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Chanel Allure for men has been my favourite fragrance for quite sometime now (the fact that my boyfriend wears it probably plays a big part in it!). It has a distinctive smell, but is not overpowering or too strong, but the smell doesn't fade away after a hour like so many fragrances these days. It has notes of vanilla along with jasmine - gorgeous! It is light and not sticky once sprayed and most importantly alcohol free (good for sensitive skin)! It comes in various different sizes like most other fragrances, but it is a little pricey. The bottle it comes in is a classic see through rectangular shape with an goldy coloured lid. Chanel has also brought out Allure Sport and Allure Blanche Limited Edition - both great variations of the classic. All the versions are perfect for wearing during the day or even for a night out. I would recommend this after shave for girls to buy their men!
I first recieved this fragrance as a gift about 5 years ago, and it has been a main stay in my bathroom cupboard ever since. This is a proper man's aftershave that oozes class, and sells itself. Once you try it you' ll know what i'm talking about. Women consistently comment when i'm wearing it (the true test) and it is not as widely used some other fragrances( probably because of the price), so it can appear unique! Having said all that, the price can be an issue, and as a result i only really use this for big or special occasions. Despite this, i regard 'chanel allure' as a must have fragrance, worth every penny, and taking everything into account, Value for money. Aftershaves are, after all, a matter of personal taste, and there are a number of scents on the market that (to YOU)smell just as good, probably for less money. But for ME this is the one. And by far the best. End of!
I do have a few vices, smoking,drinking,cosmetics and designer perfumes are the only one's I'm going to fess up to on here! Perfume to me is a must have, I just love the way a perfume can say so much about it's wearer and there's the associated feel good factor as well. Chanel Allure rapidly made it onto my dressing table after I smelt it on a work mate. Now my ex work mate was a very sophisticated no nonsense Danish nurse who had a certain air about her, she turned heads as she strood around the department, wafting the most beautiful smell but was so totally oblivious to the effect she was having on our mainly aged male patients! I had to have a bottle of this stuff not to turn the heads of the over 65's but because it smelt so wonderful! When you think Chanel you probably think of their more famous perfume No 5, being a total perfume junkie I'll admit to having a bottle of this, it's not a firm favourite at all and for many years I did avoid Chanel perfumes due to the fact I thought No5 was slightly medicore and a little bit dated in all honesty! Chanel Allure on the other hand is definetly a more sophisticated 90's perfume. Allure was created by the Chanel nose - a posh word for perfume maker Jaques Polge, his aim was to create a sophisticated, seductive perfume which Chanel launched in 1996. Polge was also responsible for the making of Coco Chanel and Egotise in the 1980's. Chanel packaging has always been simple and so easily recognisable as such. Coco Chanel stated "Always remove always strip away, never add" her maxim carries true today with the Allure packaging. There is no fancy box with roses or the like entwined round it, no weird and wonderful shaped bottle what you get is trade mark Chanel - stark but catchy and functional with an expensive look to it as you have the Chanel trade mark embellised on the box! The box it's self is pretty functional - I'm not a big packaging person it
39;s the goods inside that matter more to me. With a background colour that is reminiscent of a pinky foundation you have a gold edge and in true stark fashion the name Allure is printed very simply in white capitals underneath it is the trade mark Chanel in black! The bottle itself is plain with a simple silver and gold top. It wouldn't win any awards for design of the year but as I said before it's the product inside that matters to me. Now I was hooked on this perfume due to how it smelt on someone else, but we all know that just because a perfume smells heavenly on someone else it doesn't mean it's going to smell divine on you does it? I speak with the voice of bitter experince here I once rushed out and spent far too much on a bottle of Ystatis without testing it on me. On a friend it smelt wonderful on me it smelt like some cheap copy perfume you'd buy on a market stall! With this in mind I took myself off to Boots and doused myself liberally in the stuff and waited to see what it smelt like after the intial first notes died down. On first sniff this perfume smells strong but if you give it about 10 minutes you'll get the true smell as it dries on your skin. It has a sophisticated smell to it, ever so slightly seductive but not too heavy that it couldn't be worn as a day time perfume. Ever so slightly flowery but not that flowery in that you wouldn't start to think it was a perfume your Gran would wear! It's subtle but lingers would be one way to describe it. Jaques Pogle used six facets when creating Allure they are: "Fresh, woody,orinental, fruity, timeless flower and imaginery flower" In my opinion he did a pretty good job of creating a wonderful perfume! As with any Chanel perfume it's not cheap, but to be honest with this perfume it's worth every penny as a small squirt of it lasts along time! Boots have it retailing around the £40 mark for a 50ml bottle of the Eau de toilett
e. I was lucky to nab a bargain on Ebay and got my 50 ml bottle for £20. Allure comes in Eau De Parfum in 100ml, 50ml and 35ml bottles, Eau de Toilette again in 100ml,50ml and 35ml as well as a pack of 3 15ml handbag sizes. There is also a range of body products including a body lotion, bath gel, talc and a body mist spray. Should you have a birthday coming up then this would be one perfume I'd suggest you added to your present list! Boy's if you want to make the love of your life feel like a million dollars then you know what you have to do!
My husband won't leave me alone, he recently had a trip to Barcalona for work and brought me back a bottle of Allure. I was thrilled as it is quite pricey and not something that was on my spending agenda. What l lovely, sensuous, fruity, flowery smell. It was gorgeous. I wear it every day now (whereas l didn't wear perfume unless l was going out in the evening before. As for my husband, he just loves it, the only trouble is l can't get anything done if theres just him and me in the house or the children are in bed, l may as well forget about getting out of the bedroom. He thinks its really sexy, maybe l will start wearing it every other day just so as l can have a rest, you wouldn't want me collapsing of exaustion would you. As for my husband well he sure has got a spring in his step. Try it if your love life is flagging maybe it will work for you too!!
Sequels are notouriously difficult but Chanel No 5 was always going to be a hard act to follow. This ultra-feminine scent was launched 5 years ago and has earned itself a hard core following of devotees including yours truly. Indeed, the packaging it comes in clearly resembles the original design for Chanel No 5. This perfume combines almost everything that most women would want from a scent - it is refreshing, gentle on the senses but when it needs to be, curiously intoxicating. Evenly composed of citrus, mandarin, jasmine and other flowers like magnolia, honeysuckle and waterlily, it also has hints of vanilla, a staple favourite in this type of scent. I find it extremely refrshing after a tiring day as it revives my spirit to not just fall asleep in a chair. Delicately floral but sensuous, this is one bottle that should be on shelves all over the country.
Chanel Allure Eau De Perfum is both sweet and captivating. Everyone knows Chanel are highly recognised for their scents, and in my opinion rightly so! Chanel Allure has got to be my personal favourite. Only a few years old it has already become one of the leading perfumes, but without being too common. Perfect for evenings out, and for all age ranges. I have never had so many compliments about the way I smell, nor have I ever been able to smell my perfume on my clothes after a long day as much as I can smell Allure. All this without being overpowering. Anyone wanting to invest in a new scent should try Chanel.
Chanel was created in 1996 / The oriental characteristics of this scent are based on a mixture of soft, sweet spices, orange blossom and fresh fruits, e / g / melon, peach and plum /