5  Best Chanel Perfumes

5 Best Chanel Perfumes

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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 a good 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.

What’s all the fuss about?

Chanel is a brand that has been around for decades and is loved by generation after generation of women (and men).

Chanel no 5 deserves to be in the perfume Hall of Fame. But there are other Coco Chanel perfume chocies that will be sure to impress. 

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.

 

Why trust us: Faveable has spent thousands of hours researching, interviewing experts, and testing products to come up with carefully selected lists trusted by millions of consumers since 2013.

5 Best Chanel Perfumes

  • 5. Chanel Allure Eau de Parfum Spray
  • 4. Chanel Coco Eau De Parfum Spray
  • 3. Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum Spray
  • 2. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
  • 1. Chanel Chance Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray

Best Modern Chanel Perfume

#5

Chanel Allure Eau de Parfum Spray

Best Modern Chanel Perfume: Chanel Allure Eau de Parfum Spray
Scent
9.2
Occasion
9.4
Value
9.0
Overall
92%
92 % Editor Score
82 % User Score
856 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Calming, uplifting scent
  • Very light and feminine; smells clean
  • Truly intoxicating fragrance

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.

Expert Ratings

Scent

9.2 / 10

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!

Occasion

9.4 / 10

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.

Value

9.0 / 10

$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.

Overall Editor Score

9.2 / 10

Best Bold Chanel Perfume

#4

Chanel Coco Eau De Parfum Spray

Best Bold Chanel Perfume: Chanel Coco Eau De Parfum Spray
Scent
9.3
Occasion
9.0
Value
9.4
Overall
92%
92 % Editor Score
86 % User Score
690 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Classy and classic scent
  • Wearers smell of sophistication and elegance
  • Bold, spicy, and just a little sweet

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.

Expert Ratings

Scent

9.3 / 10

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. 

Occasion

9.0 / 10

This is best for colder weather months and more formal occasions where something this warm, spicy, and feminine can truly be appreciated.

Value

9.4 / 10

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.

Overall Editor Score

9.2 / 10

Best Vintage Chanel Perfume

#3

Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum Spray

Best Vintage Chanel Perfume: Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum Spray
Scent
9.4
Occasion
9.5
Value
9.0
Overall
93%
93 % Editor Score
89 % User Score
722 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Sexy and stays on all day
  • Elegant, sophisticated, and unique
  • Perfect for all occasions

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!

Expert Ratings

Scent

9.4 / 10

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.

Occasion

9.5 / 10

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.

Value

9.0 / 10

$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.

 

Overall Editor Score

9.3 / 10

Best Floral Chanel Perfume

#2

Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

Best Floral Chanel Perfume: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
Scent
9.4
Occasion
9.6
Value
8.5
Overall
92%
92 % Editor Score
93 % User Score
1,405 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Great staying power - will last all day
  • Makes you smell expensive
  • Incredibly versatile fragrance

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.

Expert Ratings

Scent

9.4 / 10

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.

Occasion

9.6 / 10

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. 

Value

8.5 / 10

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.

Overall Editor Score

9.2 / 10

Best Chanel Perfume Overall

#1

Chanel Chance Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray

Best Chanel Perfume Overall: Chanel Chance Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray
Scent
9.7
Occasion
9.8
Value
8.5
Overall
93%
93 % Editor Score
96 % User Score
2,862 Bought

Why People Love it

  • Fruity, floral scents combined with white musk and jasmine undertones create a youthful and vibrant elegance
  • Fresh, clean, classy and not at all over powering
  • The best of Chance, and possibly even (dare we say) Chanel

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.

Expert Ratings

Scent

9.7 / 10

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.

Occasion

9.8 / 10

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.

Value

8.5 / 10

 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.

Overall Editor Score

9.3 / 10

Faveable Ratings: 5 Best Chanel Perfumes

5 Best Chanel PerfumesScentOccasionValueOverall
Chanel Chance Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray Thumbnail
Best Chanel Perfume Overall
#1Chanel Chance Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray
9.7
9.8
8.5
93
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Thumbnail
Best Floral Chanel Perfume
#2Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum
9.4
9.6
8.5
92
Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum Spray Thumbnail
Best Vintage Chanel Perfume
#3Chanel N°5 Eau de Parfum Spray
9.4
9.5
9.0
93
Chanel Coco Eau De Parfum Spray Thumbnail
Best Bold Chanel Perfume
#4Chanel Coco Eau De Parfum Spray
9.3
9.0
9.4
92
Chanel Allure Eau de Parfum Spray Thumbnail
Best Modern Chanel Perfume
#5Chanel Allure Eau de Parfum Spray
9.2
9.4
9.0
92

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Jenna is an Iowa native and former Chicago resident who is currently living her best life in the Tampa Bay area with her husband and fur baby. She has a BS in Political Science from the University of Iowa, as well a JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

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  • Mariadela Davila
    Mariadela Davila Could you please tell me what is the channel perfum with a smell of a flower that it’s price is more than 250.00 dollars? I use Mademoiselle but one of my customer mentioned to me about a unique one. None of the above you mentioned . Thanks so much.
  • So between Chanel No5, Coco Madmeseur and Coco regular, which one is best for a 40 years old women? Thanks.
  • Coco a fabulous sophisticated fragrance. I just love it!
  • Crute 9
    Crute 9Chanel no5 has changed so much I will never use it again. It doesn't last more that a few minutes and then it's as if you never had any perfume on. I will not purchase it ever again. If some people are alergic then they should stop using it and leave it as it was for the rest of us that loved it the way it was formulated originally.
  • Mussa
    MussaHi Jenna. I believe you have best hobby ever reading and writing so well done Jenna.

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