One of my favorite fragrances. Smells clean and fresh. I will buy this again and again. It lasts for a long time on me and smells great all day. I just wish it was less expensive. I use the hair mist version when I do not want much of a perfume smell that day.
I am not a fan of Chanel fragrances as I believe that they tend to cater to a much older clientele [what with the absolutely nauseating No. 5 and Coco scents], however upon smelling this product, I was surprised as it smelled fabulous! It smells fresh, clean, and still sophisticated. It is not overpowering like the other scents or the original Chance. I must say that though I find this fragrance to be a good one, its price is way too much.
At my request, I received the original Chance EDT as a Christmas gift because I loved the way it smelled in the store. I love floral-musky scents and my favorite perfumes are Versace Woman, Juicy Couture Vive La Juicy, and J'adore Dior. The original Chance seemed like it would fit into my current rotation of perfumes perfectly but when I spritzed it on, it gave me headaches. It was way too strong and when it mixed with my body chemistry, it made me really nauseous. I ended up selling it on ebay.
A few years later I saw this and it was limited edition which is supposed to be a lighter version of the EDT but I didn't want to take a chance and let the opportunity pass me by. They have since made this permanently available. Then a few weeks ago when I was in the elevator, I caught the scent of a girl wearing this and fell in love all over again! Even weeks later, I still remembered how much I loved this scent so I rushed into the store to buy it today. I sprayed it on in the store and unlike the original EDT, I did not get nauseous. Just as others have said, the scent continued to unfold as it mixed with my body chemistry. I absolutely love it! As with most Chanel fragrances compared to most other brands, they are very strong so I only need 2 spritzes of this. So, a bottle will last me a very long time which is good because this stuff is so expensive. I paid $70 CAD for a 50mL bottle at the Bay. My HG will still be Juicy Couture Vive La Juicy but this comes a close second.
I'm not a Chanel gal, and my Chance Eau Fraiche experience has very well proved that fact. I liked the way it smelled on my wrist when I tested it in the shop. I like how it smells on other people, as I like other their frags - Coco, Chanel 19, Allure.
But on my neck they all smell like sweat. So I'll have to respect my body chemistry and leave these expensive and elegant chypres to someone else.
Perfect scent for spring and summer... on me it smells like Lime with clean floral undertones. It took me some time to get used to it because I normally prefer sweeter, slightly heavier scents, but now I absolutely love it. It's just beautiful and sophisticated.
Staying power is not perfect, but not horrbile either.
This was nice, great for summer. Reminds me a lot of Burberry Brit.
prefer the Brit.. Like it much better than chance. Smells nothing like it
My favorite summer/spring scent. My guy absolutely loves when I wear this! It's a sophisticated scent without being obnoxious... on me it's light, crisp... and slighty citrusy... Always get compliments when I wear this one. Good staying power as well.
I love this fragrance! It's not overly girly or flowery, in fact I think it has a bit of a masculine quality to it that I really like. It's very bright and sparkling at first, then it dries down into something almost creamy, but still fresh. At least, that's how I experience it. My husband loves it on me, and my mom commented on it as well.
I've been trying different fragrances trying to find "the one" for summer - this one is it! It has such a beautiful, unusual (not the sugary types usually found at fragrance counters) smell. It's really rare for me to wear a fragrance and have anyone comment - so far, I've received two rave reviews from a customer service representative and from a client. I layer the fragrance with the matching velvety body cream. (The velvet body cream is the best I've ever had!) Highly recommended and worth the money!
Well... I purchased this "almost unsniffed" a couple of years ago. Almost unsniffed means I was at the airport, I spritzed and bought on an impulse.
Almost all frags I purchased at the airport turn out to be scrubbers after a while, in the tranquillity of my home. I hope someone one day will explain this to me!
Well, coming back to Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche. I liked Chance back in time - mostly on other people but on me I found it was too sweet and cloying.
So I was happy to discover that eau fraiche was lighter - at least this is what they said.
Indeed I liked it very much: that fresh white floral with some aquatic notes.
it must be said that I love frag with sillage and staying power. Chance Eau Fraiche has both. Both are too much.
Indeed, on me - don't know if it was my skin or else - it turned sour and gagging, an enoumous flowery/aquatic monster: people close to me could not stand it - even applying one spritz only. I could not weat that , provided I wanted to keep haivng a social life (to my nose, it was yes a bit strong but fine).
Be sure to test it thoughly before buying ...
I had to swap the bottle away....
notes as per osmoz:
top notes Citron
heart note Water Hyacinth, Jasmine
base note Teakwood, Vetiver, Patchouli Amber, White Musk