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My love affair with Chanel started when I was very young and my mother wore Chanel perfume. However I have found that the classic No.5 is a bit too strong for me, so when I heard about Chance I was very excited to try it. I received a sample of it during a trip to House of Fraser, and it was one of those sample bottles you keep in your handbag and occasionally use. When I ran out of it I decided that I just had to buy more as I couldn't get enough! I purchased the Eau de Toilette 100ml for £74 at House of Fraser Birmingham.
The bottle is packaged in a simple secure box. This box is not one of the prettier ones like the Marc Jacobs Daisy box so I didn't keep this. The bottle is in a circular shape with flat sides. It has 'chance chanel' written on the front and contains a gold coloured liquid. The bottle itself has pink tints and the cap of the bottle is a little cube.
There are a couple of things that I am not too keen on with the bottle; one is how small the cap is - this could easily come off and become lost in a handbag or roll under a dressing table. The cap also has sharp edges which are not particularly sharp but are not pleasing to touch, and I think the cap would have matched the aesthetics of the bottle more if it was a sphere. The bottle also seems to be knocked over quite easily because of its flat sphere shape, which has given me a few mini heart attacks when I think I've broken it.
However the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. The smell of the perfume is gorgeous and I have received many compliments and people wanting to know what my scent is. I use this perfume alongside my Marc Jacobs Daisy, and even though the M-J Daisy is my main scent, I do like to switch it up a little with this. The bottle is lightweight so I could put it into my handbag if I wanted to but that's not something I tend to do unless I'm staying overnight somewhere or travelling. It does seem to last a long time too, though I think that may be down to me not using it as much as my Daisy.
Overall, a really nice scent, would recommend to anyone, however it still does not beat my signature scent, Daisy by Marc Jacobs. You get lots of compliments and you can carry it around with you. However I would be careful when leaving it on the table as it can be knocked over really easily.
I recently purchased Chanel Chance in Boots, where there are limited edition 150ml bottles of Chanel's Chance, Chance Eau Tendre and Chance Eau Fraiche available.
I already have a 100ml bottle of Chance Eau Tendre and this is my favourite of the Chance fragrances, but I couldn't justify buying a 150ml bottle when I already have a 100ml bottle of it so I bought the original Chance fragrance.
~ Price and availability ~
Chance eau de toilette is available from Boots in 150ml, 100ml and 50ml bottles.
The 150ml bottle was £85.00.
The 100ml bottle costs £74.00.
The 50ml bottle costs £52.00.
You can buy the fragrance as an eau de parfum, but I believe the new 150ml limited edition bottles are all eau de toilettes.
~ Bottle ~
The bottle is circular and flat with "Chance Chanel" across the front of the bottle. It has a silver metal strip around the curve of the bottle and a small silver metal plaque almost nailed onto the bottom of the bottom with a few details on - made in France, 150ml. I presume this is to make the bottle difficult to copy/ fake. It has a clear plastic cube shaped lid with the Chanel logo on the top. The Chance Eau Tendre and Chance Eau Fraiche have a frosted plastic cube shaped lid so I think the clear plastic lid highlights the fact that this is the original Chance fragrance.
The bottle measures just under 10cm in diameter whereas the 100ml fragrance measures 8.5cm.
I heard a while ago that these 150ml fragrances were coming out and when I first saw one in the shops I was surprised because I don't think the size difference is too noticeable at first, but I have come to love my big 150ml Chance bottle.
The fragrance has a slight orange tinge to it.
~ Scent ~
I love this fragrance.
I do prefer Chance Eau Tendre, but this one is really nice as well.
I can detect a citrusy scent mixed with a pleasant floral scent. It smells sophisticated and expensive.
I find it quite a mature scent and it reminds me of nights out when I have probably smelt it on many women.
The advertising campaign for this fragrance was huge. I remember seeing the adverts for it at the cinema around about the time I left school.
It was launched in 2003 (the year I left school).
The top notes are pink pepper, lemon and pineapple.
The heart notes are hyacinth, jasmine and iris.
The base notes are amber, patchouli, vetiver and white musk.
It opens with a citrusy scent and then the combination of florals in the heart are revealed. I can also detect the amber in this fragrance, which is not too strong.
The fragrance has a slight sharpness to it, but I don't think anyone would find the scent offensive and I think most people would like the scent.
The fragrance lasts on my skin for around 8 hours and it has quite a presence while it lasts.
~ Conclusion ~
This fragrance is really pleasant. It is floral and sophisticated. It smells expensive.
I have come to love the larger bottle.
