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This perfume is just a classic.
I was first introduced to Chanel Chance by my cousin. She is a lot older than me, so I always looked up to her. She was using this perfume and I just fell in love with everything about it. It just looked so elegant. And because she could tell how much I lusted after her perfume, she gave it to me! I was so grateful when she gave it to me because I could never afford anything like that at the age I was then. And since then it is probably my all time favourite!
First of all I love the look of the bottle. It is unique for Chanel in the fact that it is a round bottle rather than their classic rectangular shape one. It just looks so elegant and fancy.
The smell of the perfume is timeless. I get compliments every single time I wear this perfume, it is just so distinctive and sexy. This perfume is very durable and I should know because I wear it on the daily! I feel that it gets better throughout the day and lingers wonderfully. It sinks into your clothing and you can smell it even a few days after.
So if you are looking for something that is a little fancy, timeless and sexy then this is the one for you! It does come with a bit of a heavy price tag but honestly once you try it you will fall in love!
I do love my scented items and do have a lot of perfumes within my collection as my mood changes a lot on what I fancy each day. I have tried a few Chanel products over the years, however this has become a favourite from me from their range.
Chanel Chance Eau De Parfum:
'It's your chance . . . TAKE IT! A decidedly young scent . . . for those who dare to dream. The most powerful, concentrated and long-lasting form of fragrance; a constellation of orbiting scents. Floral notes merge with sensual, sweet and spicy elements.'
- www. chanel.com
Just spraying the last bits of this parfum on me this morning I'm rather gutted it has all run out. I'm not normally a Chanel fan but this one I have certainly taken a liking too. It is definitely more sophisticated than my other fragrances I have in my collection.
I first got a bottle of this in January using up my vouchers in Boots; I think it was the spiciness that appealed to me when taking a sniff at the Chanel counter. Although it has a floral aspect the spiciness really balances that out.
There are notes of white musk, hyacinth, citron, pink pepper, jasmine, fresh vetiver, orris absolute and amber patchouli. A rather large mix, however I personally think they really work well together. I find it to be a sensual sophisticated aroma.
For me I find this to be a zesty sweet spicy mix with a hint of floral, when first applying it is a little strong but is soon settles down into a lovely rich welcoming fragrance. At first I personally find the spiciness to be most noticeable but this I guess will change a little on different people. Then a sweet floral scent tends to come a little later when the product has been sat on my skin.
This fragrance really lasts well on my skin; I can apply on the morning and still smell this come the evening. So lasting me around six hours to seven hours, brilliant as I don't need to keep topping up. Perfect longevity I feel, as it is not to in your face I find this to be a day or night scent and appealing to the mid to late twenties and above.
It isn't an overly girly sweet scent but more of a powerful sweet sensual kick. The bottle is round and elegant with golden colour trims and lid. I haven't had any issues with the spray nozzle it really has been just the perfect little bottle.
Price and Availability:
I had the 35ml which cost me £48.00 which ok is a little pricey but worth it. You can also get - 50ml £67.00, 75ml £88.00 and 100ml £95.00.
This will certainly be on my birthday and Christmas list; it is a scent I really admire. Fun and sexy with a power hungry twist! It lasts well; the fragrance is noticeable but doesn't smack you in the face and one that will appeal too many.
Five out of five stars from me.
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I fell in love with this perfume when I first smelled it. I think this is the best scent for a night out. Chance has a specific smell It is like a mixture of flowers and spices. The best thing about it is it lasts really long. I can still smell it on my blouse even on the next day. I have been loyal to this fragrance for so long and I still will be in the future.
I recently treated myself to a small bottle of this perfume after a very bad day at the office. I really should stay away from Boots on my lunch break, but I'd been trying different perfumes and had my eye on this for a few weeks. A couple of times I'd sprayed it at lunchtime in Boots, and it had lifted my spirits in work for the afternoon, so I decided for my health and wellbeing, it had to be bought!
The perfume is part of the Chanel range, which to be honest I'd always considered out of my price
range. It wasn't cheap, but I opted for the smallest bottle which cost £45 for 35ml, and my credit card was brushed off to make the purchase. I like to try different perfumes, so I find it best to get the smallest bottle otherwise I'm bored by the end of a larger bottle.
