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Following my adoration with Allure Homme Blanche Edition by Chanel three years ago, I couldn't wait to try other versions in the Allure Homme range and after a few years, I decided to try a different fragrance called "Allure Homme Sport," as well as adding other formats of the original fragrance with the deodorant spray and the aftershave lotion as cheaper, alternative back ups. "Allure Homme" (thus, for men) by Chanel isn't a cheap fragrance by any means and the 75ml Eau De Toilette (EDT) versions I have bought or received as gifts usually cost between £45 to £51 dependent on stockist.
Despite the eye watering price though, Chanel products are usually well designed and packaged in beautifully bottles and carriers that instantly tell a statement. Compared to the original gold painted bottle of Allure Homme Blanche, Chanel haven't wasted any time in using the classy paint coated glass bottle to the latter aftershave that I love. However, the Sport edition is slightly different not just from its look. Here you get a glossy smooth to the touch silver bottle compared to the gold, and a black sporty macho pull off rubberised cap with the same classy banner running around the perimeter and the Chanel brand name on both the cap and at the top in white lettering. A smattering of red lettering applied to the name on the actual glass silver painted bottle appears like a 1980's reject to try and promote this brand possibly as a sexy, macho "turbo" added character. The bottle is still bold, macho and speaks volumes for men who want to ascertain their masculinity though!
Chanel claims that Allure Homme Sport contains four active scents such as "fresh, woody, sensual and spicy." Now, I wouldn't go as far to saying that this product contains all of these charms in one bottle - but as time goes on, although Allure Homme Sport is enticing, it isn't a cheap scent and should be approached with caution if you have already delved into the Chanel Allure Homme empire. I have had the fragrance for a number of years, not only because it is slightly different but also because at times in the year, you can pick up the aftershave at reduced costs if you know where to look.
The first scent tone that I find with this aftershave is one of freshness, very orangey and not far away from sea marine extracts that probably attracted me to both this scent and Bvlgari Aqva Marine. It has that familiar lemon/citrus gentility that comes off straight away but not a sweet lemon rather a bitter lemon citrus that combines a stark woodiness more akin the smell of a freshly cut tree - not that of pine, but definitely ever greens. Thus, from the start I seem to get quite a body of freshly added tones with woody musk that seems to lift the absence of claimed middle tones of spices, that I find are harder to define. I don't quite know where Chanel gets its scent specialists from, but in the last three years I have yet to find the spice and more to my senses I get ginger, Neroli and a dark cedar wood that often together, paints a very dry scent. However, the base tone of white musk is quite apparent here, often quite flowery and in no doubt a fitting final to this product's sporty intentions.
Instant cooling to the senses and to my skin with a little burn sensation due to its strong alcoholic content, Allure Homme Sport isn't a very strong aftershave though. No matter how many times I spray myself in one application, the aromas last for all of half an hour when the alcohol wears off. It starts with a wet like scent; almost like the kind of scent you'd find yourself lingering in when just coming out of a shower and with the use of a sports shower gel. That undeniable sea marine extract seems to waver against the citrus appeal so very well, but at the same time whilst it open, wet and quite appealing, the sportiness seems to die out all too soon.
When it comes to strength and delivery, Allure Home Sport does have an enticing delivery but it doesn't last very long, almost needing to be re-applied half an hour later, thus its staying power isn't very powerful. Value is therefore not on this product's side when it comes to a long lasting appeal and unlike so many other men's aftershaves on the market, Allure Homme Sport EDT isn't very reliable if you need a scent that is with you for most of the day. There are other problems too with Allure Homme Sport. If sprayed directly to skin after a 1cm or 2cm gap, the aftershave often reminds me of many a household cleaning liquid! The problem with this product then is that it needs far more length between the spray and the receiver! Not only that but despite its clear like liquid, I find that Allure Homme Spray can stain clothing quite badly, especially if you spray it close to your chin or face when wearing a collar shirt. Another issue is that the fragrance here isn't all that unique and quite surprising from the house of Chanel where uniqueness is mostly its by-word where its products and design couture are concerned.
