Be still our beating hearts: Chanel's new summery, bridal perfume Chance Eau Vive has gently floated and softly settled onto counters nationwide today.
Fans of the original Chance fragrance will recall its featherlight jasmine, hyacinth and musk combination - a scent so sweet and joyful it made you feel 17 again.
This refreshing new interpretation is just as uplifting and whimsy, but there's a twist. It's been shot through with a lemony vetiver note, some blood-orange that adds bitterness and warmth, plus a cedar-iris note that clings to the skin like you've spent the day basking in Provençal sunshine.
It's so rare to find a perfume that's clean and vibrant, but has lasting-power beyond lunchtime. If you've yet to find your wedding day scent, we urge you to gently float off to your nearest Chanel counter and softly settle your senses on this very special bottle.
Chanel Chance Eau Vive Eau de Toilette, from £55 for 50ml. www.selfridges.com, or call 020 7493 3836. On counters June 12th.