Hello, folks. Welcome to a new commentary from me today describing a fragrance that should be familiar to everyone here, even if you've never smelt it before. It's about Chanel - Allure Homme, the very original Allure Homme, so no sport or something.
A fragrance that smells good and made sure that later, especially with the sports variants, really popular Flankers appeared, which unfortunately were popular for a while ZU and were used by everyone, similar to Thierry Mugler's Alien, which all smell super, but often still provide for eye rolls because they have been used by so many too often (waaah, some girls even find Alien really awful!!!) *sigh* You smell so delicious with it...).
The Allure series is also known for being "panty droppers"... well, some people have told me that Allure Homme Sport would smell great, but I have never seen dropping briefs with it before, no *sigh* :DD
In any case, they seemed to be well received, which had ensured that the fragrances were often used at parties at that time. I honestly don't know what it looks like today.
Be that as it may, even though this fragrance should be 20 years old now, it was all the more time that I tested it and described it here. And although it seems to smell quite similar to its following flankers, this one has a little more elegance and maturity somehow...
The fragrance begins very nicely with citrus-fresh notes like lemon or bergamot, herbaceous scents like ginger (which go very well with the fresh and citrus notes!) and lavender, which gives the fragrance a slightly more mature impression. Somehow I already smell the tonka bean slightly out, which also allows me to perceive the typical scent of the Allure Homme Sport range.
The tonka bean even becomes quite strong, so that you can smell its powdery-sweet scent quite well. Together with ginger and lavender, the fragrance smells very good, and there is also a little pepper to go with it, which smells neither pungent nor overwhelming and is well balanced. I don't really smell all the indicated flowers, they probably serve for the good overall impression of the fragrance, without one being able to perceive or determine these fragrances correctly at all.
In the background there are amber and benzoin, which make the fragrance appear quite soft and soft despite some bitter or spicy notes like pepper, especially in combination with the also soft and powdery fragrances like tonka bean and (a little later) vanilla.
Later, one smells mainly Tonkabohe + vanilla most intensively, then comes the described remainder like amber, lavender, light pepper, benzoin and remaining citric notes.
Much later one smells, as usual with fragrances with tonka and vanilla, almost only these two fragrances the most or the longest out. All in all a very beautiful fragrance.
The Sillage and the shelf life:
The Sillage is okay, but I find that the scent is not a firecracker because of the strength. The best way to smell the fragrance is to smell it close up, because I had the feeling that its intensity went down quickly. The shelf life was not bad due to the Tonka+Vanilla combination with its eight to ten hours, but the scent is unfortunately quite weak at the later hour as far as the Sillage is concerned.
The rectangular, slightly bloated bottle here is transparent with a light light brown bronze hue. In this colour, only slightly more intense, is also the large inscription on the bottle. The cylindrical lid has a light, olive-brown-silver colour and has a chrome ring with the Chanel inscription on it in the middle. The logo of Chanel can also be seen on the lid. All in all a beautiful, noble looking bottle.
Soo... I really liked the smell. He also reminded me very much of the sports series. Of course I mean the quite successful Homme Sport and Homme Sport Eau Extrême fragrances, and not the in my opinion somewhat worse Colognes (among other things with the grandios stupid name "... Sport Cologne Sport"... so you have to have a doctorate to get such a name...).
Yeah, the smell here is great! In contrast to the sports variants, however, this one comes across a little more classic and mature, whereby the fragrance, discreetly dosed, so that could also be worn as an everyday fragrance. This makes the EDT a great all-rounder here, while the sports versions are more suitable for going out. But of course you could also go out with this scent here.
But I can also imagine that not everyone will like this fragrance (especially because it smells synthetic in the background and because it reminds too much of the normal sports versions), but I would recommend it for a test, because I still think it is modern, no, actually more timeless, which should always work!
And that's it again. Have a nice evening, don't melt because of the too great (and disgustingly unbearable, argh, everything from 30 degrees is terrible) heat (which will apparently last terribly long) and until the next time! :)