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    Default What's that bitter note in Chanel's Allure Homme Sport?

    Hey guys,

    Just got Allure Homme Sport in a swap and I keep wondering what's that mysterious slightly bitter THICK HARD woody drydown I'm smelling... It's excellent...the wood is cedar for sure but what's giving it that addictive bitterness?

    This is without doubt one of the best citrus frags I've ever smelled!
    Last edited by Amit; 9th May 2008 at 04:21 AM. Reason: typo!


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    Default Re: What's that bitter note in Chanel's Allure Homme Sport?

    Hmm, I'd have to smell it again before I can say for sure, although I noticed a very bitter citric/cedar drydown in Dail's Le Roy Soleil. In that scent, I think it's some kind of musk that primarily adds to the bitterness, along with a bit of tobacco leaf.
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    Default Re: What's that bitter note in Chanel's Allure Homme Sport?

    Are you talking about the normal EDT version or the cologne?

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    Default Re: What's that bitter note in Chanel's Allure Homme Sport?

    it could be the combination of various Citrus componenets which gives it the bitterness "Mandarin Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Bergamot"...it cud also be the type of honey used which gives it that bitter note all the way to the base...

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    Default Re: What's that bitter note in Chanel's Allure Homme Sport?

    ^ You're probably right... but whatever it is, it's magnifique.


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    Default Re: What's that bitter note in Chanel's Allure Homme Sport?

    Maybe hints of terragon or even better galbanum to add a bitter green-earthy edge?
    Last edited by Magnifiscent; 9th May 2008 at 09:47 AM.

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    Default Re: What's that bitter note in Chanel's Allure Homme Sport?

    Well, no natural citrus would last to the base. Grapefruit tends to last the longest, and is considered a middle note. Galbanum too is a top note with a resinous, pine like quality. It does have a bit of bitterness to it, but sadly no natural galbanum would last that long.

    Of course, I have no idea how the synthetic equivalents of those notes behave or can be utilized.
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    Default Re: What's that bitter note in Chanel's Allure Homme Sport?

    Allure Homme Sport does not have Grapefruit.
    The scent with the grapfruit note is Allure Homme Sport Cologne. I really like it. I find it somewhat simillar to D/G light blue, the womans version.

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