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    Thumbs down CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    New fragrance from the house of CHANEL. Don't blind-buy this if you liked the ALLURE HOMME SPORT. This has nothing to do with HOMME SPORT.. it smells good..SOAPY, CLEAN, DIFFRENT. But not WAAAAAUW.. this is not a compliment-getter.

    My CHANEL rating (0/10):

    (2004) Chanel allure Homme 'SPORT' - 9!!
    URL: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122738.html

    (2008) Chanel allure Homme 'Edition Blanche' - 6
    URL: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26129016.html

    (2010) Chanel BLUE DE CHANEL - 8.
    URL: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26131542.html

    (2012) Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême- 7
    URL: http://www.basenotes.net/ID26134050.html

    Note: You never can go wrong with CHANEL, but don't waste your money because you like ALLURE HOMME SPORT.

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    You CAN go wrong with Chanel. Everything in the last decade is shit.

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    Chanel egoiste (90's) (platinum) and Antaeus (80's) are still hot.

    So you don't like any of them? The last decade chanel: Allure.. is not so bad.. you just have to find your 'Allure' (Edition blanche, homme sport, extreme).

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    I have not really liked anything in their entire Allure line... So yes, you can go wrong with Chanel, IMO. Very wrong indeed.
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    Yeah, it is bad

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    Default Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    This latest one wasn't one of their most inspired releases IMO.

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    Default Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    This latest one wasn't one of their most inspired releases IMO.
    I really feel like it was just another "let's make sure our lineup is getting some buzz before the next big release" scent. I like it better than Sport, which I had waffled on buying, so I feel it's enjoyable. But the earth was definitely not moving for me on this one.
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    So we all agree, don't buy this marketing idea. It does smell good but nothing groundbreaking.

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    Default Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    dior homme sport new formulation > chanel allure sport line

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    Quote Originally Posted by HommeSport View Post
    Chanel egoiste (90's) (platinum) and Antaeus (80's) are still hot.

    So you don't like any of them? The last decade chanel: Allure.. is not so bad.. you just have to find your 'Allure' (Edition blanche, homme sport, extreme).
    I love Egoiste, Antaeus & Pour Monsieur. I don't care for Egoiste Platinum or any of the Allure labels. I don't mind Allure Homme but wouldn't exactly call it "great".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xqizit View Post
    dior homme sport new formulation > chanel allure sport line
    I didn't know they changed Dior Homme Sport as well, what's it like?

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    "You CAN go wrong with Chanel. Everything in the last decade is shit."

    Couldn't have said it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJMAC View Post
    You CAN go wrong with Chanel. Everything in the last decade is shit.
    You cannot say that unless you've tried their Les Exclusifs line.
    Coromandel, Sycomore, Rue Cambon, Eau de Cologne to name a few: all classics created in the last decade.
    These are getting extremely high ratings on Basenotes and from respected reviewers.

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    Sycomore is something I want to test out. It gets a lot of hype on here and youtube.

    I do agree that Channel Allure Sport and Extreme are ok at best. I don't know if I would wear them if they were free to me.

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    Default Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    It is consistent with the rest of the Allure line - shitty.
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    I tried allure homme sport extreme yesterday at saks fifth... Smells too boring.... Not a fan at all... Chanel need to re-release Egoiste Concentree... I would buy a bottle for sure...
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    Didn't care for the moderate version, don't feel the need to try this one.

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    Tried this yesterday from a tester and thought the extreme version smelled ok, but not bottle worthy. I'm still a big fan of Editon Blanche and hold out hope on an extreme version.

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    Not really a fan of the Chanel line...had thought of buying Allure Homme at one point but I decided against it...the scent becomes irritating to me after a while.

    Allure Sport is very over hyped to me. Smells like lemon, and a lot of other citrus' thrown into a bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cylob View Post
    You cannot say that unless you've tried their Les Exclusifs line.
    Coromandel, Sycomore, Rue Cambon, Eau de Cologne to name a few: all classics created in the last decade.
    These are getting extremely high ratings on Basenotes and from respected reviewers.
    My bad. I put those in a different category altogether.

