Fragrance File: Chanel Chance Eau Tendre EDP

You know that feeling when you buy something new, or get given a gift, that you just don’t want to open and use because you feel it’s far too precious and special and new???

I do, often!

I know it’s complete silliness, but it comes from a place of not having had much growing up and wanting to save and savour all the gorgeous, glorious things that I do have now.

A few months back I was gifted a beautiful bottle of CHANEL fragrance. And it was exactly that. Something so beautiful to behold that I daren’t open it…

Until I realised that life is short and meant to be lived, and enjoyed. Every moment! And what is a more magical way to enjoy the moment and evoke memories (or create new ones) than with an exquisite scent?

Readers…. I opened it

My pretty pink perfume bottle of CHANEL Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum

And what a delicate delight!

The Scent

CHANEL’s Chance Eau Tendre EDP fragrance is a gentle interpretation of the original. A tender presence that is intensely feminine.

A new chance for the taking.

Launched in January 2019, this EDP is a reinterpreted version of Chance Eau Tendre EDT created by CHANEL nose Olivier Polge. This version is more sophisticated and floral than the first with a rounder fragrance that is more intense, more enveloping, more radiant.

This scent is confidently feminine with a floral heart of exotic jasmine absolute, essence of rose and creamy white musk notes to create a clean, crisp scent enveloped in a splash of grapefruit.

On first spray the fruity notes of grapefruit and quince are evident, before jasmine and rose essence waft through; the base note is white musk which balances the scent.

This Eau de Parfum goes the extra mile with a staying power of over 10 hours and the scent develops beautifully throughout the day – not too sweet, not too citrusy, not too floral, just right!

The Bottle

A round bottle symbolises soft and tender top notes that sweep you into a whirlwind of happiness and fantasy.


The Campaign

“It comes and goes, it never stays put… and you only have a few seconds to seize your chance. It is unpredictable and appears when you least expect it, but if you decide to seize it, anything is possible. “A chance came up, I seized it.” Mademoiselle Chanel knew that her real chance was the one of her own creation, a state of mind, a way of being”.



Who Wears Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Parfum?

A wonderful fresh fragrance that is suitable for everyone to wear everyday. This scent is delicate and poetic that evokes a joyful, youthful glow for everyone who wears it.

Ideally created for Xennials and ‘older’ Millennials, this scent captures the heart of Eau Tendre without the naivety of the EDT.

The woman who wears this scent is romantic, chic, elegant and intoxicating.



Name of Scent: Chance Eau Tendre

Fragrance House: CHANEL

Type of Scent: Eau de Parfum

Scent Family: Floral Fruity

Top notes: Grapefruit, Quince

Heart notes: Jasmine Absolute and Rose Essence

Base notes: White Musk

Price: R1 615 (50ml); R2 290 (100ml)

Stockists: CHANEL stores, Edgars, Woolworths and

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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