CHANEL Allure Sensuelle

4.0

174 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$$

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This is my signature perfume. I can’t tell you the notes but it’s lush and warm and just works with my body chemistry. Hard to find in the US now but I stock up when I can afford it. Nothing like the original Allure.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have wanted to try Allure Sensuelle for quite awhile, but no stores around me carry it. In fact, I only know of two major retailers that sell it online: Chanel and Saks. A few days ago I caved and purchased the 3.4oz bottle from Chanel's own website. It arrived yesterday.

I read a few reviews that said it smelled like Tom Ford's Black Orchid (I TOTALLY disagree). Other reviews said it smelled like Coco mixed with Allure. Now that I own it I can't figure out why everyone is beating around the bush- Allure Sensuelle is nothing more than Coco parfum repackaged in another bottle. Allure Sensuelle has absolutely nothing to do with Allure EDP or EDT, and it certainly doesn't smell like Black Orchid. Allure Sensuelle is the slightly less "skunky" version of Coco. It is also lighter on the cloves, but it is Coco nonetheless. It is so similar to Coco that I would discourage buying the two as it would be redundant. One or the other will do. Both are beautiful, sophisticated fragrances. They are definitely for the CEO boss lady in the business suit or in the elegant evening gown headed to some $2,000-a-plate fundraiser. She's a classy, confident, educated woman.

If you've smelled the smoldering beauty that is Coco then you've already experienced her clone Allure Sensuelle. I prefer Coco's bottle and name to Allure Sensuelle. Both last until forever and back.

Overall, buy Coco instead. I hate clones.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love Chanel’s perfumes but always snobbed Allure Sensuelle because of the bottle and the name (I guess because I’m french? I think it sounds pretentious!). But I got it as a Christmas gift over a year ago and wow, oh wow was I wrong not to look into it. It is THE BEST perfume I’ve ever own (to name a few others of my ultimate favourites : Chanel Eau Première, No19 & Gabrielle, Guerlain Idylle & Shalimar, Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrien & Mandragore). The smell is unique, strong and lasting without being overpowering and it just smells amazing on my skin. My bottle is almost empty after 13 months when usually a bottle of perfume last 3-4 years (I have a lot so I rotate them but Allure Sensuelle obviously was worn much more than all the others combined this past year!). Officially my favorite perfume, and from now on my signature scent!

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have been wearing allure sensuelle for 11 years and it’s the sexiest fragrance ever!!so many compliments from men when I wear it and so long lasting on me!!i don’t know why it isn’t so famous as coco noir or Mademoiselle but I can guess:it is a »difficult »scent,it doesn’t suit easily to someone but for me that’s the reason I think it’s one of the most uniques perfumes in the history of fragrances.
I also bought Gabrielle and I loved it,not so sexy as allure but more radiant so I have both,it depends on my mood,I feel sexy??allure sensuelle is MY fragrance
I feel luminous??Gabrielle is MY fragrance!!
Advice:the best fragrance is different for everyone,I have tried many popular products an nothing was for me!try before you buy if the fragrance stays on you!!for every woman there is a different fragrance which stays on her!!

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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

WOW...

Well my first question after falling under the spell of this bewitching fragrance is why is it not as popular as Coco Mademoiselle or others in the Chanel fragrance collection? This is utterly gorgeous and beguiling. Just came back from Paris and smelled this at the parfumerie inside the Louvre Museum and bought it within ten minutes of spraying it on my wrist even though I didn't necessarily have the budget for it. Of course the lovely ladies at the Chanel counter kept showcasing the new Gabrielle EDP in my face but I was underwhelmed by that one. I also own Coco Noir and I find this one to be sexier in my opinion i.e spicier and slightly heady. This lingers on my skin for hours and hours and becomes decidedly more creamy and seductive as the day goes on.
You can easily overdo this one because even one spritz is quite powerful. I think this one is for those bold women that enjoy wearing a femme fatale type of fragrance. I actually secretly wish I could wear Coco but this is seriously the next best thing.
Expensive? Yes. But hey its Chanel.

5/5

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

ANOTHER JACQUES POLGE MASTERPIECE!!!

Gorgeous floriental! Two thumbs up! WAY UP!!

I just acquired this fragrance and have only worn it once thus far, but it is absolutely swoon-worthy! Only the original Coco EdP and a couple of the Les Exclusifs EdT's can compete with Sensuelle EdP. I recently purchased Coco Noir, too, but this is so much more impressive than either Coco Noir or Coco Mademoiselle. Sensuelle is refined, elegant, and well, so very sensual!!

