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    Default allure homme edition blanch

    I love allure homme and homme sport. I haven't found edition Blanche anywhere. Was it a limited supply? It's on the chanel site.

    Anything similar?

    Unique enough to warrant a blind buy?

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    Not sure if it was limited but I am quite sure it has been discontinued. Personally I didn't like the scent but many others here rate it highly, so its probably worth your while seeking it out given you like the others.
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    In the US, they seem to have pulled it from the stores and made it only available from the website (which caused me to assume it meant discontinuation - and thus buy a back-up!).

    However, that was a while ago now, and I think it is still available in stores outside the US. Still - if you really like it, don't waste too much time... As far as a blind buy? I think it is well worth it. Others will certainly disagree however.

    Not anything really similar. No.
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    How prominent is the vetiver? I don't notice it in any of the other allures.

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    Default Re: allure homme edition blanch

    It can still be found but now with more difficulty.
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    Default Re: allure homme edition blanch

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    I love allure homme and homme sport. I haven't found edition Blanche anywhere. Was it a limited supply? It's on the chanel site.

    Anything similar?

    Unique enough to warrant a blind buy?
    Like you I LOVE Allure Homme Sport and I did blind buy Edition Blanche as well. Actually two bottles, because I read rumors it was going to be discontinued. Which BTW are NOT true!(they were just pulled from the stores and now sold only on Chanel's site...dunno why?) Anyhoo, it's a terrific fragrance and I highly recommend it!!! I do like AHS slightly more and the projection/longevity of Blanche is a bit less as well, but still very good compared to others. As far as scents that are similar?! Well, there really aren't any IMO that are "close enough" to not warrant a purchase. I would say a couple of cheapies that have one or two things in common are:

    Lalique White(most like it IMO..lots of wood in the mid though, then dies down to kind of resemble a toned down EB)
    Samba Kiss Me Men(creaminess of EB, but more a peppery/lime citrus than the peppery/lemon of EB...has a vanilla drydown)
    Hanai Mori HM(candied lemon, with mild florals and nuclear projection/longevity...least like EB out of the 3 IMO)
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    Default Re: allure homme edition blanch

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    How prominent is the vetiver? I don't notice it in any of the other allures.
    Honestly, not much at all IMO.....because I HATE strong vetiver scents, and LOVE EB!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    How prominent is the vetiver? I don't notice it in any of the other allures.
    If you are looking for a vetiver, you won't find it here. Mostly a creamy lemon with some depth - but not really any pronounced vetiver that is obvious to my nose. This scent is much different fragrance than the others in the Allure line.
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    I asked about something that smells similar as a frame of reference only. Curious how it smells, my blind buy record is fairly bad.

    And I can't stand vetiver, so I was concerned how strong it was. I know vetiver is a note in AHS, but I don't get it at all.

    Leaning blind buy. Going to see what other input I get and I'll call around the dc area to see if there is a tester anywhere. I haven't seen one in the past month.

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    No vetiver.

    Smells like lemon cleaner from the sprayer.
    Goes on like a construction of a lemon pudding pie.
    Meh. I have a 5ml decant i reach for RARELY.
    Seems like it would go well with some chinos and a breezy white shirt on the beach.
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    Not worth seeking IMO, (sold my bottle with 98% left a while back)save an extra buck or two and get L'Humaniste and you will avoid a synthetic lemon pie vibe/pledge lemon cleaner as for L'Humaniste is a natural crisp Gin and tonic with lemony vibe to die for....btw I get 5-8 hrs of healthy projection thereafter a skin scent....but all worth it...

    *Guaranteed satisfaction as BlindBuy, although I always recommend to sample and test drive for at least 48-72hrs(2-3days of Normal wear)but this one is the exception to the rule.

    but be caution some do get poor longevity and even at best get 2-4 hrs but that's circumstantial and subjective to wearers skin chemistry but you can always strike your gear(apparel) with shots of L'Humaniste and it should help with longevity issues, but nevertheless an amazing scent.
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    I hope you like ginger, because all I get on my skin after the drydown is ginger, ginger, and more ginger. It's almost nauseating in that regard.

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    Default Re: allure homme edition blanch

    L'humaniste is the way to go, but like others stated it's light and can be fleeting. If your going to pay upwards of $80 dollars for Edition blanche you might as well spend $40 dollars more and get L'humaniste. Either way they're both really nice in my opinion.

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    Default Re: allure homme edition blanch

    I strongly believe is you love AHS, you have a really high chance of liking or even loving Edition Blanche. Beautiful fragrance for the hot weather.

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    Default Re: allure homme edition blanch

    I don't think it's discontinued. It's on Chanel's site (where I bought it), but also sold at the Neiman Marcus here in San Francisco, for instance.

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    I got a strong lemon smell that smelled too real to be appealing. then it turned into a pepper bomb on my skin. I sold it after 3 wearings.

