Gabrielle Chanel was a famous French fashion designer that had been the most iconic designer throughout the 20th century. Affectionately called ‘Coco’ by friends, Gabrielle was known for her innovative, simple and elegant designs.
Chanel debuted her first perfume in 1921, Chanel N°5, which was to become the single most recognized women’s fragrance in the world and the creation that most insured her fame. In 1955 Chanel’s first men’s cologne, Pour Monsieur was introduced and though the perfume was designed prior to her death in 1971, Cristalle was launched in 1974. As homage to Chanel, Coco was introduced in 1884 and Coco Mademoiselle in 2001 to appeal to the younger set.