Some famous brands of perfume are made by top American fashion houses like Calvin Klein, Elizabeth Arden and Estee Lauder. However, most of the famous perfume brands come from French fashion houses and a few from Italian fashion houses.
The origin of perfume making can be traced back to Europe, particularly France, in the 16th century. Top French fashion house, Chanel, is known for its signature perfume, the Chanel No. 5. Other famous French brands of perfume include Christian Dior, Nina Ricci, Givenchy and Yves Saint Laurent. Famous brands of perfume from Italy include Gucci, Versace, Prada and Dolce & Gabbana.