Don’t Need It But Definitely Love It: Chanel Chance Hair Mist

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Give Mist a Chance

I’ve been on the longest lookout for a hair perfume because my dry, frizzy hair seems to just soak up all the fried chicken smell that permeates through the house. I remember I used to love those fruity hair sprays way back when I was in 5th grade in the U.S. They’re not so popular now, though – with all the oils that saturate the market.  I’m not the biggest fan of oils, though — I hate the feeling that stays on the palms after applying.
Perfumes in general aren’t good to use for the hair because they usually have high alcohol content that can dry it out. They may also contain other chemicals that, when used frequently, can damage the mane even more. So, imagine my delight when I learned that Chanel had this gem of a product in their collection — hair mist! Leave it to this brand to make me pay $$$ for a tiny amount (35ml tiny, to be exact) of fragranced water to spray on my hair.

Mist-her and Mist-his Smith!

Chanel Chance Hair Mist in Eau Fraiche has a clean, zesty, citrusy fragrance. I’m quite picky with citrusy, lemony fragrances because they usually make my head ache. Thankfully, this one doesn’t cause any head issues at all. It comes in a frosted glass packaging, as compared to the clear glass packaging of their perfumes.
The fragrance it emits isn’t overpowering or suffocating – there’s also a lack of complexity in its development. It’s a straight-up scent that doesn’t have that powerful top note that settles into a mild one when it hits base. The scent lasts for a good two hours before it fades and only becomes a whiff. Wish it lasted longer but then I understand that it lacks the alcohol content to make it so. At the end of the day, I could still trace the faint citrusy scent albeit hardly.
One last thing, it also has moisturizing properties that soften the hair! Definitely a plus, there. I would have loved it for its fragrance alone but coupled with a softening aspect, makes it a must-have hair product for me (as long as I can afford it!).
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And that’s why I’m called THE MISTY MOM…

not! Before I end, above is an illustration of how I put on the hair mist. Of course, such a luxurious bottle of fragranced water must be applied in a luxurious way…. in my mind! I actually look like a cross between Sadako/Samara from The Ring and Willow Smith whipping my hair back and forth to evenly apply the mist. You can also scale how small the bottle is (35ml) from the photos.
Worth it? Up to you! I personally think it’s bollocks how freaking expensive ($50) this is for such a small amount. If I find a similar product from a much cheaper brand, I’ll happily switch. For now, I’ll be happily spritzing yet scrimping on this tiny bottle until I find that cheaper alternative.
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  1. September 21, 2013 / 12:57 am

    Bench used to have this Hair Fix water-based spray for the hair which is goddamn amazing especially if you’re one who commutes or smoke or does a lot of things under the heat of this country. Unfortunately, that was way back when I was still in my first year of high school and that’s almost 10 years ago. And they don’t carry it now 🙁 It was so cheap and if I remember it correctly, it was just priced between 150 and 200.

    And with the pollution that I have to endure everyday, being that I commute and all, I would take your chicken-smelling hair any day. Hehe 🙂

    • September 24, 2013 / 3:05 am

      Oh yah? Sayang naman they discontinued that. Seemed like a great product especially for commuters nga.

      And I agree about pollution on the face and on the hair, but I bet you wouldn’t take the chicken-smelling hair when you have an important meeting & presentation that day that when you walk into the room, everyone turns expecting to see Jollibee!! Hehe

  2. September 21, 2013 / 5:25 am

    I remember once tried this hair mist at chanel counter and I liked it but I didn’t think it was worth the price.. I usually use my usual perfume and spray it a little bit to my hair. But I think such a luxury ‘gimmick’ like this would make a very nice gift! 🙂
    btw your 2nd picture is priceless!! lol

    • September 24, 2013 / 3:06 am

      It is definitely overpriced but for someone like me who loves good-smelling hair, it’s a nice treat!:-)

  3. September 21, 2013 / 2:20 pm

    I didn’t even know such a thing as hair perfume existed 😀
    It’s a great idea, my hair always soaks up every possible smell and my boyfriend smokes a lot at home, so I smell of cigarettes even if I don’t smoke 😀

