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These Are the Most Iconic Perfumes of All Time

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel once famously proclaimed, “A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” 95 years ago, the mold-breaking courtier created what is arguably still the most iconic fragrance today. Dubbed Chanel No.5 after her rumored lucky number, the scent was a dramatic departure from the florals of the 1920s, revolutionizing how scents were formulated and paving the way for an entire lineup of inimitable perfumes to follow. From Guerlain’s Shalimar to Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb, here are the six most iconic fragrances today.

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