Coco Chanel was also an early pioneer in the world of French perfume. Perhaps the world’s most iconic French perfume, Chanel No 5 was created in 1921 in Grasse. Its creator, the ‘nose’ Ernest Beaux, used aldehydes for the first time in scents. He offered Coco Chanel a choice of 24 fragrances and she chose the fifth. The equally iconic bottle takes the octagonal shape of the Place Vendôme as its inspiration. Both Chanel No5 and Coco Mademoiselle are still the most popular perfumes in the world. Chanel No. 5 was the world's first abstract fragrance, which incorporated more than 80 ingredients in a complex, multi-layered formulation process. I am what is called a 'CognoScenti" who are people that are often avid collectors of perfumes, and 'may' have large collection of different scents. They may also be able to identify a particular scent from a single sniff. They're often passionate about art of perfumery and may be able to create their own unique blends. Because I love perfume so much I have created a line of perfume 'dupes', so you can wear your favourite scent and have a little bottle stashed in your bag or car. Since I own most of the fragrances I create as their original 'perfume' I can attest that my Fancie Fragrances smell extraordinarily like the real thing. It's fabulous! And if your favourite perfume isn't listed then let me know so I can source it, as a 'CognoScenti' that makes me happy! These perfumes come in clear glass bottles with your choice of roll on or spray, they are 10ml each and perfect for your handbag or car And yes, I have men scents also!