Chanel Chance Perfume Review

by mehak on January 28, 2012

in A+, Chanel, perfumes, Reviews

It’s your CHANCE ! Embrace It….
Chance EAU FRAICHE by Chanel
by Guest Reviewer Swastika

My first travel abroad was a business trip to UK. While doing my research about “what to shop in London” I found that everything was very expensive and not really affordable in my limited budget. So I decided (from long before I traveled) that I will be coming back with a Chanel No. 5 perfume if not anything else. This decidedly famous perfume was what I had always envisioned to possess when I grew up(read have my own money). So on my first trip to Selfridges, I promptly went to the Chanel counter and asked for this. I smelled the fragrance, liked it (note Not Loved it) and asked the SA to pack it. Loving was not an issue, Possessing the VERY FAMOUS perfume was. While the SA was packing up my buy, I saw a beautiful display of Chance by Chanel and picked up the bottle to smell it and instantly fell in LOVE. So after a lot of indecisive moments(giving up on my dream of No.5 and doing some calculations about how I CANT afford both), I asked the SA to give me Chance instead of No. 5 and thus started my love affair with my favorite perfume Chance by Chanel!
3 varieties of Chanel Chance are available Chance (Original), EAU FRAICHE, EAU TENDRE

Chanel claims:
“A sparkling woman smiles at life and loves to fill it with laughter. She is full of fantasy, vitality and energy. Her Fragrance? A sparkling floral constellation that releases the vibrant freshness of Jasmine, notes of Cedar and Teak Wood. Just like her, the fragrance seems to be bursting with tiny bubbles of unpredictable happiness. This fresh new take on Chance is about believing in yourself and giving wings to your dreams. CHANCE Eau Fraîche, 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.”
Chanel Chance  is my favorite because of the youthfulness and happiness it adds to my mood. It brings a spring into my step and  a hint of smile to my face in the mornings. I usually reserve this for special occasions and when my mood needs uplifting and I get a LOT of compliments when I wear this alongwith lots of “which perfume are you wearing?”  The bouquet of floral fragrance hits me the moment I spray this on with notes of Jasmine, Cedar and Teak Wood. There is a unexpectedness to it all. Something indefinable which I cannot pinpoint to any of its constituents…in a way as if the whole is greater than the sum of its parts! That is what I like about Chance..It is a matter of Taking a Chance and loving it. Its also one of those light perfumes, so you dont get hit by a ton of strong notes , its elegant and subtle like a gentle whiff of loveli-ness!
Very fresh, young and playful. Also, when someone asks which perfume are you wearing, you can proudly claim CHANEL Chance ;P *nose up in the air* . Jokes aside, I am slightly obssessed with the Chanel brand and the perfumes are the only thing from their range I can afford.
Cons –
Price obviously; I feel the pinch every time I have to repurchase this. Availability..none of the stores in Kolkata retails it and  I have to buy it abroad or request people who are traveling.

Overall Verdict :A+

Price– 90$ for 100ml

Will I repurchase – Yes, I believe in the concept of signature scent of a person and this one is ME :)

Overall recommendations– A  light, youthful fragrance; If you want to start with the iconic Chanel perfumes..this is a good place..its more young and playful than its more sophisticated and worldly sisters like No. 5 and No.19.  I say take your Chance with it!

About the Guest Writer

Swastika is a marketing professional from Kolkata who is a regular at Peaches & Blush. A girl who like all of us, loves fashion and beauty. Your job takes you to business trips to London?? Me want that job. Actually mine takes me to New York so i shouldnt complain!!! ;). But i am totally with you on “CHance” by Chanel. Along with Vera Wang Princess, its probably my most favourite perfume! I have the original version

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

anya January 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm

i really love the chance perfume by chanel. congrats on it!

anya and baby kenzi


Mehak January 28, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Me too! And you named your baby kenzi? How cute!


Kritika January 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I want it too now *sob*
I was trying to decide between this and Bvlgari Rose Essentielle when I had ordered my Bvlgari, price was a big deciding factor. And now I feel so sad because I’m trying to love my Bvlgari, but don’t quite :(


Chris January 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I love Chanel perfumes! Unfortunately, I can’t use them too much because the boyfriend complains when I spray it in the house. Men….sigh….


mehak January 29, 2012 at 4:19 am

whaaa? but i thought men like perfume!


Pragya January 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Loooove the perfume and the review. This perfume does not get the love it deserves!
Chance is available in India. My boyfriend picked it up for me from Lifestyle, Bangalore. It’s also sold here in Delhi.
Or you can try your luck at Alfa, Mumbai as well. It retails at much less than the MRP there.


mehak January 29, 2012 at 4:18 am

Ya i got mine from Delhi Chanel counter…


swastika January 30, 2012 at 5:39 am

I wish I stayed in Delhi, Mumbai or Bangalore..Kolkata does not retail it yet..grrr
PS I love Mumbai Alfa for its prices..hope they open a branch here..


Shruti January 28, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Yay! Got this for my birthday this year! Total love for this beauty.


SWASTIKA January 29, 2012 at 3:11 am

Yes…total love:)


pandora January 29, 2012 at 4:44 am

Lovely review. I’m glad you let your nose (and heart) decide your final choice. No.5 is a classic, but a very mature scent. I’m sure a lot of people buy it just because of the history attached to it. Two of my friends have it, but I have noticed they hardly reach for it. It just sits there on the vanity in all it’s glory :) Chance eau fraiche is a beautiful composition. Really blooms on the skin in summer months. Loved reading your description of it.


Jaya January 29, 2012 at 6:56 am

If you wish to re-buy, you can buy it from


swastika January 30, 2012 at 5:41 am

will surely try:)


Nidhi (Shukla) Pandey January 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Wow sounds nice, I like using perfumes but have stuck to D&G Light blue and Burberry London since past 4 years. :) The price of this is a bit huhh but the review makes me feel I can opt for this once I think of buying a perfume again. :) Nice post Swastika and a you’ve got a nice name too :)


swastika January 30, 2012 at 5:35 am

Thanks Nidhi..


Riya February 1, 2012 at 5:49 am

want chanel now!


Priyam February 8, 2012 at 6:32 am

Really nice article swastika, i liked how you described it – like the sum of it is unexpected and better than its individual parts. You have really tempted me to buy this one!


Shalini February 8, 2012 at 6:33 am

Loved this. Want to get my hands on Chanel now!


Bonny January 13, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Nice review Swastika. Chanel Chance is available on Flipkart as well but it does cost a few additional peny. :(
If any time in Mumbai you can pick it from the Chanel Store in Palladium.


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