French perfumers Chanel, Guerlain, and Dior produce the top perfumes in France. Chanel's best-sellers include Chanel No. 5 and Coco Noir. Guerlain Shalimar and Miss Dior Le Parfum are both quintessentially French perfumes. Givenchy produces the seductive Very Irresistible. Nina Ricci is another top-quality perfumer, as is Cacharel, who produces a scent called Anais Anais. Other bestselling scents include Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme, Lancome La Vie Est Belle, and Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne.
France is the home of many of the worlds' best perfume brands. Both Vogue and Harper's Bazaar list French-made perfumes, such as Dior's Diorissimo, among the most classic scents for women.
Chanel No. 5 is an iconic and feminine French fragrance that was first produced in 1921; and, it has been worn by famous stars, such as the alluring Marilyn Monroe. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle, famously endorsed by the beautiful Keira Knightley, is a newer women's fragrance made to appeal to younger crowds. This fragrance hit the market in 2001.
Guerlain's oldest and best-known fragrance, Shalimar, was first introduced in 1925. Labeled by Vogue as "very, very French," its notes of bergamot, iris, and warm vanilla are well-recognized in France. Guerlain also produces a floral and powdery scent, titled "Apres L'Ondee."