Perfume has been around for well over 4,000 years, but what are the 6 most popular perfumes of all time? Fragrance can play an integral part of one’s outfit – perhaps even identity – and it’s all thanks to the Egyptians, who first began to adorn themselves with fragrances such as lily in order to signify their relative importance. Today, the perfume industry is worth well in excess of $35 million dollars globally. Unsurprisingly, many celebrities have got on board and personality-endorsed scents play a large role in short-term sales peaks. In our article, however, we are interested in the fragrances that remain popular despite these temporary fads; the fragrances that continue to thrive, decade after decade, proving timeless and eternal in their popularity. We haven’t just looked at this year’s sales figures, but we’ve also taken into account department store trends and advertising campaigns over the past 25 years to give you the bigger picture. We’ve searched many websites, compared many other lists, looked at the sales figures and everything we were able to find in order to create this list of most popular perfumes of all time.
Since many of the perfumes which feature in our list of the most popular of all time still command a relatively high price-tag, you may also be interested in our article on the 10 most expensive men’s perfumes in the world. If any of these scintillate your nostrils, you’d better start saving! So without further ado, let’s begin our exploration of the 6 most popular perfumes of all time!