Again and again, if you simply read here, regardless of which perfume from the so-called mainstream area I notice the same things. This Allure makes no exception.
One thinks it's terrible, the other thinks it's great.
Personally, I don't care what kind of perfume is coming from, it doesn't matter if it's a mainstream fragrance or a niche fragrance. First of all it should be said that there is really a lot of plörre in the mainstream. However, in the niche also. Maybe the plörre is higher quality and costs more, but if it smells like shit, it stays shit.
My nose must like it.
I also don't care which components a fragrance consists of, like here.
Here the perfume starts fresh and slightly aquatic and of course I didn't assume that you distilled sea water or went out to sea with a boat to catch the sea air
However, I have with many the feeling this was at least expected.
The mandarin or/and orange has not been freshly cut here, who would like that should cut open a citrus fruit and rub in with it. Aldehyde has a long tradition in the Chanel house, someone actually got excited when No.5 came on the market?
I still find it quite pleasant, I like this interplay of citrus and pepper, which comes into play after a while.
Without being a real friend of aquatic fragrances, I can get excited about the aquatic touch that always resonates in the background. I perceive Neroli only discreetly and for me the fragrance then begins to become a little sweeter quite quickly, through the tonka bean, which unlike in the Extreme version does not play the main role. The slight hint of vanilla is noticeable, vetiver not.
All in all, the whole thing went through quickly, what remains is a fresh aquatic citrus scent, which gets a bit sweeter in the back without losing its freshness.
This is pleasant to wear, because nothing is disturbing, if only there were not this mainstream, right? Yes, there are certainly higher quality fragrances and more sophisticated composed fragrances, which do not please every nose.
I find this mainstream/niche fuss stuck-up, arrogant and superficial. If you just don't like the smell, it's just ok. In my perception, however, other factors play a role for many.
Some arguments I find funny.
On the one hand there is the so-called Synthetikhasser.
The latter criticises the synthetics contained in the fruit, whether it be the fruit contained or the aquatic environment. If I look at their collection, I see Molecule 01, Green Irish Tweed, Cool Water, Sauvage or Gucci Absolute
Well, I'm also glad that I planted an Iso-E-Super tree behind my house last year and I'm looking forward to this year's harvest. I also recently bought a pound of Dihydromyrcenol from Edeka, which I like to put in my salad. I was also in the woods the other day collecting Woodleather® for the fireplace. Only genuine and natural with the ® I love nature.
Then there's the mainstream denier.
He allegedly tested about 79649 scents, of course only niche, prefers scents from a small Gallic village, whose druid conjured up his formula naked in the cauldron by moonlight and considers all his scents to be potions. Thinks the mainstream is devil's work, fragrances must be unique, but probably wears off-the-peg jeans and drives a VW car. A Chanel, if it is not straight from the exclusive row, is rejected categorically. Listen to a CD of the rutting sounds of Norwegian moose instead of Metallica because it's so independent.
Then we have the hypocritical mainstream despiser.
Continuously tests mainstream fragrances, rarely leaves a good hair on them and also emphasizes this subliminally in commissions and statements. Important here is also always the emphasis on mainstream because the word is already negative ala " Not bad for a mainstreamer, or one of the better mainstreamers." If nothing goes, it usually says "Typical mainstream scent, I've promised myself more of" This suggests that he gives the scents a chance, in reality it's just about talking badly about them. Very subtle. Thinks he's a fuckin' asshole, though. Alibi-wise he also has a mainstream scent in his collection to emphasize that he has nothing against mainstream.
Then we have the flanker and name despiser.
Favourite fragrances are those without a bottle photo. It always disturbs Flanker and even before the fragrance is on the market, it is already torn apart. Sport as a name suffix is generally a No Go, because you don't know how to smell during sport. Honestly? If the fragrance were Chanel Allure Homme Schwabeldiwauwau, it would change nothing about the fragrance itself. No matter what it's called. But yes, of course there is no such thing in the niche. Then Layton becomes an Exclusif, which sounds more substantial. Some flankers can't do anything, that's true, but the Allure series shows that this doesn't always have to be the case.
Finally there is the convert.
He registered here with pure mainstream fragrances in his collection. Celebrating his versaces, Chanels and what do I know in his first commissions, only to find that he's nothing special. A few weeks later these fragrances have disappeared from the collection, the commissioners have an addendum and the Have I list bristles with niche. Now you're somebody! Now you know your way around and you can make nice thick trousers in your private life. Defines niche mostly by price. Mainstream fragrances that like the approach, then smell Nischig too. Nischig!!!
Chanel Allure Homme Sport has nothing to do with the whole thing, but everything to do again. The fragrance is quite popular, you can see the users who own it or want to have it. It stands everywhere, is easy to get and always wearable, preferably in warmer temperatures. The shelf life is fine for a fresh fragrance, so 6-7h are in it. Personally I think it's good, but I also think the Allure series is generally very good. What's the big deal?
There are many scents that smell very artificial for me, which are mostly super sweet, or pure aquatics should represent. I'll say it the way it is. But they have your followers, too. However, such fragrances can also be found in both areas. Whether mainstream or niche. In my circle of acquaintances nobody would notice a difference. On the contrary. I would be declared completely stupid if I said that I paid over 100€ for a perfume. But I don't peddle my knowledge and prices either.
Ultimately, everyone should wear what their nose likes and not what is supposedly cooler or what they can use to make a name for themselves. I don't believe some people think it's all about the scent. For all of the above categories... If the fragrance were Creed Fruity Ocean Water, or Amouage FreshWave Man, it would be better rated. At least in my perception.