There’s nothing worse than running out of fragrance and finding out it’s also sold out, or worse, went up in price. And since you came here you’re probably aware that many popular fragrances have close dupes.
If you’re looking for good options of perfumes similar to Chanel Chance, you’ve come to the perfect place! I did all the work so that you can pick your favorite dupe of Chance and get the most bang for your buck.
Starting Off With A Word About Chanel Chance
Chanel Chance has an origin story you may have never heard of before. Did you know that the scent, bottle design, and color of the perfume each have a unique story?
Chanel Chance is part of a collection of four other perfumes. It contains the zesty scent of Chance Eau Fraiche, the energizing scent of Chance Eau Vive, the peppery-floral scent of the original Chance, and the light scent of Chance Eau de Toilette.
The scents take on a color of their own. Each one represents Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s designs or garments. Chance Eau de Parfum has a light gold color mixed with lilac and violet undertones. This color was inspired by a dress designed by Coco.
The bottle shapes in the collection match each other and were designed with the least angular shape in mind. It has silver trim and represents the energy of young women.
The star of our article: Chance Eau de Parfum is a florally, earthy scent. Many describe it as being musky, fresh, powdery, and woody. The opening releases a pink pepper and citrusy smell that doesn’t last for more than a few minutes.
As it moves through the heart, the scent of jasmine and iris lingers for a few hours. As you continue your day, you’ll notice the scent closes into a musky, vanilla, and patchouli scent.
Chance has longevity that overpowers many top perfumes. It lasts throughout the whole day with a single spritz. Wearers mention that they can still smell it in their hair up to two days later. Unlike other versions of Chance, you don’t want to overspray. It can leave a heavy musk scent that suffocates and produces a headache if you use too much. One to two sprays are plenty.
The scent suits both day and night events. It will match any occasion you have too. You can use it on your more casual days at the grocery store and the most elegant events like weddings.
Chance doesn’t have an age limitation. However, older generations will love the scent more than younger ladies. It lacks the sweet, candy, fruity scents younger generations tend to enjoy. The muskier scent with a slight sweetness presents a more mature, classier scent.
6 Perfume Dupes Similar to Chanel Chance
Chanel Chance scents have become one of Chanel’s most sought-after perfumes. However, not everyone can get their hands on a Chanel perfume. The price often deters some ladies at $125 for a bottle. Other ladies may love the scent but need a dupe or want a slightly sweeter, floral scent. There are many perfumes to choose from, but we’ve found the ones we think are the best alternatives for Chanel Chance.
1. Dossier Woody Hyacinth
I favor Dossier’s Woody Hyacinth because it’s directly inspired by Chanel Chance. The similarity in scent was striking to me. In both, you’ll find floral, citrus and green notes, along with key notes like hyacinth, pink pepper, and pineapple.
I don’t think Woody Hyacinth has the same longevity as Chance, but it holds its own. It doesn’t fade too quickly, which is important to me in a perfume.
Woody Hyacinth has a nice projection and sillage. Similar to Chanel’s Chance, you get a moderate scent trail. It’s not overpowering but definitely noticeable.
The quality of Woody Hyacinth’s ingredients seems impressive. It’s always worth doing a quick check for potential allergens or irritants, but I found nothing of concern in this perfume.
Woody Hyacinth sets itself apart. At $29, it delivers a comparable scent experience to Chance, which retails for a hefty $105.
Packaging is practical and straightforward. While it doesn’t quite match Chanel’s luxurious aesthetic, I appreciate the focus on the fragrance itself.
Dossier perfumes are sold online, at Walmart, or at Dossier.co. Online shopping comes naturally to me, so this isn’t an issue.
Dossier claims to follow cruelty-free practices and source its products ethically. It’s always wise to double-check these claims, but so far, I’ve found them reliable.
User reviews of Woody Hyacinth echo my sentiments, noting the fragrance’s similarity to Chance while being affordable.
Should you dislike Woody Hyacinth, Dossier offers a reassuring return policy and satisfaction guarantee. I find this gives me peace of mind when purchasing.
In my experience, Woody Hyacinth adapts well to different skin types without changing its character too dramatically.
It’s also flexible in seasonal suitability. Fresh enough for spring and summer, yet deep enough for fall and winter, like Chance.
Dossier doesn’t have Chanel’s historical prestige, but they consistently deliver quality dupes at reasonable prices, just like Woody Hyacinth. In my book, it’s a fine alternative for those who love Chanel’s signature scent but want a budget-friendly option.
2. Luna Rosé by Natura
Luna Rosé by Natura is often considered a cousin to Chanel Chance but for a lower cost. The scent is lighter than Chance and has a richer floral scent. However, it’s not overbearing or offensive enough to make everyone clear an elevator.
Luna Rosé has similar basic notes to Chance with pink pepper and floral. The base notes share the musky scent. It does differ in the top and base notes by a few scents like citrus, herbal, amber, and wood.
Unlike the bottle design of the Chanel Chance, the bottle of Luna Rosé is long and tall. Despite the difference in the size and length of the bottle, both brands created their designs to represent women.
Luna Rosé has a slight curve in the design towards the middle to represent the sexiness of a woman. The bottle is a rose-pink color that matches the name. Chance has a color scheme for their perfumes, while Luna Rosé doesn’t and is clear in color.
Luna Rosé has a scent that’s versatile to wear for any occasion, and day or night. Like Chance, it has long-lasting wear and often lasts until the next day or wash.
Ladies that want to save their Chance for special occasions or can’t afford to buy a new bottle will love the similarities and longevity. Ladies of the older generation may shy away from the scent at first because it has a sweeter, more floral scent than Chance offers. However, it’s still a great option for a dupe.
