Chanel Perfume Buying Guide

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Chanel Perfume Buying Guide

Chanel No 5 is the first and most famous perfume from the French company, but Chanel has also released various other perfumes. Chanel perfumes come with different notes and are thus suitable for any woman and make the perfect gift for her on Valentine's Day. Learn more about perfumes in general and discover the offerings from Chanel to pick the best perfume for you.

 

Perfume Types

Like all perfumes, Chanel comes in three different types, depending on the per cent of aromatic compounds inside. Eau de toilette, EDT, has the fewest aromatic compounds, around 5 to 15 per cent, but typically 10 per cent. Eau de parfum, EDP, contains around 10 to 20 per cent aromatic compounds, but typically about 15 per cent. Perfume extract is the strongest with about 15 to 40 per cent aromatic compounds, but commonly around 20 percent. For this reason, perfume extract is also usually the most expensive. Thanks to this high concentration, you only need a few drops.

 

Chanel Perfumes

Chanel perfumes include scents with different characteristics from delicate florals to strong wooden aromas. Each perfume has its top notes, heart, and base notes. The top notes wear away in about 10 minutes and are the first scents you smell. Then the heart takes over and the base notes follow in a few hours.

 

Perfume Name

Top Notes

Heart

Base Notes

Chanel No 5

Lemon

Bergamot

Neroli

Ylang-ylang

Aldehydes

Iris

Orris root

Jasmine

Rose

Lily-of-the-valley

Vetiver

Sandalwood

Amber

Vanilla

Patchouli

Coco

Pomegranate blossom

Coriander

Peach

Mandarin orange

Bulgarian rose

Jasmine

Cloves

Mimose

Rose

Clover

Orange blossom

Labdanum

Amber

Sandalwood

Tonka bean

Opopanax

Civet

Vanilla

Coco Mademoiselle

Orange

Mandarin orange

Bergamot

Orange blossom

Jasmine

Mimose

Ylang-ylang

Turkish rose

Tonka bean

Patchouli

Vanilla

Vetiver

Opopanax

White musk

Chance

Pink pepper

Lemon

Pineapple

Jasmine

Iris

Hyacinth

Amber

Patchouli

White musk

Vetiver

Chance Eau Fraiche

Lemon

Cedar

Pink pepper

Water hyacinth

Jasmine

Iris

Amber

Teak wood

Vetiver

Patchouli

White musk

No 19

Green notes

Bergamot

Rose

Iris

Leather

Oakmoss

Vetiver

Allure

Lemon

Bergamot

Peach

Mandarin

Jasmine

Water lily

Rose of May

Peony

Magnolia

Orange blossom

Sandalwood

Vetiver

Vanilla

Cristalle

Lemon

Bergamot

Green notes

Jasmine

Hyacinth

Wood

Oakmoss

 

Keep in mind that EDPs and EDTs of the same perfume may slightly differ, with some note replacements.

 

Les Exclusifs Collection

Besides the popular perfumes, like Coco Mademoiselle, Allure and Chance, Chanel also has its Les Exclusifs collection that pays homage to Coco Chanel. The collection includes ten perfumes, four from Coco Chanel and Ernest Beaux and six fragrances from Jacques Polge. The fragrances include No. 22, Gardenia, Bois des Iles, Cuir de Russie, Eau de Cologne, 31 Rue Cambon, No. 18, Coromandel, Bel Respiro and 28 La Pausa.

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