5 of the Most Popular Chanel Perfumes for Women

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published March 29, 2022

Renowned for creating easy-to-wear, long-lasting and complex scents, Chanel perfumes are the ideal travel companion for those looking for a scent that can last all day and still pack a punch. 

Channel No. 5 is possible the world’s most iconic scent (Photo: Chanel)

When Chanel created its first scent – Channel No. 5 – in 1921, it revolutionized perfume as the world knew it. Before that, fragrances featured a single floral note, but Chanel’s iconic perfume encompassed several different notes. Over a century later, the brand is still leading the way with scents that are instantly recognisable in every corner of the globe. If you’re looking for a scent for your next trip but having trouble picking your favourite, we’ve rounded up five of the most popular Chanel perfumes for women. 

Channel No. 5

Channel’s oldest perfume is still its most iconic, even 100 years later. Despite its popularity, it’s impossible to get bored or underwhelmed by the scent, thanks to its complex aldehydes which combine powdery floral and citrus notes. It’s an abstract fragrance too, which means it reacts in different ways when exposed to body chemistry. Channel No. 5 is widely regarded as one of the longest-lasting perfumes too, which makes it ideal for trips away – a few spritzes in the morning should last you long into the evening. From $173. 

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Chanel Coco Mademoiselle 

Coco Mademoiselle is fresh and flirty (Photo: Channel)

Said to be inspired by Coco Chanel’s vibrant energy, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle is one of the brand’s top-selling perfumes, and it’s not hard to see why. Feminine and flirty with notes of jasmine, rose, patchouli and vetiver, it’s as well suited to a day at the beach as it is a rooftop bar. While it might be easy to wear, it’s elegant too thanks to its woody fragrance and zesty orange freshness. Like Channel No. 5, Channel Coco Mademoiselle has excellent lasting power too. From $178. 

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Coco Channel 

This sumptuous and sexy fragrance features top notes of jasmine and ylang-ylang, patchouli and vanilla, and heart notes of mimosa, cloves and orange blossom. It was created in 1984 and – like the decade – it’s a big, bold and brave scent that was designed to make maximum impact. It’s the perfect companion for an evening in the Big Smoke or an upmarket restaurant by lapping waves. The base notes of amber, sandalwood, tonka bean and vanilla give it a warm grounding too. From $170. 

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Coco Gabrielle 

Gabrielle is Chanel’s newest perfume (Photo: Channel)

This floral scent is the brand’s newest perfume but it’s already one of its most popular. Named after the elegant and enigmatic designer Gabrielle Chanel, the brand launched the fragrance in 2017. It packs in exotic jasmine, ylang-ylang, white florals and citrus, with fresh orange and a glimpse of grasse tuberose. Perfect for a hot summer’s day or a weekend in the countryside. From $180. 

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Chanel Chance

This is possibly Chanel’s second best-known perfume. It’s feminine, with notes of jasmine, rose and grapefruit, but pink pepper and amber patchouli prevent it from being too sweet or sickly. Floral, without being too heady and clean without being too acidic, it’s impossible to hate this perfume. It’s inspired by the ‘unpredictability of chance and time’ too, which makes it a fitting travel companion. It’s also inspired a whole range of perfumes, including the ever-popular Channel Chance Eau Tendre. From

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