London, England (CNS) – Chanel No. 5 has been named as the most iconic perfume of all time, according to the poll of 2,000 women by health and beauty retail chain Superdrug.
Fashion house’s signature scent is said to have acquired its name after Coco Chanel commissioned the renowned perfumer Ernest Beaux to make six perfumes for her to choose. The bottles were labeled No. 1 to 6, and Chanel chose the fifth bottle. She then declared that the jasmine scent would simply be called No. 5.
Calvin Klein’s unisex pefume, One, followed at second place, while its Eternity scent is at third.
Superdrug’s Matt Twigg tells telegraph.co.uk, “Perfume is such an essential part of getting ready for a woman and the fragrance they choose can really reflect their mood at that moment.”
“Chanel No.5 is an iconic perfume which has truly stood the test of time, being just as popular now as when it first went on sale almost 90 years ago.”
“All the perfumes in the top 10 have adorned dressing tables across the country and will remain staple scents for years to come.”
Couple David and Victoria Beckham’s Intimately Her also made the list, the only celebrity scent featured.
The top ten most iconic perfumes of all time:
- Chanel No. 5
- Calvin Klein – One
- Calvin Klein – Eternity
- Chanel – Coco
- Dior – Poison
- Cacharel – Anais Anais
- Lacoste – Pink
- Yves Saint Lauren – Opium
- Beckham – Intimately Her