Instead, I get a lot of male cologne mixed in with the lemon freshness and ends up visiting other rivals such as Paco Rabanne, CK Shock and even at times, as far as imitating other sporty fragrances on the market that mix Cedar, Neroil and citrus fruit. I treat all Chanel products with originality, but the problem with Allure Homme Sport is that its too watery for its own good. As a sporty aftershave, there are far better rivals that are also far cheaper to buy for the quantity - and also trounce Allure Homme Sport for longevity after one use.
Other Sorts & Final Thoughts
Unlike the U.S, there are quite a few different ranges of Allure Homme Sport on offer, if you aren't prepared to go for the Eau de Toilette (EDT.) and prices here are on average, with high street franchises such as Debenhams and Boots stocking these products - though it is better to go online regardless for availability.
* Allure Homme Sport EDT Travel Spray 20ml £52-00 (with 2 refills).
* Allure Homme Sport Spray 75ml (£51) & 150ml (£68) versions.
* Allure Homme Sport After shave lotion liquid 50ml (£30) & 100ml (£44) versions.
* Allure Homme Sport Aftershave moisturiser 100ml (£34).
* Allure Homme Sport Deodorant stick 60ml (£22-50 from The Fragrance Shop online.)
* Allure Homme Sport Deodorant spray 100ml (£23-50).
Over the years I have tried to warm to the delight of Allure Homme Sport by Chanel but it isn't a product that I would necessarily recommend over other Allure Homme products. It is a pity for all that there are other ranges in the Allure Homme range, they are some that are better defined with far more body and a lot more strength with just as expensive prices that are far more justifiable.
When all things are considered, Allure Homme Sport should be a sporty take on the original fragrance and for those avid fans of the Chanel brand, although Allure Homme is a lovely, original and rather subtle scent, it simply isn't worth the expensive prices with a feeling that the luxury of the name is all but contained in the bottle design. When the product smells like fly spray close up, it simply isn't worth its sporty promises, no matter what Chanel would have you dream of! Thanks for reading. ©Nar2 2013.
This is another awesome fragrance from one of my favourite brands at the moment. I only discovered Chanel, with this excellent Allure Homme, and here we have the Allure Homme Sport. It's not just simply an updated smell, but a completely different one and one that deserves a review in its own right.
This is quite a woody fragrance, and one that I love. Personally speaking I always thought considered it had the word sport in its title, that it would be more of a flowery fragrance, and closer to Paul Smith's man. Really I think they should change the title, to something like Chanel Fire. Ok maybe not fire but just something a bit snazzier. The top notes here are Aldehydes, mandarin and orange. I'm not even going to pretend I know what the first note is. The middle notes are black pepper, Neroli and cedar. I really smell the paper and it adds a spice element to the fragrance which to be frank is awesome. I know it doesn't sound as amazing, but trust me when you smell it you would fall in love.
I personally find that this lasts a few hours on me. I guess this is standard for an Eau de Toilette. If it lasted any shorter I think this would put me off buying it, but one think I love about Le Male is that it lasts literally all day. I wish every case was like that, and although Allure Homme Sport isn't, it doesn't mean I will mark it down, as several hours is still good enough. The projection is decent, this is one fragrance where I get a lot of comments, and not just from people within very close range, but I guess the projection can vary with the amount of sprays you put on. I go for three sprays, anymore and it may become overpowering and I think three is a good standard to aim for.
Apparently the bottle is inspired by Chanel's J12 watch, which is pretty cool. I love it when companies use an image across the brand and it creates a real sense of meaning to the bottle. The cap is encircled by a steel ring which I think is unique. Usually the caps are pretty plainly but clearly that is not the case here. Apart from that the bottle is just silver and not much else to it.
In terms of price these is more expensive than the standard brands like Davidoff, Paul Smith and the like, and more on par with the Armani budget range. For a 50ml bottle expect to spend around £43, which is the current price at Boots, and the cheapest retail price for at the store or online, which is quite impressive. Also Boots is cheapest for 100ml size, and it costs £60 here. Then we have the biggest size bottle which is the 150ml bottle and it is not at any retail stores that you can visit as far as I am aware. In fact according to Google price comparison there are only three only sites and it costs around a £100, so seems quite rare. Of course like with anything, do a price check before buying, and often you can actually get great deals when buying this with a gift set and I know for a that Chanel do gift sets.