Obviously, it's worth shopping around online, and also seeing if you can get cashback on perfume purchases, but I've taken the prices below from the Boots website as a guide price:
The packaging is minimal and in keeping with the Chanel brand. The bottle is rounded at the top and has a square lid with the Chanel logo on it. The perfume itself is golden amber in colour, and the overall design is simple rather than being something you'll want to show off on your dressing table. This makes it all the more practical for sneaking home without telling your husband you've been on a spending spree.....
In my opinion, the fragrance can best be described as floral and uplifting. According to the Boots website, it is "unexpected, sparkling and romantic". I have no idea what this equates to in terms of smells, but they describe this perfume as becoming "rounder, more generous, and more enveloping.....like new love". What?! Reading the description does make me laugh, as there is very little there to influence your decision in terms of what the perfume smells like. Apparently it is "not quite the same, yet not completely different either". What does that actually mean?! Anyway, enough with the mumbo jumbo, sorry I mean philosophy, lets get on with describing the perfume. (Product details taken from www.boots.com).
I'm not great at detecting individual notes in perfumes, so I've looked up the notes in this one from a couple of sources. According to www.fragrancex.com, this perfume contains notes of white musk, hyacinth and citron, pink pepper, jasmine, fresh vetiver, orris absolute and amber patchouli. The Boots website also states that it contains Absolute of Vanilla, Absolute of Exotic Jasmine, and Iris. There are quite a lot of different ingredients going on there but they all blend together to give a wonderfully light floral fragrance. I would say on first spray, it is the floral notes which hit me first, although they are not old fashioned florals but very young and fresh smelling, with the fruit smells sneaking through to take the sickly sweet edge off the florals. As the day goes on and the scent changes, it becomes a little less sweet and starts smelling a bit deeper, which I suspect is the muskiness coming through. It doesn't begin to feel heavy at any point though, so is definitely a sharper, crisp fragrance than you would expect from the musk content.
On applying this perfume the first thing I think of is summer. It is such a sweet and clean smelling fragrance, it's very suitable for the summer months. Personally, I don't think I'll be quite so keen on wearing this in winter as I would prefer a more musky scent for winter. I also prefer to wear it in the daytime rather than evening, and in all honesty I think it is aimed at younger people as it's a very youthful smelling perfume.
The perfume has excellent staying power, although the fragrance does get slightly weaker throughout the day. I have been wearing this for work, applying in the morning around 8am, and I can still detect it in the evening after I've come home. At first, I used to apply it by spraying my wrists and neck, but this was overpowering so now I just do the neck/chest area and dab my wrists onto my neck to get a bit of the scent without going overboard. You could easily give someone a headache if you wore too much of this perfume, as it's quite "in your face".
Overall, I would recommend this perfume to younger ladies who are looking for an uplifting, fresh fragrance which is sweet and light. If you prefer deeper or heavier scents I would probably look elsewhere, as this perfume in my opinion screams summer and daytime wear.
(Review also appears on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
Chanel is a French premium fashion and beauty house.
~Chance - The Essential Information~
Chance is a popular fragrance collection offered by Chanel. This collection contains no less than 9 products including pure parfum, shower gel and even deodorant. Today I will be discussing the Eau de Parfum.
Chance was released in 2003 and falls into the floral fragrance category. It is described as 'the most unexpected fragrance by Chanel'. Alternative variations of this fragrance are available including Chance Eau Fraiche and Chance Eau Tendre as well as a lighter eau de toilette.
Chance is made up of three sets of fragrance notes :
*Top notes offer the initial fragrance - lemon, pineapple and pink pepper
*Heart notes create the main body of the fragrance - iris, jasmine and hyacinth
*Base notes form together to complete the fragrance - patchouli, white musk, vetiver and amber. Vanilla absolute is also said to make an appearance.
'Unexpected, sparkling and romantic'.
Chanel like to keep their bottle designs simple yet classy and the design for the Chance bottle is no exception. It is perhaps a little more simple than the likes of Coco Mademoiselle and Coco Chanel but is still every bit as beautiful in my opinion. The outer packaging consists of a pretty pink box. Opening this box reveals a fairly heavy, faceted round bottle which is crystal clear allowing the golden tinted liquid to be visible. The design is completed by a chunky silver lid and 'Chance Chanel' imprinted on the front.
