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  • Guerlain Vetiver

    10 18.87%
  • Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    14 26.42%
  • Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    7 13.21%
  • Chanell Allure Homme Sport Extreme

    5 9.43%
  • Dior Homme

    5 9.43%
  • Dior Homme Cologne

    10 18.87%
  • Dior Homme Sport

    2 3.77%
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    Default Dior Homme Line or Chanel Allure

    Between these then:

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport, thinking regular or the Intense version. I can try these at my local Macy's

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche - harder to find, will be pricer. Wont be able to smell it as easly

    Guerlain Vetiver - though I have Guerlain L'Eau Boisee

    Dior Homme _ I can get this at Fragrancenet. Is this for summer?

    Dior Homme Sport - I can get this at Fragrancenet. I liked it the best out of the bottle and onto a test strip. More summery than Homme

    Dior Homme Cologne - was weak on test strip from Fragrancenet.


    I have Mancera Cedrat Boisee and Tom Ford Grey Vetiver already

    The Mancera gets compliments. Longevity and sillage are great. Tom Ford, longevity is there, sillage is good. No one smells the L'eau Boisee on me. I think from what I read the Mugler will be with the L'eau on longevity,. may not project as well as the L'eau at first but I read you can get wafts later on during the day. Would prefer that the new cologne would be at least as long-lived and with sillage as the L'eau.

    I am thinking one of the Chanels or Diors, and maybe leaning to the Dior as I have no Dior in my wardrobe, but have Coromandel and Antaeus for Winter.

    Might get Mugler Cologne along with the scent here. but one of these I think I want to go with the Guerlain L'Eau Boisee, Grey Vetiver and Cedrat Boisee as my late spring and to early fall scent

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    Allure Homme Edition Blanche is the best choice from your list. I'd suggest the Cologne Concentree if you can find the bottle.
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    Default Re: Dior Homme Line or Chanel Allure

    I voted Dior Homme Sport, assuming you can still find the 2012-2016 version on fragrancenet. The testers in any retail shop will likely be the 2017 reform.

    My second choice would be AHEB followed by AHS based on your info.

    I own and like them all, so I don't think you can go wrong choosing any on your list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HFMIII View Post
    I voted Dior Homme Sport, assuming you can still find the 2012-2016 2017version on fragrancenet. The testers in any retail shop will likely be the 2017t.

    The picture of the bottle on fragrancenet appears to be that which is in Sephora which I think is the 2017

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    The Blanche Concentree and the newer Parfum version are the same - just watch the J-Royl's youtube video, where he compared them to each other.
    I've had them as well and never found a difference in smell or longevity.

    However I would pick the Allure Homme Sport Cologne (the new version) over Dior Homme Cologne and Edtion Blanche for summer. I've got all three and to me, this works the best - it's such an underrated scent from the Allure line and I like it better than the DHC (which I will probably sell at some point).

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    EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.


    Must have. At least to me. If I were suddenly without any of them, it would be a instant mission to regain it. (Unless you mean the 2017 version of Dior Homme Sport - that one I could probably live without I suppose. But still like it).
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    Default Re: Dior Homme Line or Chanel Allure

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
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    Guerlain Vetiver

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    The Guerlain by far!

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Line or Chanel Allure

    "Choose the one for longevity, projection and summer scent" was the poll question and the clear winner on the performance stakes is Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme on that basis alone - might not be my favourite one of the lot but none of the others comes close to out-performing it, on my skin at least.

    There are some great ones listed but if performance is the most important to you then it's gotta be that one. And it shines in the heat too.

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    I'm no fan of Guerlain's Vetiver but you can't go wrong with any of the other. I voted for Edition Blanche.

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    From this list, voted for Chanel Allure Homme Sport Extreme, while also considering Dior Homme Sport and Dior Homme Cologne as second options/recommendations
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    Quote Originally Posted by FragFrog View Post
    The Blanche Concentree and the newer Parfum version are the same - just watch the J-Royl's youtube video, where he compared them to each other.
    I've had them as well and never found a difference in smell or longevity.

