Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche Eau de Parfum For Men (2014 fragrance) Review:
Another master class by the ubiquitous Jaques Polge, the Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche was launched in 2014 and stands apart for its unique oriental woody tones. The citrus twist it exudes complements the gorgeous creamy lemon notes making for a hypnotizing zesty scent.
With contrasting hot & cold overtones, it’s passionately created; this sensational fragrance is great for spring and summer days, but also robust enough to sport in colder weather conditions adding to its versatility. Allure Homme Chanel for men Blanche is another excellent no-nonsense perfume from the Chanel stable of perfumery.
Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche Perfume Scent Descriptions:
Top Notes – Bergamot and Lemon
Heart Notes – Woody Elements and Sandalwood
Base Notes – Vetiver and Madagascar Vanilla
My Experience With This Perfume:
This perfume shouts masculinity and meticulously blends classic oriental-citrus freshness from Italy with lemon and bergamot and infuses it with a Far East aroma of soothing sandalwood, the rustic dash of Vetiver along with Madagascar vanilla that is artfully crafted to create a sinful mixture that truly invigorates the senses. Most of its riveting bite is in its citrus opening which does a great job at capturing the Chanel trademark of keeping it smooth, velvety and silky.
Its spicy undertones coupled with pink and black pepper make this scent, signature-worthy. Having said that, it’s still a notch lower than Chanel Allure Blanche EDT predecessor as the tones are far more relaxed and can thereby fall a bit flat. It does feel a bit neutered as the previous creamy goodness, fades away too quickly to make a lasting impression. To me, it smells more like a very refreshing and cooling subtle lemon sorbet rather than a nourishing lemon cream pie. The lemon here is neither sour nor sharp, but very well rounded.
Packaging: The brilliant bronze bottle with its contrasting white polar cap gives it a rich and refined appearance. The box likes all Chanel packaging is typically understated with a minimalist design, but exhibits poshness and class.
Sillage and staying power: The sillage is pretty moderate and the longevity, to be honest, is a bit disappointing as it starts fading quickly after 6-7 hours.
Let me quickly summarize the likes and dislikes for this perfume:
- Very classy packaging
- Refreshing and alluring lemon twist
- All weather perfume
- Even more expensive than its predecessor.
- Not very long lasting.
Chanel’s Allure Homme Edition Blanche Eau de Parfum does lose points because it loses the mystical aura of the original and does seem like a quick rebranding job instead of a true well-awaited upgrade. Chanel fans who haven’t explored the 2008 version will still be captivated by its rich, inoffensive and sophisticated tones. Despite being a water-downed version, its smooth and elegant notes will definitely make people swoon over it.