Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Why, Chanel No. 5 of course...

...Marilyn Monroe famously replied after being asked what she wore to bed. And so began a cult, which to this day sees this very fragrance, Chanel No. 5, as one of the highest selling fragrances every year. And now it seems this obsession is paying off.

The perfume has been hailed the scent with the most pulling power, according to a new survey, conducted by UK beauty store Superdrug. The survey found that those who wore Chanel No. 5 had the most luck attracting men, with one in ten claiming that they met the man of their dreams after spritzing a little on.
After Chanel No. 5, the second perfume most likely to nail a date is Be Delicious by DKNY, closely followed by Ghost.

In fourth place comes Eternity for Women by Calvin Klein, and Hugo Woman by Hugo is the fifth most likely to attract a man, followed by Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier, Cool Water Women by Davidoff...

... Angel by Thierry Mugler, Anais Anais by Cacharel and finally Obsession by Calvin Klein, round out the top ten.

Steve Jebson, Commercial Director of Superdrug, says, "Fragrance has always been recognised as a real mood maker and women use it to add another dimension to their look and create mystique. This research underlines that to the majority of women the right fragrance can make or break their evening out."

What are some of your favourites heart-stealing fragrances? I must say I've had formidable success with Daisy by Marc Jacobs, personally...



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Ellie said...

Well. THat explains a lot.

Romany said...

Ellie: have you experienced the power of Chanel No. 5? ;)


Shannon said...

I have DKNY Be Delicious Fresh Blossom. Smells amazing. :) xx

Youa said...

Wow! I think I need to get me a bottle of that Chanel no 5! :)

Walk The Sand said...

Love this post. Very informative! Thanks for sharing.

priincess said...

i loveee #7!! it smells sooo nicee! =)

elledee said...

what an interesting post! Love it!

anastasheeka said...

daisy by marc jacob is sensational! :)

FASH ON said...

Marilyn Monroe showcase's such natural classic beauty. Love her!


Mat said...

reminds me of my gf and her mum! works on every generation

The Misunderstood said...

I like victor& rolf flower bomb it is sweet. But it smells way to strong...

A L E X A said...

I have Anegel, and it smells very good!
even if i have Coco By Chanel I still wanna buy Chanel No.5 because every everybody tells me: ohh smells so good! So i def. have to try it!
Nice post!


Josie Tyrell said...

I love Angel, but also have a cheep vanilla scented body spray from The Body Shop, I love it.

x Josie

Kitty said...

Wow, chanel No.5 seems so strong I used to wear angel but its very sickly, now I wear harajuku lovers, love it :)

Tenshi Style said...

So many wonderful frangrances.Of course men would turn their heads if you were to walk in the room wearing one of these.I am a fan of Givenchy,very irresistible.
Tokyo and Seoul Dreams

Catita said...

well not sure if this is truth or not but I already love the smell and now feel like I must buy the bottle! I know it from my mom!

Anonymous said...

Those are some funky bottles.

IsauraQuevedo said...

cute blog, LOVE chanel!!

Anonymous said...

Favorite one ever ? Daisy by Marc Jacobs. My best friend gave it to me two years ago for my Birthday and I discovered it this year when I ran out of Lacoste's Touch of Pink. I definitely want to try out the Be Delicious by DKNY ! I might buy it in about a month or so :)

Search Engine Optimisation said...

I have No 5 and another three of them in the list. However, i really cant see No5 is that good..:p

FONTY said...


MissZuri said...

i love chanel 5 thats my alltime fave
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Danielle said...

Nice! Happy new year to everyone, and a great 2011!