After 18 hours of research evaluating 68 products, we picked Chanel Chance Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray as our top choice.
Now, we know if you’ve found your way here, we don’t need to explain to you the importance of perfume, but, as a reminder, olfactory relates to memory.
For that reason, making an excellent first impression in the smell department is absolutely imperative. And, if you’re looking to leave that perfect impression, you can’t go wrong with Chanel perfume.
We also reviewed and compiled a list of the most popular perfume for women, take a look at this page if you're still shopping around and looking for something that suits your personality or occasion.
Chanel is a brand that has been around for decades and is loved by generation after generation of women (and men).
Chanel has built an entire brand of gorgeous fragrances and offers something truly perfect for all ages and stages of life. There is one thing we know for sure: a Chanel woman is both classy and fabulous.
What’s the bottom line?
If you’re ready to see what all the hype is around this classic and sophisticated brand, check out our list of the top-selling Chanel perfumes below.
Chanel Allure may be difficult to define, but it's impossible to resist. Clean, warm and sexy, Chanel Allure is a floral, fresh fragrance that allows every woman to have her own special, shall we say...allure.
Unfortunately some reviewers say this perfume just doesn’t have the same staying power as other Chanel perfumes on our list. Expect about 4-6 hours max—which is less than you would expect for a perfume of this price.
Similar to Chanel N°5, this perfume is composed of Jasmine, May Rose, and Bourbon Vanilla. Additionally, expect notes of Bergamot, Sicilian Mandarin, Water Lily, and Magnolia. Finally, this perfume finishes with a trail of Haitian Vetiver. How classy is that?
This perfume is bold, modern, and something you will definitely not find elsewhere. Some reviewers even say wearing this perfume is better than aromatherapy!
Chanel Allure is both sparkling and sensual, perfect for any and all special occasions. Look at it this way…if champagne is being served, Allure should definitely be invited to the party.
$130 for a 3.4 ounce bottle is not cheap, but, for a Chanel perfume, $38 per ounce is not the worst you can do.
You've likely heard of Coco Chanel before. But, if you've never given it a try then you might be missing out, as customers love this elegant and classy-smelling perfume. Some reviewers even claim that the spicy-leathery scent helps them exude even more independence and sophistication.
Because this is a very rich smell, it might not translate well in the summer months or for very casual occasions.
Although the top layer of this perfume is mostly comprised of fruity notes, it's the spicy middle and base notes that really shine through to give this fragrance its elegant and sophisticated aura.
This is best for colder weather months and more formal occasions where something this warm, spicy, and feminine can truly be appreciated.
This perfume will stay on all day long. And since it doesn't take much to pack a punch, the bottle should last you awhile, making this $62-per-ounce (ouch) perfume not as pricy as it may first seem.
Chanel Gabrielle is excellent for people who are looking for a clean, feminine, floral scent that fits in with everyday settings. It has a beautiful grounding in white florals with an edge of fresh citrus. While it certainly makes an impact, it’s not overpowering in strength. The perfect scent if you love feminine, pretty, and versatile scents.
Gabrielle is undoubtedly a pleasing scent for most people, but some find it a little underwhelming or “everyday”. It may not be suitable for people who love very unique or special occasion scents.
Chanel Gabrielle is a floral fragrance with a feminine attitude. However, the top notes add a little hit of crispness and zest with mandarin and grapefruit. The heart notes are jasmine, ylang-ylang, orange blossom, and Grasse tuberose, hence the overriding white floral appeal.
Chanel Gabrielle is best suited to everyday wear, from work to running errands. For evenings, it would be best suited to spring and summer as the notes are bright and feminine as opposed to mysterious and intoxicating.
Chanel Gabrielle will cost you around $40 per ounce if you go for the 100ml bottle. However, the smaller bottle (1.2oz) comes in at around $66 per ounce. This is rather pricey considering it is a moderate-to-long-wearing fragrance.