3. Chanel Chance Eau de Toilette
From the Chance collection, Chance Eau de Toilette has a close resemblance to its sister, Chance Eau de Parfum with a few twists. It’s a light scent that some describe as florally, sweet and feminine. At first spritz, you’ll notice the blend of patchouli, pink pepper, pineapple, iris, and Hyacinth.
As it begins to settle onto your clothes or skin, the middle notes of lemon, jasmine and rose reach your nose. Once you’ve worn it for a few hours, you’ll notice the musk, vetiver, and vanilla notes that are at the base. It makes for a classy, yet sweet scent.
While it’s a light scent, it lasts all day long without a re-spritz. Wearers often say it lingers on their skin and clothes until their next shower or wash. Some like the stronger scent it presents with more than two sprays. They find it brings out a slightly more masculine scent with the extra spritzes.
Chance Eau de Parfum shares these same notes, except it doesn’t include the more florally scent of Hyacinth, rose, pineapple, lemon, or vetiver. The lack of floral scents presents a muskier scent than Chance Eau de Toilette.
With the extra spritzes, you can transform the perfume into a day or nighttime affair. The stronger scent profile gives it a more versatile perfume option for nighttime functions where you may need a stronger scent.
You can enjoy the subtle yet sophisticated scent for any occasion, though. Some scents are better suited for specific events or the nightlife, but you won’t have to worry with Chance Eau de Toilette.
The scent isn’t tailored to a specific age group, but younger ladies will prefer this scent over the other Chanel Chance scents. Unlike classic Chanel perfumes, Eau de Toilette doesn’t have as strong of a musk scent and features a sweeter scent.
4. Vince Camuto Femme
Femme is often compared to Chance as an almost direct dupe, and it’s much cheaper. The bottle design is identical to Chance’s; the major differences are the bottle cap being large and round and the intricate details on the bottle.
Femme shares many of the same notes that Chance does. It has top notes of pink pepper and citrus. Your initial spritz leaves a citrusy, spicy scent that lasts a few moments. Then, you begin to smell the floral scents of iris, rose, and jasmine. These last a few hours before it closes with notes of vetiver, musk, amber, vanilla, and patchouli.
Femme has a moderately strong sillage that opens with a masculine scent but dries down to a feminine, earthy smell. It’s lighter than Chance, so you may need a few more spays to get the full effect. However, it’s certainly enough to spray once or twice a day and be fine.
This perfume doesn’t have the longevity that Chance has. Femme lasts around three to four hours before it starts to fade and will require more.
Like with Chance, you can wear it to any event and time of day. Wearers often choose to wear both Chance and Femme in the spring and summer months because of their strength.
When it comes to age groups, Femme will suit older generations more than younger generations. The scent doesn’t have the typical notes that generation tends to use. It’s also a more mature scent.
5. Poker by Milton Lloyd
Poker is one of the closest dupes we found to Chance and for under $15 per bottle. The opening of Poker resembles Chance with a slight twist. It has notes of pink pepper like Chance but combines pineapple and lemon too. After it settles, the heart scents produce a florally profile with jasmine, iris, and Hyacinth. It closes on an almost identical scent to Chance with base notes of patchouli, white musk, vetiver, and amber.
Speaking of the bottle, then Poker highly differs. Poker’s bottle design looks like a tube with a long, silver cap. The bottle is made of plastic, but you can see the golden hue perfume through the bottle.
It has a similar sillage, but you don’t need to go overboard with dozens of sprays just because it’s a cheaper spray. However, if you do go “spray happy”, keep in mind it will linger for some time. It matches the sillage to Chance but has slightly less longevity. You can get an entire workday out of Poker but will need to spritz more if you plan to go out afterward, whereas Chance lasts for over a day.
Due to the sweeter scents in the opening, younger generations may prefer this over older groups. It does dry down to a more musky, earthy scent but remains slightly sweet. The sweet notes might shy older groups away as it’s a bit more “fun” than mature.
6. Crystal Noir by Versace
Crystal Noir isn’t a dupe for Chance but does have similar note makeup and dry down. First, let’s talk about the bottle design. It has a rosy-colored, square glass bottle. It features an extravagant cap that’s shaped like a round, black diamond. It looks and feels classy and expensive.
It has a spicy note profile of pepper, ginger, and cardamom for the top. The middle features floral notes of gardenia, orange blossom, peony, and coconut. It closes with sandalwood, musk, and amber scent. Wearers describe it as alluring, sexy, spicy, and warm.
Compared to Chance, it has a stronger sillage, so you don’t want to use too much, and little goes a long way. If you spay too much, you will clear a room. Like Chance, it has longevity. You can get a full day’s use out of one or two sprays.
This scent isn’t one you want to wear to work or at home. It’s better suited for a night out at the club, nighttime event, or date night.
Younger age groups will be more attracted to Crystal Noir than older age groups. It has the perfect blend of spicy, sweet, and musk after it dries down. Due to the less musky scent and more sweetness, it fits in with the trends of younger age groups.
In Conclusion to Choosing A Fragrance Similar to Chanel Chance
When you begin to search for a perfume similar to Chance, you want to consider the strong sillage, florally, earthy scent it has. Chance doesn’t hesitate to last the entire day and night. You want to choose a perfume that can provide you with the same longevity.
We listed a few dupes that not only match the scent but the staying power. There are times where you may not want as strong of a scent to last. In those cases, the cheaper dupes will give you the initial intensity but fade throughout your day.
The earthy, floral notes in Chance are widespread among higher-end brands in the industry. Patchouli, pink pepper, jasmine, musk, and vanilla are the most potent scents found in this fragrance. Luckily, they’re the most common notes in floral or earthy perfumes too. You can get similar scents to Chance with spicy and floral aromas if you can’t find an exact match with earthy scents.