In 2005 I asked my dad to grab me a sample of Chanel Chance while he was at the mall, but the salesperson only had samples of Une Fleur de Chanel. I kind of liked it but thought it was too mature for me, and the unfinished sample vial sat in my jewelry box for seven years until I tried a few sprays yesterday.
It is incredible. Utterly feminine. Beautiful. The most intoxicating, smooth, mouthwatering (yes, mouthwatering) floral I’ve ever smelled. It’s like an ivory brocade wedding gown shining in the sun.
I am dying to own a full-sized bottle. Sadly, the sample Dad got me was of a limited edition re-release of the 1998 original. Une Fleur de Chanel is now discontinued and goes for $400 per bottle. If only I would’ve had better taste in high school.