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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    Purchased some Kerosene samples from MiN immediately after reading this.
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    The lemon hung around for about 3 hours.
    Now im getting ribbons of caramel.
    The dry down is edible without a doubt.

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    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?


    Hi, sdotlow!

    I know many may argue with this, but personally, I dont recommend ANY blind buy to anyone. Even the most amazing fragrance in the world will have many people not liking it. This is all a matter of personal tastes. Now, I do love AHEB, its one of my favorite designer scents, but I will not recommend for a bind buy. What I do recommend is to sample first.

    Personally, I do not think vetiver is prominent at all.


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    Edition Blanche is one of my favorite fragrances. I cannot imagine not having a bottle of it.

    Like you, I could not find it in stores. The way I tried it was to buy a carded sample off of ebay. Once I smelled the sample it was instant love and bought a full bottle. There are several people over at Crystal Flacon forum that have decants of it too if you'd prefer that to ebay.

    As far as the vetiver, I do detect it some on my skin later in the day when I'm smelling just the base. I'm by far not a vetiver lover, and i think EB smells great even in this stage. Otherwise the majority of the time its just a beautiful creamy lemon.

    I'm currently testing L'eau d'Issey Sport to try to decide if its Full Bottle Worthy. There is a stage in the middle of Issey Sport that I think reminds me of EB's base (very similar amount and use of vetiver). Ok, the vetiver may be a little more prominent in Issey Sport than EB, but my point is if this one isn't unpleasant to you, you will love it in EB. The reason i bring that up is that I find Issey Sport testers much more available in stores (Macy's, Ulta, Sephora, etc.) It may be worth hitting one of those. If you try that, just imagine replacing Issey Sport's grapefruit note with a much nicer lemon.

    Another one I find similar (slightly) that is more available in stores is L'eau par Kenzo. It has a fresh lemon-y note. But where LpK is "brighter", "zestier", and more "casual" I find EB more "Classy", "Refined" and VERY versatile.

    And a final note, I personally wouldn't make assumptions of EB based on the rest of the Allure line (original, sport, sport extreme). I really don't like Allure or Allure Sport at all but LOVE EB. I'm glad I didn't write it off based on my experience with the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel Golfer View Post
    Edition Blanche is one of my favorite fragrances. I cannot imagine not having a bottle of it.

    Like you, I could not find it in stores. The way I tried it was to buy a carded sample off of ebay. Once I smelled the sample it was instant love and bought a full bottle. There are several people over at Crystal Flacon forum that have decants of it too if you'd prefer that to ebay.

    As far as the vetiver, I do detect it some on my skin later in the day when I'm smelling just the base. I'm by far not a vetiver lover, and i think EB smells great even in this stage. Otherwise the majority of the time its just a beautiful creamy lemon.

    I'm currently testing L'eau d'Issey Sport to try to decide if its Full Bottle Worthy. There is a stage in the middle of Issey Sport that I think reminds me of EB's base (very similar amount and use of vetiver). Ok, the vetiver may be a little more prominent in Issey Sport than EB, but my point is if this one isn't unpleasant to you, you will love it in EB. The reason i bring that up is that I find Issey Sport testers much more available in stores (Macy's, Ulta, Sephora, etc.) It may be worth hitting one of those. If you try that, just imagine replacing Issey Sport's grapefruit note with a much nicer lemon.

    Another one I find similar (slightly) that is more available in stores is L'eau par Kenzo. It has a fresh lemon-y note. But where LpK is "brighter", "zestier", and more "casual" I find EB more "Classy", "Refined" and VERY versatile.

    And a final note, I personally wouldn't make assumptions of EB based on the rest of the Allure line (original, sport, sport extreme). I really don't like Allure or Allure Sport at all but LOVE EB. I'm glad I didn't write it off based on my experience with the others.
    A BN member was kind enough to mail me their sample, so I do have one enroute to me.

    I actually have L'eau D'Issey Sport on my shelf at home, and it's sitting at 25%. I however have a full bottle of L'eau D'Issey I'm trying to get rid of because I can't stand it, and the vetiver. The sport version is quite a bit better, but the vetiver stands out a bit to me still, and I rarely wear it any more. Haven't touched it for years, actually. Every time I smell it when deciding what to wear for the day, I have a wealth of better options. If I had more in the bottle, I'd try and swap/sell. I'll probably end up giving it to a friend or a younger cousin. Not a big fan of Issey's line.

    In regards to Chanel's line, love the Allure Homme and Allure Homme Sport. LOVE them, but sport I enjoy the most. Allure Homme Sport Cologne I found gross. My main reason for considering Edition Blanche is from all of the love it gets here. I see it in a lot of lineups, and I've never seen it in store. It intrigued me.

