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    Default Chanel Longevity issue!

    Bought Chanel original allure and Platinum Egoiste from Sephora last week, after falling in love with the sample spray. I have been using them extensively since then, but I am hugely disappointed from their longevity on my skin. I am quite confused; many basenotes reviewers have been getting on average 8-12hrs, but on my skin(both) max 3hrs. My skin is actually very kind to colognes, have enjoyed hours of longevity from others. Never expected this from Chanel, after paying $75 for each.

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    I've owned both, and of all the Chanels I've owned over the years these 2 are the weakest. Both are great smelling, but no staying power. You are better off with Egoiste and Pour Monsieur Concentree. Especially Egoiste, it's very potent and lasts hours on end. Keep in mind it smells nothing like Platinum Egoiste so if you ever give it a go, better try it first.

    Allure Sport is worth mentioning. I had a sample of it and it lasted quite a while on me also, which is not easy to do.
    Last edited by Naitch; 17th April 2010 at 03:02 AM.

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    Did you buy them from an outlet or the internet?

    This is bizarre behavior for Chanel. I, like many others, get great longevity with all the Allures I have tried. There could be a flaw with your bottles? IDK. Bizarre.
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    I bought them from Sephora internet, does it make any difference buying from their outlet. I actually own Pour Monsieur Concentree, heavenly fluid! I get 6-7 hours from PM, not bad! I am yet to try Egoiste.

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    Well, buying online is sometimes tricky. Buying from an outlet is as close to a guarantee as you can get in most cases.

    Check the serial numbers on the box and bottle and make sure they match. See if the nozzle has signs of tampering. Do the boxes look worn and were they very easy to open?
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    I never had issues with Sephora online store; I guess they are the same as their outlet. Who knows, my bad luck, they may have sent me old juice. I have no doubts about the bottle being genuine, its sephora.....!

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    Hmmm. Maybe they really just don't work on your skin. Clashing chemicals or something.

    Well, before you denounce the fragrances altogether, hold off and try to test some out in store and see for sure.
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    Hmm. Chanel PM (not Concentree) EDT is not long on my skin (a few versus 6-8 hrs), so I'm thinking it's the latest formulation, or...anyone?
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    Weird. Sounds like it's the real stuff you've got, but oddly, on me they both last a long time. Especially Platinum Egoiste; 24 hours of it on me easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geikamir View Post
    Hmmm. Maybe they really just don't work on your skin. Clashing chemicals or something.

    Well, before you denounce the fragrances altogether, hold off and try to test some out in store and see for sure.
    I agree, maybe doesn't work on my skin. Surprising that both the chanel's doesn't last on my skin.
    Shall try them out in store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    Weird. Sounds like it's the real stuff you've got, but oddly, on me they both last a long time. Especially Platinum Egoiste; 24 hours of it on me easy.
    24hrs wow.... feeling envy!

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    Both are great for me....just goes to show how body chemistry plays such a huge roll in how fragrances react so differently on one another.

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    I own Allure Pour Homme, and it`s wonderful. The longevity is ok on my skin, because I always use: The showergel + Deo-stick + 8 sprays with the EDT. It works great!

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    I experienced some of this with the Pour Monsieur,also with the Concentree version.Egoiste is doing it very well,but that one is sadly not one of my favorites.Allure line;the best here is the Edition Blanche ( at least for me).I am verysatiisfied with the longevity as well as the sillage.Platinum Egoiste is also longlasting,but after two bottles I've had it with this one.

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    I get at least 16 hours out of Platinum.
    Love the fragrance...
    Just recently got some Allure and Allure Sport samples and will try those out.
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    u r not alone!
    I have the same problem with ALLURE HOMME
    it smells great but longevity is dissapointing .

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    might be body chem also remember that samples don't last as long as spraying it on you, it has more exposure to oxygen therefore less durability.

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    Platinum Egoiste doesn't last very long on my skin but it lasts all day on my clothes. I always spray a few times on my shirt now.

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    Default Re: Chanel Longevity issue!

    For me the longevity of both of these fragrances is more than adequate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oslo-Fjord View Post
    I own Allure Pour Homme, and it`s wonderful. The longevity is ok on my skin, because I always use: The showergel + Deo-stick + 8 sprays with the EDT. It works great!
    That would work! (smiles a little)
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