Chanel's Allure Homme... a good fragrance overall !
When I bought it, about 1 year ago, I was disappointed, because it was quite expensive (about 90 $ for 50 ml at Douglas), and it seemed like it wasn't worth it. I used to think it is a booring generic fragrance with nothing special to it. After some wearings I started to like it more and more
I really enjoy this in the spirng and summer bacause I like strong scents, and I don't wear fragrances specially made for summer because they usually don't last long. With Allure Homme I could finally get some good longivity and sillage in that season.
AH starts out quite fresh because of the bergamont and citrus, with a fruity feel to it (I can clearly smell mandarin). There's also some pepper in the background, trying to make itself noticed. The pepper smell then gets stronger.
When the base notes finally appear, AH transforms into a really special scent to me. The sandalwood and cedarwood accord give this fragrance a woody vibe, while the tonka bean note and the hints of cocoa and vanilla make it sweeter. It's not sweet enough to make some people hate it just because of it's sweetness, thankfully.
To cut a long story short, Chanel Allure Home is a fresh, woody, spicy and sweet fragrance. The notes are well blended and so the scent is very complex and original. Chanel created a modern classic with many faces. It's not unidimensional/booring through it's development.
The longeivity: I know many people say this lasts quite a lot of time, but sometimes I have longevity issues with it. I get a maximum of 10 hours with this frag, but I also get only 4-5 hours sometimes. It's not a longevity monster at all.
How many sprays ? Well, for me... many ! I need to spray this 6 times to have good longevity and sillage. I probably have a weak sense of smell. I even used 7 sprays and didn't choke with my own scent. Many people smelled me with this one and nobody ever complained that I had too much on. I advise you to use 3 sprays at the first wearing and if you aren't happy just use more.
I get few compliments when I'm wearing frags, but I've only got positive comments when I wore this one, even 7 hours after applying it. It was probably made, just like all modern Chanels to appeal to as many people as possible. It does not have an age group. Girls seem to like it very much, by the way.
Smell: 8 because I find the top and middle notes quite booring but at it's end it is simply outstanding
Longevity: 8 -> it's great if you spray as much as you tolerate, about 10 hrs max
Projection: 7 -> it's best advised to be generous when applying to be sure people feel it
Versatility: 8 -> I can wear it in spring, summer and fall, but not as much in the colder months of the year. Overall the vers is pretty good.
Overall: 8 impressive
The good: very original, it ends spectacularly, makes a good impression to other people, very good for spring & summer, wearable with suit & tie, great sprayer
The bad: It is expensive, the juice can disappear quickly (don't but a 50 ml bottle if you like it), not quite like other Chanels (Egoiste for ex is way better)