~Where To Buy~
Chance remains popular on the high street and from online stockists. The prices do not vary much across department stores such as Boots, Debenhams and House of Fraser. Online stockists such as Amazon and The Perfume Shop may offer a small discount but expect to pay the following prices for the EDP.
*35ml - £45.00
*50ml - £62.00
*100ml - £88.00
As you can see, this is a high priced fragrance. The matching body products are also very expensive.
I am an avid Chanel fan but do not get to treat myself to their products often. I have just finished my bottle of Chanel EDP which I received as a gift (I think it was Christmas 2010 I received it). I normally go through perfume like water but when it comes to the more expensive fragrances, I tend to use them sparingly. I am hoping that I will be able to buy a new bottle soon but my heart is set on another Chanel fragrance this Christmas so I cannot be too greedy!
My experiences of Chanel fragrances are mixed. I am not overly keen on Coco Chanel or Chanel No5 but I absolutely adore Coco Mademoiselle. Cha-nce is my second favourite Chanel fragrance and one which I consider to be a special day time fragrance due to how bright it is. Chance has a beautiful strength which can be witnessed by spraying just a small amount on my neck and wrists.
Chance opens with a very natural combination of fragrance notes which give the scent a vibrant and engaging feel - perfect for Summer time wear as it is bright but not overpowering or cloying - it is very clean smelling. The lemon and pineapple have been blended well to form a citrussy sweet and very refreshing, layered cocktail scent. The pink pepper adds warm and depth to the top notes but doesn't retract from the delicious, fruity concoction - it simply compliments it and gives it an edge. It is all very natural smelling.
The top notes last around 1.5hours on my skin before the floral element of Chance can be detected. Chanel have chosen a beautiful combination of fragrance notes here which blend together to offer a high quality, warm floral aroma. There is no cheap bouquet here. The main focus is on the lovely jasmine note. Jasmine can come across as being deep and sensual. Whilst the sensual element is present, the iris and hyacinth lift the scent and the overall aroma is delicate and feminine fresh which I prefer compared to a heavy, in your face floral. The strength of the heart of Chance is favourable with it being very noticeable but not 'in your face' overpowering as such.
Around 4 hours later, the scent changes quite a bit. The fresh, floral notes evaporate and a calming dry down becomes apparent. The musk note is the most prominent. Normally this would put me off as I often find musk too heavy and mature for my young skin. Chanel have managed to focus on the musk but add a touch of the other notes to tone it down to appeal to younger wearers which is appreciated. The powdery musk is complimented with hints of sweetness, subtle spice and the warmth of amber. The finishing aroma is very soothing, warm and quite special when compared to other fragrances using this typical line up of fragrance notes. Chance can still be detected on my skin around 10 hours after application and longer on clothing which I find excellent.
I would urge anyone to 'try before you buy' when it comes to fragrances as one scent may smell lovely on a friend but may not suit your own skin. I would say Chance would appeal to the younger Chanel fans (mid 20's) to those in their 40s but that is just my opinion. It is much lighter than the older Chanel fragrances but doesn't grasp the complete youthfulness of Coco Mademoiselle. Chance is best suited for wearing during the day through to evening.
Chance EDP is a long lasting, high quality scent which I consider to be very feminine and special to wear. It ticks all the right boxes when it comes to strength, quality and variation of fragrance notes as I always feel beautiful when wearing it. The bottle is beautiful too and although expensive, I feel that this fragrance is well worth the premium price tag.
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I first smelt this when my stepsister used it on holiday, and instantly fell in love with the smell of it. A few months later, I was lucky enough for my boyfriend to buy me the smaller bottle for my birthday. It's quite pricey, but it is Chanel, and it instantly makes me feel a bit more special.
It comes in a pinky purple and silver box. The bottle is round and classy, glass and chrome, lid is clear. Perfume sprays on, and it is quite strong at first so there is no need to spray a lot. A little goes a long way. The smell lasts all day, and gradually changes to become a bit more floral.
