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New perfumes are released every season, yet many are destined to disappear without a trace. The following seven classic scents have withstood the test of time and are worth considering once again.
"The sun has set, but night has not yet fallen. It's the suspended hour...the hour when one finally finds oneself in renewed harmony with the world and the light," Jacques Guerlain liked to say. He was referring to his favorite moment, when "the night has not yet found its star." It was this fleeting sensation that he tried to capture when he created L'Heure Bleue in 1912. A heady blend of roses, iris, and jasmine, laced with an intriguing background of vanilla and musk. (1.7 oz. $80)
Diorissimo by Dior is a romantic fragrance of the 50's. Diorissimo is a classic perfume created by Christian Dior in 1956 with the help of renowned perfumer Edmond Roudnitska. A fragrance that evokes freshly picked lily-of-the-valley in the spring, it's the perfect fragrance for spring and summer. (1.7 oz. $94)
Joy was created in 1929 by Parisian couturier Jean Patou and perfumer Henri Alméras in attempt to create the most splendid perfume ever. Patou doubled the quantities of ingredients required for Joy. No fewer than 10,000 jasmine flowers and 28 dozen roses are required to make just 1 ounce of Joy. This gesture, extravagant even by today's standards, revolutionized the way in which fragrances were created. (2.5 oz. $190.00)
Fracas was first launched in 1948 and then reissued in 1998. Distinctly feminine, this intoxicating classic combines tuberose, jasmine, violet and gardenia with a hint of orange blossom before giving way to a base of sandalwood, vetiver and musk. Rumored fans include Madonna, Martha Stewart, Carolina Herrera and Princess Caroline of Monaco. (3.4 oz. $150)
Samsara, Guerlain's classic fragrance, is a complex, seductive scent that's rich with mystery of the Orient. Created by Jean Paul Guerlain in 1989, Samsara is a lovely, complex fragrance that combines notes of sandalwood, jasmine and amber with scents of oriental florals and vanilla for a soft and subtle blend. (1.7 oz $80)
Eau d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal is a citrus aromatic fragrance launched in 1981. Eau d'Hadrien was created by Annick Goutal and Francis Camail. The fragrance features cypress, grapefruit, lemon, sicilian lemon, citron, mandarin orange, aldehydes and ylang-ylang. Eau d'Hadrien was awarded the 2008 FiFi Hall Of Fame award by The Fragrance Foundation. (1.7 oz. $105)