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  1. #1

    Default Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Soooo I just blind bought a bottle of Chanel Allire Edition Blanche and found it to be very similar to my Dior Homme Sport (Original formation.) they. Oth start off very citrusy, heavy on the lemon. When they dry down though they go different directions. DHS gets sweeter and AEB gets a tad bit woodsier.

    Idk if I should keep both or swap one. What do you guys think? Which one is better?
    Last edited by Carlos10704; 2nd May 2012 at 04:24 PM.

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    I like and have both, but perhaps like Chanel Allire Edition Blanche a bit more.

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    I wasn't super impressed with Allire EB the few times I've sampled it.

    If I were you, I'd keep DHS and swap the Allire for Bleu de Chinel.

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Monsieur Balmain or YSL Pour Homme (either Standard or Haute Concentration). Sorry to go off-topic, but both of these scent offer fantastic lemon notes. Balmain is more modern and fresh-squeezed with a nice composition in the drydown while YSL Pour Homme is a classic - strong lemon and lemon verbena that transcends into a great composition with vetiver as a key note in the base.

    Both are excellent!

    I didn't mean to hijack a thread, so I will say Chanel gets my vote between these two.

    Cheers!
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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    I don't find them similar, I much prefer Allire EB. I'd say get rid of the DHS.

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    DIOR Homme Sport is Far Superior.

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I don't find them similar, I much prefer Allire EB. I'd say get rid of the DHS.
    +1 ...

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    I personally cannot recommend the purchase of either one of those fragrances.
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  9. #9

    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Dior Homme Sport has, in my opinion, the extra edge, complexity and refinement

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    neither. both are on the boring to unpleasant end of the spectrum

  11. #11

    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    i don't like much Dior Homme Sport so i would pick Edition Blanche.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Edition Blanche

  13. #13

    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    I would get Chanel Allure Sport Cologne Sport, one of the best citrus lemon based colognes.

  14. #14

    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Love the creamy lemon effect of Edition Blanche. Glad, got a bottle before it has been discontinued in the physical counters.

  15. #15

    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    I like both. I find that AEB is more refine than DHS, but for the hot summer DHS is much more refreshing.

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonoanimoes View Post
    DIOR Homme Sport is Far Superior.
    agreed

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    I wasn't super impressed with Allire EB the few times I've sampled it.

    If I were you, I'd keep DHS and swap the Allire for Bleu de Chinel.
    I now have all the Allures and Bleu.... Kind of went crazy with the Chanel lol

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Guess I'll just keep both.... At least until I get to try them both for a week straight during 80+ degree weather

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Edition Blanche is the better choice in my opinion.

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    I vote for Dior Homme Sport, I've tried both and own a big bottle of DHS. I find it the better done fragrance (lasts and projects more too in my experience). Both are nice scents, but DHS does it right for me. Very versatile, very uplifting. Smells amazing even several hours after it's sprayed (that ginger just works so well in this fragrance).
    I know though that Edition Blanche is a basenotes favorite so no doubt that will come out on top in the poll.

  21. #21

    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Like both but prefer DHS. The ginger sets the difference

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    I'd recommend testing Goutal's Eau D'Hadrien EDP, Creed's Selection Verte, Eau De Guerlain, or any of the other high quality lemon scents recommended in this thread:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/300...nt-Comparisons



    I second this, however, if you insist on a Chanel for Lemon:
    Quote Originally Posted by d4N13L View Post
    I would get Chanel Allure Sport Cologne Sport, one of the best citrus lemon based colognes.

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    I own both but much prefer Edition Blanche- more of a refined smell and far superior longevity
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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Both dont really work on me but I think I would prefer the new Dior Homme Sports. The one with a little iris touch Maybe swap Allure for the new one? hahaha
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    5. Creed Aventus / Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    I Love & own BoTH but I prefer Dior Homme Sport

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

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    Default Re: Summer Lemon scent... Chanel or Dior?

    DHS is the more unique and interesting of the two, with Blanche being the more versatile, but regardless of what anyone else says DHS is NOT a summer fragrance. Perhaps for spring or on a cool summer night, but on a hot summer day Blanche is going to play much better whereas DHS (for me) would be uncomfortable to wear

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