Marilyn Monroe once opined that Chanel’s celebrated fragrance was the only thing she wore to bed. The rest, understandably, is history. Brogue’s go-to perfume for her was conceived nearly a century ago by Ernest Beaux — the forward-thinking Franco-Russian chemist who experimented with organic compounds of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen to create a sparkling scent that has never been bettered. Beaux created 10 unique versions of his quintessentially feminine masterpiece for Coco Chanel. Her favourite? N°5, of course. To celebrate its enduring icon anew, the Parisian super-brand has introduced an appropriately super-sized 225ml edition. Merci beaucoup.

$2100, Chanel.com