The 5 Classic Chanel Scents That You Should Try

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The wide variety of perfume smells can make choosing even more confusing. In the old days, picking the right perfume was quite simple. You just had to smell the fragrance strip, and you could tell if the smell was for you. 

If a person had a perfume scent that they loved, they would stick with it and wear it all the time. That is why it was common for women to have a signature perfume. Nowadays, picking a scent is much more complicated. It is no longer a matter of smelling the strip and finding a scent that you love. 

Fortunately, there are classic go-to scents that people can go back and forth with any time they want.

The Classic Chanel Perfumes

Since its creation in 1921, Chanel No. 5 has been a constant in the perfume world. It's no wonder why many consider it the ultimate women's fragrance that works with every skin scent. If you're looking to try a classic, the Chanel brand has many scents that you will never go wrong with.

Here are some of the must-try classic scents from this line:

Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum

Chanel's first perfume was one of the most iconic fragrances ever created. Perfumer Ernest Beaux developed it. The fragrance's opening notes include iris and ylang-ylang, while its heart notes include rose, jasmine, and lily of the valley. The base consists of sandalwood, vanilla, amber, and patchouli. 

If you are looking for a floral fragrance that is not too sweet, this scent is perfect for you. It smells mature, thanks to the powdery aroma it has. You will not regret buying this unique and original smell.

Chanel Coco Eau de Parfum

Another classic made in 1984 is the spicy Chanel perfume by Jacques Polge. On its top notes, you'll immediately fall in love with the scent of coriander mixed with Mandarin orange and Bulgarian rose. It also has added sandalwood, tonka bean, and vanilla notes for more warmth. It is the perfect perfume if you want to wear an exciting scent.

Chanel Coco Noir

Chanel Coco Noir may not be as famous as the other classics, but it is on this list for a reason. If you are after a sweet and floral smell yet want it to be smooth and deep, this bottle is for you. 

Do not be intimidated by its black, sleek bottle. One smell and you'll immediately notice its bergamot scent hugged by the sensuality of rose and geranium rose leaf. This playful scent will surely give you the confidence you need.

Chanel Chance Eau Tendre

Those who want a feminine and fruity vibe will love this classic! There have already been three spin-offs for this fragrance. It may have a soft smell, but the smell will definitely last for a long time.

Expect to smell fruity notes on the first spray, quickly followed by the notes of quince and grapefruit. Afterward, all you can smell is a floral musk on your skin with a hint of sweetness!

Chanel Le Lion Les Exclusifs de Chanel

This scent may be newer than other scents, but it all has the qualities to make it a classic choice. This particular perfume has a scent built around leathery and amber notes. These are subdued by bergamot and vanilla, making them a perfect combo. So, if you are looking for a scent like the classic Channel No. 5 that is less floral, this warm scent is for you.


There are so many classic scents that Chanel has to offer. With so many to choose from, it will be hard to pick which one to try first. If you want to try a famous Chanel perfume while also wanting to avoid the congestion surrounding department stores, it is best to buy your perfume online. This way, you won't have to deal with crowds and long lines.

At Alexandria Fragrances, we have solid scents you might want to add to your perfume collection. We have various men’s and women’s fragrances by famous brands such as Chanel, Tom Ford, Christian Dior, Hugo Boss, and many more. Try a new scent today!

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