Allure Homme 1999 Eau de Toilette

Allure Homme (Eau de Toilette) by Chanel
Bottle Design Jacques Helleu
7.9 / 10 920 Ratings
A popular perfume by Chanel for men, released in 1999. The scent is woody-spicy. It is still in production.
Pronunciation

Main accords

Woody
Spicy
Fresh
Sweet
Citrus

Fragrance Pyramid

Top Notes Top Notes
BergamotBergamot LavenderLavender PeachPeach GingerGinger LemonLemon Mandarin orangeMandarin orange
Heart Notes Heart Notes
PepperPepper CedarCedar FreesiaFreesia JasmineJasmine PatchouliPatchouli RosewoodRosewood VetiverVetiver AniseedAniseed GardeniaGardenia RoseRose
Base Notes Base Notes
SandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean AmberAmber MuskMusk OakmossOakmoss VanillaVanilla BenzoinBenzoin CoconutCoconut LeatherLeather

Perfumer

Ratings
Scent
7.9920 Ratings
Longevity
7.2722 Ratings
Sillage
6.7710 Ratings
Bottle
7.4718 Ratings
Value for money
7.3341 Ratings
Submitted by DonVanVliet, last update on 18.05.2024.

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SchatzSucher

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SchatzSucher
SchatzSucher
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Like the good friend who always stands by you faithfully and reliably
It always takes certain constants in life. These are necessary in order to keep both feet on the ground and to master the sometimes exhausting turmoil of everyday life.
And there is a good and trusted friend by your side, on whose shoulder you can lean and give a deep sigh These good friends will stand by your side for many years to come.

And that already leads me to Allure Homme from Chanel.
I made this for me unplanned but wonderful friendship almost 20 years ago in a very nice little perfumery in Hamburg. Somewhat undecided which fragrance I should buy, a very dear and competent lady recommended this fragrance to me, after she had researched my preferences a little bit.
And I am still grateful to this very nice lady for this recommendation.

From the beginning I was fascinated by these beautiful citric notes, which come out very pleasant and soft. Shortly afterwards it becomes slightly flowery and a bit spicy, I can't smell single notes, everything is so excellently interwoven, nothing sticks out unattractive or disturbing. And the same goes on in the base, where the floral and citric accents step back a bit and make room for the woody notes, but still play along in the background. At the end the whole thing is loosened up by a hint of coconut, I can smell this hint of coconut very well.
I like to wear Allure Homme again and again, to work, to go out, in my free time or just for myself to feel good. And for me this is the faithful friend who never lets me down and on whom I can always rely on.
He is there for me, surrounds me with his presence, but never imposes himself on me, but remains calm and thoughtful and always accompanies me in the most pleasant way through the day or the evening.

Allure Homme is good for a working day and you are noticed by others for a few hours. He also receives compliments from time to time, which makes me very happy, because I see that as the crowning glory.

For some people, all of this may seem a little too smooth and not expressive enough. I understand this well and I also accept if someone does not like the scent. Not everyone can like everything and everyone has other good friends and companions
Mine I found with Allure Homme, it is bought again and again. May it stay with me for a long time to come.
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Siebenkäs

