When someone first suggested I try the Allure Homme Cologne by Chanel, I couldn’t stop laughing. Why on Earth would I want to put on a perfume, because while I have nothing against women, the last time I looked down I was a male. Yet my laughter subsided when I learned that while its produced by the famous Chanel company, it had a reputation of being very masculine, and offering something a bit different at the same time. I was allured to this product based upon that, and while its not the worst cologne out there, it is a bit unusual. Its going to capture other people’s attention, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your perspective, and I’m not a fan of its musky notes. That alone ruins the major scents of this cologne.
This product is high quality, there’s no doubt about that. I like how it smells of berries and vanilla, along with a hint of oranges. There’s also a bit of smokiness to it, that gives it a more masculine vibe. Yet with the smoke is a major disappointment, and that’s the musky properties of this cologne. It cannot be avoided, and it stays with you all day, whether you are in an air conditioned office or sweating it up outside. While this overall length of service is above average, the musky scent makes me think of a cheaper drugstore brand, such as Jovan or one of the knockoff types of fragrances. If it wasn’t for that, this could be a winning product with a lot of appeal, for those in the 25 and up crowd.
Young guys aren’t going to like this, as its for more of a reserved, businessman type. There’s nothing really sporty about it, and I would put it into the mature category. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, because the market for colognes of this type are large. The 3.4 ounce spray bottle is nothing extravagant, but rather a simple clear square bottle, with a silver top. A spray or two will easily be enough, and if you put any more of this on, you might be having to take a tomato bath. It really does stick to you, so if you are into musky colognes, please go easy with it. There are also deodorant sticks and body washes you can purchase, if you really want ot get caught up in some “muskrat love.”
You can find this cologne online or at department stores. Its going to cost you, as a 3.4 ounce bottle is $75 and up. That’s what you get for the Chanel name, and while some might enjoy this cologne, I cannot in good faith recommend it. If they’d remove some of its musky properties, I would say that it compares favorably with CK’s Euphoria, which is a fantastic cologne. It has gotten a lot of publicity, and it is one of the more popular products in the fragrance section. Yet I think there are better choices out there, and a lot of them cost a lot less.