9 timeless perfumes you'll love
Get nostalgic over these iconic best-sellers, as relevant now as the day they were first released
Released 10 years ago now, Calvin Klein’s sultry blend of amber, black orchid and pomegranate marked a clear pivot away from the brand’s clean, unisex staples.
Calvin Klein, AED480
Having just celebrated its 30th anniversary, Poison still stays in the best-seller charts with its potent 1980s mix of plum, incense and unmissable tuberose.
Dior at Paris Gallery, AED380
3. Cool Water Woman
Clean and aquatic with a juicy burst of melon, we bet there’s a bottle of Cool Water somewhere in most bedrooms – or one of its 44 spin-off versions.
Davidoff at Paris Gallery AED220
French for “treasure”, Trésor’s fuzzy peach, honeyed apricot and rose notes were a big hit in the 1980s and are still in high demand by fruity-floral lovers after a more sophisticated scent.
5. Chanel No.5
Created for Coco Chanel in 1921, and reportedly worn by Marilyn Monroe as she slept, No.5’s everlasting popularity sees it still topping best-seller lists 100 years later.
Chanel at Paris Gallery, AED485
6. Light Blue
Italian grapefruit, bergamot and black peppercorns all go into the Italian designers’ best-selling summery seasonal scent.
Dolce & Gabbana at Harvey Nichols Dubai, AED395
A classic chypre with animalistic civet musk and sweaty leather notes; a ground-breaker in 1944, leading a wave of aggressive fragrances.
Robert Piguet at Harvey Nichols Dubai, AED600
Preppy as ever, the blend that launched countless flankers mixes pine needles, tobacco and leather. It’s another that turns up in most men’s bathroom cabinets.
Ralph Lauren at Harvey Nichols Dubai, AED405
9. Eau Sauvage
Created in 1966, this is a masculine powerhouse of a fragrance with notes of citrus, lavender and jasmine breaking over oak, moss and amber.
Christian Dior at Harvey Nichols Dubai, AED470