Beautiful perfumes from eras ago, still have the most powerful and empowering fragrances today. Dapping on a few drops of one of the best perfumes ever made, can make a woman feel as if she has just put on the one thing that makes her confidence level soar sky high. And that is because perfume and women bond. 

Grant it, there are hundreds of undisputable great smelling perfumes out today, but these beauties from yesterday, are not just for your grandmother. Today they remain as some of the best-selling fragrances in the world, by the young and old. 

Here are 5 Stalletto picks of classic fragrances that are a must have and should be on every women’s coiffeuse:


1920-CHANEL NO. 5

Founded by Gabrielle “Coco’ Chanel and created by, Russian-French chemist, Ernest Beaux, Chanel No. 5 was Marilyn Monroe’s favorite perfume. In 1960, when asked by reporter, “What do you wear to bed at night, a nightgown, pajamas or what?” She replied, “Chanel No. 5, because it’s the truth.” 


Founded and created by Shalimar Guerlain, Shalimar was a tribute to the legendary love story between Emperor SHAHJAHAN and his wife Mumtaz Mahal (after her death the Taz Mahal was built by her husband, in her honor) and is named after the Gardens of Shalimar in Pakistan. 


Founded by Jean Patou and created by perfumer Henri Alméras, Joy was created based on the Wall Street crash in 1929. 


Founded by Armand Petitjean, Lancôme is inspired by the ruins of a Castle, Le Château Lancosme in France. 


Founded by Christian Dior of France and created by Perfumer, François Demachy, Miss Dior was named after Christian Diors’ sister, Catherine Dior.