Chanel is adding a new member to the Chance family just in time for summer! Described as “a lively fragrance, radiant with energy,” *Chanel Chance Eau Vive Eau de Toilette is a juicy floral that is grounded by some earthy/woody notes. It is perfect for spending a day in the sun, preferably with some happy color on your face!
Like the rest of the Chance family, Chanel Chance Eau Vive (RRP for 100 ml/3,4 oz bottle as pictured: 107 euros) is housed in a round bottle with a square cap. The cap has a frosted finish, and the juice is actually tinted a light coral!
Chanel Chance Eau Vive offers a burst of juicy energy with top notes such as blood orange, grapefruit, and citrus. It is the type of citrus combination that is slightly sweet, so it never ever ends up smelling too tart on the skin. The heart is a musky jasmine. There is a fine balance between the musk and the jasmine, so it is neither too musky nor too floral. Chance Eau Vive dries down to some of my favorite notes, including vetiver, iris, and cedar. The drydown is very soft, and it is ever-so-lightly earthy.
The great thing about Chanel Chance Eau Vive is that this is not a fragrance you can overdose. In fact, you can spritz it on quite liberally without it being over the top, even when it’s very warm outside. However, while it initially has decent sillage, it weakens as the fragrance develops. As a result, I feel that I have to try very hard to catch the base notes. The wear time is also on the shorter side. By the 5th hour, it wears so close to the skin that I sometimes wonder if it’s still there. Mind you, we’ve been having very summery weather here and I’ve been out a lot. I guess this is part of the reason why this disappears so fast on me.
All in all, if you don’t mind reapplying and want a pleasant scent, take a whiff of Chanel Chance Eau Vive! It is very joyful and youthful, and you can hardly go overboard with it! I’d be happy when/if Eau Vive is available in smaller bottles, as that would make reapplication so much easier!
Now come to think of it, am I the only person who does not carry a fragrance around? I am always so impressed when I see women touching up on their fragrance. As it is with everything else, I have a lazy approach to this. Even in summer when I know the light scents I wear wouldn’t last all day, I almost never remember to throw them in my bag!