Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Oh, Chanel Allure Homme Sport, what an unfortunate name! You’ll never attract any snobby perfume lover with a name like that! And to make matters even worse, you’re not Allure Homme Sport EDT, you’re even sportier and “fresher” with the title Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport! Fans of classic Chanel perfumes will never try you. And those wanting a typical “sporty” American fragrance won’t like you either. And you have “homme” in your title and you are so easily unisex! Why do you exsist? Don’t you belong on the island of misfit perfumes? I’m sorry and I truly wish you the best in life. I really do.
The opening of Chanel Allure Sport Cologne Sport (yes, it’s different than the EDT and it comes in a clear bottle) is zesty lemon and white grapefruit. If you love “raw” citrus then you should love the sprakling top of Allure Homme Sport. It’s slightly chemical but not bad. Within 5 minutes or so, I get the floral neroli. This reminds me of an old-fashioned eau de cologne such as 4711 or any other neroli eau de cologne that you can think of. Allure Homme Sport is pleasant, clean and fresh neroli citrus, but it is dull and wears linear. It’s a dry citrus and the ingredients used seem adequate, not as cheap-o as most citrus eau de colognes (geez, there are some awful ones out there). There’s a sheer, spicy woods base that verges on soapy. With even more time, I get the white musk, a spicy woodsy white musk. Allure Homme Sport cologne is a basic European style cologne in a huge-ass solid glass bottle. It doesn’t last that long, but I think that is the point of all eau de colognes. I say that, but Allure Homme Sport, the lighter Sport Cologne, actually lasts about 5 hours on me. This is a big deal. Most citrus scents last 15 minutes on my dry skin.
Notes listed include aldehydes, orange, mandarin, grapefruit, neroli, bergamot, lemon, spices, fir resin, tonka bean, atlas cedar, vetiver, white musk, and pepper. Perfumer – Jacques Polge
If you like citrus eau de colognes, then you should love Allure Homme Sport. If you don’t have a citrus colonge in your collection and you want one that is easy to find, then try this one. If you like simple but and fresh scents like 4711, Tom Ford Neroli Portofino, Thierry Mugler Cologne, Cartier Declaration, Caswell-Massey Verbena, or fancy European orange blossom/neroli soaps. Allure Homme Sport is easily unisex. You just have to like citrus and neroli.
Victoria’s Final EauPINION – Like everyone else in the world, I really do not know why Chanel Allure Homme Sport exists or why Chanel felt the need to add a boring classic eau de cologne to their collection if it wasn’t formulated to perfection. It seems so pointless because well, it is. Chanel Allure Homme Sport isn’t bad, but it is boring. It does smell good and really it isn’t that bad of a price at like $16 an ounce. I’d rather stick to my love Eau de Guerlain but if I had a bottle of Chanel Allure Homme Sport, I must admit that I would wear it on those hot summer days when everything seems to hot and sticky to wear.
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