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Shop the Five Best-Selling Fragrances of 2012

If you're not giving the gift of scent this year, you're probably receiving it. At least according to a recent study by the NPD Group. (The market research firm says 17 percent of shoppers have already purchased fragrance as a holiday gift, and 14 percent plan on purchasing it, even if only for themselves.)

So it seems I'm not the only one who reasons that, even though I can't afford a Chanel handbag, I can afford the brands' fragrances. And therefore I can at least a) smell like a person who has a closet full of quilted bags or b) imagine myself gallivanting through the streets of Paris, intoxicating every man I pass, with just one spritz.

The study also shows that Chanel remains king of the fragrance world, with three of the brands' scents included in the top five of best-selling prestige fragrances of 2012. Also on the list is Giorgio Armani's Acqua Di Gio Pour Homme and Dolce & Gabbana's Light Blue. Click through to shop!


Number 4

This fragrance for men is described as "masculine" with notes of marine. So basically, it will turn the man in your life into the Mediterranean hunk of your dreams.


Number 3

Chanel's top-selling men's fragrance contains a blend of citrus and wood, making it equal parts masculine and clean smelling.

Number 2

A summery scent that you won't be able to resist wearing all year long.


Number 1

As someone in their twenties, I find the scent of Chanel No. 5 to be a bit too mature for me. This one is just right.

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