Product Type: Chanel fragrances
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Chanel Allure Eau de Parfum
Member Name: Clurbur85
Chanel Allure Eau de Parfum
Advantages: A gorgeous, exotic scent that has staying power; elegant perfume bottle.
Disadvantages: This EDP is pricey.
I have a number of celebrity-endorsed perfumes on my dressing tables, most of them cost me around £15 each, some of them bring me out in a rash - meaning that I can't wear them - and those that I can tolerate only last for a few hours after application.
There hasn't been a perfume within my vast collection that I'd pick out as 'my scent' for years, mainly because nothing has particularly grabbed me, but this changes a few months back. I'd been out with colleagues for drinks and I was saying goodbye to a work pal's girlfriend, when I hugged her I smelt her perfume which was gorgeous, exotic, alluring... When I asked her what she was wearing she offered for me to try it. I gratefully accepted her offer and before I knew it I was wearing Allure EDP too. The perfume has sweet, oriental scent that lingered on my skin throughout the night and even the next morning I could still catch notes of this perfume on my wrist.
As soon as I smelt Allure I knew that I had to own a bottle, but this perfume is made by Chanel, so it's not cheap. When I was looking on-line I found some good deals on eBay, but if you're looking to pick this up on the high street then I'd say that Boots is the best place to shop - you will be able to buy a 35ml bottle from Boots for £44, or alternatively you can pick up a 50 ml bottle for £59.
The perfume bottle is rectangular shaped and I think it looks very elegant. I also like having a bottle of Chanel on my dressing table because the brand radiates class and glamour.
Allure is slightly different from other perfumes because instead of having the traditional top, medium and base notes, Chanel claims that it's multifaceted and that six different smells work together in harmony, with no particular scent overpowering another. The six facets within Allure are:
1) Fresh : Citron note.
2) Fruity : Sicilian Mandarin.
3) Timeless Floral : May Rose, Oriental Jasmine.
4) Imaginary Floral : Magnolia accord, Honeysuckle accord, Water lily accord.
5) Woody : Haitian Vetiver.
6) Oriental : Vanilla from Réunion.
Perhaps the different facets help to explain why this scent doesn't seem to change while you're wearing it. The rich, exotic, floral tones are present from application onwards. I also find that once I've applied this perfume the scent lasts on my skin for around 12 hours.
I absolutely love Allure EDP, the scent is captivating, mysterious and exotic. If you're sick of wearing celebrity-endorsed, cheap EDTs then I suggest that you try out Allure - it's a beautiful perfume that's perfect for women of all ages.
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