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    Default Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    Quote Originally Posted by TJMAC View Post
    My bad. I put those in a different category altogether.
    Exactly - totally different category. I do think that Chanel puts a unique vibe on their mainstream line, and that their women's line is still very classic in terms of the numbered releases. But the Exclusifs are where they keep the connoisseurs happy.
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    Default Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    I wouldn't wear it, but I wouldn't call Bleu de Chanel shit. I'd describe it as a "capable mainstream offering." Which, coming from Chanel, is very disappointing and boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    I wouldn't wear it, but I wouldn't call Bleu de Chanel shit. I'd describe it as a "capable mainstream offering." Which, coming from Chanel, is very disappointing and boring.
    Maybe 'pablum' is better. But since babies eat pablum and we know what comes out the other end, then it IS better to call it 'shit'.
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    has mass appeal

    not snob appeal


    AHSE is what AHS shouldve been, decent but not great

    personally, the Allure line does nothing for me, but the Sport Extreme was a step in the right direction
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    Default Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    tried chanel today. as a person with untrained nose, i am more with normal crowd side.

    allure homme sport, extreme = nice but idk whether worth full bottle.
    no 19 = nice
    no 5= gorgeous! suitable for ladies i think
    gardenia = i love it though more to feminine side
    pour monsier = no from me
    coromandel = neither good nor bad
    cologne = shampoo?
    sycomore = though so many hypes here, pretty hard for me to say. if you like woody scent, then it is yes. it does not WOW me. sorry
    and there is one smells like a medicine thing, no 18 i guess


    previous trial
    bleu = poor longevity

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    I havent sampled this yet so I cant comment tbh

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    Default Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    Thanks!

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    Never worked for me,smelled horrible on my skin the worst chanel i have ever sniffed..

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    I didn't find that at all, Its about the same ranking on my list as AHS (7.5)
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    Default Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    Tried it today at Nordstrom. It is a total ripoff of Geir by Geir Ness.
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    I tried this yesterday at Nordstrom and was surprised that I didn't care for it that much. Too much tonka bean for me. I did like the initial Dr. Pepper-like notes, but it dried down to something like Himalaya with the tonka bean cranked.

    One thing that did make a positive impression on me was that my Nordstrom was now carrying the full Chanel men's lineup (except for the non-concentree Pour Monsieur. They had Antaeus and Egoiste, which blew me away; glad to see these two coming back to wider distribution!

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    IMO its not that the Allure line is bad as such more that it is there to please the mass market. I liked the original Allure Homme and bought it but it never got that many outings. AHS is the real big hitter of the line and to me is the epitome of "sport" fragrances. I don't like it because it is wayyyyy too loud for my taste. Even the cologne version is pretty tenacious.

    I'm not gonna go on more about the line but I think the point is that the last groundbreaking or daring male fragrance from Chanel was Egoiste.

    But this pleases the snobs like us and everything for men since has been aimed at a mass market which is why the majority of guys on this forum start bad mouthing Chanel men's fragrances before even smelling them.

    It's the nature of the forum that we tend to rebel against the mainstream.
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    Is it just me, or does the dry down of AHSE smell strangely like a fresher version of the Lancome Hypnose Homme dry down?? I'm getting a striking similarity in the overall aroma. Someone please tell me I'm not crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    This latest one wasn't one of their most inspired releases IMO.

    I have read many of your posts , and i wanted to say you handle your comments with class, while the other people are being very critical about certain fragrances, you will simply say "wasn't one of their most inspired releases IMO"
    Very Impressive

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    Default Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme isn't really a bad fragrance. In my opinion, it should have its own name as it smelled different from AHS or the original Allure Homme, at least to my nose. The Tonka is dominant in this one. Projection is excellent, and longevity is very good.


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