People who care about what their body smells like when they are out and about tend to develop their own trademark, specific scent, which generally comes from the fragrance they choose to wear. This is why countless perfume brands in the world continue to introduce more and more fragrances with each passing day. However, those who want to truly smell distinct from their peers and stand out from the crowd with their unique, trademark scent must also make sure that they apply fragrances from the best perfume brands, such as the ones below.
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10. Guerlain Paris
Guerlain, the perfume house based in Paris, France, is a legend amongst perfume brands because of how exception their business is and how passionate they happen to be when it comes to fragrances. The materials they have used from the very beginning when it was founded in 1828 by Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain have always been deluxe and rare, which often come from their own plantations. Today, Guerlain have a flagship boutique in Paris at 68 Champs Elysées, which underwent renovation in June 2005, and is now a museum that customers are always welcome to visit.
Christian Dior, founder of the perfume brand that is named after him, is a prominent name in the fashion word, who got his start with voluminous dressed for women that he dubbed the “New Look.” Fragrances and perfumes were launched by the house of Dior to match the new fashions that were being introduced and it was in 1947 when the first fragrance was released by the newly founded Parfums Dior. Despite the death of the company’s founder in 1957, the perfume houses bearing his name continue prosper the new fragrances that they keep on launching.
Giorgio Armani, the fashion designer from Italy, has made his name in menswear, but the fragrances produced by the company named after him have become equally popular. It was not until the late 1970s that the expansion of the brand occurred and it took another ten years for them to come to an agreement with L’Oreal, which is the brand embarked upon released their own fragrances. Thus, in 1982 the brand’s very first perfume was launched in the form of Giorgio Armani Beauty for Women and two years later in 1984, Armani for Men was released.
It was in 1910 when Gabrielle Chanel established the fashion house, Chanel S.A. The brand proved to be quite revolutionary not only in the world of fashion, but also in the world of perfume. Chanel N�5, the brand’s debut perfume was an iconic fragrance that they released in 1921. There is still a very high demand for the perfume throughout the globe and it continues to fly off the shelves rapidly. Back in the days, Ernest Beaux was the brand’s lead perfumer, but as of lately, Jacques Polge is one who creates the latest Chanel fragrances.
6. Tom Ford
Tom Ford, who is not only a fashion designer but a film director as well, at one point served as the creative director of Gucci. It was not until 2005, after parting ways with Gucci, that he created his own brand that is now known by his name. The same year, he also teamed up with Estee Lauder in order to expand his brand into the world of perfumes. Black Orchid was the first fragrance developed by his company in 2006 that became an instant hit and in 2007; Tom Ford Private Blend was also established as a prestige line that has produced perfumes like Purple Patchouli.
5. Boss (Hugo Boss)
It was back in 1924 when Hugo Boss founded the fashion and style house in Germany that is often known by his own full name. Hugo Boss, or Boss, is currently a Proctor & Gamble Prestige brand, at least their fragrance sector is. It was in 1985 when they launched their first fragrance, Boss Number One, and currently they are offering a myriad of fragrances for both men and women under both the names that the company is known by. The company’s European-influenced styles also extend towards their fragrances as well.
Margaretha and Wolfgang Ley from Germany are the founders of the international luxury fashion group known as Escada. Escada is actually a Portuguese word that translates to “staircase.” The company was founded back in 1978 in Munich. The unusually shaped bottles and vibrant packaging have become the signature traits of Escada fragrances, much like their fashions. The scents launched by the company are always floral, fruity and youthful, which has resulted in becoming a separate fragrance category. The earliest edition of their perfume can be dated back to 1990 and they continue to release more fragrances.
3. Dolce & Gabbana
It is the last names of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana that the Italian luxury fashion house Dolce&Gabbana gets its name from, who established it back in 1985. Dolce&Gabbana for Women was the first perfume that was released by the company in 1992 and two years later in 1994, they also released a men’s version. Over the course of the same year, a variety of very successful fragrances for both men and women were launched by the company, such as their Light Blue fragrances. 2009 also marked the launch of their Anthology fragrance series.
It was back in 1921, Guccio Gucci established the House of Gucci. In 1974, Gucci introduced Gucci No. 1 for women, which was their first fragrance. Many of the fragrances that Gucci has released for men and women ever since, such as the Gucci 3 and the L’Arte di Gucci, have become quite famed and renowned amongst those who collect and use designer perfumes. Between the mid-90s and the early 21st, the creative director of the company was Tom Ford, the famous fashion designer. From 2005 onwards, he was replaced by Frida Giannini, Italian fashion designer.
Apart from perfume, the French fashion house known as Lacoste also sells clothing, footwear and watches. The brand gets its name from Rene Lacoste, who was one of the two founders of the company back in 1933. It was back in 1984 when they launched their first fragrance, Lacoste for Men. Ever since, they have launched a variety of fragrances, both for men and women. Many of their fragrances have a sporty theme and their perfume bottles always bear the signature green crocodile logo of the company. Lacoste’s fragrance brand is currently owned by Procter & Gamble.