What Was the Top-Selling Perfume for Women in 2008?


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The overall top-selling women's perfume in 2008 was Chanel No. 5. This perfume, launched by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, remains a strong contender in perfume sales, as many women prefer it to lighter, more floral scents.

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Coco Chanel developed Chanel No. 5 with perfumer Ernest Beaux in the early 1920s. Already a success in the fashion industry, Chanel decided to offer her customers a unique perfume. Her collaboration with Beaux resulted in a glamorously bottled perfume with strong jasmine and musk notes. Chanel No. 5 perfume continues to enjoy international popularity due to its name brand as well as its unusually heavy, woodsy scent.

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