8 Timeless Vintage Perfumes to Enjoy this Valentine's Day

8 Timeless Vintage Perfumes to Enjoy this Valentine's Day

Throughout history, some perfumes have become iconic both for their scent and for the historical icons that wore them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t ever experience these iconic perfumes for yourself! 

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, learn more about eight of these amazing vintage perfumes, and grab a bottle or two of some timeless classics. If you’re looking for a new scent, or are ready to change your staple fragrance, you can never go wrong with vintage perfumes. Shop our vintage perfumes for sale from Fragrance Original

8 Best Vintage Perfumes

Vintage perfumes carry a powerful piece of their history and provide just a little insight into the smells and styles of certain time periods. From Victorian fragrances to the 20th century, you can see what different trends and styles inspired the perfumes of that time. 

For example, bergamot and lemon oil were popular smells while women in the mid-nineteenth century were drawn towards floral scents.  

Learn about some classic vintage perfumes. But before you do, did you know that you can still find vintage perfumes for sale? While some of these scents and formulas were developed over a century ago, you can still find old perfume bottles or manufacturers who still offer something similar if not identical to those original perfumes.

Chanel No. 5

Chanel No. 5 is a classic perfume that Marilyn Monroe was known to wear to bed. This perfume, still made and sold by Chanel, has a floral fragrance with hints of rose, jasmine, and citrus.

Youth Dew

Youth Dew by Estée Lauder was a perfume that became popular in the 1950s but is still available today. This captivating scent is made with woody notes, rich spices, and flowers.

White Shoulders

This Eau de Cologne spray became popular back in the 1940s and is a vintage floral spray filled with notes of bergamot, jasmine, heart of gardenia, and lilac. 


Still manufactured today, this Eau de Parfum by Guerlain smells like the perfect blend of rose, bergamot, and jasmine.  

Evening in Paris

This perfume, made by Bourjois, brought the dream of Paris to your home from the 1920s to the 1960s. What does Paris smell like? Notes of peach rose, lilly, sandalwood, musk, vanilla, and bergamot. 


The name of this Yves Saint Lauren perfume caused some controversy when it was released in 1977. This iconic scent is made with tangerine, myrrh, cloves, lily of the valley, rose, and cedarwood.


This Chantilly perfume by Dana was an affordable and popular perfume in the 1940s that smelled like rose damask, patchouli, and jasmine.


This might be the second vintage perfume from Guerlain on our list, but this one dates back to 1889 and is still available from Guerlain today! The name was inspired by the memory of a young woman Guerlain was enamoured with as a student.  

Perhaps giving us a glimpse of another century, Jicky is made with a combination of scents that includes leather, lemon, lavender, citrus, and vanilla.

Vintage Perfumes for Sale at Fragrance Original

We hope you learned something new about some classic vintage perfumes — and found a way to treat yourself this Valentine's Day! While some of these have been discontinued over the years, you can still find vintage perfumes for sale. 

Whether you’re looking for something that’s been discontinued, or want to try a vintage classic for yourself, we have a wide selection of men’s and women’s perfume. Shop Fragrance Original and find vintage perfumes for sale today!