Allure Eau De Toilette by Chanel, 1996
Rated #2756 in Fragrances
Lovely and elegant perfume, fresh in the opening with citrus and flowers and then sweet and delicate with vanilla. Very feminine, a classic.
Sorry Chanel. I'm often a fan, but this is just a generic pink pepper fruity floral. From 1996, this may actually be the perfume that started (or at least popularized) the genre, but that's not enough for me to enjoy this. It's got a fairly nice peach skin top, with just a pinch of powder underneath, as well as an unusual chemical buzz that makes the whole thing smell fuzzy and comforting. Then there's that fruitchouli pink pepper base, which is apparent right from the start. Eventually, the fuzzy peach makes way for a slightly clovey mix of carnation and other florals, but the star of the show is always that sweet pink pepper. I apologize, but here and now in 2012, when some mediocre designer or celebrity wants to put out a perfume that smells like everything else, it smells like this, so it's really impossible for me to give Allure anything but a thumbs down, despite any possible historical significance or my respect for the house.
I was given a sample of this when it was first launched, and on the strength of that bought it on my next holiday. It was mainly the warm vanilla notes that appealed to me, but even so, it was a slightly unusual choice for me, as I am not a fan of oriental notes. I loved it for a couple of years, and even got as far as a second bottle, but I now find it quite unpleasant, with a very synthetic tone to it. Maybe I have kept it too long, and it is past its best. But certainly when it first came out, I found it very appealing, and very unusual; and I still cant think of anything I have smelt that is similar.
The opening is harsh, sharp and made me wonder if I was actually testing the right bottle (I had smelled it on a friend and adored it instantly) but given half an hour its the most amazing scent!! I only have a small decant courtesy of the aforementioned friend but I'd love to own a huge bottle of Allure. I'd better start saving! Allure is, IMHO, better than Sensuelle. I like both but Allure is more sophisticated, without the patchouli blast of its sister.
Just sensual, sexy, and the fragrance that makes me feel soft, feminine and pretty. One of the first I bought that I still have. Just a little have that I don't want to use the last of.
I have great consideration about Jacques Polge, the creator of masterpieces like Chanel Coromandel, Egoiste and Ungaro lll, notwithstanding i can't avoid to tell that this scent, an experimental link of honeysuckle, vanilla, citruses and fruits, is one of the worst scents ever created. I smell it as a repulsive, nauseating, vile stuff and pronouncing these words is not usual for me (i tend to find out a story, a reason, an emotion behind each fragrance even if i don't particularly appreciate it). Allure smells dirty and fat, it reminds me those cheap unbalanced scents worn by some old women coming from far eastern lands. A failure.
I find I wear Allure quite well. It doesn't come off as a heavy or cloying just light and easy to wear. It's something I'll just spritz on when I'm in a rush and don't want to think about fragrance. Works well in warm weather on me. It is pretty generic and not up to Chanel's caliber, and I wouldn't purchase it, but I received it as a gift several years ago and the bottle's more than half gone...so that speaks for itself. Like it but don't love it.
This is actually rather lovely! lt's a subtle, elegant mix of creamy rose, jasmine & vanilla on my skin, & to my relief l didn't get any of the fruity notes. On sniffing my arm my SO declared it to be "gorgeous", an incredible feat as he rarely compliments me on any of my frags! l think l'm going to have to purchase this, or at least get him to give me some for Christmas. l can imagine it working well for pretty much any occasion, but l'd say it's more suited to warmer weather. Longevity is great & sillage just right. Very nice!
Yes, it is really multi-faceted, isn't it? Can something really be "simply...complex?" Um hm. Allure is that. Really, really pretty. Wears well, too. Lasts.
I adore this!This is a warm and sensual perfume.Clean and fresh in the opening and alluring in base.Long lasting and delicate.Feels sweet and comfortable on skin.Perfect for all day wearing including an evening out with friends . Feminine and modern.
Allure Eau De Toilette by Chanel, 1996
|Notes||<br><i>Imaginary Floral:</i> Honeysuckle, Water Lily, Magnolia <br><i>Fruity:</i> Mandarin, Peach<br><i>Fresh:</i>Italian Citron<br><i>Timeless Floral:</i>Indian Jasmine, May Rose <br><i>Oriental:</i>Warm Rich Vanilla.|
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