In 1921 couturier Gabrielle ‘Coco’ launched her debut perfume Chanel No5, with that she changed the perfume industries forever. When she received perfume samples from perfumer Ernest Beaux she choose the fifth sample. And so Chanel No5 was born. Since then it’s the most famous name in the perfumery, worldwide.

Chanel No5 distinguished itself from other perfumes at that time due to the more abstract fragrance composition. Especially the royal use of aldehyde, which gives the perfume a beautiful, champagne-like character, let the perfume shine. Chanel was immediately seduced by this sparkling sensation and the rest is perfume history. Since then, Chanel has an extensive collection of luxury perfumes that are loved by many worldwide. The perfumes all have an overlap in fragrance notes but are all equally unique.

"champagne-like character"

Here are some smell-a-likes of the most popular Chanel perfumes available at Parfumado:

Chance Eau de Parfum

Chance Eau de Parfum is a sparkling, surprising, and romantic perfume for women who know that to find happiness, you have to believe in "chance". Chance EdP belongs to the floral fragrance family and is characterized by an unexpected fresh balance that continues to surprise. The perfume opens spicy with an exotic pink pepper. A floral heart of hyacinth, iris, and jasmine gives the perfume a fresh sense of Botanique. The base of vanilla, white musk, vetiver, and amber patchouli round out the perfume, generous and enveloping. The perfume gives a feeling of new love and finding happiness with a light touch of security. 

Perfumes such as Chance Eau de Parfum are:

For Her is floral, amber and woody, just like Chance Eau de Parfum.

Coco Eau de Parfum

Elegant, luxurious, and refined are words that come to mind when we think of Coco by Chanel. It is an oriental floral perfume with a deep, warm layering of sensual notes. The top of Sicilian mandarin gives the perfume a citrus-like opening which is characteristic of this perfume. This goes very well with the warm heart of Bulgarian rose, orange blossom, and soothing Ylang Ylang, which has a spicy edge of cloves. The light woody base consists of tonka bean, Indonesian patchouli, and benzoin. This perfume reminds us of a lush, oriental style. Coco is like a warm blanket of flowers and herbs that falls over you.

Perfumes such as Coco Eau de Parfum are:

La Femme is an oriental perfume with the same warm, sensual character.

Crystal Noir has the same warm, floral accords, but with a hint of coconut.


Roses, sweet notes, and warm rum make Rose Trombone smell like Coco Eau de Parfum.

Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

This oriental-fresh perfume from Chanel smells as light as a rose petal. Coco Mademoiselle is a sexy, elegant perfume that recalls the irresistible spirit of the young Coco herself. The perfume has a top of bergamot and orange, the heart has a floral jasmine-rose accord. This combination gives the perfume a fresh floral opening. The base consists of patchouli, vanilla, vetiver, and white musk, which gives the perfume a long-lasting, warm dry-down. This is a beautiful, easy, soft, feminine, delicate perfume. Coco Mademoiselle is gorgeous in a very relaxed, chic way.

Perfumes such as Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum, are:

Oriental floral vanilla and orange blossom give the famous Coco Mademoiselle in Classique.

Klito 'by Mirko Buffini is the more intense niche variant of Coco Mademoiselle.

No5 Eau de Parfum

Chanel No5 is a phenomenon in the world of perfumery. This floral-aldehydic perfume is reminiscent of a bouquet of abstract flowers with an indefinable femininity. No5 EdP is not a simple concentration, but a fragrance interpretation that is true to the spirit and base notes of the original 1921 composition. With a heart of aldehyde, neroli and Ylang Ylang, a heart of jasmine and rose and a base of sandalwood, vetiver, and vanilla. Why do women love it so much? Because Marilyn Monroe didn't wear anything else to bed. Because it is the fragrance of a woman, the essence of a woman. It is charming, timeless, and elegant. Chanel No5 is all of these things, and more.

Perfumes such as No5 Eau de Parfum, are:


The roses and jasmine are what make Roses Musk smell like No5 Eau de Parfum.

Aldehyde, roses, and sandalwood are reflected in Rose Trombone and No5.

Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette

Chance Eau Tendre is a fruity-floral fragrance, lively and delicate, like a wave of tenderness. Grapefruit and quince in the top give a citrusy, yellow-green fruity opening. Intertwined with jasmine, hyacinth, and iris in the heart and warmed by the rounded and feminine note of white musk in the base. It is an irresistible lucky charm, for an optimistic woman. It is a soft perfume that is between the aldehydic and fresh.

Perfumes such as Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette include:

MU is a fresh-green perfume, but slightly spicier than Chance Eau Tendre.

Eutopie No11 is floral and fresh, citrusy and woody - just like Chance Eau Tendre.

14 May 2020