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Siebenkäs
Siebenkäs
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Revisited
Suddenly Richie was back.
Maybe he had been in Amsterdam, sleeping in the sleep-in
slept in. If that still existed. Or even at the Krasnapolsky.
Who knows?
Or he was somewhere else entirely.
Anyway - he was standing in front of me.
"Shall we go over there?"
He pointed to the terrace of the café on the other
Side of the street.
"Okay."
"We need to talk about perfume..." he said, while
we waited for our cappucino.
"Please, shoot..." I didn't expect any
Explanations about his whereabouts, I knew him
too well.
"More specifically, about Allure Homme, which we both
own. I discovered the common thread that makes it so
special. And incidentally also what about fragrance perception
perception in general.. "Do things..."
"Please take this seriously, you'll see..."
"I'm not saying anything..."
"Well, I've known him for at least four or five years now and
but this realization came to me only yesterday, no
I don't know why. It's like the brain has to sort through all those notes for so
to sort through all the notes to get some kind of hierarchy in there a coherent overall picture..."
"Now I'm curious after all..."
"So - the differentiating building block, even if it's not
directly in the foreground, comes about 70% from a
Peach juice note, say Granini with that typical
overripe character, and 30% from sweetened coconut milk."
"Well, that's special. But please remember that
our chatter here usually ends up on Parfumo somehow,
and there we owe the people maybe bit more
Information, at times some may not yet
know the perfume..."
"You're weird!"
"Oh come on, like you don't know," I interjected.
"Alright - quick recap. Allure Homme is the
Urduft of a series that is quite successful. Starts in
Principle with mixed freshness from bergamot and lavender
in which quickly lightly spiced florality radiates in.
Later then sandalwood, vanilla, some tonka, a little
hinted leather. Everything soft-fresh, slightly creamy, for the
Year '99 definitely with some novelty value."
"And quite put down by many, with quite sub-
different reasons..."
"That's right - Chanel-unworthy was said, because of the main-
stream commercial character. Funny. As if they didn't also
as if they didn't want or need to sell..."
"Mr. Turin, whom we actually both appreciate, didn't
not to call it a crude copy of Cool Water.. i remembered "Right, in some kind of educational zeal to teach Chanel
to give Chanel a lesson, so he does sometimes
sometimes quite like, even at Guerlain..."
"As if Chanel would be impressed by such a thing, the
tick completely different..."
"Anyway, in the Allure is neither an apple note nor what
Aquatic or even dihydromyrcenol balling..."
"But really, no!"
"Others accuse him of a giant jumble of notes
that don't add up to a proper composition..." "That's more understandable, there's a lot in it
really," I replied, eager to hear what Richie
would have to say about it.
would.
"A lot, actually. But that's what gives it its character.
Especially since there's that organizing accord of peach juice and
Coconut, the red thread, which is so woven that he sometimes
to be noticed and sometimes just supportive in the background..."
"Which YOU discovered..."
"Well, not just that, many already mention, but just
not what structuring significance he has..."
"You deserve a monument..."
"Bullshit! I don't want to. Although..."
"I can see it now, 4 meters high, made of Carrara marble or
or better still, carved out of oud wood.. chiseled, "Richie, discoverer of the peach-coconut complex."
"I'm too modest for that, you know - modesty
is the beginning of all reason..."
"Oh, come on. Only the lumps are modest. Brave ones rejoice
of the deed."
"Gibberish. Modesty is the fence of wisdom."
"If you're too modest, it's only by the devil's help
will get to court!"
"What shall I do at court?"
"Maybe spray around with Allure...?"
"O.k, now ma' something else. Today I wear the fragrance again and in focus I see more the mixture of sandalwood
with lavender and only muted peach... coconut only as
little creaminess interruption or something. Well, this
mentioned chord is still there, but not quite
as prominent as I thought it was yesterday..."
"Interesting..."
"But still nice, and definitely not boring..."
"Quasi a fragrance, which from its ultimately refined
Variety of materials always reinvents itself
reinvents - or something like that...?"
"Or better, a fragrance that always creates a different
Fragrance emerges in consciousness..."
"Sounds good. Very good, even..."
"Maybe even too good...?"
Nope. Democritus says it too - in fact we
nothing, for truth lies in the depths."
"Maybe he's right. Or maybe he isn't. But anyway..."
"Do you remember once, after a Fluxus performance
after a Fluxus performance
by Ben Vautier and about seven deep shots
art?"
"Sure - art is asking the question, what is art."
"Exactly. We just have to think the phrase further. That's
the good thing about it is that it allows for that..."
"All right, then. That would be - perfume art..."
"...or rather, let's just say "perfume"...
"O.k. So perfume is asking the question, what is perfume."
"Cool."
"You know what, Richie...?"
"Nope, what?"
"I think we got it again!"
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DieBanane

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DieBanane
DieBanane
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Liberty City
I dedicate my first comment on Parfumo to you.