As one would expect, the top notes are delicious---very fresh, juicy orange, peach, and bergamot as well as a strong, clean, sparkling patchouli note predominate. Gorgeous Turkish and Bulgarian roses bloom in the heart alongside an elegant jasmine and a cool, sophisticated iris. If there is fruit here, it is fresh, juicy, ripe fruit, NOT candied fruit. Any sweetness is a very natural sweetness, not a candied, sugary sweetness. The heart almost approaches a gourmand at moments, but it never quite reaches gourmand status. It firmly remains a gorgeous floral Oriental throughout.

A clean, green, absolutely stunning vetiver accentuates the base along with a light, sparkling, clean patchouli and a bit of both sandalwood and vanilla. (This is how vetiver should be done, baby!) Lingering alongside these notes is the most heavenly incense note I have ever smelt in my life!! It is amazingly fresh throughout into the base notes despite that these notes are generally thought to be "heavy." By the deep dry down, I detect the most elegant vanilla note; it is almost borderline fresh from the hive honey. The development of Allure Sensuelle is simply stunningly beautiful. Sensuelle is a complex perfume in the grand style of perfumery.

I highly recommend this fragrance to lovers of both Orientals/Florientals, and fresh, green scents because it does have a wonderfully fresh, delicious vetiver and sparkling patchouli that smells much more like "CHANEL" than Sycomore which smells more like a Lutens's fragrance. It smells very expensive. Sensuelle is firmly one of my all time favourite Chanels now.

Sensuelle is without a doubt a Jacques Polge masterpiece and unmistakably a CHANEL at its finest. This is perfume as Fine Art! It is sophisticated, clean yet sensual indeed, and it will undoubtedly get you noticed by both men and women. It is breathtaking and unforgettable. It is completely signature worthy, and it is aptly named "Sensuelle." So happy I ordered this one!! I am already considering ordering a back up bottle as well as the extrait!! : )

Fragrance: 10/10

Projection: 9/10

Sillage: 9/10

Longevity: 9/10

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Another Chanel that smells appalling on me.

Occasionally I will ask a woman what perfume she is wearing because she smells so good. Twice I've approached women who told me they were wearing Allure Sensuelle.

I've tried it twice - once in EDP concentration and once in EDT. They both smell the same on me, and it ain't pretty. As with Coco and Coco Mademoiselle, Allure Sensuelle basically smells like a combination of old stale potpourri, and insect repellant. All I can smell is sandalwood, spices and citrus. Truly vile.

The moral of this review is body chemistry rules supreme. Don't ever purchase a perfume for someone as a gift unless you know it's a perfume they already wear and love. Don't assume that because it smells good, or even great on someone else, that it will smell good on you. Test, test and then test again before purchasing.

I have given it three out of five only because of how magnificent it smells on some people. If I was rating it based on how it smelt on me it would be a one.

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is a spicy oriental that grabs attention , has great sillage and lasting power and is worth the high price. It is expensive , but it smells expensive and SOPHISTICATED . I get a blast of vanilla, some floral notes and also patchouli . I am frequently asked the name of my scent on days I wear this fragrance . It is suitable for women of all ages who want to smell feminine , sophisticated and not trend followers. I find men are drawn to it .

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

elegant... exclusive... & sexy !!! love it so much!!!

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Grey

This is a beautiful fragrance--sweet and sexy, and a bit no-nonsense, with that dominant patchouli making itself known.

This opens with a bright burst of bergamot and pink pepper on me. I don't normally enjoy pink pepper, but the bergamot is bright and fresh and citrusy, so the pepper takes a backseat. Underscoring the top notes right away is the candied fruit accord. It is sweet and fun, and a tad soapy (to be honest), but I don't mind it. I *can* see how this could be cloying if too much is sprayed though, this is definitely a scent that requires a lighter hand.

The drydown just gets better---a creamy, powdery, spicy blend of patchouli, vetiver, amber, rose, and spices that is both sexy and comfortable. This is Coco Chanel in jeans and a T shirt, wearing her best pearls. The girl-next-door that will totally rock your world. Classy, sexy, and intriguing. So very glad I managed to hunt down a bottle of this!
Sillage is moderate, longevity on me (the scent eater) is 8.5 hours before it's a very close-to-the-skin scent.
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