Jul 18, 2015

Chanel Chance Eau Vive Eau de Toilette - Review

Chanel Chance Eau Vive Eau de Toilette Perfume Review
Chanel Chance Eau Vive Eau de Toilette ($77-$97) at Nordstrom

Chance Eau Vive is the latest perfume launch from Chanel and joins the three already existing versions of Chanel Chance.  Of all the Chanel perfumes I have tried, Chance would be my least favorite (still preferred over a lot of other perfumes, though), so I was not too interested in trying the newest version.  Curiosity got the better of me, though, and I got a sampler of Chanel Chance Eau Vive from Nordstrom.

The perfume is housed in a round bottle that is characterstic of the Chance line and has a frosted glass stopper.  The fragrance notes in Chanel Chance Eau Vive include grapefruit, blood orange, jasmine, cedar, and iris.  The perfume opens with a strong blast of the citrusy notes, and I can almost detect a bitterness hidden in there.  Almost, but not quite there.  Warm floral notes join in as the fragrance settles into the skin.  The stronger citrus notes tone down in a few minutes, and the fragrance settles into a softer warm citrusy floral as it dries down with just a hint of sweetness and starts to resemble Chance Eau Fraiche over time.

Chance Eau Vive seems like a perfect summer fragrance with fresh citrusy notes and a light floral heart.  While not really identical, Chance Eau Vive reminds me of other popular summer fragrances, Marc Jacobs Daisy or Dolce and Gabbana Light, for instance.  I love both those perfumes, but I do expect something a bit more unique when it comes to a Chanel perfume.  Chanel Chance Eau Vive is a like, not love for me, but only because it doesn't seem to stand apart.  It is the sort of perfume that gets you compliments, and with a fresh young vibe to it, this would be a lovely perfume to wear during the spring/summer season.  If you have found other Chanel perfumes a little too "grown-up," then Chance Eau Vive just might be the one for you (as would Chance Eau Fraiche).

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