Well. I guess there isn’t going to be a cliffhanger as to whether I like this fragrance or not – I’m totally in love with it.
Chanel fragrances are weird and wonderful creations. Some are as iconic and recognisable as Mademoiselle Chanel herself, and others are obscure and intricate. While I appreciate many fragrances in the former two groups, I have a ridiculous soft spot for a different kind of Chanel scent altogether – the Chanel Chance family.
Unlike their dramatic, statement-making counterparts, Chanel Chance scents are young, fresh and a little whimsical. The latest addition, Chance Eau Vive, has all of that as well as a little extra oomph. There’s a bitter/sweet grapefruit note, as well as a prominent blood orange note that I love. It settles into a musky floral scent with further notes of jasmine, white musk and vetiver. Seriously, what’s not to love?
It seems ever so slightly more grown up that the other Chance scents, although the focus is on energy and vibrance. In true Chanel style the longevity is great on the skin, and you can pull a scarf or jacket out of your cupboard a week later and you’ll still get a whiff.
Chance Eau Vive is a permanent addition to the line, and it launches on June 18th. R1095 for 50ml EDT and R1565 for 100ml EDT.