4711, Mäurer & Wirtz - 1779
Technically an eau de cologne, neither cool nor sexy but enthusiastically old-fashioned.
Jicky, Guerlain - 1889
The oldest, continuously produced perfume has notes of spice, lemon, lavender, wood and vanilla.
Mitsouko, Guerlain - 1919
Top notes of bergamot, middle notes of peach, clove, rose, jasmine and iris, with base notes of vetiver, oak moss and labdanum.
Shalimar, Guerlain - 1921
This oriental fragrance with amber-woody notes was popular with flapper girls in the 1920s, giving it a risqué reputation.
No 5, Chanel - 1921
Citrus top notes alongside rose, jasmine, vanilla and aldehydes were enough for Marilyn to turn this into a classic.