    I try not to blind buy when possible, but because AH and AHS are so close, I thought AHBE would be a reasonably safe bet - I suppose I was wrong! Holding off on sample arriving, and my ordering Kerosene samples and L'Humaniste, which are supposed to be in the same ball park. We shall see.

    I appreciate all of the in put from everyone!

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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.

    What a cool comparison. I really liked Unknown Pleasures a lot- it really does a similar lemon/sandalwood experience as AEB. I will do a side by side testing, as I have a bottle of the Chanel, and still have some of my sample left of the Kerosene, which I found excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichNTacoma View Post
    What a cool comparison. I really liked Unknown Pleasures a lot- it really does a similar lemon/sandalwood experience as AEB. I will do a side by side testing, as I have a bottle of the Chanel, and still have some of my sample left of the Kerosene, which I found excellent.
    Looking forward to your review.

    Just in case anyone is interested, the main site for Kerosene has a sample package for all 10 of their frags.

    http://www.houseofkerosene.com/Kerosene_Scents.html

    Edit: Canceled my order with MiN NY and bought directly from Kerosene. I want that tin to use as my sample holding box. I'll post my thoughts when I get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    In regards to Chanel's line, love the Allure Homme and Allure Homme Sport. LOVE them, but sport I enjoy the most. Allure Homme Sport Cologne I found gross. My main reason for considering Edition Blanche is from all of the love it gets here. I see it in a lot of lineups, and I've never seen it in store. It intrigued me.

    I try not to blind buy when possible, but because AH and AHS are so close, I thought AHBE would be a reasonably safe bet - I suppose I was wrong! Holding off on sample arriving, and my ordering Kerosene samples and L'Humaniste, which are supposed to be in the same ball park. We shall see.
    Looking forward to reading your opinion once you do get to try it.

    I want to like AH and AHS so bad. Chanel is one of my favorite houses, and the "collector" side of me would love to see all the Allure bottles on my shelf. I LOVE AHEB, and a few other Chanels, so much I just cannot believe I don't like AH and AHS. I go back into the store every few months to try the testers again in the hopes that my tastes have changed or that I missed something (especially with people in the frag community in general praising AHS). But i just don't. I think there must be one note they both share that just hits my nose the wrong way, or doesn't work on my skin.

    AHS-Eau Extreme, now....I've just recently started sampling that one. I think it could work for me, and I'm also trying to decide if it's Full Bottle Worthy. It's almost like they gave AHS the AHEB treatment. Whatever note I don't like in Sport is gone, and it has the "smoothness"/"texture" of AHEB that I enjoy. (AHEB = Lemon+Vanilla; AHSEE = Orange+Tonka). I think I'm going to get a decant of it so I have time to decide.

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    I don't know if they had the AHSEE when I was sampling the Chanel stuff, I don't recall seeing it. I know AHSC was horribly gross. It was like someone took half a bottle of AHS and half a bottle of 1 Million and mixed them together. I found it repulsive.

    I know what you mean though. I want to like Dior Homme, but I just can't. Flowery powder bomb. Platinum Egoiste I've tried repeatedly since it gets so much good praise around here, it just repels me. And because of how much I love the Chanel Allure stuff, I always give Bleu De Chanel a try when I see it. I really like the bottle, lol. I always think to myself, bleh. Maybe I'm biased because I smell Bleu on everyone around here.

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    There was a post on a thread here last year that said that Nordstrom gets one shipment of Edition Blanche a year, in August. Sure enough, I found it there last September. Not sure if that still holds true, but it might be worth checking out at that time this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buzzley View Post
    There was a post on a thread here last year that said that Nordstrom gets one shipment of Edition Blanche a year, in August. Sure enough, I found it there last September. Not sure if that still holds true, but it might be worth checking out at that time this year.
    VERY interesting! Just in time for my birthday lol! Thanks for the heads up! I'll be sure to check in with them mid August if I haven't already purchased online.

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    I've also seen EB on a shelf at Nordstrom as recently as a few months ago. Re: the scent, I've tried but just can't warm up to it. I do own and enjoy AHS but EB just doesn't do it for me. Btw, you may want to try Dior Homme Sport if you're unfamiliar with it. I discovered it only recently and I do enjoy it. Easily sampled at Sephora.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbfan View Post
    I've also seen EB on a shelf at Nordstrom as recently as a few months ago. Re: the scent, I've tried but just can't warm up to it. I do own and enjoy AHS but EB just doesn't do it for me. Btw, you may want to try Dior Homme Sport if you're unfamiliar with it. I discovered it only recently and I do enjoy it. Easily sampled at Sephora.
    Just bought the old formulation version from someone on BN, but thanks

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    This one has been on the top of my list for awhile now. Its a shame that they don't offer it in stores because it sounds amazing on paper but id really like to sample it before I commit to buy.

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    When I first got it, I wasnt impressed. Right away it seemed a bit strange, not sure why.