I now also have the bigger bottle, and have plenty left in both, even though I have had them for a while. They last ages, even though it is my favourite perfume. My partner also loves when I wear it, and knows instantly when I'm wearing it. For me, it also brings back memories of special nights out and that holiday where I first discovered it.
If you are considering a new signature scent, definitely consider this, and if someone buys you a bottle, then you are one very lucky lady. Enjoy :)
I first started using this perfume a few years ago, as I have grown up smelling it because of my mother.
The Chanel brand has been around for years and sells anything from Fashion, Jewellery to Fragrances. Chanel Chance is one of the many fragrances from Chanel. Similar to the Eau de Toilette, the Eau de Parfum is an Unexpected Floral, created by Jacques Polge.
Chanel describes the scent as, "an unpredictable balance that continually surprises. A constellation of scents, warmed up by Absolute of Vanilla, where Absolute of Exotic Jasmine and Iris are more pronounced. A mysterious alchemy accentuated by the intensity of the White Musk note.
When you first smell Chance, it's fresh, sweet and warm at the same time. It embodies femininity, luxury and elegance within its notes.
Once applied, it lasts all day. You could probably have a few squirts and you would be done for the day...which really impressed me.
Chanel Chance comes in a rich pink box with gold writing. Its simplicity echoes the classic reputation that Chanel has. The bottle is round and flat, which is made of thick glass and has a silver edge. The lid is cube shaped and has the Coco Chanel logo embossed upon it. The Eau de Parfum fragrance has a beautiful amber-coloured shade, while its bottle is adorned with a few touches of gold: gold replaces silver for the letters of the word CHANCE and on the neck of the bottle, and a delicate line of gold underlines the edges of the folding carton.
For a 50ml bottle, Chanel Chance Eau de Parfum will set you back around £45- £60. Nowadays you will probably be able to get it for less than £60 because of fierce competition on the net, so I would recommend shopping around to get a good deal, although, i believe this scent to be worth every penny as it lasts a very long time and reminds me of elegance and class.
Who is this scent most suited to???.....
Being 23, maybe I am a bit young for this scent, but i do believe that Chance is one of the scents that will suit most age groups. Its almost universal and it wouldnt seem out of place if i smelt the scent on my Grandmother (Shes a young 63), my mother, or even my friends. It will take you anywhere. Its suitable for the day and night.
Eventhough this perfume is at the higher end of the price scale, its more than worth it. Its sophisticated, elegant and timeless. This scent will definitely be a perfume staple throughout my life. Chanel is one of the best and continue create amazing fragrances. I would definitely recommend it to any woman....or any man that is looking for a gift which is guaranteed to get a smile from any woman. Its the only thing my father ever buys my mother and she loves it everytime!!
GO BUY IT NOW!!!
One of the presents I recieved this Christmas is Chancel: Chance perfume.
This comes in a clear, round glass bottle, with a clear cap which you remove to use the spray nozzle. The spray nozzle is made from a chrome like metal with a good shine to it, and is easy enough to press and it releases a perfect amount of perfume with each spray. The bottle is mostly plain, but has the Chanel Logo and Chance printed on the front of it.
Chance has a wonderfully classy scent to it, and it is very glamourous in my opinion. It is clean, yet deep and warm. To me this is something that would be worn by women over the age of 25. The scent is not too heavy that it floods your nose, but not so light that you can not smell it. To me, it is perfect and I find a lot of people agree with me on this fact. It is very elegant, and I feel that this scent would not be out of place in any posh resturant.
The top notes of Chanel Chance are: Pineapple, Pink Pepper and Lemon. The middle notes are: Jasmine, Hyacinth and Iris. The base notes are: White Musk, Amber, Patchouli and Vetiver. These all blend together perfectly to make a wonderful perfume, and I think a lot of work has gone into making this perfume work as well as it does.
I find that just two squirts on each side of my neck and one on each wrist is the perfect amount of this perfume. The scent settles quickly, so you do not have to wait long to see how it will work with your skin. This perfume has an amazing amount of lasting power. I have found that is lasts well throughout the day and is still going strong at night. There is no need to reapply this perfume at all, I have even smelt it (weakly, of course) still on my skin the next morning after a hard night out. If that is not amazing staying power, then I have no idea what is!
