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Chanel Allure...comments?

(24 Posts)
GreatNorthern Tue 27-Dec-16 21:03:29

I was given a huge bottle of this for Xmas. At first was unsure- it's quite sweet and I've always used No 19. But a day or so later I'm warming to it a bit. It's sweeter and warmer than I'm used to and reminds me of Femme which I used decades ago. Comments?

neveradullmoment99 Tue 27-Dec-16 21:25:23

Its quite musky. I used to wear it years ago. I like it when it has settled a bit. I have had a few positive comments by my family when wearing this scent.

LockedOutOfMN Tue 27-Dec-16 21:26:09

I like it. It's quite light. Agree with you it's quite a sweet smell.

Recentlylazy Tue 27-Dec-16 21:26:45

One of my all time favourites and gets loads of complements. Rarely discounted and v expensive so a great present.

Orangepeppers Tue 27-Dec-16 22:01:54

I love it but my dad band a male friend of mine hate it and can't tolerate being near someone wearing it. It makes them feel nauseous for some reason.

Nettletheelf Tue 27-Dec-16 22:29:12

Smells like yellow fondant fancies. Not necessarily a bad thing!

roodie Tue 27-Dec-16 22:34:25

I find it a bit too sweet. I love chanel though. Love number 19 and christalle.

FinallyGotAnIPhone Tue 27-Dec-16 22:37:41

I love it. Haven't worn it for years but I would if someone bought it me!

Botanicbaby Tue 27-Dec-16 22:41:51

It really depends on the person it's on. My SIL wears cristalle which I think smells awful from the bottle and on me but lovely on her!
My other SIL likes allure, I think it's sweet but smells ok ish on me, not my first choice.
MIL like no5 which is ridiculously sweet to me. I like Chance but none of them do. Each to their own.

Pallisers Tue 27-Dec-16 22:43:40

I got a bottle of this for xmas too. Hoping it will grow on me.

My kids were cracking up because I announced "chanel always smells just like perfume" But it does smell like classic generic perfume to me. I like No 19 but think No. 5 smells of nothing at all - just old lady perfume.

teacher54321 Tue 27-Dec-16 22:51:58

I used to wear Allure and love it-haven't worn it for years. I remember a friend at university who was <extremely> posh and rich said to me when I was wearing it 'mmmmm darling, you smell expensive!' Which always makes me smile when I think about it smile

Pallisers Wed 28-Dec-16 21:06:03

I tried it today - not a fan. My daughter likes it though. I do think scent is very personal. I'd give it to her but I don't think a 15 year old should have chanel perfume ... should she?

MixedUpConfusion Thu 29-Dec-16 02:54:26

I don't like it, was bought a bottle as a gift one time and didn't manage to get through the bottle

Newbrummie Thu 29-Dec-16 08:19:26

Pallisers - these days it's not unusual my 14 year old has Mac lipsticks.

AmethystMoon Thu 29-Dec-16 13:55:21

I wore Chanel at 17, no.5, then Chance in my 20's and now Allure Sensuelle. I've worn Coco since I was 18 as my evening going out scent.
At 14 I wore Poison fgrin

diddl Thu 29-Dec-16 13:58:14

I love it.

Wish I could afford it!

Newbrummie Thu 29-Dec-16 14:03:54

diddl - just keep getting samples, that's what I did when I was broke

diddl Thu 29-Dec-16 14:07:04

What a good idea, thank you!

GreatNorthern Thu 29-Dec-16 14:55:22

The bottle is Eau de Parfum so maybe that makes it smell stronger?
I'd have prefered the Eau de Toilette if anything.

It's a bit too strong for my liking as I prefer' green' and lighter florals. I'm hoping it will grow on me. The person who gave it to me was trying to 'do the right thing' and I think they'd chosen according to an age thing ( ie I'm over 40 and not as young as they are!)

In my teens I used EL Youth Dew but as I've got older I prefer fresher and lighter scents rather than musk/ vanilla. Hopefully it will grow on me as it cost almost £100!!!

Notagainmun Thu 29-Dec-16 17:02:49

Love it and this is the only perfume I use. Lots of compliments received over the years I have been wearing it.

Sunshine59 Thu 29-Dec-16 17:23:32

I used to wear this years ago, I was once told I smelt really classy so I was very pleased! I loved poison when I was about 14 as well, used to think I was very posh with proper perfume grin

Nospringflower Thu 29-Dec-16 17:25:13

I love Allure - especially Sensuelle (or whatever it is!) I have it for best smile

TSSDNCOP Thu 29-Dec-16 17:27:56

I've had the "mm you smell expensive" comments when I've worn it too. For me it's an evening scent, very glamorous

Doyouthinktheysaurus Thu 29-Dec-16 17:28:09

Love it!

It was my wedding day perfume 16 years ago and I'm only on my second bottle since thenblush It's too strong a smell for everyday in my job so I don't wear it that often but the bottle I have had kept it's smell really well.

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