This is one chypre floral fragrance for ladies that is truly a classic. It has managed to stand the test of time since its debut in 1971. It has spent decades changing the lives of women the world over. From top to base, notes of femininity and luxury abound. The top notes are chamomile, clary sage, aldehydes, coriander, geranium, lemon vervain, Brazilian rosewood and bergamot; the heart notes are carnation, rose, ylang-ylang, orris root, jasmine, tuberose and orange blossom. Anchoring the recipe that has kept this classic alive include notes the likes of oakmoss, patchouli, incense, vetiver, sandalwood and musk. Like Chanel No 5, it is easy to imagine the hundredth birthday of this perfume being met with record sales. This beautiful elixir is aromatic in all the right ways.