The 10 Most Iconic Perfumes for Women

There are many fragrances that have come and gone, but only a handful have earned the title of being the most iconic perfumes of all time. They have become staples in the perfume collections of many women and have captured hearts across several generations.

Today I’ve rounded up 10 most iconic perfumes that are guaranteed to be on the list of favorites for years to come.


Whenever you mention classics, Shalimar is nearly on every beauty expert’s list. Four centuries ago, in India, Emperor Shah Jahan fell hopelessly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahal. He had the enchanting Gardens of Shalimar built for her and dedicated the Taj Mahal to her as well, one of the seven new wonders of the world. This incredible tale sparked the imagination of Jacques Guerlain, who created Shalimar, the first oriental fragrance in history, in 1925.

Chanel No. 5

If it was possible to bottle up elegance, femininity, and luxury it would be inside this golden elixir in the timeless Chanel N°5 bottle. It features a soothingly balanced blend of jasmine & bourbon vanilla.  Created by Gabrielle Chanel in 1921, it is the ultimate symbol of luxurious simplicity. N°5 is more than a fragrance, it is an olfactory heritage: an idea of femininity, a masterpiece of chic, passed on from generation to generation.

Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps

Created in 1948, L’Air du Temps is an ode to peace, love and freedom. This essence of absolute femininity celebrates eternal youth. L’Air du Temps is also the air that we breathe, the mood of the moment, the reflection of each era

Dior Poison

Some perfumes are born a myth. Heady, mysterious, and revolutionary since its creation, Poison is Dior’s ultimate weapon of seduction. Its exceptional, exotic alchemy is composed of a rich blend of spicy, fruity, and amber notes warmed by honey and musk—an unforgettable fragrance.  Poison is an irresistibly seductive fragrance, characterized by spectacular appeal. Each Poison fragrance is part of the Dior legend of seduction, embodying magic and audacity, fascination and enchantment.

White Diamonds

One simply cannot get a more distinctive and sophisticated scent than White Diamonds perfume for women by Elizabeth Taylor. The beloved movie star’s legacy lives on in this warm and resonant fragrance, which was originally introduced in 1991. The flowery scent delicately combines oakmoss, lily, rose, sandalwood and amber notes for a balanced construction that radiates class and star power.


A scent of romance and endless luxury, ETERNITY is inspired by the idea of lasting love and intimacy. It is a romantic floral fragrance. This harmonious blend of both classic and contemporary scents is a perfect combination, created to reflect timeless quality and modern style.

Gucci Rush

Introduced in 1999, Gucci Rush is a fantasy to be reached through an intoxicating, addictive combination of florals and spices. A sensual burst unlike any other. Introduced in 1999, Gucci Rush is a fantasy to be reached through an intoxicating, addictive combination of florals and spices. A sensual burst unlike any other.

Coty L’aimant

L’Aimant is the first fragrance from Francois Coty, launched in 1927. L’Aimant means “magnet” in French. The composition is elegant, sophisticated and classic combination of flowers.


Distinctly feminine, this intoxicating, classic fragrance combines tuberose, jasmine and gardenia with a hint of orange blossom before giving way to a base of sandalwood, vetiver and musk. Fracas is the signature fragrance for women who want to make an unforgettable impression.

Versace Bright Crystal

Inspired by a mixture of Donatella Versace’s favourite floral fragrances, Bright Crystal is a fresh, sensual blend of refreshing chilled yuzu and pomegranate mingled with soothing blossoms of peony, magnolia, and lotus flower, warmed with notes of musk and amber.

A good perfume is a great accessory and can brighten any moment. Do let me know which is your favorite fragrance in the comments below?