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What are some classic perfumes still in production?

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Several classic perfumes still in production as of 2015 include No. 5 from Chanel, L'Air Du Temps by Nina Ricci, Joy from Jean Patou, Shalimar from Guerlain and Miss Dior from Dior. Diorissimo from Dior is also in production in its original form; however, some classic perfumes, such as Femme from Rochas, have been modified since their first release, although the line of perfume is still in production.

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Chanel No. 5 is perhaps the most notable classic perfume still in production, and production started in 1921. Ernest Beaux presented Coco Chanel with vials of different scents, and she chose the fifth vial as her signature scent. Mademoiselle, also from the house of Chanel, is a classic perfume too.

Shalimar from Guerlain, another classic perfume from the 1920s, comes in a bottle that the water basins in the Gardens of Shalimar famously inspired. It was formerly known as a scandalous perfume due to the Oriental roots characteristic of its scent. This perfume is still in production, with variations available to diversify the offerings from the house of Guerlain.

Perfume releases often accompany significant world events. The house of Patou released Joy shortly after the onset of the Great Depression. L'Air du Temps and Miss Dior were both created shortly after World War II.

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