For us, "Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme" is a certain contradiction.
Pine or Cleen Windolene
Dressed in a thick matte solid silver bottle (which we love), Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extrême is composed of two predominant scents: first, freshly cut wood, and second,... the products housekeeping. And it's quite tasty. I think we should explain ourselves better.
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Do not mistake yourself. From our point of view, the manufacturers ensure that these cleaning products smell good; You may not like the idea of using cologne or window cleaner on your body, but you have to admit that there is some meaning to these things. Scent of freshness and cleanliness. We think that's what you get with Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, albeit in a much more appetizing package.
And if you let the aroma sit for a bit, the result is something like biting into a sweet cream cake.
While there will always be that shade of furniture polish, or maybe the smell of a newly unwrapped IKEA flat pack, we suspect that over time the sweet vanilla will eventually blend in with the smell of the pine wood and will form a beautiful combination: a little Christmas. if we are honest, like a scented candle.
According to Chanel, Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme is: "A sporty and sensual fragrance, in a new concentrated eau de toilette, enhanced with notes of cypress from Morocco and tonka bean from Venezuela." We definitely find the woody and vanilla notes (from the tonka bean). But others have discovered tangerine (perhaps that's what we mean when we talk about Christmas), mint and pepper. We're not sure our noses caught the last two.
So much for the awesome smell of this EDT. For us, it's actually their marketing that's a little contradictory.
Watch the video with surfer Danny Fuller here. "Extreme Water Sport Man".
Well, let's see: it's an EDT, hence: 'water'; Danny can pull off some great moves, so consider his surfing an "extreme sport"; and he does all that with water or "Water"... well ok, "Eau Extreme", we talked, we talked...
The confusion for us is that it's Chanel Allure. I'm sure a lot of girls like Danny, so naturally he's attractive in that sense. But other than that, the ad has nothing to do with seducing anyone.
After all, he seems to be alone on this stretch of beach; and when he's busy surfing, no one can talk to him or chat with girls. At one point Danny appears to pray briefly and not communicate with any other living beings that we can see. and even his tattoo, his own surname, simply refers directly to its owner rather than sending a message to the outside world. All very solipsistic (that's a big word for us).
So it's odd that it's "Allure" because no matter how attracted Danny is to men and women, he's portrayed as so self-centered in his own little bubble that he's just out of reach. And the scent's Christmasy, warm woody aromas seem a far cry from a sunny Hawaiian beach.
Anyway, just our 2 cents. Speaking of which, the video itself costs a little more, we can tell you: it's undeniably funny and very "french cool", if we can put aside our criticisms of the sociable connotation of the word "allure ". The film uploaded here is one of three Kathryn Bigelow directed for Chanel Allure (and she knows a thing or two about surf movies if you've seen Point Break); that's the most important thing. It certainly wasn't low-budget, that's for sure, but let's not forget that Chanel has already hired other big-screen giants like Martin Scorsese to do its commercials.