What comes to your mind when you hear Chanel? I believe the words that come to mind are luxury, opulence, and iconic, right? This is expected, because the brand revolutionized luxury through creating haute couture and ready-to-wear, replacing structured, corseted silhouettes with more functional garments that women still find flattering, and over the years the brand has been responsible for creating top-quality designer handbags, accessories, and perfumes.

All thanks to Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel popularly known as Coco Chanel, who was a woman ahead of her time, she founded the brand in the year 1910, powered by her vision and ideology that “luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it’s not luxury”. She not only revolutionized the women’s fashion industry but revolutionized the perfume world by creating iconic fragrances.

The first Chanel fragrance was launched with the help of famous perfumer Ernest Beaux in 1921. Coco Chanel asked Russian perfumer Ernest Beaux to create a scent that smelled like a composition of several notes. At the time, most women wore fragrances made from a single floral note. Thanks to Beaux Chanel No.5, the French fashion house’s first fragrance was born. The perfume used a mélange of florals and heady aldehydes (still used to date) to create a complex scent that didn’t smell like a recognizable note which makes it distinctive.

Also being the first Fashion brand to launch fragrances, now Chanel fragrances are undeniably a symbol of timeless luxury/elegance and are all worthy of a spot on your vanity, so here is a carefully selected list of Chanel fragrances you should have.


The perfume that started it all. Since its creation in 1921, N°5 has exuded the very essence of femininity. The abstract, mysterious scent comes alive with countless subtle facet that radiates an extravagant floral richness. In 1986, Jacques Polge reinterpreted his predecessor Ernest Beaux's composition to create a fuller, more voluminous version of the now and forever fragrance: the Eau de Parfum.


Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel is an Amber Floral fragrance for a woman who is irresistibly sensual, irrepressibly spirited, reinventing herself day after day. A sparkling, bold ambery fragrance that recalls a daring young Coco Chanel. Modern composition with a strong yet surprisingly fresh character. Launched in 2001, the nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Polge.  This perfume is the winner of the FiFi Award for Best National Advertising Campaign / TV 2008.


For Gabrielle Chanel, the true chance is what one creates for oneself: a state of mind, a way of being. Featuring floral-fruity notes, CHANCE EAU TENDRE is an enhanced interpretation of the original radiant fragrance. Unpredictable and in constant motion, the CHANCE EAU TENDRE trail can be prolonged with a variety of scent expressions, including body and hair care. Launched in 2010.


BLEU DE CHANEL represents the color of freedom and asserts an accomplished character through a timeless and unexpected scent. The woody-aromatic fragrance unfurls into a captivating trail, embodying independence with strength and elegance, just like the man who wears it. A fragrance unveils three nuances of its temperament in three interpretations: Eau de Toilette in 2010, Eau de Parfum in 2014, and Parfum in 2018. The scent is available in a full collection of shaving and body essentials.


Allure is a reflection of personality, of a way of moving through the world. The invigorating composition of ALLURE HOMME SPORT embodies the man of action who seeks to push his limits. A balance of freshness and sensuality, the fragrance comes in 3 interpretations: the Cologne, the Eau de Toilette, and the Eau de Parfum.

Awesome, your knowledge of Chanel just got heightened, want to know more? Get more info and get a firsthand feel about other Chanel fragrances at any of our Essenza stores nationwide.


Maryjane Nwokiwu

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Hauwa Suleiman

Hauwa Suleiman

How much pls

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