    However, I as I started wearing it here and there, especially in the heat of the summer, I kinda turned around on it. It really really shines past the opening stage. The heart and base of this fragrance are pretty remarkable. Plus the feedback from others was pretty good, and thats never a bad thing with colognes
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    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.
    L'humaniste is another great one. There are definitely some slight similarities between the two, although I think Humaniste has more similarity to Declaration than AHEB. But I love it and hopefully will own a bottle of it some day.
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    It's widely available in eBay but wow, the prices seem to have gone up like a rocket,really. I remember buying my 50 ml bottle for 35 € last summer.
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    Well if megamav has a 5ml decant he rarely uses maybe he'll sell it to you or atleast enough to smell it. Have you tried asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitchapalooza View Post
    Well if megamav has a 5ml decant he rarely uses maybe he'll sell it to you or atleast enough to smell it. Have you tried asking?
    I had said above that a member (Bigbz) was extremely kind enough to mail me a sample he had in a drawer. Thanks though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    I had said above that a member (Bigbz) was extremely kind enough to mail me a sample he had in a drawer. Thanks though.
    Oh sorry i missed that one. :-\

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    So I received the sample yesterday (thanks again Bigbz!), and I was not impressed. I have both Allure Homme and Allure Homme Sport, and this was just, honestly, kind of gross to me. It definitely smelled like lemon cleaner for the first 20-30 minutes. The dry down did smell decent, although I do prefer the other 2 Allure's. I'll play with it a bit more, but so far, thumbs down.

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    It also smells like lemon bathroom cleaner to me. It's one of those scents that smells too close, too similar to household domestic cleaners and other products to warrant a purchase...because you smell something like it whenever you wash the kitchen floor or clean the bathroom.

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    Odd, last year I only saw AHEB in the Eurozone. Suddenly, about 3 months ago my local Neiman Marcus had multiple bottles on the shelf and they're pushing it every visit. I took a cruise last week, and it was available in quantity both on the boat and in all ports of call in Central America/Mexico. I guess Chanel finally decided the North American market was ripe for this one.

    Bottom line on availability, I don't perceive this one as being close to discontinuation, and it's not apparently in short supply in the area of the world.

    OP, I have AH, AHS, AHSEE and recently added AHEB. I find it closest to AHS of those, but it's the best of the whole line, as far as I'm concerned. I rarely recommend a blind buy, but I find it pretty improbable you wouldn't like it if you have some affinity for the others, especially AHS. So I'd say pull the trigger if you can't easily get a sample.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post
    Odd, last year I only saw AHEB in the Eurozone. Suddenly, about 3 months ago my local Neiman Marcus had multiple bottles on the shelf and they're pushing it every visit. I took a cruise last week, and it was available in quantity both on the boat and in all ports of call in Central America/Mexico. I guess Chanel finally decided the North American market was ripe for this one.

    Bottom line on availability, I don't perceive this one as being close to discontinuation, and it's not apparently in short supply in the area of the world.

    OP, I have AH, AHS, AHSEE and recently added AHEB. I find it closest to AHS of those, but it's the best of the whole line, as far as I'm concerned. I rarely recommend a blind buy, but I find it pretty improbable you wouldn't like it if you have some affinity for the others, especially AHS. So I'd say pull the trigger if you can't easily get a sample.
    I had just posted today my review of it. Wasn't a fan to be honest, glad I did not blind buy. Smelled like lemon disinfectant for 30 minutes, then mellowed in to regular Allure Homme with a bit of lemon in it. The dry down was pleasant, but not bottle worthy to me, considering I have Allure's I find more appealing (homme and sport).

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    The dry down is creamier and imo better than AHS. I have smelled a lot of fragrances and the initial blast isn't that great on many of them - you almost have to ignore it.

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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 got my tin from Kerosene with samples of all of their stuff. I posted my thoughts on a few in my other thread, but I am really enjoying unknown pleasures. The dry down is edible. Makes me want to bite my wrist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdotlow View Post
    Just got my tin from Kerosene with samples of all of their stuff. I posted my thoughts on a few in my other thread, but I am really enjoying unknown pleasures. The dry down is edible. Makes me want to bite my wrist.
    Im glad you like it.
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    I'm wearing the original DHS formulation I picked up last week. The lemon / citrus in this is what I was hoping Allure Homme Edition Blanche would have/be. If only they could get the lemon this clean and fresh, instead of that disinfectant smell, it would be an amazing scent in my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    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.
    I was a little blah on the L'Humaniste sample I got, but picked up a decant anyway.

    Blown away. It's been sitting on my arm for 8 hours. Dry down is not what I thought it was going to be, but I'm completely in love with it. This is just...damn. I see why it's sold out and on backorder indefinitely. I immediately logged online 2 hours in, and couldn't find a full bottle anywhere.

    Thanks for the suggestion, will be hunting a full bottle for sure.

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    Yep, lhumaniste is the boss
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