Overall I would say this is a five star fragrance, it smells great and oozes class. What more would you really want. Yes it could last a bit longer, but people's skins are different, and this may last longer on yours. It may also be pricey for some, but save and I promise you that you won't regret it.
Now, let me tell you... I've turned a few heads in my time... but I've turned a few stomachs too so to aid my limited looks ( I had a Saturday job in a cake shop, where they shoved my face in dough and made gorilla biscuits) I experimented with aftershaves to woo my women. Normally when it comes to wooing, some men like to use chocolates and flowers... but I always preferred to woo my women with chloroform and an old oily rag, that and a roofie collada..... Never fails....
Anyhoo to add my limited weaponry (quite literally) I tried all sorts of things to make me more attractive to the opposite sex - changed my clothes, changed my hair, even had some of the restraining orders against me overturned but still no to no avail... I was about as attractive as a pork chop at a Barmitzvah....... I was still banned from my local Tesco for 'turning' milk every time I walked down the diary isle. I then discovered Allure Homme Sport, a cheeky little aftershave from Chanel.
I bought this gem of an aftershave at the Duty Free at Heathrow whilst enjoying my jet set lifestyle. I took a chance because I must have sprayed and tested about 20 different aftershaves before deciding on this one. Prior to this purchase I had been very loyal to Izzy Miyake but whenever I hit the Duty Free I find myself trying on as many testers as possible - face creams, deodorants and aftershaves; I must look like a heroin user desperately searching for a free vein when im there trying to find untainted arm to spray the aftershave on. As for how I must smell.. Wow do I feel sorry for the poor person having to sit next to me on the plain; I must be like a tarts boudoir on a hot day.
Who judges a book by its cover? I never understood the need for lengthy paragraphs describing the box that you almost always throw away. For the record, it is a silver cardboard box with the name and manufacturer emblazoned across the front. The bottle is sleek and silver and refreshingly masculine. There, happy?
Now, prices do vary as well as the sizes. As we all know eh ladies size does matter and The Eau de Toilette is available in 50ml, 100ml and 150ml. Remembering I purchased this from Duty Free, I paid a princely sum of 28.74 English Pounds for the 50ml bottle. I did not note down the prices of the other sizes but I did see the same size for sale at Boots a while back for nearly 40 English Pounds
I would like to wax lyrical on how it smells for instance it is like a spring walk through the Ardennes, naked with the fresh fragrant tones of juniper leaves gently lapping at your nostrils. Or it is a run through the blue grass of Kentucky with only the faint wisp of an old oak tree, again lapping at your nostrils. However, both would be floral bullsh*t. The actual smell is fresh; it is slightly woody but very crisp. It isn't overpowering and the fragrance stays on for a good few hours without it necessary to bathe in it, all that's needed is a few dabs either side of the neck and one on the genitals, just for luck.
Some of the ingredients listed are:
Fragrance Notes: tonka bean, white musk, amber, black pepper, atlas cedar, and vetiver
Although in truth I wouldn't know a tonka bean from a tonka toy
I absolutely love this gem of an aftershave. It is a clean crisp smell that is suitable for daytime wear and not only has it improved my love life, I have saved a small fortune in chloroform and rohypnol. Definitely the best aftershave there is for the day and it does exactly what is says on the bottle... Allure!
Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel was born on August 19 in Saumur. She was a famous fashion designer and was known as the Queen of Fashion. The House of Chanel is a French haute couture fashion house, which is based in Paris.
Chanel Allure Homme Sport comes in a rectangular glass silver bottle. It is somewhat reminiscent of a liquor bottle. On the front is only Allure Homme Sport. I like the masculine bottle, because of its simplicity. The bottle has a simple black sprayer, which in turn is covered by a black cap. The bottom of the bottle says that you are dealing with the brand Chanel and it is an eau de toilette. The Eau de Toilette is available in 50ml, 100ml and 150ml.