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    AHS is a mega-hit for a reason. Edition Blanche is obviously trying to capitalize on that. I don't think the top notes of many beloved fragrances are that great - it's all about the dry down which in this case is a creamy cedar-tonka with a hint of vanilla and musk. No vetiver here.

    It is very, very good and I think a lot of what is being described in this thread are the top notes. The dry down, while maybe not your cup of tea, certainly doesn't smell like lemon or lemon-pudding. Fragrance descriptions are obviously subjective but you aren't gonna find any lemon-pudding in the dry down.

    Samples are easy to find - decantshop, etc. It's too expensive for a blind buy but as is almost often the case - the sales #s reflect how good a fragrance is and this is no exception. You can find AHS in Nordstroms and a lot of other places. Many of us don't want to smell like anyone else, which might be a problem with this flanker (or flanker of a flanker I guess) as it's not that different from AHS. It is, however, a winner for a reason.

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    Default Re: allure homme edition blanch

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    I love allure homme and homme sport. I haven't found edition Blanche anywhere. Was it a limited supply? It's on the chanel site.

    Anything similar?

    Unique enough to warrant a blind buy?
    OP, just dug through my samples when I got home, I've got a brand new Edition Blanche tester I'll send you. Just PM your address and I'll hook you up.
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    Nice scent. Ebay should have it.

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    Check Sephora if you live near one. They sell it in store, at least here they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    OP, just dug through my samples when I got home, I've got a brand new Edition Blanche tester I'll send you. Just PM your address and I'll hook you up.
    Thanks, PM sent!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxflier View Post
    Check Sephora if you live near one. They sell it in store, at least here they do.
    I've checked everywhere in my county. 4 malls with who knows how many department stores. No luck. Not really interested in going in to D.C. for a designer fragrance test.

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    I think if its the vanilla and citrus, sorta lemon cream pie part that youre looking for.. Id say versace eros, or creed sublime vanille. And both smell better imo. And to add my 2 cents to the l'humaniste comments I also get decent longevity when ever ive worn it. But I think its hella overrated myself and only OK smelling shrug
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    I have AHS, and allure homme has been on my buy list for awhile. I love AHS.

    I've seen a number of people mention it, and have it in their signature as part of their rotation. I had no idea this flanker existed, which is why I was enquiring. I figured if I liked the others, I might like this one. Bigbz is awesome and is sending me the sample he has. If I enjoy it, I'll check out l'humaniste before I buy AHEB.

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    On the niche side of the fence, give Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene a shot too.
    Its between Creed's Virgin Island Water and Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche.

    Very nice, samples from Min New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMav View Post
    On the niche side of the fence, give Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene a shot too.
    Its between Creed's Virgin Island Water and Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche.

    Very nice, samples from Min New York.
    Just looked at the notes and it looks interesting (waffle cone lol). Is that unisex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMav View Post
    On the niche side of the fence, give Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene a shot too.
    Its between Creed's Virgin Island Water and Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche.

    Very nice, samples from Min New York.
    I've yet to start exploring Kerosene's line, but your description of Unknown Pleasures sounds very intriguing. Looks like I have more samples to buy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    Just looked at the notes and it looks interesting (waffle cone lol). Is that unisex?
    Could be, but it doesnt smell feminine.

    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    I've yet to start exploring Kerosene's line, but your description of Unknown Pleasures sounds very intriguing. Looks like I have more samples to buy!
    My description is about as accurate as I can make it, I've had it on for a couple of hours now.
    Its the lemon, as if you just ripped the rind off and the spray hits your nose.
    Vanilla/Caramel gives it the creamy vibe from Edition Blanche.
    There is something in here that smells similar to the coconut from Virgin Island Water.
    Possibly the tea note.

    It doesnt smell seasonal to me, other than extreme heat, I could see this get cloying easy.
    Girlfriend likes it, shockingly actually. She doesnt like Edition Blanche at all, says it smells like pledge.
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    Default Re: allure homme edition blanch

    I was looking at the other kerosene frags and saw some ones I might find interesting as well. Thanks for the heads up, going to be snatching up some samples soon.

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    I wouldn't say the vetiver is dominant at all. The lemon in the opening is a really natural and fresh cut lemon, not like the lemon feel with AHS which actually is orange. The main players are lemon, vanilla and pink pepper. No vetiver sticking out IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaMav View Post
    My description is about as accurate as I can make it, I've had it on for a couple of hours now.
    Its the lemon, as if you just ripped the rind off and the spray hits your nose.
    Vanilla/Caramel gives it the creamy vibe from Edition Blanche.
    There is something in here that smells similar to the coconut from Virgin Island Water.
    Possibly the tea note.

    It doesnt smell seasonal to me, other than extreme heat, I could see this get cloying easy.
    Girlfriend likes it, shockingly actually. She doesnt like Edition Blanche at all, says it smells like pledge.
    Take it for what its worth.
    Purchased some Kerosene samples from MiN immediately after reading this.

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