The 6 Best Chanel Perfumes, According to Experts

You can't really call yourself fragrance-obsessed unless you own a bottle of Chanel No. 5 Parfum. Developed in 1921 with perfumer Ernest Beaux, it was the brand's first and undoubtedly most legendary fragrance. Timeless in every way, the scent evokes the essence of femininity and embodies Gabrielle Chanel’s initial request: “a woman’s perfume, with a woman’s scent.” Just owning a bottle makes you feel like you're part of an elite club.But don't sleep on Chanel's other beloved men's and women's fragrances, all equally deserving of a spot on your vanity. Not sure where to start? We asked Chanel for a list of their top five best-selling scents, and the below list of fragrances are the brand's best-sellers last year. Here, Linda G. Levy, president of The Fragrance Foundation, shares her expert take on what makes each of these best-selling perfumes from Chanel truly iconic.