Friday, 26 July 2013

Fragrance Friday- My Lucky Scent- Chanel 'Chance'- Eau Fraiche

For the second instalment of my 'Fragrance Friday' series, I could not but mention my favourite perfume. I recently repurchased 'Chance' by Chanel, I am now on my third bottle, and I have never loved it as much. 

Smells remind me of places, experiences, events- and I am sure that I am not the only one. Perhaps I can attribute my love for this perfume to the fact that I first got it as a birthday present when I was living in France almost six years ago now. It was my first Chanel perfume experience, and I could not actually have picked better myself. I also think of this perfume as my lucky perfume (luck in French is "chance").

So onto the scent itself- luxurious but fresh, romantic and empowering. This is a feminine floral- not sickly sweet. Citrus and fruity, hints of patchouli and white musk. Sophisticated and age appropriate across the board, universally appealing and eternally classic.

Six years later, this perfume is still attracting compliments left right and centre. It's not one of those overpowering perfumes that stinks out a whole room, but it is one of those perfumes that will leave a gentle linger in the air as you walk past someone. 

The funny thing about Chance is that it comes in three different incarnations- Eau de Parfum, Eau Tendre and Eau Fraiche, and I feel like each smell is markedly different from the rest. I personally love the Eau Fraiche too much to try one of the other ones- but I have smelt them- and they are lovely. I just feel like I would be betraying the loyal perfume warrior that has served me so well for the last six years, and I'm not a traitor. I usually get sick of things very quickly- so to have something which I use very regularly is definitely an achievement. 

I always purchase 100 ml bottles but I believe that this is also available in 50ml and 150ml bottles. I think it is around the €75-80 mark, but a little of this goes a long way, and I am sure that the bottle will last you for ages. I can't see myself ever tiring of this scent or finding anything that ticks as many boxes for me in the near future. The bottle of this perfume differs somewhat from the other members of the Chanel Perfume family because it is circular and not rectangular (think No.5 and Allure)- legend has it, this is to represent a wheel of fortune! All the omens are good with this perfume!

If you are looking for an alluring, signature scent then look no further. The next time you are in a perfumerie, try a spritz of this- I know smell is subjective, but I am pretty sure you will be impressed. If you are not willing to fork out the €80ish price tag, I believe there is a dupe for this perfume- details of which are available on one of my older posts on this blog. Let me know how you get on!


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