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"THE 7 MODERN CLASSIC FRAGRANCES THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING"

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Classics - of any era - are both inspired and inspiring. A closer look at the latest additions to the pantheon of iconic perfumes.
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Thierry Mugler Angel
1992
THE SCENT
Its radical confectionary notes of caramel, cotton candy, raspberry macaron, and hot chocolate jump-started an entire category of modern scents.

THE DESCENDANTS

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau

Prada Candy


Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey

1992

THE SCENT

Redolent of lotus, freesia, and cyclamen, this aquatic floral finishes offwith a touch of cedar and musk—like a summer sea breeze as you walk through a field of wildflowers.

THE DESCENDANTS

Calvin Klein CK One Summer

Carolina Herrera CH Marine

Givenchy Insensé Ultramarine for Her

Bulgari Eau ParfuméE Au Thé Vert

1993

THE SCENT

With notes of orange blossom, cardamom, and coriander over green tea, it led the way for radiant, tea-inflected green scents and is still considered the ideal.

THE DESCENDANTS

L'Occitane Green Tea

L'Artisan Parfumeur Thé Pour un Eté

Dior J'adore

1999

THE SCENT

A fruity floral whose combination of mandarin, bergamot, sambac jasmine, Turkish rose, plum, and musk has kept it a perennial best-seller.

THE DESCENDANTS

DKNY Golden Delicious

Fragonard Belle de Nuit


Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

2001

THE SCENT

Like most Chanel perfumes, this one has a heart of rose and jasmine—but it also has flirtier patchouli, orange, and vanilla notes.

THE DESCENDANTS

Dior Miss Dior Cherie

Lanvin Rumeur

Dolce & Gabbana The One

Narciso Rodriguez for Her

2003

THE SCENT

An intoxicating brew of orange blossom, osmanthus, and amber with a center of musk. Frankly sexy, it brought musk back into the mainstream.

THE DESCENDANTS

Estée Lauder Modern Muse

Guerlain Idylle

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

2004

THE SCENT

The mix of tea, bergamot, sambac jasmine, orange blossom, freesia, rose, musk, and patchouli is as distinctive as Viktor & Rolf's clothing (but easier to wear).

THE DESCENDANTS

Lancôme La Vie Est Belle

Estée Lauder Pleasures Delight

Hanae Mori No. 4

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