Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Vs EDP: 2 Scents That Transcend Time


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First introduced in 1955, Chanel Pour Monsieur has not just survived; it has thrived, adapting subtly over the decades while retaining its core identity of aromatic freshness.

As Chanel’s inaugural men’s fragrance, Pour Monsieur does more than just scent the skin; it balances complexity and simplicity in a way that few other scents can.

I have personally been wearing Chanel Pour Monsieur as my elegant daytime freshie since 1986, when I received a bottle of the EDT as a 16th birthday gift!

Timeless and stylish, Pour Monsieur is one of those rare breeds that achieves an almost mythical status.

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Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT Vs EDP

Chanel Pour Monsieur in store

No matter which Chanel Pour Monsieur version you choose, get ready to smell elegant, masculine, and ultra-fresh.

1. Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Toilette

Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Toilette
Credit: Chanel

Review

Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Toilette is a vibrant, classic men’s fragrance that speaks of timeless sophistication.

The scent opens with a crisp, invigorating burst of Sicilian Lemon and Tunisian Neroli, giving way to a spicy, slightly sweet heart of (mostly) cardamom and ginger.

It settles into a rich, woody base yet remains lemony-fresh, creating a well-rounded and enduring feel-good fragrance.

Top Notes:

Sicilian Lemon, Tunisian Neroli

Mid Notes:

Cardamom, Ginger, Corriander

Base Notes:

Vetiver, Oakmoss, Cedar

Seasons & Longevity

For me, the EDT shines brightest in the spring, summer and early fall. Its citrusy top notes are perfect for daytime wear, from office hours to outdoor brunches.

The classic freshie lasts 4+ hours without overpowering, which is ideal for those who appreciate subtlety in their scent.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 4+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsElegant citrus-heave scent that oozes Chanel style
ConsYou will need to reapply to maintain projection

2. Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Parfum

Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Parfum
Credit: Chanel

Review

Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Parfum offers the same citrus freshness of the original EDT yet unleashes manly florals and the head-turning sweetness of vanilla.

This version starts with an aromatic blend of lavender and plenty of lemon, sweetened by a creamy heart of vanilla.

I find it’s the nutmeg that dominates the base, with vetiver adding a touch of woody smoothness.

Top Notes:

Lavender, Lemon

Mid Notes:

Vanilla

Base Notes:

Vetiver, Nutmeg

Seasons & Longevity

The EDP also works well for spring, summer and autumn, ranging from elegant office freshie to stylish brunchtime cologne.

In terms of performance, this EDP lasts about 4+ hours, ensuring you leave a memorable impression wherever you go.

Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Longevity 4+ hours

Benefits & Drawbacks

ProsElegant and citrus fresh with the subtle sweetness of vanilla
ConsThis Eau de Parfum does not outperform the EDT
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Conclusion

Andrew testing Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Toilette

Are you choosing between the EDT and EDP…? now there’s a conundrum!

I own a bottle of each, yet I find myself wearing the bright, effervescent tones of the EDT more, as although the EDP is slightly warmer, it lacks projection.

Saying that each has its moment and mood, making them both different enough to be a part of my fragrance repertoire. You can never be too elegant!

Also Read: Top 5 Chanel Allure Fragrances for Men: Our Ultimate Guide

Andrew testing Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau de Parfum
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