Usually, when people hear Chanel and perfume in the same sentence, they immediately think of Chanel No. 5. Now don’t get me wrong, I simply adore that scent, but there’s more to the brand.
One of my underrated favorites by the 100-year-old fashion and perfume house?
Chanel Chance: a mature, earthy chypre floral scent. “Chance” in French means luck, and I love to spray this scent on the days I need to feel a bit luckier and more grown-up.
However, the price of a small bottle can reach 3 digits!
To help my lovely readers enjoy this scent’s wonders without busting their monthly budget, I’ve made a list of 6 wonderful perfumes similar to Chanel Chance.
I’m really excited about this one – there are some lesser-known brands, some unisex options, and some gorgeous bottles. So let’s get started!
6 Best Perfumes Similar to Chanel Chance
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1. Vince Camuto Femme Eau de Parfum Spray
- Notes: Citrus, woody, earthy, iris
- Similar in terms of: Is a floral fragrance with patchouli and woody notes
The top notes are bright and popping, with citrus and pink pepper. The middle notes are what make the scent floral, with iris, jasmine, and rose. The base notes are made up of vetiver, musk, amber, patchouli, vanilla.
One key difference between this and Chanel Chance is that it’s an amber fragrance, and Chance is a chypre fragrance. Amber fragrances are sweeter and warmer, and chypre fragrances are more woody and green with a citrusy blast.
However, the major notes make this a great Chanel Chance dupe, including musky and aromatic accords.
Vince Camuto Femme is moderately long-lasting, and the citrus top notes help the fragrance avoid that moldy after scent that may come with perfumes that are heavy on the patchouli. I also love that the floral notes add delicate femininity.
The bottle is also beautiful and elegant, which is very fitting for the fragrance. The fresh scent makes it an ideal summer go-to!
2. Perry Ellis Love Eau de Parfum Spray for Women
- Notes: Woody, patchouli, warm spicy
- Similar in terms of: Is a chypre floral fragrance with similar notes
Perry Ellis is a perfume brand I really appreciate. While most of their products are designed for men, their collection of feminine scents is strong, affordable, and unique.
Perry Ellis Love joins that collection as a superb Chanel Chance knockoff.
The top notes are similar to the previous Chanel Chance alternative on our list, with citrus and pepper. The middle notes are gentle and floral: rose, water lily, and frangipani. Finally, patchouli, musk, sandalwood, plum, and vanilla make up the base notes.
This fragrance is wonderfully feminine and flirty, which is rare for a chypre scent as they tend to be more androgynous. This is largely due to the sweet middle notes, especially the rose, which becomes a dominant scent in any perfume it is a part of.
I also enjoy the warm spicy and slightly balsamic accords of this perfume, which are hard to pull off together.
And there’s only one thing that could make this perfume even more perfect:
Its longevity is almost eternal! Seriously, I could put it on one day and smell it the next.
3. Gold Bouquet by Roberto Verino For Women Eau de Parfume Spray
- Notes: White floral, patchouli, woody
- Similar in terms of: Is a woody scent with fresh accords
At first glance, you might think I’m insane for including this one on the list.
I know what you’re thinking: the notes are so different, it’s not even a chypre fragrance, and it doesn’t even have citrus. But you know what they say – never judge a book by its cover!
The top notes are fruity, with violet leaf and cyclamen. The middle notes are gentle and floral with white flowers, tuberose, and rose. But it’s the base notes that make this scent smell like Chanel Chance: musk, patchouli, and vanilla.
So addressing the differences: while the top notes may be different, the base notes are very similar which makes it a great match by nose. It’s not a chypre fragrance or citrusy, but the musk and fruity top notes add those fresh and woody notes that are necessary.
Basically, anyone who has bought a bottle of this will swear on their newborn that it’s basically a Chanel Chance clone!
4. Milton Lloyd Poker Parfum de Toilette Fragrance for Women
- Notes: Pineapple, Jasmine, Patchouli
- Similar in terms of: Is a chypre floral fragrance with similar notes
This one almost seems like it’s not just a cologne like Chanel Chance, but a duplicate instead!
