Oh, Coco! While we are head over heels with Chanel couture, their iconic perfume collection is something you shouldn’t miss. Here are the best Chanel perfumes for summer.
After creating a revolutionary line of fashions for women in 1910, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel sought to bring that same level of ingenuity and flair for style to the world of perfume, with the introduction of the iconic Chanel N°5 in 1921.
With an unrivaled legacy, the house of Chanel remains one of the stalwarts of the fragrance industry –– with over 100 different perfumes released to date.
Jacques Polge, in-house perfumer since 1978 has since crafted many unique variations of the Chanel woman, many of which nod to the freshness and effervescence of the summer season.
If you’re looking for your signature scent for summer, we have got you covered with 15 of the best Chanel perfumes to wear this upcoming season. All of the perfumes featured below are completely shoppable, so if you see something that you like, simply click on the photo for easy checkout.
the 15 best Chanel perfumes for summer
1. Chanel Chance Eau de Parfum Spray
Created in 2005 by Chanel’s head perfumer, Jacques Polge, Chance, and its subsequent line of fragrances, has been a go-to scent for women looking for understated variations of a fresh and youthful aroma.
This original Chanel perfume features an uplifting bouquet that evokes the smells of summer, with musky undertones that make it the perfect scent for the season.
Classically chic, Chance offers top notes of pink pepper; middles notes of iris and jasmine; and base notes of musk, vanilla, and patchouli.
Never to be outdone, this iconic fragrance comes in a circular bottle branded in gold and etched with the traditional and minimal Chanel font.
Shop Chanel Chance Eau de Parfum Spray; 50 mL – 100 mL
2. Chanel N°5 L’Eau Eau de Toilette
An utterly timeless fragrance developed by Chanel perfumer Olivier Polge, N°5 L’Eau imbues the essence of simplicity and freshness onto the skin of every woman who wears it.
First released in 2016, it remains one of the most popular and hard-to-find summery products in the fashion house’s illustrious oeuvre, thanks to the eau de toilette’s refreshing balance of bold citrus and fragrant flowers.
Top notes include orange, lime, lemon, and bergamot, with middle notes of jasmine and ylang-ylang. Finishing off with base notes of white musk, cedar and vanilla.
Presented in a beveled display bottle, this fragrance is sparkling and clear –– highlighting the natural elegance contained within.
Shop Chanel N°5 L’Eau Eau de Toilette Spray; 50 mL – 100 mL
3. Chanel Chance Eau Fraîche Eau de Toilette
A lilting and fragrant Chypre Floral scent that is ideal for the adventurous summer months, Chance Eau Fraîche was first launched in 2007 –– another fascinating creation by Jacques Polge.
Imbued with a radiant sparkle that leaps from the classically rounded bottled, top notes of cedar, citron, and lemon present a peppy aroma that blends serenely into flecks of jasmine, water hyacinth, and pink pepper, before landing softly on a base of patchouli, teak wood, iris, and vetiver.
Chance Eau Fraîche crackles with delight and is versatile to wear every day of the radiant season.
Shop Chanel Chance Eau Fraîche Eau de Toilette Spray; 50 mL – 150 mL
4. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray
Evocative of a youthful Coco Chanel, this alluring and flirty fragrance has been a go-to summer scent for young women since its release in 2001.
Wrapped in sensuality, Coco Mademoiselle was at the center of many popular television and print ad spots, wherein it was geared toward the ubiquity of early romance and, naturally, Parisian summers.
It carries an irresistible body and aroma that is unquestionably fresh and carefree. Top notes of Mandarin Orange and bergamot mix with middle notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang, and Turkish rose.
Meanwhile, base notes of vanilla, patchouli, vetiver, and white musk form the framework for an altogether exciting blend.
Shop Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Spray; 30 mL – 200 mL
5. Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte Eau de Toilette
With its heavy influence of Coco Chanel’s sophisticated zest for life, and the great outdoors, this transparent floral scent is a fusion of green nature and crystalline light.
A refreshing take on the original Cristalle fragrance from 1974, Cristalle Eau Verte is a vibrant eau de toilette concentrate that features a soft accord of magnolia, layered with equally delicate notes of citrus, making it a fantastic summer spray.
Top notes of Amalfi lemon and bergamot combine with neroli, jasmine, musk, and iris. It’s a compact bouquet with weighty redolence that blends purity and strength.
Shop Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte Eau de Toilette; 100 mL
6. Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum Spray
A playful and timely nod to Gabrielle Chanel, this eau de parfum, like its namesake, is a luminous blend of passion, dedication, and intensity.
Blessed with a bouquet of exotic floral notes and sharp citrus, the notes within this summertime scent are designed to exude freshness and confidence from the woman wearing it.
Crafted with care by Olivier Polge, it features succulent sparkling orange blossom and tuberose which blend harmoniously with ylang-ylang for a rich symphony of notes.
Additional notes include black currant and grapefruit (top), jasmine (middle), and musk and sandalwood (base).
Shop Chanel Gabrielle Eau de Parfum Spray; 50 mL – 100 mL
7. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray
A confident summertime fragrance with an aroma that exudes romance, Chance Eau Tendre, a lovely and redolent outlier in Chanel’s line of Chance perfumes, is a youthful embodiment of fantasy and joy.
