Didn't notice this thread.....
I am always encouraging blind buys. Its fun, exhilerating, and who the hell wants to go to some perfume shop where the snotty salesperson is as cold as a 1930s boarding school headmaster.
I really don't know about a blind buy here. First, your wardrobe doesn't tell me you will like this one or accept it. That isn't the be all and end all of course. But I am tired of guys ( or boys ?) who purchase a fragrance and then whine about their dissapointment on the boards ( "Eeeewww !!!", " Old Man Juice !!", "Smells like Grandpa !!!"). There was one dude who kept asking about this Lalique close to a year back. I tried to help him out and encouraged him in the best manner, but when he eventually bought it ( after numerous threads), he whinned and cried. Eventually he got booted from here and last I heard he became a third rate adult film extra, then went crazy and preaches on a steet corner about the horrible blind buy he made.
Now with regards to the fragrance, it comes in an EDP and an EDT. I have written on the differences in a previous thread. It doesn't really remind me of the Dreamer. I think you are citing the zzTopp review when you mention the Allure Homme comparisions. There is a similarity here and I like zzTopp's review. I like the Lalique much more. Better balanced and just better smell to me. The Allure Homme is more contemporary, however.
It is similar to Habit Rouge in that they are both traditional edt fragrances. I guess you can call them both orientals ( vanilla in dry down). I wouldn't say that they smell like each other, but they can be substituted for one another.
You can easily like the Lalique without liking the other three. It is NOT as creamy as Allure, not pwodery as HR edt or sweet as Dreamer.
I like this scent alot, so I say go for it. If you don't like it, put it up for swap.