Ohh perfumes- everyone’s favorite subject. There is no right formula to determine which smell is going to complement your personality without a few trials and error, but yet again, that’s the fun of it. We all know by now that as much as your friend loves a specific perfume, it does not guarantee to suit your taste as well. One thing is for sure. The all-time classic perfumes obtained this title for a reason because they are just that- classic. Even they don’t appeal to everyone’s taste, these formulas managed to pass the test of time and still be at the top of many lists to this day.
Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps
Many will mistakenly assume that the brand gained its popularity only recently but that could not be further from the truth. This reach-in floral, a long-lasting fragrance launched almost 70 years ago – look at the classic bottle design- and still sells like crazy to this day. What’s a better way to have that fresh smell we are dying for than by spraying a great combination of gardenia, jasmine, and sandalwood extracts on your skin?
Dior Miss Dior
Miss Dior is our best reminder of the first couture collection by Dior. Yes, they both share the same timestamp-1947. Dior is known for being the embodiment of all things chic and ladylike, the perfume smell could not have been any different. Even though the formula changed quite a few times over the past years, the original base and is still here to make us fall in love with it over and over again.
Yves Saint Laurent Opium
With such a strong name, Opium quickly gained some controversial reviews back in the day. This perfume is certainly not for everyday use, or something you will easily wear during the morning hours. However, its bold and spicy smell is the ultimate choice for a night out. We couldn’t miss the chance to feature a seductive, mood provoking formula on our list of the top classic perfumes.
We left the best for last. Shalimar is what we can all call “a true classic”. It’s been nearly a century since its first appearance, even though the smell is certainly not outdated. This soft fragrance is definitely a great solution for all-day use.