    However I would pick the Allure Homme Sport Cologne (the new version) over Dior Homme Cologne and Edtion Blanche for summer. I've got all three and to me, this works the best - it's such an underrated scent from the Allure line and I like it better than the DHC (which I will probably sell at some point).
    I totally agree with this. Sport Cologne performs a lot better for me than Edition Blanche. It's also nicer in hot weather to my nose. Definitely a very underrated fragrance.

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    This thread reminded me of how glad I am that I own a bottle of Dior Homme Sport from 2012. I also have around 2ml of DHS 2008, the original formulation. I'm comparing the two side by side as i type this. The 2008 is a bit smoother, but the 2012 has more of a ginger kick to it that can come across as being a bit powdery, and it's really nice. I prefer the 2012, but both are excellent. The 2017 version isn't a reformulation. It's a different scent. It didn't impress me when I sampled it, but I should give it another try.

    Side note: I've never understood the idea of comparing scents that smell totally different based on longevity and projection instead of judging them based on how they smell. To me, it's like asking "Which fills a plate more: Pasta, seafood & sides, or Steak & sides? What the whut? I compare food by tasting it, and I compare fragrances by smelling them. To me, the best smelling option of those listed above would be Dior Homme Sport 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellbentforleather View Post
    I totally agree with this. Sport Cologne performs a lot better for me than Edition Blanche. It's also nicer in hot weather to my nose. Definitely a very underrated fragrance.
    I agree.

    AHS Edition Blanche is thick enough that I'd struggle with it in summer heat. I'd say the same for AHS and ESPECIALLY AHS Extreme. The base of the extreme is quite heavy and downright gummy. But AHS Sport Cologne is bright and crisp. It would be a perfect choice for hot summer days, as would Dior Homme Cologne. The two are quite similar, except (if I recall correctly) AHS Sport Cologne is a bit more earthy.

    My favorite for summer days isn't listed above. It's Les Exclusifs De Chanel Eau De Cologne.
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    Default Re: Dior Homme Line or Chanel Allure

    Your list is missing Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Line or Chanel Allure

    From that list, I like Allure Homme Sport EDT. Smells good, not sure about performance though, haven't gave it many wears.

    I haven't tried Guerlain Vetiver or Edition Blanche from your list though, and both seem to get great reviews.

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    Default Re: Dior Homme Line or Chanel Allure

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Side note: I've never understood the idea of comparing scents that smell totally different based on longevity and projection instead of judging them based on how they smell. To me, it's like asking "Which fills a plate more: Pasta, seafood & sides, or Steak & sides? What the whut? I compare food by tasting it, and I compare fragrances by smelling them. To me, the best smelling option of those listed above would be Dior Homme Sport 2012.
    I think it would be more akin to saying which plate of food would keep me full longer. Implied here, would be that doesn't taste or smell bad. Projection and longevity have to matter somewhat, even if it is just labeling a lowest acceptable limit. A fantastic smell that is completely gone is 20 seconds would be useless.
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    I strongly prefer the Dior Homme line to the Chanel Allure line, but the best summer choice IMO is Edition Blanche.

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    So, based on the poll listings... Guerlain Vetiver is the best of those choices to me, but then it also mentions about performance.. which other(s) may beat - so I didn't choose anything.

    Pretty much the entire Allure Homme line is 'meh' to me at this point. Guerlain Vetiver is amazing.

    Don't care much for the Dior Homme Sport flankers, and regular Dior Homme is good but not as good as the Guerlain to me. Dior Homme Cologne is good at first, but not that memorable/remarkable?

    So.. aside from performance.. Guerlain Vetiver!
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    Fair enough, the longevity, I wont be concerned about. I want to focus on smell and even if it is only 4 or 5 hours, well, fine, I want to smell great for that amount of time. Hope it is not too weak like Vettiveru was on me. The Guerlain would be a fallback since I have the L'eau Boisee, but if it is different enough, it sure is cheap enough to get.

    Wearing the Sephora tester of Dior Homme Sport. Nice but not grabbing me. Skin scent.

