8 Best Chanel Scents to Add to Your Fragrance Wardrobe

Chanel fragrances are iconic. Whether your first scent memory is your grandmother’s Chanel No.5 or a department store tester of Chanel Chance, there’s no denying the impact the brand has had on perfume lovers around the world. 

It all began in 1921 when Coco Chanel asked Russian perfumer Ernest Beaux to create a scent that smelled like a composition of several notes. At the time, most women wore fragrances made from a single floral note. Beaux delivered, and Chanel No.5—the French fashion house’s first fragrance—was born. The perfume used a melange of florals and heady aldehydes to create a complex scent that didn’t smell like a recognizable note. 

Now, a century later, Chanel offers many luxurious scents in its fragrance portfolio, including florals, musks, and everything in between. All are worthy of a spot on your vanity, but we want to share eight of our favorites. From the signature Chanel No. 5 to the modern Chanel Le Lion, these are the best Chanel perfumes that could become your new signature scent.