Allure Homme Review

Allure Homme is the 4th masculine from Chanel. It was launched in 1999, and has since spawned 2 flankers. The fragrance allegedly enhances the natural allure of a man, and has a “great olfactory intensity”. I never really know who Allure is actually for.

allurehommeAllure opens to a bright pepper and fruit note. It doesn’t seem at all citrusy. If the fruit was just a touch louder, it wouldn’t feel at all masculine and would drift right into fruity floral territory. Luckily for Allure, Jacques Polge tempered the fruit with a pink pepper note, the same note that makes YSL Elle smell more masculine and confident.
The heart is warm and soft, with a real blended feel. There is a light, very clean and transparent Jasmine note (bye bye Indole). There is also an aquatic note in the heart. It’s present, but not overpowering. Perhaps it’s meant to represent dew on the flowers. More woody than it is floral, but a Rose note makes an appearance too.
The base is a warm musk, with clean wood notes. It’s so soft, clean and polite that it’s almost apologetic. Eventually it fizzles out to not much, and it hasn’t made much of an impression on me at all.

Top: Mandarin, Lemon, Peach, Bergamot
Middle: Pink Pepper, Coriander, Freesia, Geranium, Rose, Jasmine
Base: Cedar, Vetiver, Benzoin, Tonka, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Patchouli

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