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    Default Best Selling Female Perfumes in France in 2008

    According to the French site www.auparfum.com:
    Top 20 best selling perfumes in France so far in 2008 are:

    Chanel N°5
    Angel
    J’Adore,
    Coco Mademoiselle,
    Flower by Kenzo
    Shalimar
    Lolita Lempicka
    Opium
    Paris
    Very Irresistible

    Nina
    Miss Dior Chérie
    Chloé 2008
    Coco,
    Trésor,
    Jean-Paul Gaultier Classique,
    Ange ou démon
    Hypnôse,
    Allure,
    Amor Amor
    Alien

    Followed by:

    Elle d’YSL
    Aromatics Elixir
    Black XS for Her
    L’Air du temps,
    CK one,
    Kenzo Amour
    Ô de Lancôme
    Fuel for Life pour Elle

    Marc Jacob's "Daisy" is supposed to be all shipped to the USA

    I wonder what the US or UK best selling perfumes are..any ideas?
    Last edited by afraafra; 4th November 2008 at 11:59 AM.

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    wow. I'm kind of shocked not to see any Serge Lutens or Annick Goutal or Frederic Malle...
    ????
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Default Re: Best Selling female Perfumes in France in 2008

    I agree with rtamara. I am shocked considering all of the fabulous choices the French have.

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    Default Re: Best Selling female Perfumes in France in 2008

    I think the majority of women anywhere are still women who dash into a big multiple item selling shop and pick up a perfume quickly that is normally priced for a perfume, easily recognizable and safe but still gives you the benefit of smelling nice.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Default Re: Best Selling Female Perfumes in France in 2008

    Thanks for posting this information. Perhaps you, or someone else who speaks French, will remember to post it each year.
    My American inferiority complex has been somewhat ameliorated.

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    Default Re: Best Selling Female Perfumes in France in 2008

    I agree with Lian. Affordability is a big factor with the majority of women. Perfume is a luxury that takes 2nd place to feeding your family, providing housing, etc. I like most of the fragrances on that list. I wonder what the biggest selling women's fragrances in the U.S. were. Probably celebrity scents.

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    But do remember that we are a subset of perfume wearers, those of us who indulge in so many and are so familiar with niche houses.
    For many women, one or two scents are enough, and they are mainstream. Given all this, I applaud the les francaises for their very good taste!

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    It is sort of surprising, though, to see how many "American" (in terms of popularity here) scents they wear. I would have expected to see more Guerlains, Rosines, and Carons, etc., even though they are pricey.

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    Surprised to see Alien on this list, and to a lesser degree the lesser Givenchy Ange ou Demon. The others don't surprise me at all. And yet, I recall reading an article in which someone was quoted as saying Frenchwoman choose a parfum and stick with it for life, and these two scents don't seem like something to which one would declare a lifetime affinity (Alien especially).

    As is true here, the youth market is driving this list to some degree.

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    No suprises to me at all, and I bet the US list would be nearly identical.
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    Here is the top 10 female scents of a normal store in Holland, it doesnt have any niche for sale

    http://www.iciparisxl.nl/domains/ici...op10_page.aspx
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    I am surprised (as a European) to see how much ladies like vanillin, overwhelming gourmands or agressive scents.

    You can go anywhere in the world, people are not influenced buy their tastes anymore but by advertising.
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    Default Re: Best Selling Female Perfumes in France in 2008

    I'm surprised to see O de Lancome. It's one of my old favourites, but I don't think it's anywhere near as popular in North America. (Correct me if I'm wrong, though.)

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    Default Re: Best Selling Female Perfumes in France in 2008

    You're right. O de Lancome has fallen by the wayside here. It's very unusual. I hope they keep it until it comes back into style!
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    Hello, if you are interested in the sales in US, it's here :

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    Default Re: Best Selling Female Perfumes in France in 2008

    What are we supposed to do with all that Daisy?

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    Default Re: Best Selling Female Perfumes in France in 2008

    This is very interesting! There are some common global trends, Chanel no 5 being one of them.

    Kum'quat, you made me laugh. But according to Dossier Parfum, the US needs Daisy as it falls in 9th place!

    By the way, on that auparfum.com site, anyone notice that weird little Azzaro Twin bottle???? It looks like a massaging device.

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    Actually, the Azzaro Twin was initially designed to evoque a phone, but it has been identified as a sex toy or an electrical epilator !

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    I wonder how much of the total perfume sales are gifts? I think a lot of fragrance is bought as a gift for a girlfriend, wife, mother, etc. and I would guess those purchases would be more conservative (i.e. tending to stick to tried and true scents.)

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