Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Item Spotlight 2 | Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême

PRODUCT OVERVIEW -  Every man should have a signature scent that allures the preying eyes; that reminds that specific someone of you and adds a 4D effect to your outfit of choice. A particularly good scent can be the finishing touch and evoke certain memories. The Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême Eau de toilette (£72) is all of the above. 

THE QUALITY - This is a fragrance that lingers all day due to the Eau Extrême formula being far more concentrated than the original. Chanel always offers particularly classy scents at pretty high prices, there is however a reason for this as with most other cheaper options the scent doesn't last anywhere near as long. 

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SCENT - There are 3 'notes' to every perfume - the top/head notes; middle/heart notes and base notes. Each 'note' produces different aromas over time respectively. In this featured aftershave, the notes are as follows:
  1. Top/Head Notes (perceived when first applied) - Aldehydes, Mandarin, Orange, Aquatic Note 
  2. Middle/Heart Notes (perceived when top/head notes lessen) - Black Pepper, Neroli, Cedar 
  3. Base Notes - (usually perceived after 30 mins of application) - Tonka, Vetiver, Amber, White Musk
If you would like to read more about the science behind perfume, have a read into this link on WIKIPEDIA.
OVERALL OPINION - the Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême Eau de toilette (£72) may seem like a very steep price to pay but it will a) last for a long time due to the concentration and b) offer a very unique and classy scent. Not only is the fragrance fresh and unorthodox but as you can see the bottle it comes in will look great anywhere you put it. If this scent isn't for you, other recommendations are 'Valentino' (£49.75 - 100ml) or 'Armani' (£55.50 - 75ml)