Celebrating partial unlock: Top picks of timeless fragrances for your next outing

Schenelle Dsouza
Summer might be over, but the party has just begun! As the pandemic takes a slow but steady halt, restaurants and cafes are gradually opening up. You can once again go out to meet your friends and loved ones. To celebrate the joy of getting out once again, you must not just look and feel your absolute best but also smell awesome. So here are our top 10 picks of classic fragrances
Angel Thierry Mugler 
Angel by Thierry Mugler
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Made in 1992, this beautiful star-shaped perfume bottle by Thierry Mugler is best known for its non-floral fragrance. With notes like chocolate and praline, this rich fragrance is perfect for women who prefer warm, aromatic scents.
Price: â‚ą4,690 for 25ml Buy here
Calvin Klein CK One  
Calvin Klein CK One
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The first of its kind, this classic unisex perfume by Calvin Klein was launched in 1994 making it a revolutionary scent that suited both men and women. For anyone that prefers the scents of sandalwood and cedar, this is the one for you.
Price: ₹4,525 for 200ml Buy here
Chanel No. 5 
Chanel No. 5
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The ultimate and most iconic perfume of all time has to be Chanel No. 5. Created in 1921, this luxurious perfume is a staple for many glamour loving women. It has central notes of rose and jasmine and a touch of vanilla.
Price: â‚ą17,865 for 100ml Buy here
Classique Jean Paul Gaultier 
Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier
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Released in 1993, this iconic corset design perfume by Jean Paul Gaultier is like its name, very classic. With a unique sweet yet spicy scent, the perfume is a blend of florals like rose and orchid and spices like cinnamon and star anise, making it an ideal option for women who like mild floral scents.
Price: â‚ą7,200 for 100ml Buy here
Dior J’adore Eau De Parfum 
J'adore by Dior
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A constant favourite of many women, Dior’s J’adore is an iconic floral scent that is quite modern, despite being introduced in 1999. Made with floral and fruity scents like bergamot, orchid, jasmine, rose and vanilla, this fragrance is perfect for women who love smelling like a fresh bouquet of flowers.
Price: â‚ą11,900 for 100ml Buy here
Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds
Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds
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A Floral Aldehyde fragrance for women, this perfume by Elizabeth Taylor was created in 1991. Inspired by two of her favourite things, diamonds and perfume, the actress combined the scents of about 67 flowers including violet, rose, jasmine, and lily. Still a best-seller today, this perfume is perfect for women who love sweet floral scents.
Price: â‚ą3,845 for 100ml Buy here
Givenchy L’interdit 
Givenchy L'interdit
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Created in honour of Audrey Hepburn, Givency L’interdit is the first modern celebrity fragrance created for women. It was launched and presented to Hepburn in 1957, although it wasn’t on sale until the 1960s. Using delicate floral blends like jasmine, rose and violet with light woody scents, this fragrance is fresh and lasting.
Price: â‚ą9,650 for 80ml Buy here
Guerlain Shalimar 
Guerlain Shalimar
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Jacques Guerlain’s Shalimar for women was the first-ever oriental fragrance in history. Inspired by Shah Jahan’s love for his wife Mumtaaz, this fragrance encapsulates the floral scents of the famous Shalimar gardens with notes like bergamot, iris, jasmine, rose and vanilla giving you a rich and royal fragrance.
Price: â‚ą9,400 for 90 ml Buy here
Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps 
Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps
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Launched after World War II in 1948, L’Air du Temps, a fragrance for women, was created to lighten the mood post the war and so the bottle was embellished with doves, the symbol of peace. Keeping lightness in mind, the perfume was created with a blend of floral scents like rose and jasmine and a kick of heat with spicy carnation.
Price: â‚ą5,185 for 100ml Buy here
Opium Yves Saint Laurent 
Opium Yves Saint Laurent
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When launched in 1977, this infamous scent received a lot of backlash because of its scandalous name. A rich, seductive amber and vanilla fragrance, this spicy, floral perfume for women was inspired by the Empress of China. Made with a blend of jasmine, bergamot, myrrh and jasmine, this spicy floral scent is an ideal scent for date nights!
Price: â‚ą6,300 for 90ml Buy here
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