Current Obsession: Chanel Chance Eau Vive

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?

Chanel Chance Eau Vive

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.

C x




  1. Jun 5, 2015 / 11:30 AM

    I cannot wait for the scent to hit shelves. Really excited to smell it. I know and wear the other Chance scents in the line, but don’t love them as much as I used to when I was younger (appreciate the classic Chanels a little more these days… )

    I’m pretty sure I’m going to love this one! It sounds like a delicious scent (from your review & others I have seen).

    Speaking of Mademoiselle Chanel – I see the book, called “Mademoiselle Chanel” is out on shelves. I have purchased a copy. I’m only telling you this, because I’m aware that you love reading as well 🙂

    • Chantelle Bester
      Jun 5, 2015 / 11:38 AM

      Kind of amazing how our perfumes grow with us, right? I go through phases where I’ll set something aside and then love it again after a year. Should be a pretty interesting read, I see it’s a novel – I’m going to look out for it, thank you!

      • Jun 5, 2015 / 12:38 PM

        Yes! I never used to appreciate no5 until I was over 25! Now I love all the 1920s classics, but I still appreciate when a more modern scent is well done.

        I hope you enjoy the book if you choose to pick it up!

  2. Candice
    Jun 5, 2015 / 11:35 AM

    Oh wow it looks amazing


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