There is also the option of buying the body lotion and shower gel of Chanel: Chance, but I usually only buy the extra products when I feel a perfume needs some extra help in the staying power, but this really does not need any help. I feel that layering up the scent on this one, may make the scent a bit too strong.
Chance is by no means a cheap perfume what so ever. A 35ml bottle of this perfume will cost you around £45, and a 50ml bottle will cost you around £60 and a 100ml bottle £85. Some places will charge more and there may be places that charge less. It is best to look around for this perfume as it is so expensive, but beware of fakes.
You can buy Chance in many places, including Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Superdrug and the Perfume Store. There are stores online which sell it, but I would personally prefer to buy it in a reputable store, so that you know the perfume inside the bottle is genuine.
I personally would recommend this perfume to anyone, but remember it is a very expensive one. I give this 4 out of 5 stars, because of the price.
*This review is also on Ciao under the username of Hailee*
** Chanel Chance eau de toilette **
Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel was born on August 19 in Saumur. She was a known fashion designer and was known as the Queen of fashion. Her major success came in 1921. In May 1921 she brought her Coco Chanel perfume Chanel No. 5 on the market and until today Chanel No. 5 remains the best-selling perfume. In 2003 Chanel brought Chanel Chance fragrance on the market. Jacques Polge created this fragrance as well as many others of Chanel.
According to Chanel this fragrance was created in the sign of femininity, sensuality, daring and vibrant energy. The scent is a combination of sweet flowers and herbs, resulting in a soft and fresh fragrance. They used the ingredients of pepper, lemon, jasmine, amber, patchouli, white hyacinth and musk. According to Chanel this fragrance is for women who are elegant, feminine and independent.
According to Chanel the bottle is designed in the shape of a jewel. It has a nice round shape and it is made of clear glass. The bottle has a silver spray and a transparent square plastic cap. On the bottle you can only fin the name of the product and at the bottom you can find some about the contents. The bottle is again wrapped in a pink cardboard box. The eau de toilette is available in a 50ml and 100ml bottle.
I was pleasantly surprised with this fragrance. It's a wonderful smell. When I sprayed this fragrance I didn't like it at first. I thought it was way too flowery but when it settled down it became wonderful. The fragrance stayed with me during the whole day and sometimes even in the morning I still noticed it on me. If you are crazy about this fragrance than you can also buy the shampoo, showergel and lots more! Great fragrance but bit expensive with 100 pounds for 100ml!
When I think of Chanels fragrances the first thing that comes to mind is Chanel No 5. Although it is possibly one the most well known perfumes in the world and loved by many I really can't stand the scent at all. For me No 5 is heavy and overpowering and every time I've attempted to wear it I've ended up with a headache. The fact that I disliked No 5 so much put me off of trying other fragrances in the Chanel range for a long time and after finally getting around to trying another offering (coco) and hating that too I pretty much gave up on the line for perfume. That was until I discovered Chance around two years ago when I received a small sample bottle of the scent and immediately fell in love with it.
Chance was created by three men, Jacques Polge, Jacques Helleu and Jean-Paul Goude. Jacques Polge has been Chanels house perfumer since 1978, he was born in 1943 and was raised in the south of France. Polge studied English and literature before taking an apprenticeship in perfume and then went on to join Givaudan, a producer of fine fragrances who work with fashion houses, beauty companies and fashion designers. Polge has created many fragrances for Chanel over the last thirty years and in 2003 went about creating Chance, a feminine, sexy scent, with beautiful fresh notes. Jacques Helleu was the artistic director for Chanel for over forty years and was the man behind the simple but beautiful bottle for the fragrance; sadly he passed away in 2007. Finally Jean-Paul Goude, a French graphic designer and photographer created the ads for the scent which showed Nicole Kidman seizing her chance in a short film style tv ad.
The bottle is a simple, heavy, glass, circular shape. The glass in completely transparent and is totally plain apart from the brand logo in black and the name of the perfume stamped in gold on the front. There is a silver cuff running around the edge of the glass circle and a silver metal, almost plaque like label on the base of the bottle which contains another Chanel logo, the bottle size (50ml in this case) and states that the fragrance is made in France. The lid is a very weighty silver square or cube and has the famous two intertwined cc design etched in to the top. The dispenser is gold in colour and complements the chance stamp on the bottle perfectly.
