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.
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 choices 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.