    Hahaha, there’s not other way of putting any hair product than the second photo 😀

    • September 24, 2013 / 3:12 am

      Oooh, yes! Lady smokers and girlfriends of men smokers would benefit from this 🙂

  4. Lonie
    September 21, 2013 / 9:45 pm

    Ive been reading your blog for awhile now. but its my first time to comment. i just couldn’t resist it. i almost fell from my chair laughing at your photos.. You are so adorable shari. I love your posts 🙂 more power to you.. 🙂

    • September 24, 2013 / 3:14 am

      Hi Lonie! Thank you for taking the time to comment. I really love hearing from silent readers even once in a while 😉

      Thank you for the sweet comment, I appreciate it a lot! 🙂

  5. September 22, 2013 / 12:09 am

    Shari, I have an Oscar Blandi dry shampoo that smells like a fantastical and very unique blend of citrus. I think that would be great to fragrance your hair with as it can absorb excess oil secreted after shower that can weigh the hair down 🙂

    • September 24, 2013 / 3:16 am

      Sounds interesting, Tellie! May I know where you bought the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo? First time to hear about it! Although I’ve been seeing a lot of dry shampoos popping up on UK beauty blogs. I’m not for dry shampoos here in our tropical country but using it as a mist or hair perfume that absorbs oil at the same time sounds so enticing!!

  6. SuesuS
    September 22, 2013 / 8:36 am


  7. September 22, 2013 / 2:13 pm

    I love the color of this hair mist!

  8. September 22, 2013 / 10:56 pm

    LOL you cracked me up with that last photo! If you like the perfume, it’s definitely something that’s nice to have! I want to check out the Coco Mademoiselle version now 🙂

    • September 24, 2013 / 3:17 am

      Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Hair Mist?! I will make myself unsee that. NOPE, didn’t see your comment Sunny! #sotempting

  9. September 23, 2013 / 7:13 am

    your pics cheered me up ^^ this is why youre the best shari, your style is very sophisticated and yet you are so down to earth and humble. ive tried this in Rustans, my fave is the pink one. I’m still debating if I should get it cause of the price and I also want to try the victoria’s secret hair mists 🙂

    • September 24, 2013 / 3:18 am

      Awww shyucks thank you Shayne! :’) I appreciate your kind words, really.

      And Victoria Secret has hair mists!?! I’ll def check that out. Mas pasok sa budget – sana! Thanks for the reco!

  10. September 23, 2013 / 9:16 am

    HAHAHA! you made me laugh so bad.. before seeing the pic where you actually put your hair parfume I was like: damn she looks so glamorous! and then zass!! Samara girl comes out 😀 you are soo funny and lovely.. I feel like if we would live closer we could be great friends 🙂 xxxx

    • September 24, 2013 / 3:19 am

      HAHAHA there’s just no other way!!! 😉 Thanks Flo!
      I wish we’d live closer too – I’m sure it would be a blast hanging out with you!

  11. September 23, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    Hi lovely! I have the Eau Tendre version, such a pick me up! I think i want to try the Eau Fraiche …cuz..of this post which… i’ll pretend i did not Chance upon! 😛 Thanks for this post dear.

    • September 24, 2013 / 3:20 am

      I really wanted to get the Eau Tendre version but I have the perfume and didn’t want to go all out EAU TENDRE STYLE! hehe. I do love that scent, though!

  12. September 30, 2013 / 11:50 am

    Too funny!!! “Sadako/Samara from The Ring and Willow Smith” I am loving this review! This is my mom’s favorite fragrance of all-time but she hasn’t used up the bottle I got her last year. Maybe I can get her this for Christmas! Thanks for sharing, and being hilarious! 🙂

  13. Kathy
    June 24, 2015 / 11:52 am

    Bought Ghanel hair mist yday from our local beauty store… 45 EUR for 35 ml…. Isnt it too much considering that its not a fragrance but just a hair mist?

  14. Cass
    July 24, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I just bought these as a parting gift for my Japanese co-workers! They’re a little older, but I hope they like it! Thanks for the review, I was a little wary about how they might receive it, but now I’m a bit more relieved.

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