Launched in 1921, and immortalized by Marilyn Monroe, Chanel N°5 is one of the most iconic fragrances on the market. This perfume is floral with a dose of classic vintage and features 6-8 hours of staying power—which may not be quite as long as some Chanel perfumes, but still excellent for such a vintage formula.
Expensive...but that can be said for all of the Chanel perfumes on our list. Other than that we don't really have anything negative to say about this classic scent!
Chanel N°5 features an unprecedented use of aldehydes, which add a unique lemony touch to create an unexpectedly abstract fragrance.
In addition to that, this perfume features a complex combination of May Rose, Jasmine, an bright citrusy top notes; mid notes of sandalwood and Comoro Islanda ylang-ylang; and a strong touch of Bourbon and Vanilla for a smooth, sensual finish.
Chanel N°5 is more than a perfume, it’s seriously a way of life. This perfume can be worn from day to night and is perfect for any occasion.
$135 for a bottle of perfume is expensive, but it’s not as bad as you would expect when you break it down by ounce. This 3.4-ounce bottle comes out to under $40 per ounce—which is actually less expensive than several of the other Chanel perfumes on our list.
Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme is a scent that’s hard not to like. It has sparkling top notes of citrus to awaken the senses, with woody, masculine base notes. It’s perfect for wearing every day, as the sillage is moderate and won’t fill a room. It’s the kind of scent that gets compliments from everyone, no matter the time of day, season, or occasion.
While the mass-appeal of the scent is undeniable, some may find the sillage to be too weak. If you want a cologne with a huge projection, Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme may not be the one for you, despite the name.
Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme is a versatile scent that appeals to most. It has a bright, aromatic, and citrusy attitude with mandarin and cedar. However, the dry down brings deeper notes of tonka bean, sandalwood, and black pepper. It’s perfect for men who love a crisp, fresh scent with layers of sweetness and a hint of spice.
Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme is an all-rounder scent perfect for day and nightwear, all year round. Because it is aromatic and citrusy, it’s ideal for crisp mornings and summer evenings. The warmer notes of cedar and sandalwood fit well with cooler months.
This fragrance ranges from around $36 to $55 per ounce, depending on the bottle size. This is pretty pricey considering the reasonably low sillage.
A classy, sophisticated brand with a hint of sexiness. Light, sweet, and warm, this perfume is great for any occasion. The perfect fragrance for anyone in their 20s to 30s.
Extremely popular scent, so don't expect to be the only one wearing it.
Coco Mademoiselle is a much more complex fragrance than the average perfume. It starts off with a slightly sweet smell, but then fades to a lighter, warmer scent. Includes notes of rose, jasmine, patchouli, lychee, orange, grapefruit, vetiver, vanilla, and musk.
This scent is non-polarizing; everybody adores it. It's light but warm, floral and sweet. Additionally, this scent has an extremely long staying power.
The elegant and luxurious fragrance of Coco Mademoiselle channels the irresistible spirit of the young Coco Chanel. Sexy and feminine, women of all ages love the light, sweet scent which is perfect for all occasions.
While $100 for 1.7 ounces is not cheap, just a couple of spritzes is plenty for the whole day so a bottle will last for ages.
Bleu de Chanel for men was released in 2010 and has two more recent versions, the Eau de Parfum (2014) and the Parfum (2018). The Bleu de Chanel eau de toilette scent is known for being woody and aromatic yet with a hint of refreshing citrus.
Many people find Bleu de Chanel to be sophisticated and slightly mysterious, but with a clean freshness perfect for every day.
While Bleu de Chanel lasts a long time, some have found that the projection or sillage isn’t as strong as they’d prefer. If you’re looking for something that packs a stronger punch with a more masculine edge, try a Versace cologne such as Oud.
Bleu de Chanel, no matter the version or strength, is characteristically woody and aromatic. The base notes of cedar, sandalwood, labdanum, and patchouli create a deep, masculine fusion. Lemon and grapefruit add a layer of freshness and a slight whisper of soapy sweetness. It’s the kind of scent that girlfriends love to give their partners, as it has that sensual, masculine appeal.
