Channel Allure may be the perfect men's office fragrance and is one of my favorite fragrances that can be worn year round. Wonderful citrus opening that fades slowly over several hours rather than disappearing after the first minute. Soft woods, vetiver and patchouli base that's exquisitely balanced. Average sillage and 6+ hours of longevity. The rest of the Allure line may be more interesting and appeal to more specific tastes, but AH is by far the most versatile. Worth it's price IMO.
If the factor Price could count on rating I would have given to all Chanel products thump down...
they are so damn great creations but so expensive,What can I say for this gem...
fresh,citrus,woody all kind of fragrance types in a juice!
Amazing stuff but I dont buy it again since there are so many great scents with better pricing.
Allure by Chanel is a beautiful combination of vanilla, citrus and fruit. The first spray is very light and sweet and the dry down is very soft and warm (vanilla/citrus). Perfect for the hot summer months. Allure has lots of class and is perfect for the office or a daytime get together. It lasts a very long time on me 6-7 hours.
Genre: Woody Oriental
The kind of peppered fruit on display in Allure Homme’s top notes has become something of a masculine cliché – see Polo Double Black, Burberry London, 8 88, and Black XS for generic variations on the theme, and Noir Epices for an outstanding example. Allure Homme’s fruit notes are both chemical and sticky-sweet, leaving it closer to Double Black and Black XS in quality. Allure Homme settles into a sweet, spicy woody oriental arrangement, centered primarily on a bland amber, clean patchouli, and tonka (coumarin). I find it tiresome after a short time, and keep wishing that the labdanum base note in the pyramid would materialize and add some animalic edge to the faceless amber. Instead there’s a certain nondescript boozy note, reminiscent once more of Burberry London, and increasingly loud and seemingly artificial woods that eventually throw the composition seriously off balance.
To Allure Homme’s credit, it never smells completely unpleasant. In fact, it’s ultimately bland and “safe.” Perhaps that’s why it’s been so popular. But with so many fine woody oriental masculines to choose from, I see no reason to wear this undistinguished entry. Go try Héritage, Jaïpur Homme EdT, Body Kouros, or Paul Smith London instead.
While I can enjoy this for what it is, there are things that keep me from loving this. Chanel quality all the way thru but it just gives off the vibe that this is meant to be safe. Although it's my least favorite of the line, it's still good. I go easy on the trigger because I don't want to buy another bottle and it completes my Chanel collection.