Chanel Allure Homme Sport is colorless and looks like water. At first it smells quite like lime, which you then smell the sweet fruit aromas through. It really is a fragrance that you should let settle, because after about fifteen minutes, the warm wood and spice scents comes forward. It is a lovely herbaceous, yet fresh fragrance with an oriental touch. It is especially in the beginning is very strong flavor, but after about fifteen minutes the dominant scent gets less and there remains a wonderfully delicate, not dominant scent.
It's still a lovely warm scent with a fresh touch. It is a fragrance that I won't buy it didn't settle down. I find it in the 15 minutes to lime-like, and the sweet smell of fruit comes across too strong. I also think it rather a pricey perfume since it costs around 50 pounds for 50ml and I don't know if I appreciate it that much. The eau de toilette will last for a long time during the day, a little spray or two is enough for 7 hours of this delightful scent. It's a wonderful scent but still not sure if it's worth the money so 4 stars.
You could say that i was 'allured' by this fragrance. You might say i wouldn't leave 'homme' without it. You could even go as far as to say that its Chan'ELL of a good'. Okay, sorry i'll stop. But my point is, i really like this aftershave.
As i am a boy who never likes smell the same for too long, i own several aftershaves. However, Chanel Allure is definitely my favourite. But, hey, thats like saying that Crunchy Nut is your favourite cereal, or Nick Carter is your favourite Backstreet Boy- its obvious. The point is, that it is a wonderful mix of floral and woody fragrances that compliments a boy's natural musk (a personal advantage perhaps, but an important one nonetheless) and only gets better with time, like a fine wine gum.
One draw back, however, is that Chanel Allure is certainly an evening scent, do not be misled by the word 'sport' in the title, this scent is absolutely a formal one. The up side of this obviously being how well it will go down at a formal function, e.g a gala or roast.
All in all, i can highly recommend the Chanel Homme Sport aftershave as an excellent evening scent with staying power. One that is surely nose-catching.
Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau De Toilette for Men was created in 1999 is an unforgettable fragrance and smells extremely masculine but with a twist of modernity.
This is a chic, sporty, sparkling and yet having an elegant relaxed scent.
This fragrance makes the individual smell warm, easygoing but yet exuberating charisma. It is luxurious, which gives elegance to the hip and modern man.
Chanel is a Parisian fashion house founded by the late couturier Coco Chanel and founded in 1910. They released their first fragrance back in the 1920s. Currently (for over 30 years) Jacque Polge is their main in house perfumer.
Top Note - Mandarin, Vetiver and Orange gives the scent a sparkling and invigorating smell.
Base Note - Amber and White Musk gives it a warm scent.
Middle Note - Black Pepper and Tonka gives the fragrance a seductive and masculine scent.
The bottle has a metallic look and feel. With a black lid with a shiny silver band around it. It is sturdy and will sit comfortably on your dressing table.
Chanel Allure Home Sport Eay De Toilette can be found in most department stores and can be found in Boots starting from £41.
This product is available in a travel size edition, which is useful to have in the gym bag or office.
I discovered Chanel Allure Homme Sport a couple of years ago having sniffed a sample in a magazine. As with all such things, I dutifully got the wife to have a sniff of it too, and when she said how much she loved it, I raided the piggy bank and headed off to Boots to buy some.
I think its really difficult to describe a scent and all I can advise is that when you are next in a department store or Boots, to give it a keep spray and find out for yourself. I always think that it has got a really fresh smell to it and its not in any way overpowering like a lot of gents fragrances can be.
I suppose the real test is what the ladies think and for me, this is where Chanel Allure Homme Sport has really ticked the boxes! I appreciate that that last comment sounds awful, but what I really meant is that all of my female friends have now bought their boyfriends/husbands this scent. Surely that is recommendation enough!
The only downside to this product is the price. Obviously, its growing popularity over the last couple of years has meant that Chanel have realised they can up the price and people will still kepp buying it. The last time I bought some was coming back from holiday where the duty free prices provided a slight saving on the UK and internet ones.
The bottle is classy and unfussed in design with a silver coloured body and black top. It comes in the usual eau de toilette or after shave varieties with a few spin off products. It can be purchased as either a 50ml or 100ml and you can expect to pay around £50 and £65 respectively.