The similarities are evident when you look at the notes. At the top, we have pineapple, pink pepper, and lemon. The middle notes consist of iris, jasmine, and hyacinth. Finally, the base notes are patchouli, white musk, amber, and vetiver.
Starting from the selection of floral notes to the citrusy kick of the lemon and pineapple, Poker is a very capable Chanel Chance dupe indeed.
As Milton Lloyd is an affordable brand, the price point is very attractive, too.
The longevity of the scent is moderate – not the longest, but not short either. I’d say it works well enough for an evening out or a lunch outing, but perhaps not if you’re out all day without reapplication.
You really can’t get closer to Chanel Chance than this perfume, my friends. In fact, I’ve even had people say they like this one better because the pineapple note sticks out a bit more!
5. Armand Basi Happy In Red For Women Eau De Parfum
- Notes: Lemon, pink pepper, hyacinth, patchouli
- Similar in terms of: Is a chypre floral fragrance with soft spicy accords
we have a perfume similar to Chanel Chance that will also remind you of spring!
The top notes of this eau de parfum are heavily citrusy, with mandarin orange, lemon, and pink pepper. The middle notes bring in the florals, with iris, hyacinth, and jasmine. Patchouli, white musk, and vetiver consist the base notes.
My favorites thing about this perfume is probably the mandarin orange notes. It’s so rare and unique, giving a fresh blast that just brings a smile to your face. It’s definitely a daytime perfume and perfect for outdoor days.
Due to the gentler fragrance notes, it’s not the most long-lasting scent. I like to pair it with some other scents for this reason.
Plus, this perfume nails that soft spicy aspect that many other Chanel Chance dupes can’t get right. It’s slightly more floral and green, but as a chypre fragrance it still has that musky, earthy tone that gives it depth.
6. Rand by Moresque for Women and Men Eau de Parfum
- Notes: Pink pepper, hyacinth, musk
- Similar in terms of: Has almost identical notes and powdery accords
Time for a drumroll!
I’m so excited to bring to you a unisex option!
You might wonder, how can a perfume that’s meant to be for both men and women smell like Chanel Chance, which is traditionally a feminine perfume?
Well, readers, the notes will easily answer the question for me:
The top notes of this fragrance are pink pepper, pineapple, and hyacinth. In the middle, the notes are floral, with ylang-ylang and iris. The base notes consist of sandalwood, musk, benzoin, and patchouli.
I hope that clears up any confusion!
The only difference one may point out is in the floral notes. Rand uses lighter flowers such as iris and ylang-ylang so that men can wear it as well, while Chance uses stronger ones such as rose and jasmine.
However, I like that this perfume is less feminine. It’s perfect for days I want to rock a more androgynous look, and is also great in professional environments when I don’t want to overwhelm my colleagues smelling like a bouquet!
Plus, the longevity is seriously impressive, lasting more than 12 hours.
You know what, let me give you a cool idea:
Get a bottle for yourself and the man in your life! After all, a couple that sprays together, stays together, right?
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1# How long does Chanel Chance last?
Ans: The longevity of perfume will vary based on the weather, activity, and the person as well. Chance is a moderately long-lasting scent. going 6 hours easily on me and up to 8 hours on a good day.
Q2# Is Chanel Chance unisex?
Ans: While many chypre perfumes are unisex, like some of the Chanel Chance alternatives mentioned above, the original itself is more feminine due to the floral notes of rose, hyacinth, and jasmine.
Q3# What are the notes in Chanel Chance?
Ans: The top notes consist of patchouli, pineapple, pink pepper, iris, and hyacinth. Lemon, rose, and jasmine make up the middle notes. Finally, the base notes are musk, patchouli, vanilla, and vetiver.
There are many perfumes similar to Chanel Chance in the world, but this list definitely contains the best of them!
I hope you’re able to find one that fits your style, whether that’s more feminine, elegant, androgynous, or spicy. After all, an expensive original shouldn’t stop you from checking out these awesome dupes.
Let me know which one you like best!