As I said it's a really simple design but is elegant, feminine and feels expensive which I assume is due to the weight in the bottle. The plaque on the bottom which has been used instead of a sticker is a lovely little touch and the overall circular shape is easy to hold and looks lovely on my dressing table with pale amber liquid showing through the smooth, transparent glass.
Top or head notes
Pink pepper, lemon and pineapple
Middle or heart notes
Hyacinth, jasmine and iris
Amber, patchouli, vetiver and white musk
Polge wanted to create a fragrance that was fresh, feminine and constantly changing and in my opinion he's done just that.
When I first spritz the perfume on to my skin I instantly get a beautifully clean and crisp smell with a slight hint of citrus from the lemon and a tiny hint of peppery ness. When the top notes have evaporated, the initial freshness dissipates a little bit and I start to get the floral notes which are slightly heavier but soften the pepper and still smell fresh. As the base notes start to come through I get a touch of subtle spiciness and almost powdery musk along with a hint of sweetness which balances the mix perfectly.
I personally think the scent is really quite unique and really well balanced. It's a perfect mix of freshness, sweetness and spice which all work together perfectly to create a fragrance that's sexy, feminine, elegant and sophisticated. It's a perfume that's suitable to use both during the day and evening although I tend to use it most for the latter simply because the EDP is quite expensive and I like to save it for special occasions.
Lasting power is absolutely fantastic. When I use this on an evening out I can still smell it the next morning, obviously a much weaker version but I still get the delicate musky smell. Wearing throughout the day is also lovely because the fragrance seems to continue to change which means I continue to catch a whiff of it myself every now and then. I also own the silky body oil from the chance range which is also quite strong and this layered with the EDP gives me an even longer lasting scent. I would imagine you'd get the same effect strength wise with the body lotions and cleansers too.
As with all Chanel products, Chance is quite expensive. The Eau de parfum 50ml spray I purchased cost me £59.00 (from Debenhams) which is probably the most I've ever paid for a fragrance. The EDT is slightly cheaper but still on the expensive side at £48.00 for 50ml. I am not able to comment on this one because I haven't tried it but I've heard that it's quite different to the EDP. At the time I purchased I was almost tempted to get the weaker eau de toilette instead due to the lower price but figured I'd pay the extra since I was parting with such a large amount of money anyway.
As I mentioned above there are also body and shower products available in the range including the silky body oil which I highly recommend. They're priced in a similar sort of range with the body oil being £28.00 alone but I'm sure deals could be found on all of the above if you shop around online.
Would I recommend?
I would and I have on quite a few occasions. I've purchased two bottles of Chance since I discovered it two years ago and am just coming to the end of my current bottle and will definitely be replacing it. It's a perfume that really makes me feel happy and special when I wear it and a scent that I've received quite a few complements on. Interestingly more so from men than women, males I know really seem to love the smell and my partner who's really quite fussy when it comes to perfumes I use is also a fan.
Anyone who likes sophisticated, grown up scents that are soft and feminine should definitely try Chance when next near a Chanel counter. Everything about it is elegant and classy and the fragrance is very different to anything else Chanel offer in their range.
Chanel Chance eau de parfum is quite simply the best perfume available in my opinion! I was first bought Chance for my 18th birthday and haven't worn any other perfume since.
It does seem to be extremely expensive, especially as, because it's Chanel, you very rarely find it below RRP, however in my view it's worth the outlay.
I seem to remember (from my days working on a perfumery counter) that eau de toilette has more alcohol in it than eau de parfum, so it evaporates off your skin quicker - making eau de parfum the better choice. I do find when I put on a couple of spritzes in the morning, people still say 'ooh you smell nice' in the evening so it clearly doesn't wear off too quickly! With this in mind, i do also feel that it lasts longer than cheaper perfumes, making it worthy of the expensive price tag.
This may seem trivial but I'm also attracted by the bottle, my flatmate's bottles always fall over / need to stand on their side / something else ridiculous but this is just a good old bottle shaped bottle, and it's sturdy and, gasp, didn't break when I dropped it on my bathroom floor.
