I'll go with Burberry London
. I love the tobacco note and the smell ( it seems to me) of woods in it. Just seems so real. Probably my favorite scent right now and has been since the fall. It is not perfect, but no scent is perfect ( or a masterpiece) in my opinion. I get about 8-11 hours longevity with London. Sometimes even more, although after 11 hours it is mostly the base notes I get and it wears close to the skin.
It is very easy for me to wear and I feel at peace with it on. I don't wear it that often ( as I would like to), but I am trying to expand my horizons
I feel that a lot of "new comers" to fragrances may think this is a "mature" scent ( older ?) or one for the holidays ( huh?). I disagree. London is good to wear anytime, any place, and if YOU like it, anyone. I also feel it is very well suited for the Canadian climate.Chanel Allure
to me is obnoxious, sickly and cloying. I think the smell is good in certain doses, but wearing Allure
is surely to give ( me) a headache. I believe it is far overrated. Allure is also a scent that seems to me to only be worn in the cold months. Wearing Allure in summer should be considered a criminal act !
Too bad Chanel
cannot put out another non-Allure bottle of fragrance. What a waste.
I have been trying other fragrances that smell similar to Allure Homme
and that hopefully would not make me sick and want to wash it off. A good choice would be Lalique le Faune EDT
. Not identical ( obviously), but somewhat similar. To me, however, Le Faune
is MUCH better than Allure Homme
. Although it does not have as great the longevity. I also hope to try Perry Ellis M
, which is said to be somewhat similar