February 2018, Tuesday morning, my father collapses for inexplicable reasons 3 times in a row and what is the best thing to do in such a case? Right, off to the hospital! From ward to ward and at no less than 9 pm we were sent home with the prognosis: "Didn't find anything". The next morning the same thing, only this time the cause was obvious and has a name: the left heart valve
This (somewhat private) introduction is necessary to understand my first encounter with Allure Homme. When my father had to be driven to the hospital of the state capital for the operation, I decided to wear a jacket which I had not worn for a long time. During the numerous checks that are carried out during an admission, I searched my jacket pockets in the waiting area out of curiosity. Besides lip balm, there was also a sample of Allure Homme in it for reasons I couldn't explain, which I had just stared at for minutes. At that time I didn't even know that such a sample existed, because apart from Égoïste (to whom I have a special bond) everything from Chanel left me cold. Even though I belong to this type of person who immediately associates smells with events (be it positive or even negative), despite everything in the meantime the sample found its place on my wrist and I was left sitting with 3 floating question marks above my head. It should be noted that it was only at the beginning of 2018 that I decided to start my fragrance journey and Allure Homme did not make it easy for me. In the beginning I would have described the opening as pungent and citric, even bitter, then a bit floral, woody, getting sweeter and sweeter and finally creamy. To confirm my opinion, I looked at Parfumo for a moment and the mixed opinions made me believe that I had the confirmation So the chapter Allure Homme is closed.

2020
Moved, married and now also father. Not only my innumerable fragrances have found a place in the house, but also the samples may stay in a nice box. Only not the one from Allure Homme, because it is still in the jacket that I wore during all those visits to the hospital. My father is doing very well again since the operation. Since I went out with my daughter to play in the garden and it is still a bit fresh in the morning, I decided to wear the familiar jacket again and of course I rummaged through my pockets out of curiosity and there it was: the rehearsal. As a "scent madman" I couldn't resist the temptation and so she found her second place on my wrist. Will I be catapulted directly into the year 2018? Whether it will put me in a somewhat depressed mood? If I hate myself for thinking that Allure Homme was an adulterated plörre? The start, still citric, a bit biting and bitter. What?! Instead of the Lower Austria Regional Hospital, I'm in New York, Central Park to be exact. Sometime in September mid 2000, I'm sitting on a park bench near the exit while the typical Yellows Cabs are buzzing around in the background. A hot dog vendor is not far from me. Enjoying, that's what I am doing right now. To be honest, I have never been to New York before, I only know it from film and television. But as soon as I apply this scent I feel like Doug from King of Queens, David from Vanilla Sky or even Stu from Not Hanging Up! (rather unpleasant in the phone booth, but hey: I'm in New York!) Suddenly you seem to me so perfectly tuned that it gives me goose bumps. Here every note has a right to exist, there is harmony and with you I feel safe. Allure Homme, my little New York.
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Oeufdeoeuf

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Oeufdeoeuf
Oeufdeoeuf
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The first great love
You were my first Chanel and to you I come back again and again.
I've been looking for a replacement for a long time, but whenever it runs to the end a new bottle is unpacked. It started with 50ml, then came 100ml and of course the 150ml have already been made empty.
You are my daily companion and have always given me the necessary self-confidence when it came to it. Oral Abitur, exams at university, job interviews and assessment centers. I trust you, your charisma and attraction. First and foremost, you could say you're fresh and clean. A little playful and creative, but certainly not the one who shouts: look here, I'm playful and creative. Loud sounds aren't your thing anyway. There are extroverts with extroverted scents. And then there's you, the introvert. You don't want to be the center of attention, but when you talk, everyone still listens to you because your words are relevant. A fragrance with a hand and a foot, so to speak. With character. You also stand out in a crowd, but not to everyone. Which doesn't mean you're irrelevant or even stuffy. One must come closer to you to perceive and grasp you completely.
No Aventus full gold Rolex. No Paco Rabanne Hublot. You are the Chanel Jaeger-LeCoultre. Connoisseurs respect you, wearers appreciate you. You have style, but of course you would never say that about yourself. Because you know what it means to have style.

I got to know you through my first real girlfriend. You were a gift that enriched my life. And I remember exactly the words of my girlfriend, when we were in a large perfumery chain and I tested in the Chanel display your brother Allure Homme Sport: "The saleswoman said that was currently very popular with young men, but I thought the normal has better suited to you". That's right.
I really appreciate your family, and I'm actually quite happy that your blonde sister and extreme-water-sports-enthusiast brother are the center of attention. Because that way, you'll always be my big love that isn't stuck on every other one in the pedestrian zone.