I have been impressed with the longevity of this fragrance and it has great presence even though it is only the eau de toilette.
I think this is fairly priced. The 150ml bottle is only £11 more than the 100ml, which makes it great value.
I would definitely buy this fragrance again if my bottle was to run out. It has been a very welcome addition to my collection.
My husband bought me this Eau de Toilette for christmas a few years ago and I have been using it ever since. The Eau de Toilette I have is 100ml and currently retails for around £66, you can also get the 50ml bottle for £48 on the Boots website (April 2012). As you can see it is an expensive perfume, but well worth it in my opinion. Chanel also do a number of other Eau Fraiche Chance products such as shower gel and body lotion.
The Eau de Toilette comes in a light green cardboard box, with Chanel printed in black and Chance printed in white, so the box is very simple and elegant. The Eau de Toilette bottle is glass and round, but flat, with a flat base to allow it to stand upright. Around the bottle is a thick silver band, the pull off lid is white opaque and square, with the Chanel logo on the top, the spray dispener is silver and works well, giving a nice even spray that has never clogged up or given me any cause for concern whilst I have been using it. The dispenser tube goes all the way down to the bottom of the bottle so you will be able to get all of the Eau de Toilette out of the bottle, so there will be no product wastage.
The product is described as, a vibrant incarnation of the unexpected fragrance, now takes on a sparkling freshness. The unexpected floral bursts with a lightness and zest as notes of citrus, Water Hyacinth and Jasmine Absolute are highlighted and energized with woody notes of Amber of Patchouli and Fresh Vetiver.
I find that the the citrus smell comes through and adds a lightness to the scent that lingers on the skin all day. I find that the jasmine adds a lovely floral scent and the amber, patchouli and vetriver give a depth to the overall fragrance. The Eau de Toilette has staying power, I spray two sprays on in the morning and it lasts all day.
I think that this is a day perfume as it is light and fresh, and I wear it mainly in the summer months. I would recommend this Eau de Toilette to all ages and although it is expensive its well worth it as it lasts a long time and smells great.
I am a huge fan of Chanel perfume and have been since I received my first bottle six years ago. It was not until quite recently that I tried Chance Eau Fraiche out at a Chanel counter while shopping, although it was released in 2007. I instantly loved it and it was added to my long wish list until someone was kind enough to buy it for me.
The box is pale green with black and white lettering. It has the usual Chanel elegance and instantly looks expensive. The clear glass bottle is round with a flat bottom large enough that it doesn't tip over too easily. The edge of the circle has a strip of silver coloured metal and at the bottom there is a small Chanel plaque. The glass has pink, white and black lettering on the front. The lid is a plastic cube with the linked "C" Chanel logo on top. You can clearly see the light green perfume through the bottle which looks summery and fresh. The overall appearance is simple, elegant, feminine, fresh and expensive. It looks great on your dressing table.
The pump functions as you would expect and delivers a gorgeous spray of one of the most delightful fragrances I have ever tried. Some perfumes, even very nice ones, initially have a strong almost chemical smell but Chance Eau Fraiche is perfectly light and fresh but at the same time is a rich, full bodied perfume. The top notes are Citron and Water Hyacinth which give the initial burst of fruity freshness. This develops into a more floral scent with heart notes of Jasmine Absolute and White Musk. The base notes are Vetiver, Amber, Teak and Patchouli. It continues to be fresh even with the base notes, perhaps because of the Patchouli. Over all this perfume is light and fresh but with a richness to it. It is feminine, classy, sophisticated and smells expensive. Each stage of the developing scent lasts longer than other perfumes, in my opinion this is usually the case with Chanel perfumes. It also has great staying power and will last you from day to night. It is suitable for day time or evening use although personally I think this is a lovely summer daytime fragrance. It is perfect if you are going somewhere special, for example a wedding. I would recommend this for any age range and out of all the Chanel fragrances I would especially recommend it to the younger generation as some of the others can be a little more rich and mature. However, it has the usual timeless elegance of Chanel products and so would be equally suitable for a more mature lady. My mother loves this perfume as much as I do.
It will set you back £48 for 50ml and £66 for 100ml. It is available in most department stores and there is also a body cream and shower gel in the same range. This is obviously a fairly pricy perfume but this is definitely an example of paying for quality and I have certainly seen designer brands that charge more. Perhaps you need to find someone to treat you rather than treating yourself. Despite the big price tag I can't give this perfume anything less than 5 stars because it is definitely in my top ten fragrances
I nearly passed out when I was given this fragrance from Chanel for my birthday a while back, as I know this fragrance to be very exclusive and expensive, which also is proven by its very lovely design of bottle and unique and tempting smell of fragrance.
