However although coco mademoiselle may take centre stage,allure sensuelle steals the show for me,and deserves an encore. super potent and super sickly on my skin it is a burnt patchouli cucumber strawberry jam balsamic vinegar concotion on me and actually nauseates me.I like allure but this is a completely different gourmandish scent to the original Imagine a cold day.
Allure Sensuelle has preserved its unique and playful fickleness with dazzling citrus, fruity and floral notes, and magnificent wooden accords.
Resemblance is there, yet the fragrance has become more mysterious and shady.
This perfume is classy and elegant, it totally makes a statement, but there are one's that I like more. Somehow I managed to get some of my sample in my mouth, not sure how that happened. Smell-wise, however, this is the closest thing I have been able to find to Hugo Boss Intense, and a look at the most upvoted notes will show a striking resemblance.
Certainly not a dupe, but somewhat close - enough that I could see the resemblance spontaneously.
It has not become heavier, but unlike the dazzling brightness and joyful sunny character of the classic Allure, Allure Sensuelle is warmer, its powdery (iris) and oriental notes are accentuated.
Its sweet notes (candied fruits) are not obtruding, but hidden in sensual spices and frankincense.
I really enjoy it, although I wish it had more strength and tenacity. First off, most importantly, it gave me a BAD rash. Sadly this "queen"is now only a sad, paler and tamed version of her former glorious, audacious and nuclear sillage-producing self.
I'm still searching for the spicy lactonic apricot fragrance of my dreams, but alas, I'm not sure they make them anymore. The density and richness, with the undercurrent of woods and spiced florals does not resemble who she currently became.
This one is noticeably fruitier, though, the peach is strong on my skin.