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Always the same old...
is what one or the other fragrance lover will think when he looks out of his niche at the wide range of fragrances that can simply be worn on any occasion, at any time of year and ideally also by any age group. Critic or not, you have to hand it to Chanel's Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême for being one of those very flexible fragrances. "Hated, Damned, Deified" goes the song of the same name by the Onkelz. In a way, this assessment also applies to AHSEE - as it is mostly abbreviated. I would like to make the following attempt to make the interested fragrance friend a little more familiar with him and hope very much that I also succeed.
Already with a look at the launched fragrance pyramid, it is clear that it must be a variable and commonly pleasing fragrance. For more on reading and judging a fragrance by its pyramid, by the way, check out the adorable Mari(ellaMmmh)'s "Reads Well." blog and its answer section.
So first of all, there we have mandarin and also mint. Both fragrance notes provide especially in the Opening for a shaken measure of refreshment and stamina in high, even midsummer temperatures. The fragrance can even be worn to the gym without attracting negative attention in any way, quite the opposite. In the further course of the fragrance, the tangerine says goodbye. At the latest in the base remains only the mint and provides a very pleasant feeling of freshness.
The second key note of AHSEE is the pepper. This also provides a spicy freshness, but also for some edge, and forms the olfactory counterpoint to the fresh notes, but especially to the third important fragrance note, which remains until the base: The tonka bean.
Vanillig, sweet and in this fragrance decidedly creamy she comes along. It is responsible for the inviting, ingratiating and pleasing basic character of the fragrance. In addition, it also defies the other extreme of the air temperature scale, namely severe winter cold. Without it, the fragrance would have the same fate as the vast majority of other Freshies, which are simply eaten by extreme cold.
The result of the four main protagonists is a sporty, fresh, clean, slightly sweet and in the drydown very soft and creamy fragrance - a classic evergreen.
Something important about the performance: AHSEE radiates strongly in the first hour or two, almost opulent. After that, it becomes more restrained and is perceptible at half arm's length. However: The pepper provides for the one or other wearer for the fact that the nose becomes scent-blind. Be sure: Your fellow men can easily, really easily perceive the scent eight hours after application, especially the scent veil. This statement is based on a valid test result!
The bottle - well. Simple and somehow yet noble, I would say - this is certainly a matter of taste. Personally, I could have lived well with a massive magnetic cap, as you can find in other Chanel fragrances, but the plastic cap closing with a click does it too. Beyond that, I think it's advantageous to be able to get a quick picture of the fill state without having to take special measures. Transparent flacons are here, in my opinion, an advantage - but this is certainly whining at a high level.
So who is looking for an extremely flexible fragrance, which he can put on, for example, in the gym and after training, to be able to go immediately afterwards to a date with the person of his heart, all year round, is very well taken care of here. Oh yes, this is aimed at all genders; I consider AHSEE to be unisex.
Give it a chance and try it out!
Thanks for reading!