Chanel No. 5 by Chanel Perfume. When it comes to perfume there is one name that stands out. Chanel N°5 is the most famous and most popular perfume in the world for women and the name Chanel symbolizes class and sophistication and is the world’s most sought after fragrance for women. Chanel N°5 is classified as a refined, floral, soft fragrance and is a classic feminine scent that possesses a blend of modern florals, and balanced notes that every perfume company n the world has tried ot mimic since 1921 when Ernest Beaux created this perfume. Beaux created two perfume series numbered 1-5 and 20-24 and asked Coco Chanel to choose which one she liked the most and Madame Chanel choose No. 5; thus the name of this perfume. Chanel No. 5 is the perfect scent for any social occasion you may encounter and is the first perfume to use the synthetic component – aldehydes and is made with perfume notes of aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli, ylang-ylang, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, iris, vetiver, sandalwood, vanilla, amber and patchouli.