PS: Not like my ex-girlfriend, but thank you at this point for the generous gift and this great often overlooked perfume.
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Smellscent

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I'm sticking with the original
You probably know the situation: You get to know one flanker of a fragrance and you are quite taken with it, then you get to know another flanker and you also like this one ... Finally you think: So, and how does the so to speak "unflanked" original smell?
In this case it is a fragrance from 1999, a year in which we were all (if we were already in the world :-)) 21 years younger. The colouring of the pyramid alone is impressive and could possibly have a prophylactic deterrent effect: What the heck is this, what is this adventurous mixture? Please, please: Don't be put off, test: A single spray says more than a thousand scented pyramids!
Fruity - Floral - Woody - this is how one could describe the fragrance in three short words. However, this is probably a little too short and you have to be a little more detailed. The opening is promising: a full, impressive citric fruitiness, enriched with ripe peach. Ginger is now something that I don't really appreciate. But here it is either imperceptible or so finely woven that it doesn't bother me. The whole thing doesn't seem overloaded gourmand. Fine!

The heart note is like a floral gliding over into the woody-warm drydown that lasts for a long time. Woody-creamy, probably the tonka bean, almost a bit powdery, a fine vanilla coconut touch is also added. It is always well-balanced, subtle, balanced, not overwhelming, not bulky, not ostentatious. Spraying is not necessary in my opinion, two sprays will last the whole day
It does indeed have an incredible potential for fragrance development and perhaps what the advertising promises is true here, namely that it develops differently in each person! Critics would now say and have often said (also in this forum) that this is an overpriced common scent that smells of everything and nothing. I would answer them: The attraction of AH lies precisely in this incredibly playful, wide-spread scent arc of the scent universe. Everyone finds himself, so to speak, everyone can discover his favourite aspect in it. An artist, who brings such a thing about!

AH is neither a heavy nor a light scent, it is (very important for me) not too sweet, it is of course not too tart, it is simply a pleasant, sensual scent with good durability, best to wear in spring and autumn. It unfolds its Sillage rather briefly and then develops pleasantly close to the skin for about 10 hours.

[Irony ON] Look at that: Individuality in the mainstream segment!! Is that even allowed? [Irony OFF]

I could imagine that he has a certain attraction for women, as he is sometimes said to be :-)

Honestly: This one impresses me so much that I'm not really interested in the other Allure Homme Flankers (exception: Edition Blanche) anymore.

You can think of fragrance committees as you like (members, statutes, dependencies, networks, etc.), but I think that this fragrance has not been accepted twice (2000 and 2012) into the Hall of Fame of the Fragrance Foundation Germany category "Classic Men's Fragrances"
I would say Chanel Allure Homme EdT is indeed the original and he lets his versatile flankers be what they are: Flankers!

I don't forgive 100% that easily. But this one receives it from me with fullest conviction, in my opinion it clearly has signature potential. I find it impressive when people consistently use a fragrance over many years and decades, with this one I can imagine it very well
The fact that he is sometimes extremely ripped off here in the forum does not impress me. For me, this is just one more proof of the uniqueness of every single person: Every skin and every nose is just not compatible with every fragrance and why should it be different at AH. That is very good. I think to myself that his commercial success does not come by chance and he should meet the taste of many people already.

In connection with AH, the following sayings have come to my mind: "Cobbler stick to your last" or "Back to the roots" or "There is usually nothing better to follow". I for one will stick with the original and would wish the AH many more years. Chapeau!
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SuryavardhanSuryavardhan 2 years ago
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One of the classic perfume everyone must try!!!!
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VictorREVictorRE 2 years ago
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Chanel really needs to make an EDP concentration of this. I love it, I just wish it was a little stronger. Criminally underrated.
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KimJongKimJong 4 years ago
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I used to think that this was just "the male scent standard" and kept away. Now I love this for the same reason.
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RockyMtnSpyRockyMtnSpy 1 year ago
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Nearly a quarter century after its release Allure Homme still resonates. Freshness with depth and development. A rare classic.
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PedroCabralPedroCabral 2 years ago
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Lavender, ginger, anise and cedar: I declare my love for these notes. It's a chic men's perfume that exudes confidence. Simply Chanel.
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