of fortune'. Bold, fresh, and flowery is the perfect way to describe this fragrance as it is inspired by the unpredictability of chance and time.
If scents aren’t what you’re looking for from this brand, you can always take a look at their other iconic products below.