Beauty Lifestyle

Smell Like Expensive Lemons by Chanel

Chanel Allure Homme Édition Blanche is the perfect scent for those who love all things lemony lemons.

Photo: Boripat Lebel

If you want to smell like a Mediterranean lemon, a few spritzes of Allure Homme Édition Blanche by Chanel will do the trick. Seriously, the juice in this gorgeous golden beige flask is concentrated yellow citrus pizzazz. The scent is a stimulating orchestra of freshness and piquancy in a bottle. It forces you to think of sour lemonade, sweet lemon meringue pie, tangy lemon tart, etc. I’m sure there are other worthy notes in this recipe too, but the sweet acid is overwhelmingly present; and remains dominant till the “dry down” i.e. the end.

This flanker is part of the Allure Homme line of fragrances by Chanel. I’ve used the original Allure Homme before; for a short while in college when I was dipping my nose into the world of perfumery. It’s a nice warm and spicy scent. But the Édition Blanche is very different to that one. In fact, if not for the similarity in packaging style and naming, I wouldn’t even know they were from the same family.

As a side note, for those who have read my post about the Sauvage deodorant stick by Dior, which I reported not long ago, this buy, of which the color of the flask no doubt played a large role in the decision-making process, is indeed very different to the present eau de parfum purchase. Evidently my taste continues to evolve, and along with it, my vanity, it would seem; based on the selfie product placement ad-like photo I took. So saying, I think my next post will be about a boring brown butterfly.

By Boripat Lebel

Boripat Lebel is a research coordinator at the Unit for Social and Environmental Research at Chiang Mai University. He authored the eBook “A Vomit of Diamonds.” Boripat can also be found on LinkedIn .