Because of the zesty top notes and woody base notes, Bleu de Chanel is suitable for day-to-night wear. Plus, the reasonably low sillage means you can enjoy the scent at work without overpowering the office.
Bleu de Chanel eau de toilette costs around $26 per ounce if you go for the larger 5-ounce bottle. However, if you’re looking for a smaller bottle, the price jumps to around $45 per ounce. Considering how long-wearing this fragrance, you get a lot for your investment.
Chanel Egoiste Platinum for men is the perfect scent for men seeking a floral, fresh fragrance for every day. It is a long-lasting fragrance with a strong sillage that makes an impact. It is a unique scent with an air of sophistication for men with discerning tastes. Think clean-shaven, mature, and confident.
While a strong sillage is most often a huge positive, it can be undesirable for some. If you’re looking for a subtle, light fragrance (perhaps for beginners), Egoiste Platinum will be too strong for you.
Chanel Egoiste Platinum has energizing top notes with lavender and rosemary. This creates a fresh, upbeat appeal and a masculine approach to florals. The middle notes of clary sage and geranium add further florals, with a layer of light sweetness. The base notes bring intoxicating depth with sandalwood and cedar. This is a perfect scent for men who love a fresh, clean scent with subtle hints of barbershop and soap.
While Chanel Egoiste Platinum is a unique scent, it is also versatile. Fresh, clean notes of lavender and sage are ideal for daily wear. Sandalwood and cedar at the base transition beautifully into evening. A little goes a long way, as it is long-lasting and strong. Prepare for compliments at the office.
Chanel Egoiste Platinum ranges between $28 and $80 per ounce depending on the bottle you choose. Considering how strong the sillage and longevity are, this is reasonable.
Chanel Egoiste is a unique cologne that doesn’t simply blend in. However, it’s not overpowering or pungent, as the citrusy layers at brightness to the woody depths. While Egoiste will last for a long time on the skin, it stays close to the wearer. In other words, your fragrance won’t enter the room before you do when you wear Egoiste. A warm, confident, and alluring scent for men.
Egoiste is reasonably moderate when it comes to sillage. While this is a positive for some, others may prefer a more impactful projection.
Chanel Egoiste (released in 1990) is known for its very masculine tobacco and mahogany notes. This is certainly a scent for men who want to stand out as confident, mysterious, and strong. The spicy notes of cinnamon and clove conjure a sense of winter, fire smoke, and romantic evenings. Egoiste is sweet, spicy, woody, slightly smokey, and aromatic.
Chanel Egoiste is very much a Fall/Winter scent. The deep, spicy, leathery notes are evocative of icy winter evenings by the fire, apres ski. Because the sillage is modest, Egoiste can be worn during the day, effortlessly transitioning to night.
Chanel Egoiste ranges from $28.5 to $60 per ounce, depending on the size you choose.
This perfume is sweet in so many ways. It smells like a fresh spring day and is light and airy enough to be worn during the day, while captivatingly romantic enough for evening wear as well.
Also, be prepared to get compliments from just about everyone you encounter while wearing this scent—both men and women alike. Oh, and are you looking to get your man’s pheromones flowing full force? It does that too. Yeah, pretty sweet, right?
The price. Additionally, if you’re not really into fruity/floral scents (though the jasmine and white musk do offset both considerably) you may want to move along.
The combination of fresh florals plus green and fruity Grapefruit intertwine with the softness of Jasmine and the smoothness of White Musk for an intoxicatingly light, floral trail. Expect key notes of Citron, Jasmine, and Teakwood.
Both delicate and radiant, Chancel Chance Eau Tendre provides a soft, yet unexpectedly fruity, floral fragrance that conveys both happiness and fantasy, perfect for both daytime and evening wear.
At $80 for a 1.7-ounce bottle, this perfume comes in at over $47 per ounce. Ouch. However, for such a timeless, classic scent, we can’t complain too much. Also, remember that a little goes a long way!
And, if sensual is more your style, check out Chanel Allure. Reviewers describe the warm floral scent as flirty, seductive, and, of course, alluring.