I should say in the interest of a balanced reveiw, that I recently dropped my bottle in the bathroom which promptly shattered causing the place to stink of Chanel Allure Homme Sport. As such, although I have always loved this product, I can't stand it now as it took weeks for the smell to pass! Please don't let that put you off though, it is a great fragrance.
I remember this coming out after Chanel allure. I was workng at boots at the time and when i tried it out well the rest is history! This smell is amazing, its strong fresh smell but not so strong if thats makes sense. Its a feel good smell, knowing that its chanel makes it even better. I guess it gives you that edge.
The smell doesnt wear off aswell like some smells which is really good as you will be constantly smelling good for everyone. I have run out and will be going to try and get the best deal. This is a must have for the fragrance collection as its a very sophisticated smell even dough its named sport.
As you can see from the picture it comes in a normal not so fancy grey bottles with black lid. Simple but classy at the same time.
I would recommend this highly and know for a fact that you will not be dissapointed in this purchase. Be quick because this tends to run out and the only ones left will be the large 100ml bottles which may be over priced for you or will only be available in just after shave which is always a pain when you rush to the shop.
Allure Homme Sport was bought for my (now) hubby for our first ever valentines 4 years ago. I had never really tried Chanel before and loved Cool Waters by Davidoff as a summery spring smell which can be used for any occasion. John Paul Gaultier's Le Male fragrance is my favourite for that masculine aroma. I'm one of those types of people that doesn't take to change very well and like to stick to what I know best - my hubby is exactly the same if not worse! It was our first valentines and I thought I would buy him a little something - after trying out many different products at Debenhams store I settled with Chanel's Allure (trying to "Allure" him in). Was really nervous giving it to him as I kept thinking he will pretend to like it - but he in fact loved it. He wore it to the office and called me that evening to say that all of the women kept complimenting him on the scent! I made a mental note to never buy it again but have now brought him one for every valentines day - back then I paid silly amounts for a 100ml but now will happily go into The Perfume Shop and buy it at a reasonable price. This has now become a tradition and he wears it everywhere - to the office, for special occasions and in all weather conditions. This is the man that never likes anything anyone ever bought him (including me) but Allure has defiantly allured him in! Will never change our now tradition and will continue buying it every year for valentines!
This was the very first fragrance that I had ever owned. I remember smelling it in a magazine and I absolutly loved it. I went out and bought some and since doing so, have always ensured that I have had some in my cupboard.
It is by far both mine, and my girlfriends favourite fragrance, and when I wear it I usually get comments from people about how nice it is.
It has a spicy, woody smell, and is quite a strong scent. For me it is a bit too strong to be worn for everyday use, and because of this I will usually wear it out on special occasions or when going into town. I have however smelt it on people throughout the day and instantly recognise it.
It can be quite expensive, you would be lucky to find a 100ml bottle for less than £50, the last one I bought cost £28 for 50ml from the airport duty free! This is another reason why I use it sparingly, but some people may have the money to burn and this would be a nice way to spend some of it.
The bottle is very understated and simple. It is a silver oblong, with a black lid, which I personally like as im not into fancy bottles. It is also very practical when carrying it around say on holiday, as the shape fits neatly into a suitcase, whereas some odd shaped bottles are near impossible to find a space for!
Overall I would not be without this fragrance. If you are after a smell which can be instantly recognised and is slightly more sophisticated than others, this is the fragrance for you. Just shop around for the best price, either way you wouldnt be dissapointed.
Having never tried any Chanel perfumes before, I discovered 'Allure Homme Sport' while walking past a House of Fraser fragrance counter. I tried the scent and immediately loved it. It is my second favorite scent of all time, only beaten by Abercrombie & Fitch's 'Fierce'.
I purchased the 50 ml Eau de Toillette from House of Fraser earlier this year. It set me back £32, although you could probably find it a little cheaper someplace else. It is worth every penny.
It is supplied in a nice silver bottle with a removable top boasting the classic Chanel logo. I liked this, no fancy way to spray the scent, just a standard bottle.
The scent is long lasting and will make you smell fresh. People are just bound to notice you with this scent. It's quite a woody and spicy fragrance.
Just go and check it out at your favorite perfume counter.