Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême fragrance notes

    • mint, mandarin, clary sage, sandalwood, white musk, tonka bean, cedarwood

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Latest Reviews of Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême

My fragrance of choice for a first date, outing or casual meeting during spring, summer and fall! It’s definitely alluring and I don’t care that the performance isn’t beast mode. A little bit of warm weather makes this fragrance shine. Something about the citrus-tonka combo just works. I know, I know, Chanel is expensive and never discounted, but I use my Macy’s rewards to reduce the price. Big thumbs up!
10th July 2023
I was hoping for an amped up version of the original, but it took a twist with the addition of mint. It's a fine fragrance, but I get a Le Male DNA vibe from the base, and that just turns me off. There's a bit of a powdery element that I get from the combination of mint and tonka bean.

This is a decent fragrance that lasts all day, but I don't enjoy it due to personal taste.
22nd February 2022

This fragrance receives a lot of love from fragrance collectors, yet for me this is an ok fragrance. Not bad, but not something I particularly enjoy or get excited about. It's opening smells harsh and synthetic to me and reminds me of bug spray. However it dries down and reveals more musk and seems more pleasant. It lasts most of the day and projects well.
23rd May 2021
Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme by Chanel is a fragrance imbued with aromatic and musky aromas.

Fresh, sparkling notes of Italian mandarin are combined with green notes of Moroccan cypress. Enveloping notes of white musk, boosted by an almond accord of Venezuelan tonka bean gradually evolve into an intensely sensual aura.

A blend of sweet citruses with delicate mint seasoned with pepper in the opening. Warm and sweet tonka bean-sandalwood accord in heart. Equally warm and sweet base additionally enhanced with musk. All these stages result in the blend being seemingly delicate, yet rich.
14th August 2020

It does smell like the original. But it is different. Sort of like taking a different route to get somewhere. Its got some more strength, and to me its a little sweeter. It has a textural difference. The tonka cream is enhanced by the sandalwood. The aldehydes are gone. I suppose it smells like todays man, but to me it smells like a girl. Blending and ingredients are good. I prefer the original. Neutral.
30th January 2020
Doesn't feel sporty at all; i really didnt like this one when i first smelled it, well, i still dont get crazy about it. However this has gotten me positive reactions so far, so i guess i'll keep repurchasing for as long as they keep making'em.
21st September 2019
I do enjoy this fragrance and so does my partner, everytime i wear this she can't get enough of it!

I get good performance

11th September 2019
Very manly! I would love this, on my man.
Smooth, a bit creamy. Very well-blended. The sage and Tonka bean here are exceptional.
There is an intrinsic, mellow sweetness amongst these notes, that screams quiet seduction. Indefinable, it may be the mandarin, musk, and sandalwood.
The exotic ride continues - I am not schooled on what a "sport" scent is supposed to be - I just know, as a chick, I would have no qualms wearing this.
Fresh, creamy, subtle, honeyed goodness all wrapped up in one fragrance. Well done, Chanel!
Sexy and it lasts...
22nd August 2019
This was one of my favorites when I started collecting fragrances around 2014 or 2015. I still like it, but it can be an uneven ride.

The opening is great. As it transitions from the opening to the base, it can feel off to me. When the base is established, it smells good to me again.

During the opening, I think about replacing my 50-ml bottle with the 150-ml. Before the wearing is over, I decide not to replace it.
9th April 2019
Vanilla woods. It smells unisex. It's pleasant but not worth the money.
13th January 2019
Allure Hoome Sport Eau Extrême by Chanel (2012) is effectively Chanel stepping into the arena with Paco Rabanne, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Gucci, and YSL in a battle royale for king of the late-night romantic or clubbing tonka bombs. As cynical to you as this may sound upon first glance, it's a smart move by Chanel, who is starting to see that they can't simply ride with one major masculine pillar to carry the men's fragrance market for 25 years like they did between 1955 and 1981 with Chanel pour Monsieur (1955), nor can they just make one big artistic statement that it expected to shape the trends of things to come from all their competitors like they did with Chanel Antaeus (1981). As we saw with Chanel Égoïste (1990) and Chanel Allure Homme (1999), they couldn't even rely on their usual grand resplendent approach to perfume that made a name for them in the women's market nearly a century prior, as guys didn't seem to connect with that. Instead, the Allure Homme range became a series of semi-regular flankers each targeting a segment of the increasingly-splintered men's fragrance market, being the alternative for men who didn't want a signature scent, but rather a whole range of loosely-unified options.

So here, Jacques Polge has molded the Allure Homme DNA with some hints of what was going around in the designer circles of that time, so bits of mint like Versace Eros (2012), and sweet orange like Paco Rabanne 1 Million (2008), with some cardamom heft from Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L'Homme (2008) too, and a touch of orange blossom from Gucci Guilty pour Homme (2011). Allure Homme's sparkling aldehydes are there, as is the creamy amber and musky sandalwood touched with vanilla, plus some of the aquatic facets carried over from what was then the most popular Allure Homme family member, Chanel Allure Homme Sport (2004). The writing is otherwise pretty much on the wall here. The added tonka and clary sage give a bit of hay-like pipe tobacco feel, which when mixed with the heavier woody-amber quotient and fluffy white musks, makes for a thicker, richer, slightly sweeter, heavier, and more-versatile take on Allure Homme Sport, hence being tied in with that line rather than just plain old Allure Homme. Performance is a very admirable 10 hours, although this is still Chanel, so even with a focus on night life, Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême doesn't beat you down like a werewolf on a full moon.

Chanel never really has been good at kitsch, ostentatious displays of vanity, or just general extroversion by way of scent; so even the brand's take on a heavier attention-grabbing men's fragrance ends up being something else altogether. In this case, we get a beefier more year-round accidental signature fragrance at eau de parfum concentration that was likely the alternative for Bleu de Chanel (2010) until Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum (2014) came along for those who felt the sharp fresh violet focus of the original bleu was a bit too rakish. Even afterward, there are those who just never clicked with Bleu de Chanel as a fragrance, in any format, so Allure Homme Eau Extrême caused a lot of those folks to look further back into the rest of the Allure Homme range, seeing it's comprehensive collection of different flavors for different moods and situations, breathing new life into the line's formerly-floundering sales. If you absolutely hate the heavy-handed application of modern sweet tonka notes, Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême won't win you over, although I find it to be the classiest (albeit also most expensive) take on the style. For me, it's one for when the weather is just turning a bit colder. Thumbs up
30th December 2018
Sport Extreme?
Sport is meant to be sport. However the Allure Sport is rather an uninspiring forgetful effort. Fresh but without substance. Certainly not unpleasant.
So hopes were high for the extreme. Fresh with a little bite? Some added interest?
Nope. Just something sweet to ruin any freshness.
Why not just produce one and get it right?
Or is it the Howard Moskovicz approach of trying to please all of the people some of the time with infinite variety? But it devalues a brand. Sport is already addressing the need for something fresh. Just do it right or is Chanel contracted to a particular nose so don't want to offend someone who produced a scrubber?


Fragrance: 5/10
Projection: 7/10
Longevity: 6.5/10
20th July 2018