Developed: 1930, right after the stock market crash. Marketed as "The costliest fragrance in the world, " and was still a runaway success.
Perfumer: Henri Almeras
Top Notes: Aldehydes, Peach, leafy green
Middle Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang-ylang, Tuberose
Basenotes: Sandalwood, musk, civet
Where it can be bought: Fragrance.net, Big Discount Fragrances, Nieman Marcus
People often complain about a "cat pee" smell from it, but I don't get that on me - it smells rich, complex and gorgeous.