    Will go get a tester of Dior Homme Cologne. Will stop by Macys or Dillards and try to smell the Chanels, though I have never seen the Edition Blanche in the stores

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    Looks like Dior Homme Cologne, Chanel Allure Edution Blanche, Allure Homme Sport Cologne and Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme are leading and then there is the Guerlain

    So Dior Homme and Homme Sport are no longer.under consideration.

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    My vote goes to Dior Homme Cologne. A beautiful summer scent with quite decent performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    Fair enough, the longevity, I wont be concerned about. I want to focus on smell and even if it is only 4 or 5 hours, well, fine, I want to smell great for that amount of time. Hope it is not too weak like Vettiveru was on me. The Guerlain would be a fallback since I have the L'eau Boisee, but if it is different enough, it sure is cheap enough to get.

    Wearing the Sephora tester of Dior Homme Sport. Nice but not grabbing me. Skin scent.

    Will go get a tester of Dior Homme Cologne. Will stop by Macys or Dillards and try to smell the Chanels, though I have never seen the Edition Blanche in the stores
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I agree.

    AHS Edition Blanche is thick enough that I'd struggle with it in summer heat. I'd say the same for AHS and ESPECIALLY AHS Extreme. The base of the extreme is quite heavy and downright gummy. But AHS Sport Cologne is bright and crisp. It would be a perfect choice for hot summer days, as would Dior Homme Cologne. The two are quite similar, except (if I recall correctly) AHS Sport Cologne is a bit more earthy.

    My favorite for summer days isn't listed above. It's Les Exclusifs De Chanel Eau De Cologne.
    Reiterating every letter of this. I couldn't imagine wearing Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme in anything close to summer heat, nor ever understood why it's called sport, maybe it's sporty, surely not for workout before or after. Smells wonderful, inside all year, outside fall/winter.

    Guerlain must be a very particular frag, that's all. I smelled it once and pitied a guy who might wear it by buying it from me so I tossed it instead of selling.

    Terre D'homme Vetiver Intense is an incredible almost signature for summer for me along with Cologne Grand Luxe.

    Dior Homme in 80° heat? Like Floris Honey Oud in July, but I'm having a pleasantly cynical Thursday
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    This thread reminded me of how glad I am that I own a bottle of Dior Homme Sport from 2012. I also have around 2ml of DHS 2008, the original formulation. I'm comparing the two side by side as i type this. The 2008 is a bit smoother, but the 2012 has more of a ginger kick to it that can come across as being a bit powdery, and it's really nice. I prefer the 2012, but both are excellent. The 2017 version isn't a reformulation. It's a different scent. It didn't impress me when I sampled it, but I should give it another try.
    I feel the same about DHS 2012, I pulled my bottle out today to give it a wear, I've never understood the reasoning behind Dior completely designing a new formula and passing it off with the same name, (ie. DHS 2008, 2012, 2017 / Eau Sauvage Parfum 2012, 2017), to me it would be better for them to just come up with a new flanker name and discontinue the old one as to avoid confusion.

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    I wish there was a way to redo the poll and reset.

    Tried the Dior Homme Cologne. It gets swallowed up by my skin. I swear I could not detect what the sales associate told me was a lemon note. Not one bit. So it appears all the Diors are out

    Got samples of Allure Sport, Allure Sport Cologne and Allure Sport Eau Extreme. The Sport Cologne has this bright note, don't know how I feel about it initially. The Eau Extreme I think has a tonka or vanilla base, so I read some reviews here that says it can be cloying. Can not find the Edition Blanche locally but it will go head to head withthe winner of these three.

    I did get a sample of YSL Y cologne, and it is a pineapple note and I dont know how I would feel about that. It is either you like it or hate it and I will wear it one evening.

    So thanks for all the help and if you can comment on the 4 Allure variants, I will make that go head to head with one Chanel or getting Mugler Cologne and the Guerlain Vetiver (both of those I can not access locally and would be blind buys but no biggie since combined with shipping they would be $60ish)

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    If you like Allure Homme Sport EDT but want a lighter version for hotter days, Versace Pour Homme could be an option worth trying, should be easy to find at your local mall or perfume store.




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