Featuring an unexpectedly soft bouquet of soft florals, this eau de toilette has top notes of grapefruit and quince, middle notes of hyacinth and jasmine, and a base of amber, musk, iris, and cedar.
Like previous Chance versions, Eau Tender comes in a round flacon; but unlike others, the fluid is a dusty pink –– perfect for the girl of the season.
Shop Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray; 50 mL – 150 mL
8. Chanel Eau de Cologne Spray
A positively iconic statement of simplicity, 2007’s Les Exclusifs de Chanel Eau de Cologne offers a lively interpretation of the innovative style of fragrance first created in 18th century Italy.
This spritely rendition is a summery and fresh take on that marriage of elegance and nature, with a robust variety of notes blending harmoniously in a pattern of rich sophistication sure to attract only the most ultramodern and cosmopolitan of women.
Bergamot and lemon are notes at the top of this luxurious body, while neroli and petitgrain rest in the middle, atop base notes of mush and tonka bean.
Shop Chanel Eau de Cologne Spray; 75 mL – 200 mL
9. Chanel Chance Eau Vive Eau de Toilette Spray
A new entrant in the Chance catalog, Chance Eau Vive is the 2015 creation of Olivier Polge and features a refreshing yet subtle burst of aroma that simply personifies the exuberance and freshness of summer.
Top notes of blood orange, grapefruit, and other citruses abound, while mid notes of white musk and jasmine meld beautifully with iris, cedar, and vetiver at the base.
As always, Chance Eau Vive comes in the unmistakably round Chance disc and contains light pink fluid for the youthful woman heading out into the sun.
Shop Chanel Chance Eau Vive Eau de Toilette Spray; 100 mL
10. Chanel Gabrielle Essence Eau de Parfum Spray
Intensely fresh and feminine, this interpretation of the original Gabrielle Eau de Parfum truly captures the essence of beauty.
Designed with the radiant, headstrong woman in mind, Gabrielle Essence features an enchanting floral bouquet that subtly enlivens any space with luminosity and warmth.
Notes of red fruits, peach, and black currant sit at the top, while coconut, tuberose, jasmine, and ylang ylang reside throughout. Finally, a firm base of musk, sandalwood, and vanilla notes give the aroma its allure.
Shop Chanel Gabrielle Essence Eau de Parfum Spray; 50 mL – 100 mL
11. Chanel Bel Respiro Eau de Parfum Spray
Named for Coco Chanel’s luxury countryside retreat, Bel Respiro is an intoxicating nod to the romance and sumptuousness of the great outdoors.
Much like the fragrant blossoms at the Mademoiselle’s hideaway, the notes of this Les Exclusifs de Chanel Eau de Parfum are light and airy with a subtle nod to the freshness of the summer season.
Opulent green notes of grass, exotic florals, and leather combine to create a uniquely alluring scent.
Shop Chanel Bel Respiro Eau de Parfum Spray; 75 mL – 200 mL
12. Chanel Allure Eau de Toilette Spray
Timeless. That is the essence of Chanel’s iconic Allure fragrance collection, first created in 1996. This captivating combination of floral-meets-amber aroma speaks to the effortlessly elegant woman whose natural grace stands before anything else –– especially during the ebullient summer months.
Sitting at the base of this curious bouquet are notes of vetiver, patchouli, vanilla, sandalwood, and amber; all of which ladder up to a veritable garden of florals, including jasmine, freesia, magnolia, peony, honeysuckle, and water lily.
Sitting atop it all are citrus notes of passionfruit, peach, lemon, and orange.
Shop Chanel Allure Eau de Toilette Spray; 50 mL – 100 mL
13. Chanel N°19 Poudré Eau de Parfum Spray
A light and floral interpretation of the archetypal N°19 fragrance, this curious scent blends a delicate catalog of aromas to achieve the essence of powdery, soft elegance.
Featuring top notes of neroli, orange, and galbanum; middle notes of iris and jasmine; and base notes of vetiver, musk, and tonka bean, N°19 Poudré is effortlessly evocative and sensual.
Shop Chanel No 19 Poudré Eau de Parfum Spray; 100 mL
14. Chanel Paris – Venise Eau de Toilette Spray
Released as one of a trio of Eaux de Toilette (including Paris – Deauville, and Paris – Biarritz), Paris – Venise is the strongest of the exclusive line named for the exotic travels and ties between Coco Chanel and the cities throughout her illustrious career.
Brimming with a freshness indicative of the Venice sun, this magnificent aroma captures the unwavering beauty of the outdoors, with notes of lemon, orange and pink pepper at the top; and vanilla, violet, and orris at its base.
Shop Chanel Paris – Venise Eau de Toilette Spray; 50 mL – 125 mL
15. Chanel Gardénia Eau de Parfum Spray
First captured and created in 1925 by perfumer Ernest Beaux, Gardénia was reintroduced in the 1980s using modern synthetic materials for a bouquet that is both similar to its source, yet light and modern.
Gardenia flowers feature prominently throughout the middle notes of this aroma, with coconut, musk, and vanilla at the base. Charming and with a nod to tradition, it’s a luxe fragrance for an equally luxurious woman.
Shop Chanel Gardénia Eau de Parfum Spray; 75 mL – 200 mL
We hope you enjoyed this collection of the best Chanel perfumes for summer! Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.