Looking for your next favorite scent to fall in love with? There are several popular perfumes that have unique scent blends, great sales records and more. These are the top 15 most popular perfumes of all time.
1. Chanel No. 5
As one of the older fragrances, Chanel No. 5 deserves the top spot on every list of the most popular perfumes. In 1921, Gabrielle Chanel decided to launch a fragrance and was asked to pick from a variety of samples. Sample No. 5 was her choice, and that's how the famous perfume earned its name. It has a delicate, floral and powdery scent that includes jasmine, ylang-ylang and about 80 other ingredients.
2. YSL Black Opium
Created by Yves Saint Laurent Beaute in 2014, this intoxicating scent is a variant of the original Opium scent that appeared in the 1970s. Black Opium gives off hints of vanilla, coffee, patchouli and floral sweetness. In the United States, it is one of the top-selling fragrances.
3. Gucci Bloom
This Gucci fragrance first hit the market in 2017 and was developed by Alberto Morillas. With its exotic blend of floral aromas, it has a rich scent with a powdery hint. The ad for Gucci Bloom does an exceptional job of visually showing how it can make wearers feel surrounded by a flower-filled garden. Rangoon creeper, jasmine and tuberose are a few of the many notes included.
4. Giorgio Armani Si
Sweet floral, vanilla and musk notes give this Armani perfume a distinct and memorable scent. Although Si originally hit department stores in 2013, it maintained popularity for the last several years and even won an award from Allure in 2020.
5. Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum
Combining notes of patchouli, tiger orchid, toffee and other exotic scents, this aromatic masterpiece quickly gained popularity after its release in 2011. Offered at an affordable cost, Jimmy Choo Eau de Parfum gave a wider range of people access to a luxury scent that depicts the essence of the designer's brand.
6. Clinique Aromatics Elixir
Clinique Aromatics Elixir has a well-deserved spot on the list since its popularity spans decades. Launched in 1971, its sale average is about 14 bottles per hour. Jasmine, patchouli and oakmoss are a few key fragrance notes. Its rich and spicy scent also has above-average longevity.
7. Le Labo Santal 33
This is one of the top scents for people who want an attention-demanding blend. Santal 33 includes iris, cardamom, violet, cedarwood, sandalwood and papyrus. The distinct mix is perfect for anyone and is a long-lasting product. Since its launch in 2011, it has remained a favorite among many people because of how unique it is.
8. Marc Jacobs Daisy
If any scent were chosen to emanate the essence of how invigorating spring is, Daisy would be the winner. The original ad campaign for its launch in 2007 featured a carefree and breezy feel that captured the scent well. It boasts the perfect mix of floral and fresh, and the daisy topper of the bottle's design adds to the vibrant perfume's overall appeal.
9. Jo Malone English Pear and Freesia
This scent is a more recent addition to the list. However, it quickly became one of the bestselling fragrances. Many people love it for the reminiscent feeling of the 1990s since pear and freesia were both popular scents then. The English Pear and Freesia fragrance has an elegant but fun scent that lasts a long time and gives off a serene feeling. With added notes of orange blossom and pomegranate, it is easy to see why the Duchess of Cambridge and other celebrities love this scent.
10. CK One
If anyone who grew up in the 1990s was asked to describe the decade with a scent, it would be CK One. Calvin Klein's irresistible clean and cool scent was so popular that it was sometimes hard to find and inspired many knockoffs, and it is still popular today. As one of the most popular perfumes of all time, this product includes jasmine, nutmeg, rose, musk and amber notes.
11. Lancome La Vie Est Belle
In French, the name of this Lancome perfume from 2012 means life is beautiful. Implying the dawn of a new era, La Vie Est Belle brought a new era of great sales trends. Its notes of orange blossom, blackberry and pear create a striking blend that is timeless and alluring.
12. Curious by Britney Spears
In 2004, Britney Spears entered the fragrance world with this top-selling blend of lotus, pear, magnolia and other tantalizing notes. During its initial release year, Curious was the bestselling fragrance in department stores. Despite all the other wonderful scents from the iconic pop artist, it is still a favorite today.
13. Narciso Rodriguez for Her
Narciso Rodriguez for Her is simple and chic with its woody, musky and amber hints. The mix also makes it versatile enough for any occasion or everyday wear. Since 2003, it has remained a favorite among many women.
14. Guerlain Shalimar
Another older scent, this fragrance appeared in 1925. Actresses like Rita Hayworth and Brigitte Bardot helped Shalimar gain more popularity. Its bergamot, rose, jasmine, vanilla and other sumptuous notes made it a distinct scent that kept its popularity over the decades.
15. Coco Chanel Mademoiselle
This Chanel scent is from 2001 and boasts a spicy but feminine scent. Mademoiselle has musk, vanilla, patchouli and citrus notes that linger a long time. Today, it is still a top-selling fragrance.