All in all, a fab purchase!
its not very often me and my mum have the same taste in things as hip as she might like to think she is but when i first helped myself to a sprits of her chanel chance perfume i was hooked and have been buying it for years now. i LOVE it and wear it in the day aswell as on a night out and compared to some other very expensive perfumes i have on my dressing table that have been there for so long im sure they are starting to go off its well worth every penny. after all one spray should she you though the whole day and lingers on my clothes so much that i pick them up off the floor (my version of a washing pile) days later and they still smell GORGEOUS defiantly worth buying the perfume and not the eau de toilette for that exact reason. I buy it for my mum every birthday and even tho she must know what is in that distinctive square box by now, everytime she is still as made up as the last you cannot go wrong with this one girls :) buy it once and you'l be wearing it for years! my hubbie loves it and still tells me i smell lovely when he hugs me and hes been smelling it for at least 2 and a half years now bless him
On my way back from my trip to Asia I was left with a few hours to kill in the (second!!) airport I was in - so I did what most people would do and took myself off to the duty free! I did the generic spraying where you end up with a different scent on each hand, arm, shoulder, leg, neck .... well I ran out of space and started to feel sick!
It was in fact the sales lady who brought this to my attention, I am quite fickle when it comes to perfume and my tastes vary dramatically depending on the occasion!
At this point feeling sick, I asked the lady to spray it on some card rather than to add to the layers of perfume I already had on, and I was pleasantly surprised, even through all the other cloying smells I could still pick out the distinctive tone of Chanel Chance!
I find it to be light and fruity, and it lasts well throughout the day - you really don't need much more than a couple of squirts to retain the smell! Not as heavy as Chanels other perfumes - I would personally say that this is aimed at the younger market.
The other thing that caught my attention was the bottle, very simply designed with a square lid - the only problem I have had here is that once or twice when I have pulled the lid off I have pulled part of the spray nozzle off - not what I would expect from a more expensive perfume (or I am super strong maybe??)
I think if I wasn't buying in duty free (cost to me c£35) I would think twice about buying this perfume as there are other cheaper options out there - I certainly wouldn't be using the perfume as readily as I do if I had paid more. Although expensive it is a lovely summertime treat - so if you want to treat yourself I'd say go for it! If you want an everyday perfume - I would probably look elsewhere!
Overall a light summer time fragrance - my boyfriend loves it, so do I!
Don't worry Dooyooers I'm not going to write a string of perfume reviews as I only own a few, but I have to write about Dior's Chance as it's a great EDT.
Luckily I had this as a present a couple of years ago otherwise I reckon I'd have to fork out between £50 - £70 on this 50ml (1.7 fl oz) bottle. It's still going strong although I use it on a regular basis so it's arguably a good investment.
My all-time favourite scent has to be No 5 but Chance is a close second choice.
It comes in a lovely glass bottle with a square glass lid & is very Dioresque in design because it's so simple. It just states 'Chanel' on the front whilst the back is plain & the underside has a small silver plaque which tells us the EDT is made in France & the contents are 50 ml. The silver plaque matches the stylish silver edging around the bottle & the spray top.
As soon as you remove the glass top & spray you can smell the floral fragrance which initially smells rather strong but soon settles down to be a strong yet not overpowering, long-lasting smell which is unmistakeably Dior.
The overall scent is summery, fruity yet floral & include jasmine, pink pepper, citron, veviter, orris & patchouli plus white musk. All these sound like an odd combination but believe me they work well together.
I'd say it would suit any age but leans more to those who like to give an impression of sophistication & class rather than a fun-loving party-animal (if you get my drift?) & it could be worn during the day or evening. I've found it doesn't need 'topping up' at all so can feel confident that when I use Chance it will see me through both day & evening.
I have to give this EDT 5 stars for the following reasons -
- packaging (stylish yet practical & you can get the very last drop out of the bottle)
- the scent which is a lovely blend of fragrances
- the staying power
- the fact that it doesn't dry the skin
- a bottle lasts for ages as you need to use so little of the product to make a statement
Created for young women who aren't afraid to dare and who imagine a world where expectations are turned upside down just like chance itself /