Chanel is a brand of pure elegance, class and historic value, and with this Chance eau Fraiche fragrance, this brand once again delivers absolute quality and originality, all though the cost of a bottle will probably make you shake in your steps a bit... You will be able to find this bottle costing about 85.99 in Scandinavia, but at amazon this bottle will cost up to 94.99.
This is without a doubt one of the finest fragrances I have ever owned, and though its scent is difficult to describe, I can say that the smell of this perfume is absolutely tempting and lovely, with a mixture of fruity freshness and elegant depth, and a combination that I have never experienced before, making this a fragrance that is difficult to break down in its combination of smells. What I do enjoy a lot about this perfume, is that it is not too intense in its smell, which often tends to give me a headache. This perfume is however suttle and light, but still perfect for nights out and special occasions. The perfume has quite a lot of a "musky" feeling and scent to it, but it`s never too much, at least not for my nose. The bottle looks amazing and the fragrance is lovely, making this Chanel Fragrance well worth its high price, for sure! Seeing as the lasting capacity also is very good, I do recommend this perfume with ease!
Its fair to say i am the ultimate nightmare when it comes to finding a fragrance. Not only am i very fussy, but i have migraines which are triggered by heavy scents which has resulted in me ditching expensive bottles of perfume bought by well meaning relatives which have rendered me incapacitated.
Previously i have worn Chanel Chance on a night out as a friend wears it. Unfortunately, whilst it doesn't give me migraines on her- it did when i wore it so when i opened this on Christmas morning a few years ago my heart sank.
However, whilst the packaging is almost identical, the perfumes couldnt be more different. The 'eau fraiche' is light and fresh but has a sophistication about it which prevents it from being grouped as a fruity daytime / summer perfume. In fact i find that Chanel eau fraiche is very adaptable and is light enough for the day but can also stand up to evening wear.
Nowadays it is one of three staple perfumes which i rotate and i dont envisage stopping using it- after all it was the perfume i wore on my wedding day :)
My husband bought me this perfume for my birthday and it's one of the nicest I've used.
The packaging is simple and timeless, as you'd expect from a Chanel product - a plain pale green box with CHANCE in white, and CHANEL in black. This is carried through to the bottle, a clear glass moulded into a flat bottomed round, with silver edging and a silver coloured spray dispenser for the eau de toilette. The lid is a moulded opaque plastic which is fully removable. The contents like the box colour are a light minty green. As the scent is a designer brand, it's a very well made and designed bottle and has excellent shelf appeal - you can display this with pride in the bathroom or on your dressing table!
My husband knows that I like light, zesty, summery fragrances like Armani Aqua Di Gio and he really hit the jackpot here as this is just as nice if not nicer than the Armani scent. I get compliments on it whenever I wear it - it is light, but has excellent staying power, especially when spritzed onto the hair, or pulse points. It can be sprayed on clothes with no residue left, and the push button dispenser is well made, strong, and dispenses a fine and even mist of the eau de toilette.
The scent is best described as slightly citrusy, with very slight floral notes, and no real musk base to it - I prefer scents like this as they are rarely overpowering, there's nothing worse than a strong perfume which makes you feel sick!
There are now a number of scents under the Chanel Chance umbrella, I have yet to try them but if they're as nice as Eau Fraiche then I will certainly be giving them a go! Chanel Chance is available at all good departmental stores, larger Boots, and online, but I have been advised by the Fragrance Shop that they do not have a licence to sell this so you will not be able to find a discount on it on the high street at least. I do not know how much hubby paid, but I do know he purchased it from Superdrug.
Overall I can't recommend this lovely, light, attractive scent enough. It's a great gift, and it appeals to all ages - my mother in law loves it, too! I'd absolutely recommend buying this scent - either treat yourself or start nagging your beloved!!
This scent is unusual in the way that it is wearable all year round, and is suitable for both day and night. It is light and fresh, yet has an enduring depth of scent which makes it incredibly sexy and alluring. I received this perfume as a gift and loved it so much that I was just going to keep it for special occasions, but have ended up using it during the day and for evenings out, as I never fail to receive compliments when wearing it. This perfume is not for you if you prefer overly sweet or fruity scents: it is slightly more grown up, but is definitely not restricted to a particular age group. Plus, you don't need to use very much to get the full effect of the scent. There is something distinctive and unique about this fragrance, which makes me think it has the potential to be as iconic as no. 5, as it is truly special.