The Best-Selling Perfumes for Women

By Lana Russo

"What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course." So said Marilyn Monroe, during an interview with "Marie Claire" editor-in-chief Georges Belmont 1960 for her film "Let's Make Love." That statement catapulted Chanel No. 5 into instant popularity, with sales that have made it a best-seller. Today, Chanel No. 5 has achieved iconic status and remains the best-selling perfume in the world.

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Chanel Still In The Lead

In 2001, Chanel introduced Coco Mademoiselle to cater to a younger women, as the classic Coco catered to a more mature woman. Today, Coco Mademoiselle is the number one selling perfume in the United States and has been for most years since its inception. This best-seller is a fresh oriental fragrance recalls the irrepressible spirit of the young Coco Chanel with notes of bergamot, orange, jasmine, rose, patchouli, vetiver, white musks, vanilla.